Equipment Mechanic

Full Time
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Posted Today
Job description
The City of Pacific Grove is seeking qualified candidates to be part of the Pacific Grove's Public Works fleet management team. This individual needs to have a strong background in maintenance and repair of a variety of type of vehicles, from maintenance trucks to large specialty equipment. The job will also require experience maintaining small hand held equipment. This person will need to be able to perform Department of Transportation inspections and will be required to diagnose and repair fire apparatuses and equipment. Tentative Recruitment Timeline August 7th - Application Closing Date Week of August 15th - Written Test Week of August 29th - Interview

SUMMARY: Under basic supervision, performs skilled maintenance, preventive maintenance, repairs, and adjustments on City vehicles, equipment and machinery, in accordance with all Public Works Department (PWD) safety regulations and procedures; this is a journey-level position.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Performs preventive maintenance on City vehicles and equipment to maximize the effective life cycle of the equipment and reduce downtime; makes appropriate decisions based on work experience; duties may vary according to job assignment and individual skills..Inspects and diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems on City trucks, specialty vehicles, and equipment; determines extent of necessary repairs, and prioritizes work; performs maintenance and repairs within scope of authority and training, and in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; notifies supervisors of operations and maintenance problems beyond the scope of authority.Diagnoses and repairs vehicle and equipment engines and components, including gasoline and diesel engines; uses technical manuals and computer equipment to diagnose and correct problems.Diagnoses and repairs vehicle component systems and sub-systems for electrical, fuel supply systems, hydraulic & pneumatic systems, and engine cooling systems.Repairs equipment, including mechanical and electrical systems, motors, and components; troubleshoots damaged and malfunctioning equipment and components; tests devices, replaces components, make necessary repairs, and verifies proper functioning.Monitors work site to ensure that safety rules and regulations are followed, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition; follows and enforces safety rules and regulations; reports safety hazards, equipment problems, security issues, and emergency situations.Cross-trains with other work crews in PWD procedures, techniques, safety standards, and the use and maintenance of equipment and tools.Maintains shop facility, cleans work areas, and picks up debris; disposes of lubricants and chemicals according to safety regulations and procedures.Operates heavy equipment as needed to meet workload demands; responds to emergencies as needed.Supports the relationship between the City of Pacific Grove and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff.Maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; Performs other duties as required or assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND two years experience as a journey-level mechanic; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Knowledge of: City policies and procedures.Gasoline and diesel engines, and mechanical & electrical systems.Methods used in a preventive maintenance program.Methods, tools and equipment used in the repair of vehicles, equipment, and components.Safe work practices, occupational hazards, and safety precautions in a shop environment.Operation, maintenance and repair standards for specialized vehicles and equipment.OSHA safety rules and regulations, and safety standards in hazardous environments.Methods and equipment necessary for safe storage, use, and handling of hazardous materials.Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient repair and maintenance techniques.Geography, roads, and landmarks of City and surrounding areas. Skill in: Performing a full range of skilled and semi-skilled vehicle maintenance work.Identifying maintenance needs and mechanical problems, and taking corrective actions.Inspecting, diagnosing and repairing mechanical, brake, fuel, and electrical problems in a wide variety of vehicles and equipment.Performing computerized diagnostic tests on vehicle components and equipment.Identifying mechanical problems, and making basic adjustments and repairs to tools and equipment.Identifying unsafe conditions and mechanical problems.Safe use of power and hand tools, and chemicals, lubricants, and cleaning compounds.Reading and interpreting technical manuals and specifications. Working independently and using initiative within established procedural guidelines.Maintaining accurate service records. Following verbal and written instructions, procedures, and safe work practices.Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid California State Driver's License is required. Specific technical training and certifications may be required for some job assignments. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed indoors and outdoors; requires moderate physical efforts in performing maintenance and repair projects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; requires vision capacity to perform fine calibrations and differentiate between colored wires.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYEMENTRequired to take an Oath of OfficeCity employees are disaster relief workers in the event of natural disasters or emergency conditions.Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form 1-9.As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a conditional offer of employment will be subject to a background investigation, including a social media and criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and 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 evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.This recruitment will establish an eligibility list that may be used to fill other related vacancies. The duration of the eligibility list is 14 months unless abolished by Human Resources. The Equipment Mechanic is a non-exempt position and represented by the General Employees Association (GEA).COVID-19: Applicants who accept employment with the City of Pacific Grove, may be required to be fully vaccinated or submit to weekly testing dependent on transmission rates above low for Monterey County.

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