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Diesel Mechanic - Great Hours - Sarpy County

Sarpy County locationPapillion, NE
3 positions

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Sarpy County locationPapillion, NE
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Diesel Mechanic - Great Benefits and Hours!
SALARY: $23.32 - $27.70 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 05/03/21
CLOSING DATE: 05/10/21 11:59 PM



~IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read PRIOR to applying~

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B. Please be advised that if you advance in the application process, Sarpy County's Employment Policy requires that you submit to multiple background checks, including but not limited to a criminal history records check. Having a criminal history will not necessarily bar you from employment with Sarpy County as individual circumstances will be considered.

C. Sarpy County is a Drug-Free Workplace / Equal Opportunity Employer.

D. Sarpy County participates in E-Verify.
E. Positions are subject to Veterans' Preference (NOT APPLICABLE to internal promotions, transfers, or if given Veterans' Preference when previously hired by Sarpy County).

F. The employment application is required and is the only source of information used to determine if you meet the minimum requirements of the job. The application form must be completed in its entirety. Your application form will be rejected if it is not complete. You have the option to attach a resume, although it will not be considered as part of your application.

G. NOTE: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee further consideration for the position for which you applied.
H. Please be complete and accurate. You will not be allowed to change your application after you have applied for a position.



Under the general supervision of the Fleet Service Manager or designee performs a variety of highly skilled mechanical repairs/maintenance on heavy trucks and equipment requiring moderate responsibility and independent judgment.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience, interview, reference checks, successful completion of a criminal background check, successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, and other job related tests or checks may be required.



The job description is current as of the date signed. Any omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if they are similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 



Perform repairs and maintenance on heavy trucks and equipment to minimize vehicle downtime and provide for safe operation.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, law enforcement, other agencies, and the general public.

Complete preventive maintenance schedules for all vehicles and mechanical equipment.

Utilize computer diagnostic equipment to assist in repairs.

Overhaul vehicle systems (e.g., hydraulics, climate control, axles, transmission, etc.) in an accurate and timely manner.

Make recommendations on outsourcing repairs based on cost and time efficiencies.

Provide emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate.

Review work orders and refer to related repair manuals for references as necessary.

Install radio equipment and specialty lights in heavy trucks and equipment.

Maintain work area in a clean, orderly fashion.

Perform minor body repair, touch up and related work.

May perform fabrication and welding duties as needed.

Report to work with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance.


Peripheral Duties

Clean, pressure wash, and/or sandblast equipment

Serve as a member of various employee committees.

Perform other duties as directed or assigned.



Education and Experience 

High school diploma or GED required.*

Degree or certification from an accredited trade school or college in repair and maintenance of diesel engines and equipment preferred.

Three (3) years' experience as a heavy duty truck/equipment mechanic in a full service diesel repair shop required.*

*Approved combination of training, education, and/or work experience that would provide equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered and substituted for the stated education and/or experience.

Special Requirements

Must have and maintain throughout employment a valid Drivers' License with CDL–B endorsement (or ability to obtain endorsement within three (3) months of hire), as well as meet eligibility requirements of "acceptable driver standards" as defined by the County.  This is a safety-sensitive position and incumbent must meet and maintain Department of Transportation requirements.

Must supply and maintain own tools.  Minimum of:


            ¼" to ½" Ratchets

            ¼" to ½" Sockets

            Wrenches <1 ½"

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of heavy truck and equipment mechanics

Considerable knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, pumps, valves and generators

Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to maintenance and repair activities

Working knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, and tools used in modern equipment maintenance

Some knowledge of grades or quality of materials and equipment

Ability to understand and follow exacting verbal and written instructions

Ability to read and understand directions, manuals, and standard operating procedures

Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion and meet deadlines

Ability to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and in writing

Ability to work under pressure and/or frequent interruptions

Ability to operate tools and equipment including, but not limited to, motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic's tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air driven tools, and other tools required for repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; phone and computer; mobile or portable radio; welding and metal fabrication tools and equipment including electric and gas welders, plasma cutter, wire feed welder, oxygen-acetylene welder/ cutting torch, grinders and band saws



The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Work is frequently performed indoors in the Fleet Services garage facilities, with occasional outdoor work. Work hours are predominantly daylight hours, but may involve nights, weekends, holidays, overtime, as well as on-call and emergency call-in hours. The employee will be working in an area near moving mechanical parts and involves exposure to high humidity, adverse weather conditions, dirt, dust, loud noise, temperature extremes, fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee may be exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The noise level is moderate to loud.


Required sensory abilities include vision, smell, hearing and touch. Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close and color vision as well as the depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk (verbal exchange) and hear within normal ranges.


1261 Golden Gate Drive, Suite 4E
Papillion, NE 68046
Position #00698


Diesel Mechanic - Great Benefits and Hours! Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
  Checkbox No high school
Checkbox High School or GED
Checkbox One year of college
Checkbox Up to 2 years of college
Checkbox Up to 3 years of college
Checkbox Bachelor's degree
* 2. How many years of experience as a heavy duty truck/equipment mechanic in a full service repair shop do you have?
  Checkbox None/Less than one year
Checkbox 1 year of experience
Checkbox 2 years of experience
Checkbox 3 years of experience
Checkbox 4 years of experience
Checkbox 5 years of experience
Checkbox 6 or more years of experience
* 3. Please describe your bona fide work experience as a heavy duty truck/equipment mechanic in a full service repair shop. If you have none, please write N/A.

* 4. Do you have any degrees or certificates from an accredited trade school or college in repair and maintenance of diesel engines and equipment?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 5. Please describe any degrees or certificates from an accredited trade school or college in repair and maintenance of diesel engines and equipment you have. If you have none, please write "N/A."

* 6. Do you have bona fide experience working on heavy equipment.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 7. If you answer YES to the above, please indicate the following: Name of business(es), Job title(s) held, Dates of employment

* 8. Are you able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 9. Are you able to meet the physical demands and work environment requirements of this job with or without accommodation?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 10. This position requires the operation of motor vehicle. Do you have a valid Drivers' License?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 11. This position requires the operation of a motor vehicle and/or other types of equipment. To meet the 'acceptable driver standards', you CANNOT have any of the below: a) Three or more 'at fault' accidents in the latest three-year period; or b) Five or more moving violations in the latest three-year period; or c) Any combination of 'at fault accidents or moving violations totaling five or more; or d) A DUI/DWI conviction in the latest five year period when viewed in conjunction with past driving record. Do you have ANY of the above? If your answer is YES, please know that you are not eligible for this position. Please answer NO if none of the circumstances above apply to you.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 12. Do you have a valid CDL License (or ability to obtain within three (3) months of hire?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 13. In the last five years, were you subject to D.O.T. regulations for any position you held?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 14. If you answer YES to the above, please indicate the following: Name of business(es), Job title(s) held, Dates of employment
  Yes Yes    No No
* 15. Hours of this position are typically M-F 7:00 am -3:30 pm. (Labor Day through Memorial Day - Winter Hours) and M-F 6:00 am - 2:30 p.m. (Memorial Day through Labor Day - Summer Hours). Are you able to meet the hours requirement of this position?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 16. The starting pay rate for this position is $23.32 per hour. Please indicate if this rate of pay is acceptable to you. Failure to agree to the starting wage will exclude your application from further consideration.

* 17. Must supply and maintain own tools. Minimum of 1/4" to 1/2" Rachets, 1/4" to 1/2" Sockets, and Wrenches of <1 1/2". Are you able to meet this requirement?
  Yes Yes    No No
* 18. Are you requesting Veterans Preference as stipulated in Nebraska Statutes § 48-225 to 48-231? Such preference includes initial employment or a return to employment with the State of Nebraska or its governmental subdivisions if termination of previous employment was for other than disciplinary reasons.
  Yes Yes    No No
* 19. Sarpy County complies with Nebraska Veterans' Preference Laws. If you are claiming Veterans' Preference you must attach Form DD214 (prefer member form 4) and if applicable, documents showing you receive or are eligible to receive benefits from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The spouse of a 100% disable veteran may claim preference by providing the Form DD214, Proof of Disability and a marriage certificate. The spouse of a service member may claim preference and is limited to the time the service member is on active duty and up to 180 days after discharge/separation from service. DO YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THESE STIPULATIONS?
  Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
Checkbox N/A - does not apply
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