HEAVY DUTY PLANT MECHANIC/CONSTRUCTION MECHANIC - KZN MIDLANDS
Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts.
Prioritising breakdowns and call outs ensuring breakdowns are urgently repaired.
Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades; controlling corrosion.
Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brakes, steering, hydraulics; completes machine shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing pre-loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units.
Verifies vehicle performance by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
Maintains vehicle records by annotating services and repairs.
Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
Contains costs by using warranty; evaluating service and parts options.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications.
Enhances maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.