Placer Employment Opportunities

Equipment Mechanic

Recruitment #2021-11611-01

Introduction


Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com

Salary plus up to an additional $875 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who meet residency requirements.

POSITION INFORMATION

The Department of Public Works is hiring an Equipment Mechanic to work in Tahoe City, CA. To learn more about the Department of Public Works click here.

This recruitment will be open until filled. Applications are being screened on a routine basis and forwarded to the hiring authority for their review. The first screening deadline is February 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will then be screened on a bi-weekly basis.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

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

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives immediate 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

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. 

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.
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

Specific position(s) within this classification designated as Safety Sensitive may require applicants to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse and to provide consent for Placer County to conduct a full query of their records within the Clearinghouse prior to an offer of employment.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


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