County of Alameda

Heavy Equipment Oiler-Greaser (#9460)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$47.70-$47.70 Hourly / $3,816.00-$3,816.00 BiWeekly /
$8,268.00-$8,268.00 Monthly / $99,216.00-$99,216.00 Yearly

Under general supervision, to grease, service, and make minor repairs on heavy equipment such as tractors, graders, and trucks; and to do related work as required.


Heavy Equipment Oiler-Greasers, under supervision of the Heavy Equipment Shop Supervisor, grease, service, and make minor repairs on heavy equipment that is generally located out in the field. They are distinguished from Heavy Equipment Mechanics by not being assigned to diagnose or perform major repairs on heavy equipment.

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. Receives daily written and verbal work orders; drives a service truck to deliver fuel, oil, and grease to equipment in the field; services equipment, draining and changing oil, changing filters, cleaning air filters and breathers, and checking and replenishing lubricant in rear ends, transmissions and gear boxes.

2. Fills out service reports on equipment and daily materials consumption and time reports.

Either I

The equivalent of one year of full-time experience working in the class of Heavy Equipment Mechanic Helper or Heavy Truck Driver in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)



The equivalent of two years of recent paid, full-time experience as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic Helper or Heavy Equipment Oiler.


Possession of a valid State of California Class A Operator's license with all endorsements.

Special Requirement:

Federal law and County policy requires that positions in the class of Heavy Equipment Oiler-Greaser are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

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 “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Preventive maintenance methods.
• Basic principles of routine operation and minor repair of heavy construction equipment.

Ability to:

• Drive trucks and heavy equipment to work areas.
• Use tools and equipment skillfully in the performance of duties.
• Work harmoniously with supervisory and operating personnel in servicing heavy equipment.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Prepare simple reports.

Revised 4/71
Retyped 2/77
Revised 7/78
Revised 11/8/93
Updated 6/95
Old document: 0881h
New document: Jobspecs/9460
CSC Date: 12/15/93


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

  • 12 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.


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