Placer County

Equipment Mechanic (#11611)

$27.46-$34.29 Hourly / $4,759.73-$5,943.60 Monthly / $57,116.80-$71,323.20 Yearly

Master Equipment Mechanic (#11613)

$30.27-$37.81 Hourly / $5,246.80-$6,553.73 Monthly / $62,961.60-$78,644.80 Yearly


DEFINITION

To perform skilled work in the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered automotive, road and construction equipment; to inspect motorized and mechanical equipment; and to diagnose mechanical problems and determine extent of necessary repairs.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Equipment Mechanic
This is the entry level class in the Equipment Mechanic series.  This class is distinguished from the journey by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.  Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgement on matters allocated to the journey level.  Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.  Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Master Equipment Mechanic
This is the full journey level class within the Equipment Mechanic series.  This class is distinguished from the Equipment Mechanic by the assignment of the full range of duties assigned.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Equipment Mechanic 
Receives immediate supervision from higher level supervisory staff.

Master Equipment Mechanic
Receives general supervision from higher level supervisory staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

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

  • Disassemble and assemble engines and perform minor and major overhaul and repairs on brake, electrical, fuel, lubrication, cooling, air conditioning, vacuum and hydraulic systems and drive trains; inspect and repair air pollution control devices, brakes and head lamps.
  • Install batteries, tires, wiring, windows and windshields; repair and paint bodies and fenders; lubricate and service equipment; provide roadside service and operate automotive and heavy equipment as needed; maintain appropriate records.
  • Cut, grind and weld, as required, to repair broken parts.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform general facility maintenance and clean-up tasks; order supplies; maintain various manuals.
  • Install and maintain equipment used in repair work.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Equipment Mechanic

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of responsible experience performing repair on heavy equipment and diesel engines.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by additional specialized training in heavy equipment or diesel engine diagnostics, repair and maintenance.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to the completion of the probationary period, a valid Class B driver's license with air brake, tanker and hazardous materials endorsements.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
 
Master Equipment Mechanic

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to those of an Equipment Mechanic in Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by additional specialized training in heavy equipment or diesel engine diagnostics, repair and maintenance.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to the completion of the probationary period, a valid Class B driver's license with air brake, tanker and hazardous materials endorsements.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Equipment Mechanic

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of gasoline and diesel engine mechanics as applied to the maintenance and repair of automotive, road and construction equipment.
  • Tools, equipment and methods used in the diagnosis, overhaul, repair and adjustment of motor equipment.
  • Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations and observe safety rules.  Intermittently diagnose and analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others.
  • Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing installation or repair of equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Perform major and minor repairs on automotive, road and construction equipment.  Read and understand technical reports and instructions and schematic drawings and diagrams.
  • Use a forklift, hydraulic lift, hand cart, hand, air and power tools and welding tools and equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Master Equipment Mechanic

In addition to the qualifications for Equipment Mechanic:

Knowledge of:

  • Policies and procedures of either Fleet Services Division (Auburn) or Road Division (Tahoe).
  • Inspection and repair of automotive and heavy equipment air pollution control devices, head lamps and brakes.

Ability to:

  • Independently, diagnose problems and perform major and minor repairs on automotive, road and construction equipment; repair and fabricate parts and tools by cutting, grinding and welding; and read and understand technical reports and instructions and schematic drawings and diagrams.
  • Independently conduct inspection and repair of automotive and heavy equipment air pollution control devices, head lamps and brakes.

CLASS: 11611; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 2/13/2018;
CLASS: 11613; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 2/13/2018;