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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Equipment Mechanic
Position Classification Code: K4057
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 05
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Performs or assists with the performance of routine to moderately complex repairs and maintenance on a variety of mechanical/electrical equipment, such as mowers, small engine machinery, and/or equipment common to landscape maintenance, such as blowers, string trimmers, and blade edgers. May perform duties autonomously in an outdoor environment.
Standard Duties:
Overhauls engines (1-6 cylinders), automatic and manual transmissions, clutches and hydraulic systems on generators, riding mowers, rotary mowers, blowers, compressors, vacuums, street sweepers, cement mixers, power trowels, jack hammers, cement saws, backhoes, cranes, dump trucks and other equipment. Performs preventative maintenance by changing oil, lubricating, replacing worn parts and adjusting aforementioned equipment. Sharpens hand tools and mower reels, bed knives, rotary mower blades, rototillers, vertical machines and sod cutters. Maintains inventory and appropriate records. Requisitions replacement parts. Operates diagnostic electronic equipment for checking charging systems, blade tip speeds, braking systems and electronic ignition. Performs arc and gas welding and fabrication of unique turf equipment. Performs tune-ups, repairs brake system, steering systems, electrical and electronic ignition systems; operates voltmeter to troubleshoot electronic systems failures in starters and alternators and portable emergency generators. May shovel and remove snow and ice from designated areas. May operate various snow removal equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge in the use of common hand and power tools. Knowledge of repair and maintenance of grounds/labor equipment.
Skill in repairing and maintaining grounds/labor equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School diploma or GED certificate.
   Experience- Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
   Certifications/License- Possession of a current New Mexico driver's license upon employment.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-