Job Opportunities

Please submit the following application:

Position Title:  Mechanic

Salary:  $24.76 / hour plus 5.25% increase after successful probation

Classification:  Full-time, Classified, Non-exempt

Filing Deadline:    Open until filled

Instructions:  Applicants interested in the above named position are to submit an employment application to the Clark County Engineer’s Office, 4075 Laybourne Road, Springfield, Ohio 45505, fax to (937) 328‐2473, or email Applications may be obtained in the Personnel office or online at   Applicants needing accommodation in completing this application should contact the Clark County Engineer’s Office at (937) 521‐1803.  

General Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, repairs, maintains, and modifies county vehicles and equipment; makes service runs to job sites.

Essential Duties and Functions: 

  • Performs maintenance and repair on all county vehicles and equipment (e.g., tunes engines; rebuilds manual transmissions; rebuilds and replaces hydraulic systems; replaces and rebuilds brake and exhaust systems; changes oil and other fluids; replaces head lights, signal lights, and tires; etc.); operates test equipment to locate mechanical problems.
  • Modifies vehicles and equipment (e.g., affixes snowplows, assists welder in affixing supports for specialty equipment, etc.).
  • Operates service truck for road service calls; picks up parts.
  • Operates loader truck to load grit, gravel, dirt, etc.
  • Maintains all required licenses and/or certificates.
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Attends workshops or training sessions related to duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Licensure, or Certification Requirements:    

  • Must possess a valid Class A commercial driver's license and the appropriate endorsement(s).
  • Knowledge of:  automotive and heavy equipment maintenance and repair; transmission repair; hydraulics; safety practices; department policies and procedures.*
  • Skill in:  equipment mechanics; heavy equipment operation; use of hand-held power tools.
  • Ability to:  understand manuals and verbal instructions technical in nature; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; lift and move up to eighty (80) pounds a distance of thirty (30) yards.
  • Any combination of education, training, or experience which evidences an advanced knowledge of maintenance and repair of heavy equipment. 

Equipment Operated:   

The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive. Loader, dump truck, heavy and light construction equipment, tractor trailer 

Inherently Hazardous or Physically Demanding Working Conditions: 

  • Floor openings, wall openings, and halls; open-sided floors, platforms, and runways; stairs.
  • Portable wood ladders.
  • Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms.
  • Noisy operations or activities.
  • Non-ionizing radiation.
  • Compressed gases:
    1. acetylene
    2. oxygen
  • Flammable and combustible liquids.
  • Spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials.
  • Dip tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids.
  • Chemical used or stored in excess of 100 pounds (16.6 gal).  (Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.)
  • Personal protective equipment such as eye or face, head, or foot protection; respiratory protection, or electrical protective devices.
  • The employee provides servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment which could accidentally become energized (lockout/tagout).
  • The employee works at handling material and supplies (includes mechanical handling equipment, the manner in which things are stored and housekeeping). 
  • The employee is exposed to, must negotiate, use, or work with or in the vicinity of:
    1. powered industrial truck
  • The employee is exposed to, must negotiate, use, or work with or in the vicinity of any of the following machinery:
    1. woodworking
    2. abrasive wheels
    3. mechanical power presses
    4. forging machine
  • Qualified and unqualified employees working on or near electrical wiring, cables, and other electrical transmitting equipment.
  • The employee works around chemicals (in containers or in the form of dust, mist, fumes, or vapors).
  • The employee works in or around trenches, ditches, and other excavations. 

General Duty:  Safe & Healthful Workplace: 

The employee:

  • Has exposure to potentially vicious animals.
  • Has exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy weather conditions.
  • Has exposure to hazardous driving conditions.
  • Works 2nd shift — 3rd shift when needed.
  • Works rotating shift when needed
  • Has exposure to shaking objects or surfaces.
  • Has exposure to second-hand smoke. 

 Clark County is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Compliance Employer, M/F V/H

Clark County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability or military status.