Under general supervision, inspects, services, lubricates, performs minor repairs and assists Equipment Mechanics in the major repair of County vehicles and equipment.
It is distinguished from the:
Equipment Mechanic class which makes major mechanical repairs to County vehicles.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Supervision is provided by a Fleet Services Supervisor.
No supervision is exercised over others.
May receive consultation and/or advice from an Equipment Mechanic
This class specification represents the core area of
responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the
needs of the department.
a variety of maintenance and minor repairs to County passenger vehicles, trucks and heavy construction equipment in the
shop and in the field such
fueling vehicles and checking fluid levels;
tires and mounting, balance, rotate, and repair tires;
preventative maintenance on vehicles to include changing oil, replacing air and
oil filters, and lubricating parts;
lighting systems and installing and/or
repair warning lights, headlights, tail lights, and minor electrical
brakes, steering and suspension systems, motor mounts, universal joints, windshields,
etc. and reporting major
repair and maintenance problems
to a mechanic, and/or supervisor;
servicing, recharging and changing batteries;
and replacing belts and hoses;
minor & major problems and report them to proper personnel for repair;
and/or steam cleaning vehicles(interior and exterior); and
Equipment Mechanics in performing major mechanical and/or electrical repairs.
minor repairs to other types of County equipment such as chainsaws, mobile/portable generators, tank
records of repairs.
vehicles to outside vendor repair and cleaning locations.
and delivers parts.
performs other duties
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Laws, regulations, policies and procedures consistent with automotive services.
Proper and safe use and maintenance of power tools used for general vehicle and
Proper and safe servicing techniques to repair and/or to replace vehicle accessories and
components such as batteries, tires, cooling systems, belts, electrical parts, brakes, hoses
Methods and equipment used in servicing vehicles with oils, grease and lubricants.
Theory and operation of engines and drive trains.
Safety practices used in mechanical repair.
Customer service techniques for dealing with customers.
Standard office procedures, practices, equipment, personal computers, and software.
Skill and/or Ability to:
Properly lubricate and service vehicles and other equipment.
Recognize conditions which adversely affect vehicle safety, such as defects in the brakes,
tires and steering systems.
Read and understand written instructions in manuals and on computers regarding the
servicing, repairing of equipment and the installation of accessories.
Use proper safety precautions while working in the servicing area.
Safely drive vehicles and operate other equipment that has been serviced / repaired.
Understand, interpret and apply applicable laws, regulations and policies and use good
Establish good relationships with the public and internal customers.
Maintain accurate records and document actions taken.
Perform a variety of technical and specialized tasks and functions in an independent,
competent and timely manner.
Use modern office equipment to include computers and related software applications.
Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools properly and safely.
Education and Experience
School Diploma, GED, or equivalent; AND
years of full-time paid experience servicing and maintaining vehicles.
Note:Successful completion of accredited vocational education
or training courses
in automotive technology, automotive mechanics, or related field may be
substituted for up to Six
months of the required
Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C by date of
hire. Note: The driver’s license must be kept current while employed in this class.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
and Dexterity:This class typically
requires employees to perform the following:(1) balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, crawling, fingering,
grasping, and repetitive motion; (2)climbing and working safely on laddersand step ladders with a total weight that
does not exceed the weight capacity of the ladder; and (3) standing or walking for
extended periods of time on uneven surfaces.
Carrying, Pushing and Pulling – Heavy work: This class typically requires
employees to perform the following: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally
with assistance, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and /or up to 20
pounds of force constantly to move objects.
·Vision:This class requires employees to have close
visual acuity, with or without correction, to prepare and analyze data and
figures, view a computer terminal, read, and to distinguish
between normal and off shade colors and to read gauges and meters in dimly
lighted areas etc.Employees are
also required to have depth perception and good eye-to-hand coordination in
order to operate a motor vehicle and to operate a variety of hand and power
·Hearing/Talking:This class requires employees to perceive the
nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and have
the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.Employees
in this class are also required to be able to communicate to express or
exchange ideas.Detailed or important
instructions must occasionally be conveyed to others accurately, loudly, and/or
·Other:This class typically requires employees to have sufficient sense of smell, and touch to observe
equipment functions for normal and abnormal occurrences.
Work:Employees in this class will often
be working outdoors and thus may be subject to exposure to intense noises,
fumes, odors, pollens, dust, inadequate lighting, and to unpleasant field
conditions including rainy, windy, cold, or hot weather; may be exposed to
insects, rodents, snakes, bees, wasps, spiders, ants, etc.
in an Industrial Area:Employees in this
class will often be working in an industrial area and thus will be subject to
exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, toxic agents, fuel,
oil, gases, smoke, fumes, odors, dust, and vibrations; employees may be subject
to injuries when working with hand and power tools and equipment.
Hazards:Employees in this class will be
required to operate a vehicle and thus may be subject to traffic hazards while
Checks, Reference Checks and Physicals: The County may conduct a background
check, a reference check and a physical on candidates prior to appointment to a
position within this class.
Travel:Incumbents are be required to
travel independently, for example, to test drive vehicles that have been
repaired/serviced, to shuttle vehicles to vendor repair locations, to pick up
repair parts, etc.
of Work:Incumbents may be required to work
weekends, holidays, irregular hours, on-call, and after normal business hours.
and Alcohol Testing:Candidates applying
for positions in this class are subject to, drug and alcohol testing as required
under the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.Testing of incumbents includes post-accident,
as well as random and reasonable suspicion testing as required by law.