Interested individuals must come to the Human Resources Office to complete an application for the position between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00, Monday through Friday or online at the Pulaski County website at The Human Resources Office is located in Suite 100 of the Pulaski County Administration Building - 201 S. Broadway, Little Rock.

POSITION:                                          MECHANIC

                                                        This position is open to the General Public and County Employees.

POSITION NO:                            050

STARTING SALARY TO:                $26,747 - $29,914

DEPARTMENT:                               ROAD AND BRIDGE (4400)

This position is designated as a safety sensitive position pursuant to Arkansas Act 593.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY/FUNCTION: To perform fleet maintenance and mechanical repair duties on engines, components and electrical systems of County vehicles and heavy equipment.


-          Analyzes and diagnoses mechanical problems and malfunctions of engines including vehicles and heavy equipment utilizing the OTC monitor.

-          Pulls, replaces or rebuilds front ends, ball joints, tire rod ends, springs, idle arms, shocks, ignition switches, etc. as needed for dump trucks and vehicles.

-          Performs electrical work including repair and rebuilding of electronic brake systems, alternators, starters, and wiring.

-          Analyzes ABS system failures and diagnoses needed brake work.

-          Replaces brake shoes and pads, turns rotors and drums with brake lathe and packs wheel bearings on vehicles and heavy equipment.

-          Services, replaces and recharges air conditioning units in vehicles as needed; calculates needed amount of refrigerant; replaces and recycles refrigerant through the air conditioning recovery, recycling and recharging system.

-          Changes oil, lubricates vehicles and changes oil and air filters.

-          Completes engine tune-ups, tire change and rotation and other maintenance work on vehicles, tractors, sweepers and other heavy equipment.

-          Pulls and replaces air bag systems, gas tanks, dump truck tire bolts, rear springs, heater cores, power steering pumps, ignition switches, lights, and other vehicle parts/systems.

-          Repairs vehicles in field when inoperable.

-          Replaces computers in vehicles.

-          Aligns front-end in vehicles utilizing FMC front-end alignment computer.

-          Receives written work orders; records work completed for each vehicle and number of hours required for repair.

-          Performs related duties as required.


-          May be required to possess or obtain within 6 months of employment the ASE Refrigeration Recovery and Recycling Certification.

-          Must possess or be able to obtain Motor Vehicle Inspection Certification.

-          Must possess or be able to obtain Wagner Brake Certification.

-          Must furnish own standard and metric hand tools.

-          Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment job related physical examination by an appropriate licensed agency.

-          Subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.


-          Ability to communicate orally.

-          Ability to lift and carry loads up to 50 pounds.

-          Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch during vehicle repair.

-          Ability to negotiate cramped spaces.

-          Digital dexterity necessary to push and pull tools, push buttons, and turn levers.

-          Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

-          Ability to concentrate for long periods of time.


Completion of high school or equivalency or vocational technical course in Automotive Mechanics; some experience with vehicle and/or equipment maintenance, malfunction, diagnosis, and repair; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.


OPEN DATE: 09-14-2018                                                  CLOSE DATE: 09-20-2018 (5:00 p.m.)



Please Note:  Applications will not be accepted after the Close Date.  A selection will not be made until the Close Date and all applications have been received by the selecting official.


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