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Equipment Mechanic I/II

Company: City of Vallejo
Location: Vallejo
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Description PLEASE READ THIS BULLETIN IN ITS ENTIRETY THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage. Residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer. Golf, museums, performing arts, boutique shopping, brewpubs and a wide selection of restaurants are all available in Vallejo. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Vallejo's delightful historical downtown area, weekly downtown farmer's market, and beautifully restored Victorian homes and business facades. Vallejo is also home to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one of America's only combination wildlife, oceanarium and theme parks. THE DEPARTMENT The Public Works Department has two main divisions: Engineering and Maintenance. Within the Maintenance Division there are five subdivisions, Fleet being one of them. The Fleet division works with departments to ensure city-owned vehicles and equipment such as police vehicles, fire trucks, lawn mowers, boom trucks, street sweepers and other City vehicles are maintained and operating properly; schedules preventative maintenance inspections to meet/exceed vehicle safety and compliance standards; and adheres to the City of Vallejo's Vehicle Replacement Program adopted by City Council. THE POSITION This recruitment is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary vacancies for up to one year. The City of Vallejo's Fleet Division is seeking an Equipment Mechanic candidates, to help with minor and major mechanical repairs to gasoline and diesel powered automotive, heavy and light construction, and other power driven equipment as a collaborative member of the City's Public Works Department. Ideal candidates will possess at least two years of experience performing minor and major equipment repairs to both diesel and gas powered equipment, specialized training in maintenance and repair of gas and diesel powered equipment, a Smog Inspection license and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications in Master Automobile Technician and Master Medium Heavy Truck. While not required, experience repairing public safety vehicles is highly desirable. SALARY Equipment Mechanic I: $24.93 - $30.30 Hourly $1,994.06 - $2,423.78 Bi-Weekly $4,320.45 - $5,251.54 Monthly $51,845.45 - $63,018.47 Annual Equipment Mechanic II: $27.52 - $33.45 Hourly $2,201.31 - $2,675.70 Bi-Weekly $4,769.51 - $5,797.37 Monthly $57,234.10 - $69,568.40 Annual SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Equipment Mechanic I - Receives general supervision from supervisory or management staff. Equipment Mechanic II - Receives general supervision from the Fleet Manager and/or the Senior Equipment Mechanic. Examples of Duties The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Equipment Mechanic I * Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: * Assist in the inspection, diagnosis, and routine maintenance of City automobiles, police vehicles, trucks, fire apparatus, and a variety of diesel and gasoline powered maintenance and construction equipment. * Diagnose and repair front and rear drive axles, drive train components, belts, gears, chain drives and propeller shafts. * Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment. * Tune up engines by replacing ignition parts and cleaning and adjusting carburetors, throttle body and port fuel injection systems and propane fuel systems. * Repair, adjust and replace brake systems including wheel cylinders, masters cylinders, disc pads, machine drums and rotors, hydraulic and air brakes. * Fuel, grease and lubricate automobiles, trucks and heavy automotive equipment; ensure appropriate fluid levels. * Perform safety inspections on vehicles and equipment; perform repair work and report safety and other priority repair work to supervisor. * Inspect and repair or replace electrical components, including gauges, sending units, lights, batteries, and charging systems. Inspect cooling system for proper cooling and freeze protection; repair leaks as needed. * Replace or repair tires, wheels, and tubes; install and service batteries, spark plugs, light bulbs, fan belts and other simple mechanical parts. * Service automotive equipment with gasoline and oil; keep records of amounts used. * Change various filters including air, compressor, oil, fuel, hydraulic and water. * Maintain work, time, and material records. * Assist other mechanics in the performance of mechanical repairs as required. * Perform preventive maintenance on City vehicles and equipment. * Assist in general maintenance and cleanliness of automotive shop area. * Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned, requisition materials as required. * Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required. * Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Equipment Mechanic II * Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: * Inspect, diagnose, and locate mechanical difficulties on City automobiles, police vehicles, trucks, fire apparatus, and a variety of diesel and gasoline powered maintenance and construction equipment. * Diagnose, maintain, and repair electrical systems components, ignition systems, computers, alternators, high voltage power generators, starters and batteries. * Diagnose, maintain, repair and recondition hydraulic systems and high pressure water systems, including pumps, valves, rams, hoses and motors. * Diagnose, maintain, and repair high pressure air systems, including rebuilding of pumps, valves, cylinders and hoses. * Diagnose and repair front and rear drive axles, drive train components, belts, gears, chain drives and propeller shafts. * Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment. * Overhaul, repair, and adjust engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches. * Tune up engines by replacing ignition parts and reconditioning and adjusting carburetors, throttle body and port fuel injection systems and propane fuel systems. * Repair and replace components such as generators, distributors, relays, lights, switches, and high voltage light systems. * Repair, adjust and replace brake systems including wheel cylinders, masters cylinders, disc pads, machine drums and rotors, hydraulic and air brakes. * Weld, fabricate and assemble parts and equipment for City automotive and heavy equipment; fabricate, modify and repair body and chassis parts. * Weld, braze, solder, and cut steel, stainless steel and aluminum by torch, electric arc, mig welder, and plasma cutter. * Maintain and repair shop equipment including hoists, grinders, welders, compressors, steam cleaners, and presses. * Assist in the purchasing of equipment maintenance parts and materials. * Maintain work, time, and material records. * Assist other mechanics in the performance of mechanical repairs as required. * Install, repair, and maintain police accessories and equipment including light bars, bun racks, safety screens, and other equipment. * Estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs assigned, requisition materials as required. * Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required. * Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Typical