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EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

SUMMARY:

The Equipment Mechanic is responsible for maintaining and repairing tools and equipment used in buildings, on grounds, and general maintenance. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Receives work orders for repair of malfunctioning or broken equipment and tools, and checks problems and makes repairs within specified timeframes.

Maintains and repairs heating and cooling units.

Performs maintenance on motorized vehicles, mowers, backhoes, weed eaters, and makes minor repairs to structures.

Identifies problem and determines appropriate action by consulting schematics or manuals.

Disassembles malfunctioning equipment, examines parts, and makes appropriate repairs.

Checks cords, plugs, and safety features, and oils and greases gears and casings on electric hand tools, such as drills, saws, and impact hammers.

Cleans dirty equipment or their parts using air hoses or chemical solutions, and maintains cleaning and floor maintenance equipment.

Sharpens blades on mowers, tractors, and other hand tools.

Maintains parts and supplies, such as oil, gas, and filters and orders new inventory as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of building and grounds maintenance equipment repair and preventative maintenance procedures. Ability to read and interpret schematics and repair manuals. Ability to determine problems and solutions concerning equipment and power tool malfunctions and perform necessary repairs.

Skill in the repair and maintenance of tools and equipment.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience in the maintenance and repair of small engines and power tools or a related area.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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