Equipment Mechanic I/II/III

City of Watsonville , California


Job Information 

Temporary

Public Works and Utilities

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$20.63 - $34.61 Hourly

Application Deadline 

Continuous

08/06/2020 05:00 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

This position will be filled at either the Equipment Mechanic I, II, or III level depending on the level of qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

DEFINITION
Equipment Mechanic I
To service and perform preventative maintenance on City automotive and mechanical equipment; and to assist mechanics in mechanical repair work. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class is responsible for maintaining safe vehicle operating conditions and assisting mechanics with the repair/servicing of City vehicles and equipment. This classification operates at an apprentice level of classification.

Equipment Mechanic II

To inspect, diagnose, maintain, and repair the City's automotive, construction, and other power-driven equipment. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class performs skilled mechanical maintenance and repair work on a variety of equipment to include both gasoline and diesel powered engines. This job class functions at a journey level of classification.

Equipment Mechanic III

To perform a wide variety of inspection, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance work on a variety of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and other equipment in the City’s automotive and equipment repair facility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Equipment Mechanic II
This job class performs skilled mechanical maintenance and repair work on a variety of equipment to include both gasoline and diesel powered engines. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class functions at a journey level of classification.

Equipment Mechanic III

This job class functions at a master level of classification and requires technical knowledge and skill in the mechanical trade. This job class may train, direct, and monitor the work of others in a lead capacity in the accomplishment of specific projects as assigned. This job class performs more difficult maintenance and repair assignments related to automotive, construction, and other power driven equipment.

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SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Equipment Mechanic II/Equipment Mechanic III
Receives direct supervision from the Supervising Equipment Mechanic or other Public Works and Utilities Management personnel as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Equipment Mechanic I

  •   Follows a preventative maintenance schedule to assure City vehicles and equipment are in good repair

  •   Assists mechanics in performing mechanical maintenance and repair work as assigned

  •   Fills gas tanks; adds and changes oil, lubricates vehicles inspects and fills gear boxes with lubricant

  •   Washes and steam cleans vehicles and parts

  •   Checks and replaces batteries, battery cables, fan belts, air filters, oil filters, wiper blades, and

    other parts

  •   Changes, repairs, and balances tires

  •   Services transmissions; changes filter and fluid

  •   Inspects and repairs minor electrical problems

  •   Inspects vehicles for worn or loose parts; checks for hydraulic and exhaust leaks; inspects and/or

    replaces brake pads and shoes

  •   Brings need for repairs to the attention of the Equipment Maintenance Supervisor

  •   Keeps records of parts used and labor performed; maintains inventory of fuel and oil

  •   Picks up and delivers vehicles and parts

  •   Maintains the equipment shop in neat, clean, and orderly condition

  •   Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required

    Equipment Mechanic II/III

    Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  •   performs skilled maintenance and repair work on gas and diesel powered vehicles and other

    equipment to include automobiles, trucks, tractors, back hoe, loader, grader, and mower

  •   inspects and diagnoses automotive and mechanical defects, and determines corrective action

    required to repair such defects

  •   overhauls, repairs, and adjusts engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches

  •   performs automotive electrical and computer control system inspection and repair work

  •   tunes-up engines, replacing ignition parts, cleaning, and carburetors

  •   replaces or repairs faulty parts, including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers,

    exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment

  •   repairs and replaces such components as generators, distributors, relays, lights, and switches, air

    brakes, air valves, shoes and drums

  •   performs front-end alignments and repairs

  •   repairs and adjusts gasoline generators, water pumps, and air compressors

  •   transforms automobiles into police cars; installs equipment such as lights, push bars, gun racks,

    etc.

  •   performs welding work to adapt or fabricate parts and equipment

  •   carries out a preventative maintenance program

  •   changes and repairs tires; re-aligns wheels

  •   maintains work, time, and materials records

  •   makes field and emergency repairs as necessary

  •   may train other shop personnel as assigned

  •   performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required

    In addition to the above, duties of the Equipment Mechanic III may include:

  •   performs the more difficult and skilled maintenance and repair assignments

  •   trains and instructs employees in proper and safe methods and practices of vehicular repair and

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maintenance and equipment operation

  •   inspects, diagnoses, and repairs automobiles, diesel and gasoline trucks, construction equipment, tools and other power-driven equipment

