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Verified Pay $39,465 per year
Hours Full-time
Location Seneca, South Carolina

About this job


Job posted until filled.

Entry salary for Mechanic I: $39,465/year.

Dependent upon qualifications can be promoted to Mechanic II, III, IV, V.


The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety and reliability of County owned vehicles and equipment. To preform troubleshooting, repairs, and /or overhaul of major components and systems such as engines, transmissions, differentials and transaxles, electronic fuel injection systems, emission control systems, and related computer assisted electrical, electronic, braking, hydraulic, fuel and other assemblies. Following instructions contained in technical manuals for teardowns, adjustments, repairs, reassembles, and completes operational checks in components of the systems. Using wide variety of electronic diagnostic equipment conducts test and analyzes test results on vehicles and equipment. Conduct independent research to diagnose drivability and performance issues. Determine the best diagnosis and repair methods too reliably correct the issue. Disassemble, repair, replace, recondition and rebuild components of various systems, and make independent judgments based on specifications in technical manuals and on accepted trade practices


1. Perform a variety of preventative maintenance duties as scheduled, including oil changes, lubrications, replaced belts and hoses, brakes, check lights, and tune ups.

2. Diagnose and repair vehicles, trucks, and heavy equipment.

3. Repair and replace parts as needed.

4. Inspect equipment to ensure compliance with federal OSHA/NFPA specifications.

5. Assist in maintaining a clean and orderly shop.

6. Perform electrical system repair as needed.

7. Clean various units as necessary.

8. Provide emergency field assistance as necessary.

9. Operate heavy equipment as necessary.

10. Conduct road tests after repairs are completed to ensure vehicles are mechanically safe and function properly.

11. Review work orders to ensure repairs are completed in a timely manner.

12. Maintain records of work completed and parts.

13. Attend training classes, workshops, and meetings as appropriate to maintain or enhance job knowledge and skills.

14. Assist with ordering parts and supplies and obtain parts from vendors as necessary.

15. Repair, rotate or replace tires.

16. Perform body or painting as necessary.

17. Install special equipment on equipment.

18. Wash and clean vehicles and equipment prior to maintenance.

19. Install Emergency lights and custom lights for safety and visibility on vehicles and equipment.

20. Serve on-call 24 hours per day for emergency repair service.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Additional duties include: As assigned.



  • Ability to work with computers;
  • Ability to work with torches, plasma cutters, and welding equipment;
  • Ability to use hydraulic press and drill press equipment;
  • Ability to understand technical manuals, charts, schematics, and diagrams;
  • Ability to operate diagnostic computers and scanners;
  • Ability to operate hand and pneumatic tools, volt meters, and HVAC equipment;
  • Advanced mathematical skills
  • Good problem solving skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Advanced math skills.


  • The educational requirement for this position is: Completion of high school/GED.
  • Education may not be substituted for experience.
  • Related-experience required: 2 years
  • Experience may be substituted for education.


Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications required for this position include:

  1. CDL Driver's license or able to obtain within one year
  2. Annual blood borne pathogen classes.
  3. Must obtain ASE certification or stay current with industry certifications, examples of which are listed below in the preferred certification list.

Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications preferred for this position include:



Physical Requirements:

The physical activities required for this position involve:

Standing: over 2/3 of the time; walking: over 2/3 of the time; sitting: under 1/3 of the time; using hands: over 2/3 of the time; reaching with hands and arms: over 2/3 of the time; climbing or balancing: over 2/3 of the time; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling: over 2/3 of the time; talking or hearing: over 2/3 of the time; and, tasting or smelling: under 1/3 of the time.

This position requires lifting:

Up to 10 pounds: over 2/3 of the time; up to 25 pounds: 2/3 of the time; up to 50 pounds: 2/3 of the time; up to 100 pounds: under 1/3 of the time; and, more than 100 pounds: 1/3 of the time.

Vision Requirements:

This position has the following special vision requirements:

• Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

• Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)

• Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

• Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point)

• Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)

• Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)


The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:

  • Indoor environment
  • Outdoor environment
  • Noise
  • Odors
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Vibration
  • Moisture and/or humidity
  • Dust
  • Fumes
  • Gases
  • Poor ventilation
  • Electrical hazards
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Chemical hazards
  • Explosive hazards
  • Burn hazards
  • Bio hazardous waste
  • Moving mechanical parts
  • Working in high places

Oconee County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. The County seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, a qualified and diverse workforce, will be affirmed.