Equipment Mechanic- Scott County Park

Application Deadline: Monday, May 29, 2023, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Equipment Mechanic- Scott County Park

Closing Date/Time: Monday, 5/29/2023, 4:30 pm

Salary: $21.23 to $29.26 per hour

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Park Manager, the Equipment Mechanic services and maintains the Conservation fleet for Scott County. Performs other general maintenance associated with facilities, campgrounds, and park properties.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performs preventative maintenance on County fleet vehicles to include changing fluids, filters, and tires at proper intervals; verifies equipment and vehicles are functioning within specifications and operating safely.

Calculates cost effectiveness for repair or possible replacement for a wide variety of equipment; prepares estimates for repair and purchase of new equipment and parts; determines the need for third-party repairs.

Troubleshoots and diagnoses fleet vehicles; uses scan tools and computers for repairing and setting manufacturers parameters; identifies and repairs malfunctions.

Repairs a variety of equipment to include gas and diesel engines, pumps and electrical motors, hydraulic systems, chainsaws, weed eaters, and pool equipment; maintains fleet history and supply inventory using appropriate computer software.

Welds and fabricates County entry gates, trail bridges, trailers, and stairs within DOT, OSHA, State, and County codes and guidelines.

Repairs facilities and campgrounds plumbing, sewer, electrical, heating, and cooling systems; performs roofing and concrete work; completes road, sign, and parking lot repairs; may participate in grounds and landscape maintenance tasks.

Operates a variety of equipment and to include large trucks, industrial tractors, tree spade, mower, brush chippers, shop tools, and automotive tools.

Participates in a variety of projects to include prescribed fire burns, timber stand improvement, prairie rehabilitation, wetland restoration, and enhancing nature trails.

Assists with assigning tasks to seasonal staff; provides instruction on safe and proper operation of equipment and tools.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Associate's degree or two-year technical certificate in automotive repair preferred; AND two (2) years of automotive and diesel equipment repair experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Diagnostic trouble codes.

Records maintenance and retention policies and procedures.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

Equipment and vehicle design an operating capacities.

OSHA and DOT guidelines and regulations.

Equipment emissions, coolant, and air conditioning system regulations for use and containment.

Troubleshooting and diagnostic methods and tools.

Skill in:
Reading and correctly interpreting wiring schematics, manuals, and blueprints.

Operating diagnostic scanning tools.

Troubleshooting and repairing a variety of equipment and vehicles.

Operating a variety of tools and equipment in accordance with safety policies and procedures.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must possess a valid Iowa Class-A Commercial Driver's license, or obtain within six (6) months of hire along with air brake endorsement.
Must maintain a First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in a mechanical shop and throughout the park.
Requires exposure to potentially dangerous tools, equipment, and machinery, hazardous chemicals, and hot and cold temperatures.
May be required to lift and move objects weighing up to 60 pounds.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.