EQUIPMENT MECHANIC I/II
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general supervision to provide preventive maintenance services and mechanic repairs on automobiles, trucks, tractors, motor sweepers and other heavy and light power driven power equipment; and perform related work as required.
The Equipment Mechanic I is entry level and Equipment Mechanic II operates at a journey level in the Mechanic series. Equipment Mechanic I incumbents are eligible to progress to the II level after 24 months of successful performance and upon completion of the following progression criteria:
- Acquire a Master-Level ASE Mechanic Certification.
- Complete at least three Escondido University computer-training classes approved by the department.
- Acquire a State of California Brake Adjusters license.
- Satisfactory participation as a member of a citywide committee.
- Complete the Top Driver course.
- Obtain a class "A" or "B" commercial driver’s license.
As employees progress into the higher level classification, they are expected to work more independently and at a higher level.
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.
- Performs preventative maintenance inspections on all city equipment, including sedans, patrol cruisers, light, and heavy duty trucks, fire apparatus, and related equipment.
- Diagnose and repair complex electronic and electrical systems, including, but not limited to, sirens, emergency lighting, radios, computers, and other control systems.
- Inspects, adjust, repair, and overhaul minor and major vehicle components, such as engines, transmissions, rear ends, transaxles, steering, brakes, suspension, and other related items.
- Performs alignments and related repairs as needed.
- Performs minor/major welding and fabrication.
- Performs diagnostics of electronically controlled systems such as engines, fuel injection and transmission systems.
- Perform minor/major overhaul of braking systems.
- Diagnose and repair starting and charging systems.
- Operates motor equipment (moving vehicles in and out of shop, test drives, making service calls, and taking vehicles to vendors).
- Maintains repair orders, list of parts, time sheets, and general records for repairs using keyboard or scanner.
- Wash and fuel vehicles as well as pool vehicles.
- Clean facility and fuel island.
- Open and secure building facilities.
- Help orient new employees as needed.
- Provides vacation and temporary relief as needed.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Tools, equipment, and procedures used in the overhaul repair and adjustments of motor equipment.
- Fuel ignition, electrical, and cooling systems and their repair and adjustment.
- The operation and care of diesel and gasoline-driven engines, chassis, parts, and replacements.
- Proper safety procedures.
- Lubricants, oiling and lubricating tools, and other materials used in lubricating motor equipment.
- Regulations, standards and guidelines pertaining to the work, including state and federal inspection guidelines.
- Types and use of special tools and electronic test equipment common to the automotive repair trade.
- Current technology in repairing and diagnosing vehicles, equipment and their component systems.
- Methods and materials used in cleaning and washing motor equipment.
- Safe work practices, including handling of hazardous materials.
- Basic office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting software applications.
- Principals and practices of customer service.
- Basic mathematical principles.
- Principles and practices of record keeping.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Use shop tools including, but not limited to, drills, presses, grinders, reamers, and brake lathes.
- Perform equipment technician work on a wide range of vehicles and equipment.
- Perform minor and major technical repairs and adjustments within expected time frames.
- Inspect and correctly diagnose standard malfunctions in gas and diesel-powered equipment.
- Read and interpret manuals, schematics, plans and specifications related to duties.
- Perform preventative maintenance and replacement functions.
- Use with skill the tools and test equipment associated with the automotive and heavy equipment trade.
- Prepare and maintain a variety of shop timekeeping and repair records.
- Maintain computerized records.
- Perform safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment common to the field of automotive and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair. Observe safe working practices.
- Maintain a clean and orderly work and shop area.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Work independently in the absence of supervision.
- Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions.
- Learn and apply new information or new skills.
- Work in a team environment.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience 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/II
Education/Training: Graduation from the 12th grade or equivalent.
Equipment Mechanic I
Experience: Equivalent to at least three years of experience in vehicle repair of heavy and light power-driven equipment, including at least one year as a journey-level mechanic.
Equipment Mechanic II
Experience: Equivalent to 24 months at the level of Equipment Mechanic I with the City of Escondido, including progression criteria.
License, Certificate or Other Requirements - Incumbents must possess a valid California driver’s license at the time of application. As regulations change, incumbents are expected to obtain the State-mandated certifications required in order to work on certain vehicles, equipment, or in handling materials. These certifications will be designated and specified at the time of hire or as the requirements become necessary to perform the duties of the position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Primarily indoor work inside fleet repair shop; occasional outdoor work to repair and test drive vehicles; occasional exposure to heat and humidity around exhaust, cooling systems and welding; continuous exposure to exhaust, moving mechanical parts and chemicals such as gasoline, coolant, battery acid, etc.; frequent exposure to vibration from tools, equipment and vehicles; position may occasionally require work at heights above the ground; occasional exposure to electrical shock and hazardous materials such as explosives.
Physical: Incumbents in this class must be in good physical condition and able to exert physical strength for prolonged periods of time. Due to the physical nature of this position, the majority of tasks performed by incumbents involve a combination of two or more simultaneous physical operations requiring but not limited to the following:
CONTINUOUS: standing, walking, stooping, reaching, handling, fingering; lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of equipment and tools weighing up to 10 lbs.
FREQUENT: kneeling, crouching; lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of equipment and tools weighing up to 25 lbs.
OCCASIONAL: sitting, climbing, balancing; lifting equipment and tools weighing up to 100 lbs. with assistance; carrying equipment and tools weighing up to 75 lbs.; pushing and pulling equipment and tools over 100 lbs. with assistance.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to see work orders, service requests, equipment dials and gauges; inspect and operate vehicles and equipment; perform fine detailed and color coded work..
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction; ability to monitor sounds of equipment and vehicles for diagnosis; hear back-up alarms on tucks and other equipment; to hear telephone, radio transmissions and calls for assistance from others.
Speaking: Communicate in English with coworkers.
Date: July 2007
Revised by MH/Department
Date: July 2000