EQUIPMENT SERVICE WORKER
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 supervision, performs routine semiskilled and skilled work on gasoline and diesel powered automotive and mechanical equipment; assists skilled mechanics with repair and maintenance jobs; services automotive and mechanical equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.
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.
- Inspects equipment and performs general preventive maintenance and repair on diesel and gasoline powered equipment.
- Replaces and adjusts components such as alternators, batteries, auto and light truck brake assemblies.
- Services vehicles with oil, grease, water, hydraulic fluids and fuel.
- Makes emergency repairs to vehicles in the field.
- Fixes flats and changes tires.
- Cleans and prepares shop for work day.
- Operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools used in the course of gasoline and diesel powered automotive and mechanical equipment maintenance.
- Completes basic records; maintains time and material records of work completed.
- Reads and interprets drawings, specifications and manuals.
- 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.
- Lubricants, oiling and lubricating tools, and other materials used in lubricating motor equipment.
- Methods and materials used in cleaning and washing motor equipment.
- Principles of customer service. Basic mathematical principles.
- Principles and practices of record keeping.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Learn principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in gasoline and diesel powered automotive and mechanical equipment repair and maintenance.
- Learn methods, equipment and tools used in gasoline and diesel powered automotive and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair.
- Learn 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.
- Perform minor and assist in major repairs on gasoline and diesel engines, hydraulic systems, drive units and related equipment.
- Diagnose routine problems in automotive and related equipment.
- Use hand tools and power tools commonly used in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment.
- Use hydraulic vehicle hoists.
- Learn to measure and calculate angles, lengths and volumes.
- Learn to read and interpret manuals, specifications and drawings.
- Learn to properly dispose of hazardous materials.
- Perform shop mathematics.
- Utilize standard office equipment including computers and related software applications.
- Prepare clear and concise reports.
- Maintains records used in the course of work.
- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions.
- Learn and apply new information or new skills.
- Follow oral and written instructions.
- Work in a team environment.
- Work varied shifts as required.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- 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:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
Experience: One year of experience performing equipment repair and maintenance in an automotive repair shop.
License or Certificate - Incumbents must possess a valid Class “C” California driver’s license at the time of application.
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.
Revised: March 2001
Revised: November 2006
Johnson & Associates
Revised: November, 2006