Under general supervision of assigned supervisory or management staff, the Equipment Mechanic makes minor and major mechanical repairs, as well as performs general service work on gasoline or diesel powered automotive, heavy construction and other power-driven equipment.
Equipment Mechanic I is the entry level for the Mechanic class. Positions entering into this class are expected to own the tools to perform the work assigned in this class and must be able to perform semi-skilled as well as some highly skilled repair and maintenance tasks on a variety of the cities vehicle and equipment fleet. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II-level, but are not expected to function with the same amount of skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. Incumbents are expected to assist in and learn to perform the full range of repair, maintenance, and quality control work on various pieces of equipment and vehicles within the city fleet. Advancement to the II-level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the assigned functions, and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff.
Equipment Mechanic II is a journey level class in the Equipment Mechanic series. Positions assigned to this class are expected to able to perform at a higher ability than the Mechanic I series in this class. Mechanic II class incumbents must be able to accurately test, diagnose and perform the highly skilled and semi-skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of a large verity of gas, diesel and alternatively fueled vehicles, emergency and non-emergency equipment as well as various types of powered and non-powered equipment. All positions assigned to this class are expected to own the necessary tools to perform the work described in this class. Positions in this class require the ability to work independently exercising judgment and initiative. Equipment Mechanics may also be expected to assist in the technical supervision and training of less experienced personnel. Work performed at this level is normally reviewed only on completion for overall results. Positions in this class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the II-level are normally filled by advancement from the I-level.
Examples of Duties:
The following duties are typical examples for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may have work directly supervised by higher levels within this class. Positions within these classes may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
1. Diagnoses and repairs faulty suspension, steering and exhaust systems and related parts and equipment.
2. Rebuilds, repairs, and adjusts engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches and their related systems.
3. Diagnoses and repairs all types of fuel systems and their related systems.
4. Diagnoses and repairs all types of electrical systems and their related systems.
5. Diagnoses and repairs all types of computerized control systems, and their related systems.
6. Diagnoses and repairs hydraulic systems.
7. Diagnoses, repairs, replace and or adjust all types of brake systems including their related systems.
8. Diagnoses and repairs all types cooling, heating and air conditioning systems.
9. Assists in the purchasing of equipment maintenance parts and materials.
10. Maintains work, time, and material records.
11. Assists in evaluation of existing and potential equipment and vehicles.
12. May perform a variety of general building maintenance work within Public Works.
13. Diagnoses and repairs all types Public Safety apparatus and emergency vehicles.
14. Inspects and prepares all equipment for winter snow removal duties.
15. Performs general welding fabrication and machine work.
16. Cleans up and contains spills.
17. Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Operation and repair characteristics (includes computer usage) of a wide variety of City owned light and heavy equipment.
Operation and care of internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment and their systems.
Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in routine repair, welding and fabrication work.
Tools, equipment, and procedures used in the diagnoses, overhaul, repair, and adjustment of all the cities vehicles and equipment.
Safe work practices, PPE and Hazmat as it relates to this class.
Know and understand maintenance operations.
Observe safety rules.
Know occupational hazards and standard safety procedures
Analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; remember equipment location.
Interpret work orders and explain jobs to others.
Perform at a skilled level as described within this class on a large verity of equipment and vehicles and their related maintenance and repair tasks.
Work independently in the absence of supervision, yet make good judgment as when to ask for help and assistance.
Accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate the cost and time of repairs.
Assist in the training and supervision of less experienced personnel.
Properly use a variety of tools and equipment with skill.
Maintain a variety of shop and repair records.
Work unusual and prolonged work schedules; work 12 hour shifts during snow removal activities. May work extended hours on a night shift.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Diagnose and repair alternate fuel vehicles
Diagnose and repair emission related problems on vehicles and equipment in fleet.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education, certification, experience and tooling that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities within this series is qualifying. Typical requirements for knowledge, skills, abilities and tooling would be:
Formal or informal education or training that ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance including specialized training in the maintenance and repair as it relates to those listed within these classes.
Mechanic I - Two years of experience and the tooling needed in performing automotive and equipment maintenance and repair duties, including practical experience in the maintenance of both diesel and gas powered equipment.
Mechanic II - Four years of experience and the tooling needed in performing automotive and equipment maintenance and repair duties, including practical experience in the fields listed in this class of at least four years.
License and/or Certificate for Mechanic I, II, & III:
Possession of, or ability to obtain by the date of employment, a valid California or Nevada Class B driver's license.
Mechanic I - At least one certificate in the major areas of diagnostics, brakes, fuel systems, diesel and gas engines, electrical and electronics, public safety required, multiple certifications preferred.?? Pursuit of additional certifications during employment is expected.
Mechanic II - Significant progress towards ASE masters certification required; completed ASE masters certification preferred.