Service Mechanic

May 7, 2023
York, SC
Job Type



York County is located in the Piedmont region, between the Broad River and the Catawba River. Its diverse landscape is home to family-friendly towns/cities, a progressive urban region and lakefront communities. We are excited that you want to join our team and recognize that our employees are the foundation for our success.

Mission Statement - York County provides quality public services in an open, efficient, and responsive manner.

Vision Statement - York County provides an environment where all citizens and businesses can thrive and succeed.


We invite you to apply to join our team as a full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt Service Mechanic to join our team with the Public Works Department, Solid Waste Collection Division. This position will serve as a technician for maintaining production equipment required to produce products with minimum downtime, which may include the inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of equipment for the Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Division; performing general building and grounds maintenance work as assigned; preparing maintenance records utilizing an electronic work order system; and performing related technical work as required.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (40 hours per week); currently working 4 / 10 hour shifts.

Benefits: Participation in the South Carolina Retirement System, comprehensive medical benefits, sick, vacation and 11 paid holidays plus 3 optional holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of division equipment; ensures prompt response to both routine and emergency maintenance and repair requests; assists in scheduling tasks according to priority.
  • Inspects, services, maintains, troubleshoots, provides preventive maintenance, and/or repairs division equipment and systems, including but not limited to hydraulic systems on compactors, electrical and mechanical systems which includes automation equipment, conveyor belt and baler equipment, heating and air conditioning equipment, plumbing fixtures, water wells and pumps, etc. Ability to drive county vehicles required to perform this essential task.
  • Troubleshoots problems on production lines and takes corrective action within a time manner. Ensures the proper adjustments off all production process relevant parameters.
  • Routinely performs construction, carpentry, welding, fabrications, concrete, painting, and landscaping at Collection and Recycling Centers, Material Processing Facility, and other areas as required.
  • Monitors equipment and part inventory and initiates resupply of necessary parts in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Provides documentation of completed work using electronic work order system and keeps supervisor and coworkers informed regarding maintenance and repair status.
  • Operates a county vehicle, automated sorting line, automated bailer, hydraulic compactors, stick welder, MIG welder, skid steer loader, forklift, roll-off truck, mulcher, lawn mowers, weed eaters, HVAC equipment, chain saws, paint sprayer, voltage meter, cutting/welding tools, etc.; uses various hand and power tools; exercises care and safety in the use and maintenance of equipment and tools required to complete assigned tasks.

    Other Duties:

  • Makes emergency service calls for disabled equipment; responds to after-hours emergency calls.
  • Repairs, sand blasts, welds, and paints all closed top, open top, and recycling boxes.
  • Maintains and repairs security fencing and gates.
  • Assists with special events of the division as directed.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints regarding areas of responsibility.
  • Attends training, workshops, meetings, etc. as appropriate to maintain or enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with division and County policies and procedures, and standards of quality and safety.


About you -
Experience and Education:

  • Associates degree and/or specialized vocational training and three (3) years of experience.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must possess a valid state Class B Commercial driver's license (Class A Preferred).
  • Valid CPR and First Aid Certification.

Applicants with equivalent experience and/or education may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Attributes


  • Knowledge of operating, maintaining, and repairing complex machinery and equipment that requires extensive training and experience.
  • Knowledge of recycling industries standards and specifications.
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, carpentry, engine, fabrication/welding, heavy equipment, PLCs and other specialized trades. Requires reading technical instructions, procedures, manuals, and charts to solve practical problems.

    Skills, Abilities/Attributes:

  • A bility to gather, organize, analyze, examine, or evaluate data or information and to prescribe action based on such data or information.
  • Ability to give information, guidance, or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment; may give directions or assignments to helpers or assistants.
  • Ability to perform skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem-solving.
  • Skilled using basic algebra involving variables and formulas and/or basic geometry involving plane and solid figures, circumferences, areas, and volumes, and/or computing discounts and interest rates.
  • Ability to work in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures, but with many variations from the routine.


Physical and Dexterity Requirements:

Requires medium-to-heavy work that involves sitting, walking, standing, gripping or feeling with hands, reaching with hands and arms, climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling, talking or hearing, tasting or smelling, and lifting up to 100 pounds 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Vision Requirements:

The job requires close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

Potential Environmental Conditions/Hazards:

The job may risk exposure to indoor environment, outdoor environment, noise, extreme temperatures, bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, moisture and/or humidity, vibration, fumes, and/or gases, mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, explosive hazards, burn hazards, and potential for violence or physical altercations.


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York County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. The County seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, a qualified and diverse workforce, will be affirmed. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Closing Date/Time: 2023-05-19

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