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Equipment Mechanic

Salary: Equipment Mechanic I (#3350)

$17.70-$21.61 hourly / $3,078-$3,758 monthly / Range: 5094

Equipment Mechanic II (#3351)

$21.52-$26.27 hourly / $3,743-$4,569 monthly / Range: 5486

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, maintains and repairs a variety of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Equipment Mechanic I is the entry level class in which incumbents perform the less complex repair work and assist an Equipment Mechanic II in performing the more complex repairs. The Equipment Mechanic II is characterized by responsibility for independently performing more complex repairs and for acting in a lead capacity over an Equipment Mechanic I. This series is distinguished from the Automotive Mechanic class series by responsibility for maintaining and repairing heavy equipment. Heavy equipment is defined as vehicles larger than one ton, including: fire engines, buses, and construction equipment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

1. Maintains motor vehicles and heavy equipment in proper working order by: tuning motors; checking points, plugs, condensers, distributors, brakes, steering gear, and condition of engine block; installing new brake shoes; bleeding and adjusting brakes; balancing and aligning wheels; and performing preventive maintenance, such as changing oil, lubricating equipment, and maintaining fluid levels.
2. Diagnoses less complex problems and performs such work as overhauling hydraulic systems and repairing electrical systems; performs body work and painting; welds together broken components; responds to emergency calls and makes necessary field repairs; maintains tools and repair equipment in clean, working condition; keeps records of work.
3. Assists Equipment Mechanic II in: rebuilding engines; repairing transmissions, differentials, starters, and fuel pumps; disassembling motors of autos, trucks, and heavy equipment such as tractors, loaders, graders, rollers, back hoes, pavers, high lifts, and paint stripers.

II level:

1. Diagnoses a range of complex equipment problems; disassembles and overhauls motors; repairs transmissions, differentials, distributors, fuel pumps, steering gear, starters, and universal joints; fabricates and alters special construction equipment; may maintain inventory and stock of spare parts; trains and assigns work to subordinates.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Equipment Mechanic I:

1. One year of experience performing preventive maintenance and routine repairs on motor vehicles or heavy equipment; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Equipment Service Worker with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License upon appointment. Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's License within one year of appointment.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of repair and preventive maintenance of motor vehicles; tools and equipment used in making mechanical repairs.

Ability to: learn electronic diagnostic methods and equipment; learn to use an automated recordkeeping system; follow instructions; follow safe work practices; learn gas and arc welding; keep simple records; use a computer keyboard.

Incumbents in this class perform most work outdoors, may be required to work in awkward positions, and may be exposed to hazards such as diesel exhaust.

Equipment Mechanic II:

1. Three years of skilled experience in repairing motor vehicles or heavy equipment, including two years of experience repairing diesel-powered heavy equipment; or,
2. three years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Equipment Mechanic I or Automotive Mechanic I with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License upon appointment. Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's License within three months of appointment.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of repair and preventive maintenance of motor vehicles and light and heavy construction equipment; tools and equipment used in making mechanical repairs; gas and arc welding; safe work practices.

Ability to: organize and schedule work; instruct others in repair methods and equipment; follow instructions; keep records; learn electronic diagnostic methods and equipment; learn to use an automated recordkeeping system; use a computer keyboard.

Once an incumbent has obtained the Class A license, he/she will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to being assigned work requiring such a license; once assigned, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.

Incumbents in this class perform most work outdoors, may be required to work in awkward positions, and may be exposed to hazards such as diesel exhaust.


 



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