Equipment Mechanic II

  • City of West Sacramento
  • West Sacramento, California
  • Jun 25, 2019
Full Time Public Works
  • Salary: $47,616.00 - $57,876.00 Annually
  • Apply By: Jul 07, 2019

Summary

The City of West Sacramento is recruiting for an Equipment Mechanic II. The primary responsibility of this position would be servicing, repairing and maintaining Public Work's Heavy Duty, Off-Road, and Diesel equipment. Examples: Backhoes, Loaders, Dump trucks, Patch Trucks, Vacuum trucks, Street Sweepers, and Mowers. Secondary duties would be in support of the light duty and portable fleet, including the vacuum trucks and street sweepers.  
 
Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience working on heavy duty, off-road and diesel equipment; experience performing BIT inspections; and possess  training in the latest diesel technology, including DPF.

An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out in its entirety.  The NEOGOV on-line application is considered to be an official City application. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly.  Incomplete information on the application may be cause for disqualification.  In addition, the applicant must submit a resume & answers to the supplemental questions.  Applications, resumes and supplemental questionnaires will be screened for qualifications.  Depending upon the number of qualified applicants, additional screening criteria may be utilized. The most qualified applicants will be invited to the next step in the recruitment process. Those applicants successfully passing all phases of the recruitment process will be placed on an eligibility list.  The top scoring candidates will be referred to the department for further consideration.

DEFINITION:  The Equipment Mechanic I/II performs a variety of tasks necessary to service, repair and maintain City vehicles and equipment.    
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  The Equipment Mechanic I initially performs tasks with instruction and supervision.  As experience increases, the Equipment Mechanic I is expected to work independently and exercise judgment.  The Equipment Mechanic II receives general direction from his/her supervisor.  No direct supervision of staff is exercised.
 
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:  The Equipment Mechanic I is the entry level in this series.  The Equipment Mechanic II is the journey level of this classification series.   
 
Advancement to the Equipment Mechanic II level shall occur after satisfactorily performing the duties of an Equipment Mechanic I for two (2) years.  Satisfactory performance means an overall satisfactory or higher rating on the performance evaluation during the last evaluation period.  An employee may be advanced to the Equipment Mechanic II level in less than two (2) years if the employee's performance is noted as exceptional by the Department Head and the employee is recommended for early advancement by the Department Head

Job Description

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Illustrative Only):  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
 

  • Performs preventive maintenance work on vehicles and equipment including lubrication and oil changes as specified.
  • Updates and maintains vehicle servicing data in the Preventive Maintenance Program.
  • Services batteries, transmissions and other mechanical parts.
  • Performs comprehensive safety inspections on vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs general repair, installation and servicing work on a variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Assists in general maintenance and cleanliness of shop area.
  • Inspects vehicles for loose or worn parts and hydraulic and exhaust leaks.
  • Diagnoses mechanical, electrical and hydraulic problems on light and heavy gasoline and diesel automobiles, trucks and stationary motors.
  • Estimates scope of and time required for repairs.
  • Brings needed repairs to the attention of the appropriate supervisor with recommendations and costs of repair work.
  • Makes emergency repairs in the field as necessary.
  • Prepares a variety of reports.
  • Prepares and monitors equipment maintenance budget.
  • Picks up and delivers vehicles to outside garages.
  • Picks up parts.
  • Installs City emblems and numbers.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
 
Education:  High school diploma or equivalent. 
 
Experience:  Equipment Mechanic II: Two (2) years experience comparable to an Equipment Mechanic I.   Three (3) years of experience involving the servicing or minor mechanical maintenance of automotive or other power-driven equipment.  An additional year of experience may substitute for the education requirement.  Completion of a vehicle mechanical repair training program is preferred.
 
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  Equipment Mechanic II:  Possession of a valid Class "A" California driver's license within one (1) year of appointment and maintenance of license pursuant to the Department of Transportation regulations. 
 

Special Instructions

The City of West Sacramento is recruiting for an Equipment Mechanic II. The primary responsibility of this position would be servicing, repairing and maintaining Public Work's Heavy Duty, Off-Road, and Diesel equipment. Examples: Backhoes, Loaders, Dump trucks, Patch Trucks, Vacuum trucks, Street Sweepers, and Mowers. Secondary duties would be in support of the light duty and portable fleet, including the vacuum trucks and street sweepers.  
 
Preference will be given to candidates with extensive experience working on heavy duty, off-road and diesel equipment; experience performing BIT inspections; and possess  training in the latest diesel technology, including DPF.

An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out in its entirety.  The NEOGOV on-line application is considered to be an official City application. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly.  Incomplete information on the application may be cause for disqualification.  In addition, the applicant must submit a resume & answers to the supplemental questions.  Applications, resumes and supplemental questionnaires will be screened for qualifications.  Depending upon the number of qualified applicants, additional screening criteria may be utilized. The most qualified applicants will be invited to the next step in the recruitment process. Those applicants successfully passing all phases of the recruitment process will be placed on an eligibility list.  The top scoring candidates will be referred to the department for further consideration.

Additional Information

Supplemental information

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work in a shop environment; lifting, climbing and stooping; exposures to dust, grease, and noise.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDSMust possess mobility to work in a standard shop setting and use and operate a variety of tools, power tools, equipment and machinery; to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; to identify mechanical issues, to identify and locate parts and repair tools/equipment, to inspect, analyze and diagnose problems with automobiles, trucks, and a variety of gasoline and diesel powered maintenance and construction equipment; strength, stamina and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; color vision to read various dials, gauges and identify color-coded cables and wires; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The job involves walking and working on slippery or uneven surfaces. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach and climb to perform work; lift, move, and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 70 pounds.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS:  Employees primarily work in the centralized maintenance shop and are exposed to loud noise levels, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, dust, paint fumes, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, grease, oils, solvents, machinery with extremely hot surfaces and/or moving parts, and moving objects or other vehicles. Employees may interact with upset staff when trying to diagnose and/or resolve an equipment related problem.