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MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
OCCUPATION CODE: 4749-03XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-07
FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE

    Independently performs semiskilled preventive, corrective and
    predictive maintenance tasks associated with the upkeep and
    operation of various types of mail processing, buildings and
    building equipment, customer service and delivery equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     1.  Independently performs preventive maintenance and minor
         repairs on plumbing, heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning
         low-voltage electrical systems, and other building systems and
         equipment.

     2.  Performs preventive maintenance and routine repairs on simple
         control circuitry, bearings, chains, sprockets, motors, belts
         and belting, and other moving parts or wearing surfaces of
         equipment.

     3.  Assembles, installs, replaces, repairs, modifies and adjusts
         all types of small operating equipment such as letter boxes
         mechanical scales, stamp vending equipment, building service
         equipment, mailhandling equipment and related equipment.

     4.  Under the direction of skilled maintenance employees, or
         clearly written instructions from either hard copy or
         electronic format, performs specific tasks related to
         disassembling equipment, replacing parts, relocating and
         reassembling equipment; assists higher level workers in
         locating and repairing equipment malfunctions.

     5.  Maintains an awareness of equipment operation, especially
         excessive heat, vibration, and noise, reporting malfunctions
         hazards or wear to supervisor.

     6.  Uses a variety of hand and power tools, gauging devices and
         test equipment required, or as directed, to perform the above
         tasks.

     7.  May drive a vehicle to transport tools, equipment, employees
         materials or in the normal performance of assigned duties.

     8.  Completes or initiates work record sheets, as required. Takes
         readings from meters, gauges, counters and other monitoring
         and measuring devices.  Maintains logs and other required
         records; reports on breakdowns and equipment being tested.

     9.  Follows established safety practices and requirements while
         performing all duties.

    10.  May serve as a working leader over a group of lower level
         employees assigned to a specific task.

    11.  Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

    Supervisor of unit to which assigned.

SELECTION METHOD


BARGAINING UNIT

    BLDG/EQUIP MAINT

KEY POSITION REFERENCE

    KP-0010


Doc Date: 02/16/2008   Occ Code: 4749-03XX

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