Heavy Truck Equipment Technician I - Job Code #4559

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Heavy Truck Equipment Technician I:  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 indeed, attitude, able to organize and always with the mindset of how to improve processes, increase morale and save taxpayers' dollars.


  • Performs 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.  Diagnose hydraulic malfunctions, engines, repairs pumps, cylinders and control valves.  Performs repairs on everything from chain saws to rescues, firetrucks, construction and other heavy mowing equipment.
  • Performs diagnostic tests 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. 
  • Performs diagnostic tests 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 in-depth preventative maintenance inspections and makes repairs to ensure reliability and safety.
  • Performs diagnostic tests 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.
  • Performs 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 mechanical experience in automotive or heavy vehicle/equipment repair.  Must possess or obtain a valid Florida Class "B" Commercial Driver's License with Tanker endorsement within six (6) months from date of hire and must maintain such a license and endorsement in order to remain employed in position. The ability to obtain Hazmat upon request.

Preferred Qualifications:  Certification in basic welding desired.  Completed/maintains a minimum of two (2) ASE certifications (1 Heavy certification required/EVT certification). 

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