Automotive Machinist Job at San Francisco, San Francisco County, California

Automotive Machinist

City and County of San Francisco , California

Job Information 


Administrative Services

Mid Level


$8,361.00 - $8,361.00 Monthly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


Position Description:
Under general supervision, the Automotive Machinist performs skilled machinist work in the maintenance, repair, rebuild, overhaul and service of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and/or power-driven equipment, such as diesel trucks and buses, firefighting vehicles, compressors, alternators, generators, air compressors, air dryers, graders, backhoes, tractors, gas/diesel engines, automatic transmissions, differentials, small engines (lawn mowers, etc.), wheel chair lifts and electric motors (on carts, etc.).

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
Maintains, repairs, rebuilds, overhauls and services heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and/or power-driven equipment using hand tools, precision measuring tools (micrometers, dial bore gauges, calipers, etc.), power tools and machine tools such as lathes, drill presses, grinders, CNC boring and honing equipment, valve refacing machines, seat and guide machines, surfacers and other machine tools; designs, fabricates and welds parts (MIG, TIG, ARC welding); magnafluxing metals; maintains records of equipment mileage, service/repair logs, materials and parts logs, equipment and parts orders; responds to incoming emergency calls and may go to the site of the breakdown; may tow vehicles; inspects, tests and reviews vehicles and/or equipment as part of the preventive maintenance program; diagnoses malfunctions using test equipment, manufacturers’ specifications and repair manuals and observation in the shop and in the field to determine needed repairs; assists with ordering supplies, parts and materials necessary for the maintenance, repair and servicing of equipment and vehicles; drives city vehicles and/or operates equipment to diagnose malfunctions and to conduct final inspection of work completed. May fabricate, weld and cut with a torch. Performs related duties as required.

Nature of Work: involves some physical effort and considerable dexterity in the use of the fingers, limbs and body; wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); continuous exposure to physical and working conditions where minor injuries may occur. May be required to work nights, weekends and/or holidays.


High school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination)

A combination of journey-level experience and/or apprenticeship training as an automotive machinist or heavy-duty mechanic totaling six (6) years in which the major duties were disassembling, repairing, overhauling and installing mechanical, electrical and hydraulic assemblies in heavy duty and off-road vehicles and power-driven equipment. To be considered qualifying, this experience must include the use of machine tools such as valve re-facers, hydraulic and drill presses, lathes and grinders.*

License and Certification:
Possession of at least a Class C (or III) driver license at the time of application; ability to obtain a Class B (or II) driver license and Medical Certificate at the time of appointment. Positions at some city departments require that the candidate must be able to obtain a Class A (or I) driver license with Medical Certificate within six (6) months of the time of appointment. Failure to maintain the required license may be cause for termination.

Completion of the CA Division of Apprenticeship Standards recognized Automotive Machinist apprenticeship program with the City and County of San Francisco as evidenced by issuance of a Certificate of Completion of the City’s apprenticeship program under the appropriate authority will substitute for the six (6) years combined work experience.

Applicants must meet minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

*A. Experience solely as a passenger car mechanic, aircraft or stationary engine mechanic is not qualifying.

B. Experience in a machine shop that does not involve all the duties listed is not qualifying.

C. Applicants should clearly indicate the types of machine tools they have used in the work experience section on their application.

D. One-year full-time employment is considered equivalent to 2000 hours (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work eek). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.


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