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Company: Waukesha County
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


Waukesha County's Department of Public Works Fleet Division is searching for a vehicle mechanic with welding and fabrication experience to join its team.

The ideal candidate will have experience designing and fabricating parts and equipment along with proven experience performing preventive maintenance and major repair work on a variety of vehicles, such as but not limited to automobiles, trucks, tractors, bulldozers, graders, mowers, small engines, and other equipment.

About Us

Waukesha County prides itself on operating in a business-like manner and is recognized as a leader delivering high quality services with competence and skill. With our vision of "Leading the Way", we value teamwork and collaboration, ethics and diversity, communication, efficiency and cost savings, innovation, and the wellbeing of our staff and the citizens we serve. Employees are provided professional development opportunities and encouragement to learn and practice continuous improvement and LEAN principles as we regularly ask ourselves "Is there a better way?"

Rewards & Recognition

The 2021 starting hourly rate range is $23.95 to $27.82 (full range extends to $31.68). Successful candidates will be eligible for performance-based merit increases and non-base performance awards.

In addition, the County provides a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, generous paid time off, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Employee well-being is promoted through a balanced work-life culture and through an exceptional employee wellness program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee's wellness and health, including an on-site health & wellness clinic.

Example of Duties

  • Performs major repairs of all County vehicles assigned to Central Fleet Operations including automobiles, trucks, tractors, bulldozers, graders, mowers, small engines, and other equipment.
  • Performs engine exchanges, major tune ups, transmission exchanges, and repairs of various elements of the drive train, including metal fabrication and welding.
  • Performs adjustments and repairs to brake, suspension, and steering systems.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles including the lubrication, oil and filter changes, other fluid level checks and changes; and performs oil and fluid analysis as required.
  • Designs and fabricates parts and equipment with or without plans or specifications needed to repair and replace broken vehicles or stationary equipment to make less prone to breakage and to increase safety.
  • Uses handheld diagnostic equipment and portable laptop which contain advanced troubleshooting software for all classes of vehicles including electronic, electrical, and mechanic failures, including OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) web based diagnostic software tailored to specific vehicle components.
  • Performs tire repair and maintenance through the removal of worn out or punctured tires or tubes; balances tires, maintains(TPMS) tire pressure monitoring systems, and installs tires and wheels on vehicles and equipment.
  • Receives new vehicles and equipment; performs vehicle set-up which includes uplifting, decaling, installing communications systems, and specification validation.
  • Operates equipment and vehicles to ensure compliance and safety standards with repairs and maintenance.
  • Prepares records and reports as required.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working and public relations with co workers, customers and the public.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the operating principles of internal combustion engines, drive trains, electrical systems, multi-plexed electrical systems, controller area network (CAN) electronic systems, chassis components of vehicles and other motor driven equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of current industry standards, procedures, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety practices in the maintenance, repair, and operation of vehicles or other motor driven equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of the tools including diagnostic, hand, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric maintenance, materials, and equipment used in fabrication, welding, and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of metals, their strengths and failures, behavioral characteristics.
  • Working knowledge of the principles, practices, and materials used in the repair of tires and tubes.
  • Ability to perform work in the maintenance and repair of equipment and vehicles.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working and public relations with co workers, internal and external customers, vendors, and the public.
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical failures and defects in wide variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Ability to operate a wide range of vehicles and equipment for the purposes of diagnosing vehicle problems and ensuring that repairs have been properly completed.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to operate various vehicle and equipment diagnostic and repair machines, tools, and equipment.
  • Ability to respond at any time during emergency situations to provide mechanical support for other County operations responding to emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Three years of experience in the major overhaul and repair of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles and equipment.
  • Recognized post high school training directly in mechanical maintenance may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to one year's experience.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License from the State of Wisconsin within six (6) months of employment.

Preferred: post high school training and related work experience in welding and fabrication using stick and MIG welders, torches and plasma cutters, and other fabrication equipment (saws, grinders, press, etc.). Supplemental Information

Prior to hiring, candidates are required to pass a Driver's License and Police background check, and a Physical Exam/Drug Screen.

Keywords: Waukesha County, Waukesha , Mechanic, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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