Prairie Meadows Altoona , IA 50009

Posted 2 months ago


A $2,000 signing bonus is available for this position. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information

Performs journeyman level work on company vehicles and equipment as well as preventative maintenance on various types of vehicles and equipment.

Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operators, conducting inspections, repairing engine failures, repairing mechanical and electrical system malfunctions, replacing parts and components and repairing body damage.

Follows preventative maintenance program, performs routine maintenance such as; engine tune ups, oil changes, brake adjustments, filter and fluid changes, tire changes, rotations and balancing, etc., on all equipment and vehicles. Troubleshoots and repairs gas vehicles and attachments (cars, trucks, buses, etc.), diesel vehicles and attachments (tractors, end loaders, skid loaders, water trucks, boom and scissor lifts, street sweeper etc.), snow removal equipment and attachments (sanders, blades, snow blowers, etc.) and small engine equipment (ATV, Golf carts, mowers, generators, weed eaters, chainsaws, etc.). Maintains vehicle appearance. Ensures all equipment is in good working condition and safe for operation.

Ensures tools, equipment and supplies are secure and maintained in proper working order. Maintains proper records on all repairs/maintenance, documents actions and time spent, in the work order system. Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock and requisitioning parts needed for repairs and follows purchasing guidelines.

Serves as the liaison with vendors and coordinates work as needed. Contains costs by using warranty, evaluating service and parts options. Meets governmental standards for fuels and oils.

Keeps accurate records to meet all governmental standards. Assists in training employees on vehicle and equipment operation.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent along with technical or specialized training in the mechanics/automotive field. At least 2 years experience required.

Must have experience working with diesel engines. Must have a valid Iowa Class B driver's license (CDL with Air Brakes), a safe driving record and must meet company insurance requirements. Knowledge of diagnostic tools and equipment is a must for this position.

Must be able to perform automotive and equipment repairs and maintenance. Ability to operate various types of equipment safely and cautiously. Must pay close attention to detail.

Must be able to drive both standard and automatic transmission vehicles. Must have excellent problem solving skills. Must know how to weld and use welding equipment.

Must be trained for all phases of air conditioning repair. Must keep current on all needed certifications (CDL & Vehicle Air-Conditioning). May be called for major breakdowns and snow removal. Indoor and outdoor environment.

May have exposure to chemicals. Ability to bend and do overhead work. Must be able to work weekends and holidays when necessary. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

Prairie Meadows pays for the continuing education classes and the renewal cost for trade licenses. Employees are paid their hourly wage during the education classes.

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