General Mechanic Job Description

General Mechanic Job Description

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General mechanic provides mechanical troubleshooting support for all other trade fields as needed for their successful completion of work assignments.

General Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepares and maintains written records of work performed and accounting for labor and materials used
Materials receiving and processing
Maintains a clean and safe work environment and in compliance with State, County, City Ordinances, Codes or Laws
Must be able to analyze problems with equipment within his/her defined skills and make repairs and test for correct results with or without direct supervision
Employees in this position may be required to work various shifts as determined by the work schedule
Perform basic Electrical troubleshooting and repair procedures.Participates in facility Fire Drills, Disaster Drills and departmental meetings as required.Service and repair as needed a wide variety of Hospital equipment and systems
Will assist with repairs and upkeep of facility structures and building systems from foundation to roof
Uses a variety of hand and power tools
Observes mechanical devices in operation, uses condition monitoring tools to diagnose problems and predict performance while striving to remove sources of failure from equipment
Working knowledge of electrical theory and of the applicable standards and electrical code regulations

General Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for General Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FAA, OSHA, CFC, EPA, AH, MRPT, HOV, HVAC, US, DOT

Education for General Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the general mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Education, General Education, Technical, Department of Education, Industrial, Graduate, Business, Military, Technology, Associates

Skills for General Mechanic

Desired skills for general mechanic include:

Methods
Trades to which assigned
Materials
Safety standards and procedures
Tools and equipment used in the trade
Dial indicators
Micrometers
Sheet metal brakes and sheers
Torque wrenches
Aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting

Desired experience for general mechanic includes:

Administers the preventive maintenance program tasks
Please initiate TWIC card process upon assignment acceptance (It is acceptable to start the assignment without the physical TWIC card
This assignment will start off on day shift for training purposes
Ability to wear and use respirators
Ability to wear and use respirators, climb stairs and ladders
High school + 1 yr other schooling (trade school)

