Vehicle And Equipment Technician I

Annandale, Virginia
$44,998.93 - $74,998.14 Annually
May 08, 2021
May 22, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Vehicle and Equipment Tech I to be a part of one of the most highly-regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Under supervision, provides general service and repairs to equipment, provides journeyman level diagnostic & repair to specialized turf equipment, large tractors, and other mowing equipment. Assist in field and performs emergency repairs as required with limited supervision. With supervisory review, helps diagnoses, repairs, and services specialized equipment such as: ice resurfacer, amusement rides, power generator engines and heavy equipment. Completes diagnostic reports. Changes tires on all types of equipment with limited supervision. Using county service truck, may make road calls to complete some tasks. Uses tools and equipment to include but not limited to, tire balancer, lift, parts washer, battery charger and charging/starting analyzer. Maintains shop inside and outside for organization and cleanliness for safety.

Note: Position reports to Equipment Maintenance Shop 4030 Hummer Road Annandale VA 22003.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Inspects, diagnoses, and repairs mechanical defects in automobiles, trucks, trailers, off-road equipment, motorcycles, pumps, generators, and other mechanical equipment;
  • Inspects and tests equipment for mechanical defects, and repairs or replaces worn and/or defective parts;
  • Inspects, repairs, and/or replaces defective parts in the following mechanical systems: engine, transmission, driveline, steering, suspension, brake, heating, cooling, air conditioning, starting, charging, fuel, ignition, electrical, electronic, body, tire, supplemental restraint, lighting, hydraulic, emergency accessories, and hybrid drive systems;
  • Performs basic care and scheduled maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, cleaning and lubricating parts, and rotating tires;
  • Follows checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined;
  • Reads and interprets diagnostic test results to identify mechanical problems;
  • Makes emergency road repairs and tire repairs in all weather conditions;
  • Test-drives vehicles;
  • Keeps records of inspections, test results, work performed, and parts used;
  • Assists higher level mechanics in difficult repairs;
  • Attends safety training.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of methods and tools commonly used by journey level service technicians in the repair and maintenance of automotive and industrial equipment;
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade;
  • Mechanical skills to be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other;
  • Troubleshooting skills to diagnose mechanical problems and make appropriate repairs to a wide variety of automotive and industrial equipment;
  • Basic keyboarding skills;
  • Ability to use tools and test equipment pertinent to the trade;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity, such as lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, and crawling and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions;
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to test-drive vehicles and equipment;
  • Ability to read and comprehend relevant documents;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade plus three years of experience in problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of light, medium, heavy and/or specialized automotive equipment.
Related automotive technical education or trade training above the high school may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.

Possession of a set of hand tools commonly used in the automotive industry, such as wrenches, pliers, and sockets and ratchets. Personal tools are required upon appointment.

  • At least 3 years of experience in diagnostic skills in repairing of electrical circuits using multimeter and general testing equipment including amp meter, battery tester of engines of various types (gas, diesel, and electric).
  • At least 3 years of experience in diagnosis and repair of gasoline, 2 cycle & diesel engines and their systems which may include fuel, transmissions, hydraulic systems, CVT systems.
  • Experience using service manuals and reading schematics of given system and able to use internet to as an information source for equipment specifications
  • Ability to test drive various equipment including manual transmission.
Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's license check and child protective services registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds frequently.
  • Ability to traverse in uneven terrain for sustained periods of time during outdoor weather extremes.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work at varying heights above the ground.
  • All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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