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Walla Walla County Mechanic I/II in Walla Walla, Washington

Position: Mechanic I or II Salary Range: Mechanic I $3,794 - $5,086 per month Starting; Salary DOQ, DOE                              Mechanic II $4,054 - $5,434 per month Starting; Salary DOQ, DOE Location: Public Works Department Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week); Non-Exempt; Public Works Union, Benefits Apply; Open Until Filled -  Full Time Position Benefits Include: • County pays $1,450 per month towards medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members • Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State Department of Retirement Services (DRS) • HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply • Wellness program • Access to MetLife Pet Insurance • Deferred compensation plans offered • Twelve paid holidays annually • Vacation accrual based on seniority (see Union Contract) • Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0 Visit Walla Walla County Website for detailed benefits information. Brief Duties and Responsibilities: Performs skilled mechanical overhaul, preventive maintenance, and repair work on trucks, tractors, graders, loaders, automobiles, road maintenance equipment, and related types of equipment on diesel, gasoline, hydraulic, electronic, and electrical systems. Employees of this class will have frequent contact with the operators of equipment to determine the nature and extent of mechanical problems to be repaired. Employees are required to have considerable knowledge of equipment systems and parts and are expected to independently inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical problems using electrical and mechanical testing equipment, hand tools, and a variety of power tools. 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. Minimum Qualifications: Mechanic I: High school diploma or equivalent. Two (2) years of mechanical work experience in the repair of gas and diesel automotive and road construction and maintenance vehicles and equipment; OR substituting, on a month for month basis, any combination of experience, education and training which would provide the level of knowledge and ability required. Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check. Must pass a preemployment 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. Minimum Qualifications: Mechanic II: 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' of journey-level 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 Mas