Diesel Maintenance Mechanic

  • location: Delano, CA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $14 - $15 per hour
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Diesel Maintenance Mechanic

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, trucks, irrigation quads, tractor implements and small motors.

i. Inspect vehicles or other equipment for evidence of abuse, damage, or mechanical malfunction.
ii. Reassemble machines and equipment following repair; test operation; and make adjustments as necessary
iii. Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
iv. Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools
v. Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
vi. Fabricate new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, and other machine tools.
vii. Record details of repairs made and parts used.
viii. Calculate bills according to record of repairs made, labor time, and parts used.
ix. Repair bent or torn sheet metal.
x. Clean and lubricate parts.
xi. Tune or overhaul engines.
xii. Dismantle defective machines for repair, using hand tools.
xiii. Examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions. Install and repair agricultural irrigation, plumbing, and sprinkler systems.
xiv. Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, trucks, irrigation quads, tractor implements and small motors.
xv. Perform other related duties as required

Working hours: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Work indoors though some do repairs in the field. Most farm equipment mechanics work in well ventilated, lighted, and heated repair shops, but older shops may not offer these amenities; others may work in the farmer's equipment shed or barn where conditions may not be as ideal as in the mechanic's repair shop. Farm equipment mechanics handle greasy and dirty parts and may stand or lie in awkward positions to repair vehicles and equipment. They often lift heavy parts and tools and handle various agricultural chemicals and solutions.
As with most agricultural occupations, the hours of work for farm equipment mechanics vary according to the season of the year. During the busy planting and harvesting seasons, mechanics often work 6 or 7 days a week, 10 to 12 hours daily. In slow winter months, however, mechanics may work fewer than 40 hours a week.

i. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
ii. Class C Drivers license to operate Company vehicles, Class B or CDL a plus.
iii. Applicant must have a valid driver??s license
iv. Be able to comply with Federal and State field.Vehicle records,
v. Must have good organizational skills and able to work independently and on schedule.
vi. Be able to maintain a clean and safe maintenance area according to OSHA Guidelines
vii. 2 to 3 years experience in mechanic

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