Equipment Mechanic III (Temporary/Part-Time)

City of Watsonville   Watsonville, CA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
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Posted on May 6, 2020

Equipment Mechanic III (Temporary/Part-Time)

City of Watsonville $25.83-$34.61/hour.

DEFINITION
To perform a wide variety of inspection, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance work on a variety of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and other equipment in the City’s automotive and equipment repair facility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This job class functions at a master level of classification and requires technical knowledge and skill in the mechanical trade. This job class may train, direct, and monitor the work of others in a lead capacity in the accomplishment of specific projects as assigned. This job class performs more difficult maintenance and repair assignments related to automotive, construction, and other power driven equipment.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
 Receives direct supervision from the Supervising Equipment Mechanic or other Public Works and Utilities Management personnel as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Performs skilled maintenance and repair work on gas and diesel powered vehicles and other equipment to include automobiles, trucks, tractors, back hoe, loader, grader, and mowers
 Inspects and diagnoses automotive and mechanical defects, and determines corrective action required to repair such defects
 Determines and orders necessary parts, tools, and equipment to complete job
 Overhauls, repairs, and adjusts engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches
 Performs automotive electrical and computer control system inspection and repair work
 Tunes-up engines replacing ignition parts and cleaning and adjusting carburetors
 Replaces or repairs faulty parts, including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment
 Repairs and replaces such components as generators, distributors, relays, lights, and switches, air brakes, air valves, shoes and drums
 Performs front-end alignments and repairs
 Repairs and adjusts gasoline generators, water pumps, and air compressors
 Transforms automobiles into police cars; installs equipment such as lights, push bars, gun racks, etc.
 Performs welding work to adapt or fabricates parts and equipment
 Carries out a preventative maintenance program
 Changes and repairs tires; re-aligns wheels
 Maintains work, time, and materials records
 Makes field and emergency repairs as necessary
 Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required
 Perform the more difficult and skilled maintenance and repair assignments
 Inspects, diagnoses, and repairs automobiles, diesel and gasoline trucks, construction equipment, tools, and other power-driven equipment
 Diagnoses, schedules, and repairs fire apparatus problems
 Writes repair orders; uses computer to track status of repair orders, monitors vehicle maintenance records, and generates a variety of related reports
 Fabricates parts and equipment; operates electrode, arc, wire feed, and oxy-acetylene welders
 Makes emergency repairs on equipment in the field or shop
 Performs periodic safety inspections on large trucks; works with police officers who perform random inspections; corrects cited information
 Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of:
 procedures and practices related to the operations of an equipment maintenance and repair shop
 tools, equipment, and procedures used in the overhaul, repair, and adjustment of automotive and other power-driven equipment, including diesel equipment and hydraulic systems
 the operation and care of internal combustion engines and their components
 uses of equipment shop tools and equipment
 computerized automobile emission control systems
 methods used in electric-arc and acetylene welding
 safe work practices

Ability to:
 inspect automotive and other power-driven equipment to locate malfunctions and estimate the
time and cost of repairs
 perform minor and major mechanical repairs on construction, and other power-driven equipment
 use and care for a variety of tools and special equipment with skill and safety
 maintain shop and repair records
 perform specialized repair work on diesel engines and hydraulic systems
 provide and maintain the basic tools necessary to perform the work above
 understand and follow oral and written directions in an independent manner
 meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties
 establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties
 grasp with right and left hands
 use fine hand manipulation
 perform manual labor involving frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting, climbing, and carrying weights up to 50 lbs.
 maintain good public relations with people contacted during work assignments

LICENSE
 A valid Class C California Driver’s License, including a safe driving record

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
 Minimum two years of journey level experience in the repair and maintenance of a variety of gasoline and diesel engines.

Filing deadline: Thursday, May 21 at 5 pm.

Equal Opportunity Employer.