General Mechanic Examples

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General Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a general mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for general mechanic
  • Wire and repair appliances including replacing motors, circuits, and timers
  • Computer and telecommunications cable installation and maintenance
  • Ability to read circuit diagrams, architectural blueprints and generator and motor control diagrams
  • Visually inspects and tests pumps, valves, filters, housing, HVAC systems, electrical components, labeling equipment, boxing equipment, conveyors and associated drives and safety equipment on a periodic basis
  • Performs plant maintenance procedures for all plant equipment and administers those procedures
  • Assembles and repairs gauges, valves and related equipment
  • Repairs office equipment and sets up conference rooms
  • Possesses knowledge of and follows all company safety rules and regulations
  • Must be willing to work a 7 day (including weekends) rotating 8, 10, or 12 hour shift schedule
  • Executes all tasks necessary as assigned to support plant operations
Qualifications for general mechanic
  • Develops and follows P.M
  • Lays out, assembles, repair and replace gauges, valves and related equipment
  • Welding (Tig, Mig, Stick, gas) as needed
  • Must have demonstrated human relations ability to show teamwork and resolving problems together
  • Perform plumbing repair and maintenance of public restrooms, labs, kitchens
  • Formal LUH-72 / EC145 School Training strongly preferred
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General Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of general mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for general mechanic
  • Validate dimensions on drawings, determines appropriate materials, and best removal and installation route during a ship check
  • Troubleshoot and repair problems with motor starters and variable frequency drives
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of plant instrument devices and equipment
  • Incident commander in emergencies
  • Maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of truck fleet
  • Repairs of customers trucks
  • Communication with customers of cost of repairs
  • Work with multiple departments for ordering of parts and supplies
  • Must also be familiar repairing and rebuilding pumps
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to maintenance and repair of food production and other mechanical equipment, in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations and a preventive maintenance schedule, using hand or shop tools
Qualifications for general mechanic
  • Visually inspects and tests pumps, valves, filters, housing, electrical components, labeling equipment, conveyors & mixers and associated drives and safety equipment on a periodic basis
  • Must have ability to successfully complete testing associated with this position as a pre-requisite for employment
  • Must be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision and guidance
  • Must be available for emergency response call-outs
  • Knowledge of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) such as Maximo desirable
  • Participate on the HEAT team (in house emergency response team)
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General Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a general mechanic. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for general mechanic
  • Perform electrical and refrigeration repair and maintenance
  • Candidate's work would include the installation, repair and troubleshooting of both heating and air conditioning HVAC systems
  • Performs scheduled service maintenance, technical inspections, troubleshooting and mechanical repairs on light wheeled vehicles [HMMWV] and medium tactical vehicles [MTV]
  • Able to read and interpret line drawings, interconnection drawings and electrical schematics
  • Clean and maintain test equipment and machines
  • Mount, balances, and install tires as directed
  • Initiative to independently identify needed work, and judgment to handle emergencies and special events
  • Respond to daily house and emergency calls
  • Ability to follow and complete work orders (CAMMS) and preventative maintenance (CMMS) duties and provide updates on the work order status
  • Must attend training, workshops and meetings as required
Qualifications for general mechanic
  • Knowledge of mechanical drives, pumps, seals, lubrication and hydraulics
  • Machine shop skills ex
  • Working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local codes, standards, rules and regulations for position to which assigned
  • Ability to analyze project needs and communicate same to supervisor
  • Ability to make standard arithmetic computations to address the size and scale of various project details
  • Will be required to utilize computer software and databases to maintain facility operations information – minimally Microsoft Office, the Statewide Financial System (SFS) and the Statewide Learning Management Systems (SLMS)
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General Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of general mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for general mechanic
  • Ability to work alone efficiently, productively, and with minimal supervision on weekend or night shift
  • Ability to work safely in a physically demanding industrial environment, , hot, dirty, noisy, oily, greasy, This will include the requirement and ability to use basic PPE up to and including various types of respirators and fall protection
  • Ability to troubleshoot and fix issues with machines to include pumps, hydraulics, reducers, pneumatics, conveyors, roll handling equipment
  • Capable of light metal fabrication work such as guards, handrails, duct work, base plates, piping systems
  • Capable of pipe-fitting to include layout, measurement, sketching, pipe identification, schedule numbers, threaded pipe, welded pipe, flange pipe, tubing
  • Perform engine and drive system alignments
  • Remove/reinstall engines and drive systems from small boats
  • Troubleshoot engine problems and recommend appropriate actions
  • Maintain/overhaul hydraulic systems
  • Assemble components based on installation drawings, material provided, and ship check notes
Qualifications for general mechanic
  • Must possess high standards in the areas of safety, quality, ethics, craftsmanship, customer focus, and leadership skills
  • Periodic travel will be required to other facilities
  • Must successfully complete training for any required state and federal specific software and data systems such as SFS and SLMS
  • Ability to prepare written material in a clear and concise manner
  • Familiarity with Johnson Controls, Seimens, Alerton or other DDC building management systems
  • Experience in commercial or institutional steam systems
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General Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of general mechanic. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for general mechanic
  • Use various hand tools, torque wrench, drill press, welding machine (Leave out, not typical for mechanics & welders must be qualified.), air compressor, generator, chain hoist, sandblaster, paint gun, grinder, band saw, forklift and other equipment to fabricate/install
  • Support electrical and mechanical disciplines
  • Operate power tools
  • Assist in jobsite set-up, maintenance, restoration and securing
  • Knowledgeable and trained in safe work practices
  • Prepare and cleanup work area
  • Possess and maintain an active security clearance
  • Possess and maintain valid driver’s license and meet the company’s policy on ability to drive company vehicles
  • Perform first pass QA of mechanical installs to include but not confined to hoses, wiring harnesses, sensors, mounting bolts, fluids, torques
  • Direct and guide the team based on management direction in such a way that the assigned task is accomplished in the given time frame
Qualifications for general mechanic
  • Two year Associate Degree in a related field or a registered apprenticeship or similar formal training is required
  • Ability to obtain Respiration Certification
  • Ability to obtain Backflow Tester Certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain pesticide applicator’s certification for cooling tower chemicals
  • Ability to obtain and maintain refrigeration certification
  • Overnight travel to regional campuses may be required

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