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Mechanic I
Title:Mechanic I
Department:Motor & Equipment Services
Job Type:Full-Time
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Job Title:                           Mechanic I
Department:                      Motor & Equipment Services/General Department
Location:                           Hi-Lo Circle
FLSA Status:                    Non-Exempt
Reports to:                        Director, Assistant Director and Shop Foreman

Under general direction, performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of automotive, medium truck, heavy truck, and heavy equipment.  Oral and written instructions are received as to the nature of the work to be performed. Work is checked and/or tested upon its completion.  Employee is required to diagnose and repair independently of any technical supervision while making on-the-road repairs.  Oral and written instructions are received as to the nature of the work to be performed.  Employees use independent judgment as to the best method of repair.  Work is checked and/or tested upon its competition.

(All duties listed may not be included in any one position nor does the list include all tasks found in a position of this class.)
A.        Vehicle Repair/Maintenance.  Performs repairs on trucks, automobiles, tractor mowers and some pieces of heavy equipment.  Lines and adjusts brakes, repairs and installs fuel pumps, generators, and carburetors.  Tunes and adjusts motors, aligns front ends, replaces springs and shock absorbers, changes tires and greases equipment.  Overhauls automobiles and trucks which includes repairing and installing wiring systems, motors, main bearings, crankshafts, piston rings, steering systems, wheel systems, brake systems, instrument panels, transmissions, clutch assemblies, differentials, dumping mechanisms, and any other defective parts.  Interacts with vehicle/equipment operators to help determine service and repairs needed.  Performs preventive maintenance of all county vehicles and equipment. Performs field repairs of vehicles as necessary, including during adverse weather/environmental conditions.  Performs routine welding and fabrication work on vehicles and equipment.
B.        Diagnostics.  Diagnosis and repairs of computer controlled systems, electrical systems, brakes, steering, suspensions, drive train components, differentials, transfer cases, transmissions, gasoline and diesel powered engines, HVAC systems, and hydraulic systems.
C.        Engine Rebuild.  Rebuilds engines, disassemble and reassemble motor blocks.  Replace and adjust bearings, crankshafts, rods, valves, camshafts, oil pumps, flywheels and clutch assemblies.  Operates special machine tools used in engine block boring, valve seat refacing, and valve grinding.
D.        Other.  Repairs, rebuilds, and installs carburetors, generators, starters, and magnetos.  Performs related work as required.
E.        Continuing Education.  Updates job knowledge by participating in educational and training opportunities.


A.        Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.  Considerable knowledge of the principles of operation of automotive and other gasoline-powered equipment; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the safe and efficient repair of internal combustion equipment and in the safe and efficient use of mechanic’s tools and equipment; working knowledge of the principles of operation of heavy construction and other diesel-powered equipment; skill in the use of modern equipment and resources in automotive equipment.  Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.  Must have the physical ability to perform heavy lifting of up to 150 lbs. and to work in awkward positions.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to diagnose mechanical defects accurately and make necessary repairs to equipment in a timely manner. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively in both oral and written form.  Must safely operate and maintain assigned equipment and tools.  Ability to learn, understand and apply pertinent rules, regulations, and county policies and procedures.  Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with co-workers.  
B.        Education and Experience.  Must have a high school diploma or GED.  Two years minimum experience in the repair of automotive equipment.
C.        Environmental Working Conditions.  Work is performed both indoors and outdoors and employee may be subject to extreme temperatures, adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.  Work is performed around machinery and equipment and risks exposure to traffic hazards, electrical currents, adverse weather conditions, noise extremes, wetness, humidity, heights, fumes, dusts, odors, solvents, grease/oil, skin irritants, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibrations.. 
D.        Special Requirements.  Must hold a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License ( and be insurable by the Madison County Commission’s risk underwriters.


$ 32,635.20 annually, Depending on experience

Full-Time Employee Benefits Summary
Healthcare Insurance: Blue Cross of Alabama administered through the Local Government Health Insurance Plan (LGHIP).
 Coverage Type  Employee's Premium  County's Contribution
 Single Coverage Bi-weekly Premium $ 91.00 $ 444.00
Family Coverage Bi-weekly Premium  $ 178.00 $ 1,082.00 
Dental Coverage: Dental coverage is included with LGHIP through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. LGHIP manages dental costs and provides enhanced dental benefits using negotiated discounts with in-network dentists. To locate in-network dentists go to  Assuming the services are covered you will normally only be responsible for out of pocket. 
Life Insurance: Madison County provides $25,000 in life, $25,000 in accidental death and dismemberment and $25,000 line of duty insurance to eligible employees in certified positions.
Employee Retirement Plans: Employees are required to participate in the Employees Retirement System, which is administered through the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA).
Employees participate at one of the following levels:
Tier 1: An employee who had service credit in RSA prior to January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 5% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 10.42%.
Tier 2: An employee who was hired on or after January 1, 2013 and contribute at a level of 6% per pay period. *The County contributes at a rate of 8.17%.
*Contribution percentage is set by the Retirement Systems of Alabama and changes annually.
Employee Clinic: Madison County employees and dependents over age 12 may use the Employee Health Clinic for the low co-pay of $15.00 per visit. To be eligible to use the clinic, the employee and dependent must be enrolled in Madison County’s health insurance plan as their primary coverage.   
Voluntary Plans are also available:
*Additional life Insurance for employee and dependents
*Flex spending accounts (healthcare and childcare)
*Vision insurance
*College Counts
Holidays, Annual Leave and Sick Leave:
*Minimum of 10 holidays per calendar year
*Accrue 8 hours of annual leave and 8 hours of sick leave per month
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