Walla Walla County Public Works
Mechanic II: Full time, union position. Salary range: $21.06 - $28.20 per hour plus benefits.
Performs skilled mechanical overhaul, preventive maintenance, repair work on trucks, tractors, graders, loaders, automobiles, road maintenance equipment, and related types of equipment on diesel, gasoline, hydraulics. Preferred experience includes proficiency in drivability diagnostics and repair, advanced electrical on both automotive and heavy equipment, and emergency vehicle electrical wiring and electronic equipment programming. Valid driver’s license required. Class “A” CDL with tanker endorsement required or obtain within 120 days of being employed. Ability to provide own mechanic tools. Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required. Walla Walla County Employment Application, and Resume required. See job description for complete list of qualifications and essential job functions. Information available at www.co.walla-walla.wa.us (509)524-2600;firstname.lastname@example.org Closes 9/17/20 at 4:00 pm ADA/EEO
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision is not a normal responsibility of this
position. However, employees of this class are expected to have significant experience and
education and must be willing to mentor and support other employees as needed.
• Performs skilled mechanical repair work, preventive maintenance, and overhaul on
automobiles, trucks and road maintenance equipment.
• Operates standard testing equipment to diagnose malfunctions.
• Test drives and operates equipment for analysis and evaluation.
• Performs maintenance, diagnostics, and repair of hand tools and power tools.
• Diagnoses and repairs mechanical and electrical problems on vehicles and equipment.
• Repairs and overhauls vehicle and equipment systems and components.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
• Inspects, diagnoses and makes repairs in an effective and timely manner to gas and diesel
engines and mechanical equipment related to automotive, heavy equipment and
• Diagnoses air conditioning systems; electrical, computerized, exhaust, and ignition
systems; and performs necessary adjustments, repairs, and tune ups.
• Inspects, adjusts and replaces components and related parts for all vehicle systems.
• Repairs and overhauls differentials, front and rear axle assemblies, and ignition systems.
• Welds and modifies equipment and fabricates parts as needed.
• Inspects, repairs, and reassembles air compressors, pumps, and related equipment;
repairs, rebuilds and installs hydraulic jacks, pumps, cylinders, and controls.
EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Various tools and equipment necessary for the diagnosis, repair,
and maintenance of automotive, hydraulic, and diesel mechanics.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Work is normally performed in
the County shop; however, employees may be required to work in adverse weather and/or
working conditions to repair equipment in the field. Must possess the physical ability to stand on
hard surfaces for long periods of time; bend, lift, twist and perform repetitive hand motions,
while performing work. Frequently lift 40-50lbs, occasionally lift 100lbs.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to mentor and provide support to other mechanics.
• Ability to self-motivate and stay on task with minimal supervision in a professional
• Knowledge of the principles and methods of automotive and heavy equipment repair and
• Knowledge of computerized and specialized mechanical systems.
• Skilled in the operation of equipment and tools used in testing and repairing automotive
and heavy equipment.
• Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical trade.
• Knowledge of the Federal DOT Regulations.
• Skilled in the fabrication of parts and welding repairs required in the heavy equipment
• Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments and physically perform assigned
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
• Subject to call back on a 24-hour basis for emergencies.\\
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent. AA and/or
Technical degree related to the mechanics fields, specialized training in automotive and/or heavy
equipment systems repair, and five (5) years’ experience in vehicle and/or equipment mechanical
repair; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with
the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job. This position requires a
current ASE Master Automotive Technician Certification or a Factory Certification equivalent,
or a current ASE Master Heavy-Duty Truck Technician Certification or a Factory Certification
equivalent. Current EVT Certification or equivalent is also preferred.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must successfully pass a background check
and a driving record check. Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening test before
beginning work. Valid driver’s license required.
Must possess and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a tanker
endorsement or obtain it within one hundred twenty (120) days of becoming employed. Ability
to provide own mechanic tools.