Equipment Mechanic II (Signing Bonus!)

  • City of Chico, CA
  • Chico, California
  • Jun 06, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $42,120.00 - $58,073.60 Annually

Job Description

Position Information

$10,000 signing bonus! For more information, review the signing bonus agreement at: SEIU-TC _LA_SIGNING_BONUS.pdf

This recruitment is to fill up to two vacancies and create an eligibility list.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough working knowledge of heavy duty truck repair with experience troubleshooting diesel engines, electrical systems, fuel systems, and hydraulic systems. Candidate should be at journey level with the ability to effectively communicate to operators, user department representatives, and colleagues.

Recruitment open until filled.

Job Description


Under general supervision, to make minor and major mechanical repairs to City equipment or have ongoing night or day lead responsibility in the shop for repair of automotive and other power-driven equipment; to perform related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a journey level mechanic position requiring knowledge to perform planned maintenance, troubleshooting, full repair, overhauls, and installations on gas and diesel-powered engines. Employees in this position shall have the highest working knowledge of hydraulic systems, electrical systems, off-road equipment, on-highway trucks, and automotive sedans. Employees in this class normally work under little to no supervision.

Typical Duties:
  • Provide lead guidance to mechanics working in the shop or assisting on fire equipment repair;*
  • Inspect, diagnose and locate mechanical difficulties to the fullest extent on City automobiles, trucks, fire apparatus, tractors, pumps and a variety of maintenance and construction equipment;*
  • Determine extent of necessary repairs;*
  • Overhaul, repair and adjust engines, including transmissions, differentials and clutches, and other automotive parts;*
  • Tune up engines, replacing ignition parts and cleaning and adjusting carburetors;*
  • Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches or oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, air conditioning and cooling systems, steering mechanisms and related parts and equipment;*
  • Repair and install such components as generators, distributors, relays, lights, switches and radio communications equipment;*
  • Fabricate and modify parts and equipment;*
  • Maintain work, time and material records; maintain inventory of frequently used items;*
  • Manage continual inspection programs;*
  • Clean and wash motorized equipment;
  • Sweep and vacuum car interiors;
  • Wash windows, tighten body bolts, sweep, wash and otherwise keep shop and equipment in a clean and orderly condition;
  • Perform related duties as necessary.
*=Essential Function

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:

Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic's tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone, mobile or portable radio.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, talk, and hear.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of : Tools, equipment and procedures used in the overhaul, repair and adjustment of gas and diesel-powered equipment; operation and care of internal combustion engines; use of automotive shop tools, equipment and methods used in welding; safe work practices; operating and repair characteristics of the entire range of City owned light and heavy equipment.

Ability to : Inspect gas and diesel-powered equipment to locate difficulties and estimate the cost and time of repairs; perform minor and major mechanical work on mechanical equipment; use a variety of tools and equipment with skill; maintain a variety of shop and records; understand and carry out oral and written directions; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; perform journey level equipment mechanic work; work effectively in the absence of direct supervision; assist in the training and supervision of less experienced personnel.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience : Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing duties comparable to those of the Equipment Mechanic I with the City of Chico, or four years as a journey level mechanic.

Education : Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of gas and diesel-powered equipment. Specialized fire vehicle training is required for the fire vehicle maintenance duties assignment.

Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. Valid California Class A Driver License, with airbrake and tanker endorsements, and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master certification in Automotive or Medium/Heavy Truck must be obtained within twelve months of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

Education : An Associate's Degree in automotive or diesel technology is highly desirable.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Additional Information


If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office.

Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification.If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications arenotaccepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

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