Bargaining Unit: Miscellaneous Non-Supervisory Unit
Salary Code: 18
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Nonexempt
Effective Date: June 13, 2023
Under general supervision of the Senior Automotive and Warehouse Coordinator, performs and may direct a crew to repair, overhaul, and maintain automotive vehicles; construction-type, mobile, earth-moving, and load-lifting equipment; and various heavy-duty, portable, and stationary engines. Equipment Mechanic is a skilled level classification.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Schedules, coordinates, organizes, and provides instruction relative to the work of the automotive shop; and assists in setting job priorities and selecting repair means and methods.
- Performs predictive and preventive maintenance work and overhauls various engines; transmissions; differentials; steering systems; brakes; automotive vehicles; construction-type, mobile, earth moving, and load-lifting equipment; and various heavy-duty portable, and stationary engines.
- Repairs or replaces defective or worn parts and accessories, which may require the use of acetylene or arc welding equipment.
- Services and repairs air conditioning systems with appropriate and applicable coolant.
- Maintains and services shop equipment such as stationary fuel pumps, steam cleaners and high-pressure washer, pneumatic air equipment for lube room, and auto shop hoist.
- Monitors and maintains automated fleet and fuel management systems and waste oil tank.
- Performs monthly safety inspections on trucks/trailers rigs, and enters data on approval inspection sheets, as required by the California Highway Patrol Partners in Compliance (PIC) Program.
- Inspects and diagnoses mechanical and electrical malfunctions in automotive vehicles; construction-type, mobile, earth-moving, and load-lifting equipment; and various heavy-duty, portable, and stationary engines utilizing testing and diagnostic instruments.
- Maintains and repairs vehicle and equipment frames. Performs tire repairs and balancing.
- Responds to field service calls to repair heavy-duty equipment and vehicles.
- Assists in the development and implementation of equipment maintenance and repair programs.
- Uses computer-based resources such as, but not limited to Mitchel Pro Demand, OBD 2 Scan Tools, and other online resources.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
Possess a United States’ high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and five (5) years of experience as a heavy equipment mechanic supplemented by specialized training in maintenance and repair. Must possess a California Class A Driver’s License with air brake endorsement or must be obtained within six (6) months of appointment to position.
- Principles and practices of heavy duty and/or construction equipment repair and maintenance.
- Test equipment used to diagnose and repair equipment and electronic components of a vehicle.
- Air conditioning and emission control standards pertaining to heavy duty and/or construction equipment.
- Brake and cooling systems to perform the necessary repairs and adjustments.
- On-the-job safety and use of personal protective equipment.
- Principle and practice of effective customer service.
- Diagnose mechanical issues on heavy duty and/or construction equipment and determine appropriate action.
- Overhaul engines, transmissions, differentials, and braking and steering systems.
- Read and interpret parts books, service manuals, blueprints, drawings, and work orders.
- Operate a computerized Fleet Management System.
- Operate a variety of equipment safely to diagnose, adjust, and repair malfunctions.
- Practice appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Perform basic record maintenance of work performed.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels as well as with the public.
- Demonstrate and maintain a high degree of initiative, maturity, integrity, accountability, and good judgement.
- Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defense driving practices.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, OR CREDENTIAL:
- Possess an automotive air conditioning certificate for service and repair or must be obtained within twelve (12) months of appointment.
- Heavy lifting of supplies and materials up to 100 pounds.
- Faced with interruptions and noisy work environment.
- Possess the physical strength and agility to work outdoors under adverse climatic conditions.
- Possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including the ability to climb stationary ladders up to 100 feet in height, work suspended above ground level (approximately 45 feet) in an aerial lift.
- Exposure to hazardous materials.
- Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider.
- Possess a valid California Class A Driver’s License with air brake endorsement or must be obtained within six (6) months of appointment.