An incumbent in this class is responsible for overseeing and participating in the maintenance, repair, and preparation of voting machines for elections.
Supervises 10 to 12 seasonal voting machine mechanics.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to the Administrative Director and is responsible for supervising and participating in pre-election servicing and inspection of machines, and preparing machines for elections. An incumbent also performs the major repairs of voting machines which requires removal of component parts. A class incumbent recruits, schedules and conducts training for seasonal mechanics involved in routine maintenance, servicing and inspection of election machines.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Supervises and prepares machines for inspection prior to election for each representative district. Prepares machines includes but is not limited to lifting and setting up the machines, packing them with ballots, testing operation of machines, and closing the machines.
Supervises and participates in pre-election servicing and inspection of voting machines to ensure proper operation.
Makes major repairs of machines such as straightening machine frames to correct torsion damage, replacing public counters, motors and transmission assemblies.
Rebuilds component parts and fabricates out of stock parts, as necessary.
Trains and instructs other technicians in the routine maintenance, servicing and inspection of voting machines.
Maintains inventory of tools and parts.
Maintains records and prepares reports.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of mechanical operation of a voting machine and its components.
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the mechanical trades.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the maintenance and repair of electrical systems.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices and procedures.
Skill in the diagnosis of equipment malfunction and correcting the problem.
Skill in the care and use of tools, machinery and equipment used in the trade.
Ability to supervise and participate in mechanical work
Ability to keep records and prepare written reports
Ability to train other technicians.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Senior Voting Machine Technician Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Six months experience in troubleshooting electronic equipment.
Six months experience in using electronic test equipment and hand tools.
Six months experience in record keeping.
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).