Qualifications Equipment Mechanic I Knowledge of: * Lubricating systems and oils, greases and attachments used in lubricating automotive and related equipment. * Basic electrical principles. * Repair characteristics of less complex components of automotive equipment. * Procedures of preventive maintenance related to automotive and construction equipment. * Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned. * Safe work practices. * Basic record keeping. Ability to: * Inspect City vehicles and equipment for needed repairs and maintenance. * Service automotive and heavy equipment according to City procedures. * Participate in skilled equipment repair and maintenance work. * Understand and follow oral and written instructions. * Perform preventive maintenance on motorized equipment as required. * Use and operate hand tools, power tools, and testing and repair equipment in a safe and efficient manner. * Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. * Perform duties in a manner to maximize safety in the area of work assigned. * Respond to the Corporation Yard for an emergency call out. * Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. * To meet the essential functions and physical requirements contained in the Physical Analysis of Job Assignment attached to this specification and incorporated herein by this reference. Equipment Mechanic II Knowledge of: * Tools, equipment, and procedures used in the overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gas and diesel powered equipment. * Diesel diagnostic knowledge of electronics and mechanical equipment * ASE Testing for automobiles, trucks and HD trucks * Computer tracking systems for equipment services and repairs * Procedures of preventive maintenance related to automotive, heavy and light construction equipment. * Principles and procedures of hydraulic systems, high pressure air systems, and high pressure water systems. * Operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of automotive, light and heavy equipment used in City government. * Operation and care of internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment. * Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in routine welding and fabrication work. * Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of work assigned. * Principles and procedures of record keeping. * Safe work practices. * Customer service skills. Ability to: * Perform journey level equipment mechanical work including the diagnosing, troubleshooting, fabricating, and repair of equipment. * Work independently in the absence of supervision. * Accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate the cost and time of repairs. * Use a variety of equipment maintenance tools and equipment. * Maintain a variety of shop and repair records. * Read and understand various manuals, blueprints, and schematics. * Understand and follow oral and written directions. * Perform preventive maintenance on motorized equipment as required. * Use and operate hand tools, power tools, and testing and repair equipment in a safe and efficient manner. * Apply good judgment and practical knowledge to resolve unusual or irregular problems in the area of work assigned. * Perform duties in a manner to maximize safety in the area of work assigned. * Respond to the Corporation Yard for an emergency call out. * Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. * Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. * To meet the essential functions and physical requirements contained in the Physical Analysis of Job Assignment attached to this specification and incorporated herein by this reference. Experience and Training Guidelines Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Equipment Mechanic I Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing automotive servicing and maintenance work. Training: A High School Diploma or G.E.D supplemented by specialized training in automotive servicing and repair. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. Equipment Mechanic II Experience: Three years of journey level experience performing minor and major equipment repair duties including experience in the maintenance of both diesel and gas powered equipment. Employees in this position must meet the posted requirements of the Equipment Mechanic I prior to being considered for the Equipment mechanic II classification. Experience repairing public safety vehicles highly desirable (i.e. Fire/Police and vehicles). Training: A High School Diploma or G.E.D including specialized training in maintenance and repair of gas and diesel powered equipment. License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license. * Smog Inspection License desirable * Within 1 year of employment, candidate is required to obtain and maintain ASE Master Automobile Technician * ASE Master Medium Heavy Truck Certification highly desirable (to obtain) * ASE Certification must be valid for 5 years, the Equipment Mechanic II's are required to recertify after five years * ASE Testing is available to the employee eight (8) month of the year Supplemental Information Working Conditions Shop environment; lifting, climbing and stooping; exposure to dust, grease, and noise. The Recruitment & Selection Process 1. Applications are due by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, November 29, 2021. Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online application, including all responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted deadline in order to be considered. NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to assist with these issues. 2. Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the week of November 29, 2021. 3. Applicants who are found to be the best qualified will be invited for a Performance Examination. 4. Performance Examination are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of December 13, 2021. Oral Panel Interviews are weighted at 100% of the candidates' score. Candidates must achieve a minimum passing score of 70%. Those achieving 70% or higher will be placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year. The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested application materials, including training and experience, current resume, and responses to supplemental questions. 5. Candidates placed on the Register of Eligibles (eligible list) will be referred to the department for final interviews based on their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring department. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application, assessment or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department to request an accommodation. Please contact Alex Cruz at (707) 648-5402 or send an email to: alex.cruz@cityofvallejo.net no later than November 29, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PRIOR TO HIRE The selected candidate will be required to: 1) Submit to reference checks 2) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, including fingerprint check. 3) Successfully complete a job-related pre-placement medical exam. 4) Provide proof of legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers - All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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