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Heavy Truck Equipment Technician job in Sarasota

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Organization:  Sarasota County Government
Job Category:  Fleet Services
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Florida (FL)
City:  Sarasota
Post Code:  FL
Salary and Benefits:  $16.67 (Step 1) - $18.29 (Step 3)

Heavy Truck/Equipment Technician I (Working Title: Fleet Maintenance Technician) (2 Positions): Demonstrate exceptional skills, integrity, honesty, motivation and dedication to duty must be a daily work ethic. Repairs diesel, gas or electric vehicles and equipment to include all major components. Ensures accurate data documentation, correct charging of parts, on all required documentation. Capable of correctly opening, documentation and closing automotive work orders. A professional in deed, attitude, able to organize and always with the mindset of how to improve processes, increase morale and save tax payers dollars.

  • Perform diagnostic tests to identify and rebuild/repair malfunctions on all diesel, gasoline and electric equipment. Makes repairs to include overhaul of major and minor sub-systems. Diagnosis hydraulic malfunctions, engines, repairs pumps, cylinders and control valves. Performs repairs on everything from chain saws to rescue, fire, construction and other heavy mowing equipment.
  • Performs diagnostic test and rebuild/repair complex diesel and gas vehicles and equipment. Overhauls pumps, actuators, transmissions, compressors, vacuum and electric controls and components. May weld and cut parts using welding equipment. Tests overhauled equipment to ensure operating efficiency. Performs fire pump diagnostics, repairs, and pump tests. Installs and repairs air-conditioning units. Fills compressor with refrigerant and starts unit.
  • Performs diagnostic test and repairs/overhauls complete brake and steering systems. Performs inspections and serviceability/reliability checks/repairs/rebuilds on all brake, steering and drive line components.
  • Performs diagnostic test on electrical components, vehicle electronic control systems, vehicle computerized controls/ sensors/ECM/ECU, etc. and makes necessary repairs. Performs diagnostic test and repairs on emission control systems. Must be able to make electrical system servicing and repairs on the majority of vehicles and equipment assigned.
  • Performs accurate documentation on repair work orders. Has ability to correctly open, document and close repair work orders. Correctly charges parts to work orders, completes all required documentation 95% error free.
  • Teaches in-house technical classes to other technicians. Will be the “go to” technician for other technicians when difficulties arise. Has the ability to perform as a supervisor or lead technician. Ensure a SAFE work environment, identifies/correct safety infraction, walks and talks safety.
  • Perform emergency road services to equipment outside the garage. Prepares and maintains records and reports relating to work accomplished. May be assigned as lead worker over mechanics and service workers. On-call mandatory for this position. Performs other related work as required and assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications: A High School Diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years of experience in automotive or equipment repair.

Preferred Qualifications: Certification in basic welding desired. Completed/maintains a minimum of two (2) ASE certification (1 Heavy certification required/EVT certification). SPECIAL NOTE: Must possess or obtain a valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver permit with HazMat endorsement within six (6) months after date of hire.

**Individuals selected for will be required to furnish their own basic tool set.

Job Based Competencies

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • General EPA/OSHA requirements.
  • Ability to use Automotive diagnostic test equipment, grinders, drills, brake lathes, tire balancer, tire mounter/demounter and other equipment.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening

Physical Demands: Must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects as necessary. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessive poundage of more than 50 pounds.

BENEFITS:  Excellent benefits include attractive medical/dental/life insurance, generous paid time off, state retirement program, training, wellness programs and much more. 


For info and to apply:    www.scgov.net/CareersOnly candidates that apply on-line at www.scgov.net/Careers will be considered. For assistance, please call (941) 861-5742. 


About Sarasota:  Sarasota County is a past Winner of the All American County Award from the National Civic League for improving the quality of life.  Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota provides 35 miles of world-famous beaches and is host of the annual Offshore Grand Prix boat race.  The county also is home of Oscar Scherer and Myakka State Parks and boasts more than 100 challenging golf courses.  Sarasota is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival.  There are a number of colleges and Money magazine ranked the Sarasota County Public Schools one of the top 100 school systems in the United States.  Unsurpassed beauty… rich cultural offering…diverse educational opportunities…wide-ranging recreational possibilities…All of this makes Sarasota a great place to live and work!


Veterans’ Preference: Preference in appointment will be extended to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans with documentation of status (DD-214) at time of application. 

Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application. 

Drug Free Work Environment             EOE/AA/ADA


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