Supervising Equipment Operator / Supervising Mechanic

WILLINGBORO MUA   Willingboro, NJ   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on January 6, 2022

Supervising Equipment Operator / Supervising Mechanic

Willingboro MUA

DEFINITION: Under direction, supervises and works with a group of employees involved in operating, checking, servicing, and making minor repairs to construction and maintenance equipment; does other related duties as required. Engage in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of several types of motor vehicles and/or motorized construction equipment; does other related duties as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Troubleshoots malfunctions, and repairs, rebuilds, and maintains construction equipment such as cranes, power shovels, scrapers, paving machines, motor graders, trench-digging machines, conveyors, bulldozers, dredges, pumps, compressors, and pneumatic tools, and/or cars, vans, trucks, or buses. Trains workers in and demonstrates methods and techniques for equipment repair and maintenance using mechanical tools and equipment. Provides assignments and instructions to subordinates and supervises the performance of their work. Maintains inventory of parts & equipment & prepares requisitions for replacement stock. Supervises and performs the work involved in operating and inspecting equipment to diagnose defects; dismantling and reassembling equipment using hoists and hand tools; examining parts for damage or excessive wear using micrometers and gages; replacing defective engines and subassemblies; testing equipment to ensure operating efficiency; welding broken parts and structural members; cleaning of parts; assembling & disassembling equipment; tracing & locating defects and causes of mechanical problems to determine type and extent of repairs; overhauling, rebuilding, repairing, and servicing diesel, gasoline, and other types of combustion engines, hydraulic utility systems & controls, fuel systems; and selecting and making necessary repairs in accord with appropriate repair specifications, manuals, and procedures. May do welding of several types or simple blacksmithing. Obtains, stores, records, safeguards, & uses equipment, materials, & supplies.


EXPERIENCE: 15 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of construction and maintenance equipment. Experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of several types of motor vehicles and/or water and wastewater plant equipment.


Knowledge of varied types of motors and equipment and their operation. Knowledge of procedures for diagnosing reasons for equipment failure and of steps necessary to correct the condition. Knowledge of the makeup, operation, and installation procedures for all components and systems water and wastewater operational equipment. Knowledge of supervisory methods and principles. Ability to determine mechanical defects which cause of major systems and their components to fail to operate properly. Ability to use a wide range of diagnostic and testing equipment. Ability to use technical manuals, specifications, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides to make repair and modifications to equipment. Ability to improvise, substitute, and alter parts to fit and mesh in systems for which parts were not designed or when technical manuals, diagrams, schematics, or similar guides do not apply.

Ability to disassemble, rebuild, adjust, reassemble, reinstall, and align various components and assemblies. Ability to manipulate small objects with the fingers such as bolts, ignition wiring, points, plugs, and measuring instruments. Ability to read diagrams, blueprints, and schematics. Knowledge of the care, maintenance, and safe & efficient operation of construction & maintenance equipment including cleaning, greasing, servicing, & making minor repairs and adjustments. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.