  •   diagnoses, schedules, and repairs fire apparatus problems

  •   writes repair orders; uses computer to track status of repair orders, monitors vehicle maintenance

    records, and generates a variety of related reports

  •   fabricates parts and equipment; operates electrode, arc, wire feed, and oxy-acetylene welders

  •   makes emergency repairs on equipment in the field or shop

  •   performs periodic safety inspections on large trucks; works with police officers who perform

    random inspections; corrections cited information

  •   oversees execution of a preventative maintenance program; maintains work, time, and material

    records

  •   establishes and maintains effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance

    of required duties

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS Equipment Mechanic I Knowledge of:

  •   the servicing and minor maintenance of automotive and other power-driven equipment

  •   oils, gases, lubricating devices, and other tools and materials used in servicing equipment

  •   methods and materials used in cleaning and washing automotive equipment

  •   safe work practices

    Ability to:

  •   lubricate a wide variety of mechanical equipment

  •   maintain basic time, mileage, and servicing records

  •   read manufacturer's lubrication charts

  •   identify automotive parts and supplies

  •   effectively and tactfully communicate in both oral and written forms

  •   operate City equipment

  •   meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties

  •   establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of

    required duties

  •   Grasp with right and left hands

  •   Use fine hand manipulation

  •   Perform manual labor involving frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting, climbing and carrying

    of weights up to 50 lbs.

  •   Hear and distinguish various sounds, such as abnormal equipment sounds, voices of co-workers

    in noisy environments, pager, cell phone, etc.

  •   provide and maintain the basic tools necessary to perform the work above

    Equipment Mechanic II/III Knowledge of:

  •   tools, equipment, and procedures used in the overhaul, repair, and adjustment of automotive and other power-driven equipment

  •   the operation and care of internal combustion engines and their components

  •   uses of equipment shop tools and equipment

  •   methods used in electric-arc and acetylene welding

  •   basic recordkeeping

    Ability to:

  •   inspect automotive and other power-driven equipment to locate malfunctions and estimate the time and cost of repairs

  •   perform minor and major mechanical repairs on automotive construction, and other power- driven equipment

  •   use a variety of tools with skill and safety

  •   maintain shop and repair records

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  •   understand and follow oral and written directions

  •   meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties

  •   establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of

    required duties

  •   provide and maintain the basic tools necessary to perform the work above

  •   grasp with right and left hands

  •   use fine hand manipulation

  •   perform manual labor involving frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting, climbing and carrying

    of weights up to 50 lbs.

  •   hear and distinguish various sounds, such as abnormal equipment sounds, voices of co-workers

    in noisy environments, pager, cell phones, etc.

    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

    Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities is:
    Equipment Mechanic I:

 One year of experience involving the servicing or performance of minor mechanical maintenance or automotive and equipment servicing work.

Equipment Mechanic II:

 Minimum one year of journey level experience in the repair and maintenance of a variety of gasoline and diesel engines.

Equipment Mechanic III:

 Minimum two years of journey level experience in the repair and maintenance of a variety of gasoline and diesel engines.

LICENSE

 Possession at the time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license, including a safe driving record.

APPOINTMENT AND BENEFITS

The position benefits include vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The City offers Public Employees Retirement System benefits. Employees shall pay the full employee share of CalPERS contribution. The candidate selected will be appointed for a 12-month probationary period. Names of successful candidates who do not receive a job offer will be placed on an employment list which normally remains effective for one year. The Human Resources Department may abolish an Employment List at any time the needs of the City so require. This position is represented by the Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3) bargaining unit.

APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS

Applications must be submitted online or mailed to the Human Resources Department located at 275 Main Street, Suite 400, 4TH floor, Watsonville, CA 95076, by the filing deadline. No postmarks accepted. To apply online, visit the City’s website at www.cityofwatsonville.org. All candidates will receive written notification after applications have been screened for requirement compliance. Interview dates will be announced at a later time.

Prior to appointment to the position of Equipment Mechanic I, II, or III, a medical examination and Department of Justice LiveScan fingerprinting will be required.

The City of Watsonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages workplace diversity. The City of Watsonville is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by including people with disabilities in all of its programs and activities.

NOTE: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CONTRACT, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND ANY PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS BULLETIN MAY BE MODIFIED OR REVISED WITHOUT NOTICE.

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