Job Description for Equipment Mechanic

Position Announcement
Position Information
Job Title:
Equipment Mechanic
Wage and Salary:
$27.93 per hour
Application review will begin:
September 30, 2022
Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Job Description:

Jefferson County’s Highway Department works diligently to keep our roads safe by upgrading, repairing, and maintaining 390 lane-miles of State Highways (100 lane-miles are located on Interstate Highway 94), 521 lane-miles of County Trunk Highways, and various Town Highways as requested. These responsibilities include reconstructing and resurfacing county and town highways, remove snow and prevent ice accumulation, install signs, maintain and repair department equipment, perform welding tasks for equipment, issue permits to install driveways on County Trunk Highways, provide emergency assistance, and support other county departments in completion of special projects.

The Highway Department is seeking an individual to perform equipment troubleshooting and diagnostic testing along with skilled maintenance and repair work on County vehicles, trucks, heavy equipment, and other equipment.  To be successful in this position, you will be focusing on the below responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of repair and maintenance tasks on department vehicles and equipment, performing work according to service manuals, schematics, and hydraulic flow charts.
  • Performs routine to complex maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs on all types of vehicles and equipment to include heavy construction equipment; loaders; dump trucks; and small engines and small equipment repairs.
  • Performs preventative maintenance of light to heavy equipment; including changing oil and filters, lubricating and checking fluids, belts, hoses, tires, and brake systems.
  • Estimates cost and time to determine the most cost-effective methods of repair.   Records parts used, work completed, and time spent on assignments.
  • Receives and completes work orders and prioritizes tasks
  • Performs other duties as assigned or that may develop

Starting wage: $27.93/hour; 40 hours/week

Benefits: Eligible for our excellent benefit package with details at the below link


Qualifications Needed:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with three years’ experience and/or training required; or an Associate degree and one year experience

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Four years related experience and/or training; or a bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of education and

Applications will be accepted, as long as, position is posted, however, initial screening of applicants will begin: September 30, 2022

Application and position details are available at or

Jefferson County Human Resources: 311 S. Center Ave. Room 111, Jefferson, WI  53549.

Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer