EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN III (PARKS) job – Cobb County – Marietta, GA

This position is located in the Equipment shop at the PARKS Department.


Salary grade 14 – $18.47 to $29.55 per hour

Essential Duties

Performs skilled diagnostics and troubleshooting utilizing diagnostic tools in combination with the body of acquired knowledge in the field.

Makes major repairs by replacing major components such as engines, hydraulic pumps, hydraulic motor, clutches, and transmissions, which also includes disassembling, inspecting, rebuilding of broken parts and components and repair of large golf course type reel mowers.

Performs preventative maintenance of various County Turf and grounds care equipment, which includes changing lube oil, replacing oil and air filters, fuel filters, belts, cooling hoses and spark plugs. Mount and dismount various size tires using hand tire tools as well as a tire machine.

Inspects brakes and brake components on various types of equipment, replace and repair of miscellaneous brake system components.

Troubleshoots and diagnose electrical systems failures and repair by using technical service manuals, electrical schematics and various types of diagnostic tools.

Maintains shop tools, machinery and adheres to all safety standards per Cobb County policies. Maintain proper parts stocking levels and tools on field service trucks.

Field test all equipment after repair to ensure proper operation of equipment and all safety devices. Pull and set-up PARKS Department 40 foot mobile stage to various locations around Cobb County as assigned using F650 Service Truck.

Sharpen and repair department chainsaws, repair of all other 2cycle handheld equipment by using required diagnostic and special tools, and extensive knowledge of 2 cycle operation. Perform failure analysis while diagnosing equipment failures.

Other assigned duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED ; supplemented by five years progressively skilled experience in equipment service, maintenance and repair; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

Extensive Knowledge of 2 cycle and 4 cycle gas engines and General knowledge of small diesel engines.

Class A Commercial Driver’s License.

Welding and metal fabrication skills. Knowledge of MIG and Arc welding and gas cutting.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to lift, move or carry objects up to 100 pounds; ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles; utilize feet and legs or hands and arms; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or navigating narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs; move about on hands and knees or hands and feet; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and to reach with hands and arms.

While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, and dampness/humidity. While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock; falling from high, exposed places; and moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery.

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