County of Alameda

Automatic Guided Vehicle Technician (#9232)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$42.29-$44.53 Hourly / $3,383.20-$3,562.40 BiWeekly /
$7,330.27-$7,718.53 Monthly / $87,963.20-$92,622.40 Yearly

Under general supervision, to perform preventive mechanical and electronic maintenance and repair work on automatic guided vehicle (AGV) systems; and to perform other related duties.


Positions in the class of Automatic Guided Vehicle Technician are located in the General Services Agency's Building Maintenance Department at the Santa Rita Jail facility.  This class is distinguished from the class of Building Equipment Maintenance Worker in that the latter class performs the maintenance and repair of plumbing fixtures, heating, ventilating, refrigeration and electrical equipment, while the class of AGV Technician performs the maintenance and repair on the material handling vehicle system.

NOTE:  The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1.  Maintains and repairs AGVs, and associated electronic, computer and mechanical equipment through use of standard preventive maintenance practices, proper use of industry standard test equipment, and operating heavy automated machinery.

2.  Keeps constant check on wiring components and mechanical devices through use of multi-meters, oscilloscopes and other accurate measuring devices.

3.  Maintains system using Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) along with Wi-Fi.

4.  Repairs, troubleshoots and replaces as needed printed circuit boards and electronic components as well as the network for the AGV Systems.

5.  Maintains and repairs guide paths, which involve cutting, drilling, patching of concrete sidewalks and floors.

6.  Repairs embedded wiring, and ensure the integrity of all infloor connections.  

7.  Clears collisions and back-up problems of the system, and troubleshoots and corrects vehicle and system errors. 

8.  Repairs and maintains various types of carts associated with the AGV system.

9.  Welds various materials.

10. Repairs and troubleshoots other mechanical equipment and electronic components, including the batter charging station interface, ovens, fire life safety system interfaces and other low voltage systems.

11. Calculates cost estimates, attains quotes for products and services, and works with vendors to complete projects related to  AGV systems.

12. Serves as the Distribution network's troubleshooting expert and technical resource during equipment escalations.

13. Assists with special projects and assignments within the classification.


The equivalent of one (1) year of full time experience in the maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment.

Special Requirements:

Employees are required to obtain and maintain security clearance.

  • Work in confined spaces.
  • Work in close proximity to inmates

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination. 


NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Example of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

  • Common tools, materials, equipment and methods used in the repair of electronic vehicles.
  • Equipment and methods used in welding.
  • Schematics and ladder relay logic.
  • Design techniques in digital electronics.
  • Basic electricity.
  • Basic electronics.
  • Computers and software.
  • Safety requirements, practices, and procedures.

Ability to:
  • Gather and analyze data to diagnose and correct vehicle problems.
  • Perform mathematical operations and calculations.
  • Communicate orally and in writing.
  • Use a variety of basic hand tools.
  • Follow general and detailed verbal and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees and the general public.

TAT:ara 2/91
RSS:pb Item # Change 7/91
Old doc: 1147h
New doc: Jobspecs/9232.doc
CSC Date: 7/31/91
JC:pf Rev. 6/27/02
CSC Date: 7/17/02
CH:cs 1/30/12
CSC Date: 2/8/12
EL:ah Revised 07/11/18
CSC Date: 11/20/18


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.