We are looking to hire a small-engine repair mechanic for our equipment rental business. The ideal candidate can repair and maintain gasoline engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, lawnmowers, generators, and compressors. Work will be done on company and customer equipment. Bigfork Rentals, Inc. is an EOE and provides paid holidays, paid vacation, and paid sick leave. The salary is DOE. Please apply in person at 275 Swan Hwy / MT 83, Bigfork, MT 59911
The Small Engine Mechanic adjusts points, valves, carburetors, distributors, and spark plug gaps, using feeler gauges.
The Small Engine Mechanic reassembles engines after repair or maintenance work is complete.
The Small Engine Mechanic records repairs made, time spent, and parts used.
The Small Engine Mechanic performs routine maintenance such as cleaning and oiling parts, honing cylinders, and tuning ignition systems.
The Small Engine Mechanic obtains problem descriptions from customers, and prepares cost estimates for repairs.
The Small Engine Mechanic tests and inspects engines to determine malfunctions, to locate missing and broken parts, and to verify repairs, using diagnostic instruments.
The Small Engine Mechanic repairs or replaces defective parts such as magnetos, water pumps, gears, pistons, and carburetors, using hand tools.
The Small Engine Mechanic may sell parts and equipment as part of their job function.
The Small Engine Mechanic shows customers how to maintain equipment.
Additional tasks as requested
Knowledge requirements for Small Engine Mechanics
Mechanical- The Small Engine Mechanic needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Able to repair machines or systems using the needed tools.
Able to determine causes of operating errors and troubleshoot solutions in a timely manner.
Performs routine maintenance on equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Knows the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Proactively communicates if there may be a problem with a tool or machine.
Stihl and Honda certifications a plus, but not necessarily required
Motivated, organized, able to manage multiple tasks and manage time efficiently
Able to provide positive customer interaction
Minimum 25 years of age for insurance purposes
Current Montana Driver’s License
Must pass drug screen
No more than 1 driving accident or 2 tickets in the last 3 years, No DUI in the last 3 years
Knowledge of the surrounding area is helpful (or be able to map routes for possible service calls)
Computer skills in order to research/order parts as needed
40 hours per week plus overtime during busy summer season
Starting Salary DOE
We are a NO-Smoking facility