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Field Service Mechanic

About Dennis' 7 Dees

Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers is a growing Equal Opportunity Employer, based in Portland, OR. We work collaboratively with all of our clients to provide landscaping and gardening solutions that fit their needs. We engage in all areas of landscaping, including maintenance, construction and design for commercial and residential projects.

Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, customer service, and employee growth. Dennis’ 7 Dees provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development. We have an excellent and diversified benefits package including medical for eligible employees, paid time off, paid holidays, weekly pay dates and an employee discount.

 

Position Summary

As a Field Service Mechanic, you will make sure our landscape crews have vehicles and landscape equipment that is in great mechanical condition, looks professional and is safe to use.  To thrive in this position you’ll need 4+ years of vehicle repair and service experience, 2+ years of experience in small engine repairs, and your own hand tools.  You will be responsible to perform preventative maintenance, diagnostics and repair on vehicles, landscaping equipment, both in the shop and in the field on job sites or breakdown locations.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In depth knowledge of vehicle and large landscape equipment repair and preventative maintenance
  • In depth knowledge of small engine repair and preventative maintenance
  • Knowledge of basic welding (stick, wire and gas)
  • Knowledge of hydraulics
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to work alone
  • Must be able to understand, read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Be proficient with a variety of hand tools, diagnostic tools, power tools, and multi-meters
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment with a general degree of efficiency common to the landscape industry.
  • Ability to perform equipment inspections on most types of equipment
  • Demonstrates competency in the following mechanical functions:  brake service, electrical service, engine tune-up and service, troubleshooting engine problems, engine overhaul, transmission service, diesel engine repair, welding and fabrication, small engine repair, large landscape equipment, hydraulics service, and trailer service.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.

 

Education and Experience

 Required

  • 4 years of experience in diagnostic, repair and service of vehicles
  • 2 years of experience in diagnostic, repair and service of all types of small engines, including hydrostatic mowers.
  • Must provide own hand tools

Preferred

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet company guidelines for driver eligibility.

 

Duties             

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

  1. Repair and perform preventative maintenance as directed on work orders on vehicles and large landscape equipment, including but not limited to trenchers, excavator, skid steer, farm tractor and forklifts.
  2. Repair and perform preventative maintenance as directed on work order on small landscape equipment, including but not limited to blowers, string trimmers, edgers, large mowers (36” and above) and 21” mowers.
  3. Examine equipment to determine extent of damage or malfunctions
  4. Adjust, clean, lubricate, disassemble and repair functional and broken parts of mechanical devices as necessary.  This includes some welding.
  5. Change and sharpen blades
  6. Determine if a vehicle should be Out-of-Service (OOS) based on service standards
  7. Perform Annual Vehicle Inspections adhering to the standards set by FMCSA.
  8. Perform brake maintenance and inspections as required and in the manner outlined by the FMCSA part 396.
  9. Perform safety inspections on equipment; maintain quality standards and is responsible for safety of vehicles
  10. Place orders for non-stocked parts as needed
  11. Keep accurate inventory of parts and replenish as needed
  12. Keep accurate, legible and timely paperwork documenting repairs and preventive maintenance
  13. Report any serious maintenance problems, unusual findings, equipment abuse or safety hazards to manager
  14. Thorough and productive within standard repair time
  15. Maintains a clean and organized work space
  16. Participates in training programs and meetings
  17. Willingness to continue education, assist and train co-workers, and  be actively in search of knowledge and certification
  18. Uses repair manuals to insure proper procedure for repairs
  19. Answer road calls and travel (to job site or breakdown location) for repairs of all equipment and vehicle breakdowns
  20. Must maintain a state driver’s license and meet company guidelines for driver eligibility if driving for company.
  21. Works safely
  22. Understand and comply with all company policies
  23. Regular attendance and punctual for scheduled shift
  24. Performs other related duties as assigned

 

Expected Hours of Work

Monday to Friday, ideally 7a-4:30p.  Overtime and weekends may be required to complete a task or in peak times.  Must be able to work a fluctuating schedule.

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