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Small Engine Mechanic

Posted Date: 03-20-19
Location: Las Vegas - NV
Manage Others: No
Availability: Full Time

We are an equal opportunity employer

Summary of Functions:

The job of the small equipment mechanic is done for the purpose of ensuring the availability of small equipment in safe operating condition including diagnosing need for repairs and or replacement parts. Performing required repairs and preventative maintenance and providing written documentation of the repairs. This is a non-exempt level position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

May or may not include:

  • Diagnose problems involving carburetors/injectors, electrical components, fault codes, and transmissions
  • Welding
  • Perform house keeping tasks
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as cleaning and oiling parts.
  • Test and inspect engines to locate problems or missing and broken parts.
  • Position engines on and bolt them to repair stands.
  • Use diagnostic instruments to test engines or parts. Use engine analyzers, voltmeters, ammeters, and other equipment.
  • Take apart engines and motors, using hand tools. Look for flaws and clean parts.
  • Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools.
  • Grind or drill parts so they fit better. Use grinders, taps, and boring machines.
  • Reassemble and listen to engines to diagnose any problems.
  • Record repairs made, time spent, and parts used.
  • Show customers how to maintain equipment.
  • Continually update job related knowledge to provide above average performance.
  • Inspect equipment, structures, or materials.
  • Control machines and processes.
  • Operate vehicles or mechanized equipment.
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work.
  • Work with the public.
  • Schedule work and responsibilities to be completed.
  • Estimate sizes, quantities, time, cost, or materials needed.
  • Evaluate information against quality standard requirements.
  • Process information.
  • Perform administrative tasks, including analyzing data or information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis

Organizational Relationships:

Small Equipment Mechanics will report directly to the Service Manager. Small Equipment Mechanics will also be communicating with shop supervisors on an as needed basis and during departmental meetings which are often times mandatory. Assists and coordinates with ¬¬mechanics, yard personnel, and parts clerks for required repair parts.


  • Mechanic must be able to work on several types and brands of equipment.
  • Should be able to read and understand electrical & hydraulic schematics.
  • Must be able to read and write at a 12th grade level.
  • Needs to have good phone communication skills.
  • Decision making and problem solving.
  • Ability to use computers.
  • Ability to think creatively.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to be on your feet most of the day. May be required to climb a ladder. Lift, push, and/or pull 60 – 90 lbs and stand or crouch for extended periods of time. Applicant will be required to perform activities that use the whole body, use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls, bend or twist their body, repeat the same movements.

The ideal candidate will also be able to make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls, use hands or fingers to grasp, move, or assemble objects, hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm, see details of objects that are less than a few feet away, move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place, react quickly using hands, fingers, or feet, hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.

It may not be mandatory, but is beneficial to be able to determine the distance between objects, speak clearly so listeners can understand, bend, stretch, twist, or reach out, understand the speech of another person. Work may require your body to use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired, adjust body movements or equipment controls to keep pace with speed changes of moving objects, choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals, make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists.

May also be helpful to see details of objects that are more than a few feet away, see differences between colors, shades, and brightness, be physically active and use muscles for long periods without getting tired or out of breath, move arms and legs quickly, determine from which direction a sound came.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Small Equipment Mechanics will have a low level of contact with others. They talk to customers on the phone or in person to learn about engine problems, but work alone most of the time. They are somewhat responsible for the health and safety of those who use the engines they repair. Must be ready to occasionally deal with unpleasant or rude customers. Mechanics often work indoors and may on occasion work outdoors to test engines. Regularly are exposed to contaminants and sometimes are exposed to hazardous equipment, situations, and conditions. Mechanics are often required to wear protective or safety gear and are som


  • Comprehensive medical and prescription plan
  • Dental plan
  • Vision care plan
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans
  • 401(k)
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Pre-tax health contributions
  • Direct deposit
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