Bilingual (Spanish/English) Mechanic - Holy Cross Cemetery

Mechanic performs mechanical maintenance and repairs; and/or performs welder and irrigation functions. Makes working adjustments and minor maintenance and repairs and may operate heavier equipment and a variety of other cemetery tasks as assigned.
DUTIES AND Responsibilities:
Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.
o Renders preventative maintenance to cemetery vehicles and machinery on scheduled basis; repairs vehicles and equipment as necessary.
o Maintains tools and mechanical equipment in good order and ensures their security.
o May install and maintain irrigation system(s) according to specifications.
o Repairs main water lines, sprinkler system clocks, fencing and does other heavy repairs.
o Safely operate heavy equipment, the backhoe, mower, sweeper, trimmer, dump truck or other cemetery equipment, as needed.
o Removes flowers; cares for vases, as needed.
o Gathers and removes trash; maintains working shop in a clean, orderly and safe manner.
o Assists priests, patrons and funeral directors as necessary.
o May train other ground workers and is responsible for safe and careful handling of all cemetery property and equipment; makes certain of its proper use and security.
o Inform Manager/Supervisor of needed maintenance or repairs to equipment, or buildings and submits monthly inspection reports.
o Evaluates and recommends the need for equipment and sprinkler system maintenance and repairs.
o Maintains accurate records and reports and inventories of all supplies and submits them to Manager/Supervisor monthly.
o Maintains good personal appearance; conducts self in a manner befitting funerals and respect for the dead.
o Follows, enforces, and maintain safety rules and regulations. May instruct other grounds personnel in cemetery safety procedures and policies; maintains accurate records and a safe work environment.
o Maintains cooperative and positive work relationships with management and co-workers.
o May assist a Manager/Supervisor in the reviewing and evaluation of other grounds personnel.
o Works with management to accommodate special circumstances with patrons.
o Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM Qualifications:
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:
o General education sufficient to understand and observe written and oral instructions, directions and safety rules.
o Minimum of three years experience in all phases of cemetery grounds/maintenance operations.
o Courses or training to include mechanics and mechanical preventative maintenance; water system construction repair, and equipment operation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
o Basic English language usage.
o Application of training in procedures and safety practices relative to interments/entombments and disinterments/disentombments.
o Mechanical, electrical and cooling system repair.
o Proper scheduling for preventative maintenance on all cemetery equipment.
o Excavating, hauling, dumping, edging and trimming equipment operation and repair.
o Lawn, grounds, and equipment maintenance.
Skill in:
o Interpersonal relations.
o Training, coaching and directing the work of others.
o Maintaining positive public relations with patrons, funeral directors, priests, and vendors.
o Safe and efficient use of required machinery and equipment.
Ability to:
o Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
o Plan and complete job on own initiative.
o Perform repairs and maintenance own after initial instruction from Supervisor.
o Train, assign and delegate workload, as needed.
o Lift objects and/or equipment weighing a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted and be able to lift heavier objects with the aid of other grounds workers.
o Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping and walking.
o Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, waist, and arms.

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