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.

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.

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.

 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


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

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

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.