This is an entry level classification in the Transportation and Public Works Department. Positions in the class work under general supervision to perform a wide range of both light repairs and routine service tasks in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. This classification is distinguished from the related class of Equipment Mechanic I in that the latter is a mid-level position in the classification series which performs the full range of skilled and complex tasks in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. Equipment Service Workers maintain City vehicles and equipment in compliance with established rules and regulations. The Mechanic Shop operates from 5:30am until midnight, with different shift options available (9/80 or 4/10).In order to qualify for this position, applicants must meet the City of Santa Rosa Driving History Standard for Equipment Mechanic. To view the City of Santa Rosa Driving History Standard for Equipment Service Worker, please click HERE.
There are multiple vacant positions that may either be filled at the Equipment Service Worker, Equipment Mechanic I, or Equipment Mechanic II leveldepending on the skills and experience of the candidates selected for appointment (see the accompanying recruitment for Equipment Mechanic I/II). To view the complete detailed job description, please click HERE. If you are experiencing problems viewing in Internet Explorer, please try Chrome or Firefox.
The Ideal Candidate will:
Possess at least six months or more experience performing general maintenance and minor repair work on motor vehicles (oil change, break repair, tire change, etc. in a professional environment)
Have demonstrated knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work and work site
Perform established duties independently
Put safety first
Communicate effectively with those contacted in the course of work
The Selection Process
Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process that may consist of an application screening, oral appraisal, and/or other activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligibility list will be established from this recruitment. The eligibility list will be used for the current positions and may be used to fill future vacant positions in the Equipment Mechanic classification series for as long as the list remains active.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Perform inspections, preventive maintenance and light repair on City equipment as required;
grease and lubricate automobiles, trucks and heavy duty equipment;
perform brake repair and component replacement as required;
change and repair tires;
install and service batteries, spark plugs, light bulbs, fan belts and other mechanical parts;
test battery and charging systems using battery load tester and multi-meter;
identify and report major repair and maintenance problems;
diagnose, repair and install electrical wiring;
and maintain complete electrical systems.
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.
Pick-up and deliver vehicles to outside garages;
prepare and paint fabricated items as needed;
perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Lubricating systems and oils, greases and attachments used in lubricating automotive and related equipment; brake systems, parts and repair methods; equipment operation, utilization and repair; less complex components of municipal equipment; repair tools and their safe uses; occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
Ability to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; diagnose and perform minor repairs and brake work as required; accurately maintain simple work records; access, input and research equipment and vehicle status in computer tracking system; service heavy and light duty equipment.
Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient experience in the general maintenance, servicing and repair of vehicles and equipment to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE
This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle or City equipment while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles and equipment safely and must possess, and maintain a valid Class A California motor vehicle operator's license and applicable endorsements by the end of probation. The necessary Endorsements include: (H) Hazmat vehicles, (N) Tank vehicles, (P) Passenger Transport. Combining the (H) and (N) endorsements results in an (X) Tank vehicles transporting hazardous materials.