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Diagnostic Technician
Title:Diagnostic Technician
Department:Motor & Equipment Services
Job Type:Full-Time



Job Title: Diagnostic Technician

Department: Waste Control

Location: Hi-Lo Circle

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Reports to: Waste Control/Fleet Maintenance Director




This is skilled work at an advanced journey level in the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavy construction equipment. Employee must be trained to use software and hardware to diagnose engine and transmission related issues to the following: Cummins, Mercedes, Caterpillar, Mack, Ford, and Allison. This position is the lead mechanic in repair, overhaul, and maintenance of automotive and/or heavy diesel and gasoline powered construction equipment. This includes heavy trucks, tractors, bulldozers, sweepers, spreaders, and other heavy construction equipment. Work involves leading and giving work direction to mechanics engaged in heavy equipment repair. Work assignments are given in the form of repair orders and the employee uses extensive independent judgment as to the method of repair. Work is reviewed through inspection in process and at the completion of jobs.



(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.)


  1. Diagnostics. Performs diagnostics on engines and transmissions and instructs mechanics concerning repairs.


  1. Overhaul/Repair. Leads and performs repair and overhaul of diesel and gasoline powered motors and related operating parts on heavy trucks, power shovels, tractors, air compressors, bulldozers, graders, sweepers, rollers, spreaders, and other construction equipment.


  1. Inspection. Inspects, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and parts, valves, pistons, piston rings, bearing assemblies, cooling, ignition and fuel system parts; repairs and overhauls transmissions, clutches, differentials, front and rear end assemblies; repairs hydraulic systems, brake systems, and suspension parts.


  1. Other. Performs work requiring the use of electric and acetylene welding equipment. Performs maintenance and repair work on lightweight automotive equipment as required; checks and repairs electrical systems. Performs related work as required.




  1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair of light and heavy automotive equipment. Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Skill and ability to diagnose defects in automotive equipment. Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems. Should be proficient in the use of a hydraulic lift. Must have the physical ability to perform heavy lifting of up to 150 lbs. and to work in awkward positions. Employee may be subject to extreme temperatures, adverse weather conditions and high noise levels. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions


B. Education and Experience. Must have a high school diploma or GED. Training in automotive and/or heavy equipment, including heavy construction machines required.

Minimum of 5 years experience in repair and overhaul of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles. Must be willing to participate in continuing education as necessary.




ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in Brakes, Steering, and Transaxle and Commercial Drivers License.

$ 37,814.40 annually



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

$ 46.00

$ 179.00

Family Coverage Bi-weekly Premium

$ 93.50

$ 455.00

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 10.89%.

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 8.42%.

*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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