7327 Apprentice Maintenance Machinist I

Recruitment #PEX-7327-903575


The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being


Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form. 

The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.


APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent Exempt, Full Time – This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

The Apprentice Maintenance Machinist 1 works under the immediate supervision of a qualified journey-level 7332 Maintenance Machinist during the four year apprenticeship required by the trade. Through diversified experience, on-the-job training, classroom instruction, and other related instruction, the apprentice will become a fully skilled craftsman.  The apprentice is expected to complete satisfactorily, the on-the-job training and related instruction for each type of equipment, process, and procedure and to qualify for advancement to Apprentice Maintenance Machinist 2.

Examples Of Important And Essential Duties
• Assists with setting up and operating a variety of machine tools, stationary as well as portable manual machine tools and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools such as mills, lathes, drills, saws etc.
• Assists with rebuilding, refinishing, modifying, and/or fabricating replacement parts for pumps, generators, cranes, parking meters, transit vehicles/railway coaches and railway cars, fire alarm boxes, compressors, dredges, pipes lines, barges, ferry terminals and their components.
• Assists with maintaining and repairing a variety of instruments and mechanical equipment, including valves, castings, and various metal parts.
• Assists with diagnosing, installing, inspecting and testing machinery, parts and equipment.
• Assists with reading and interpreting schematic drawings, blueprints, and plans.
• Assists with preparing and maintaining records and forms documenting work performed.
• Assists with dismantling and assembling light and heavy machines and/or equipment.
• Assists with manufacturing/fabricating parts based on samples.

Working Conditions
Nature of work requires some physical effort and considerable dexterity, continuous exposure to physical working conditions, and inclement weather where minor injuries may occur.

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or licenses which are required for employment in the classification. 

1. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the end of the selection process*; AND
2. Possess a High School Graduation Diploma, Graduation Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.), or California High School Proficiency Certificate; AND
3. Completed one year (two semesters) of high school Algebra 1 or one semester of college Algebra with a passing grade. Proof of Algebra completion must be provided at the time your application is submitted**; AND
4. Applicant must successfully pass a written aptitude assessment; AND
5. Must possess a valid CA Class C Driver’s License

Must successfully pass the City and County of San Francisco pre-employment medical exam.

*Proof of age indicating that you are 18 years of age or older. Copy of valid CA Driver’s License is acceptable.

**Proof of one (1) year of High School Algebra 1 or one (1) term of college Algebra with a passing cumulative grade of "C-" or better. (Your official transcripts MUST state "Algebra", or the like. If your algebra course was entitled "Integrated Math", "Math 90" or the like, your school must include a letter written on letterhead that states the course you took was the equivalent to Algebra 1).

Requires obtaining a Class B Driver's license within two (2) years of appointment. Failure to obtain the appropriate driver's license within the specified time period may be cause for separation.

Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions which may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will not be allowed to proceed. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only.  Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

• Click and select 7327 Apprentice Maintenance Machinist 1 (PEX-7327-903575)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• Follow instructions given on the screen.

Computer kiosks are available for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco. 

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail.  It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfmta.com).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

If you have any questions regarding the Apprenticeship Program, please contact Margot Reed by e-mail at Margot.Reed@sfgov.org.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Sherrill Foster by telephone at (415) 646-2116 or by email at Sherrill.Foster@sfmta.com

ALL applicants must submit and attach a written verification of qualifying education at the time of filing or the application may be rejected.
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

 Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who meet all of minimum requirements and follow the application procedures exactly will be invited to participate in the selection process. 

Applicants are responsible for updating their email address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment. Any new information concerning experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Employee Wellness Program
The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources.
Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who success-fully achieve personal milestones in wellness.

For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:


Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

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