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

DEFINITION: Under direction, makes minor and major mechanical repairs on a variety of gasoline- and diesel-powered equipment and performs welding in the repair, modification, and fabrication of equipment and facilities; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from Maintenance Welder Mechanic by the responsibility for minor repair and major overhaul of small engines and heavy equipment as its primary assignment and welding as a secondary assignment. The Maintenance Welder Mechanic is responsible for performing skilled welding as its primary assignment and minor heavy equipment repair as a secondary assignment. Mechanic/Welder is further distinguished from the Equipment Mechanic class series by the fabrication of welded metal equipment and facilities on a frequent basis.


1. Diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects in cars, trucks, boats, graders, loaders, rollers, dozers, sweepers, fire engine pumps, tractors and other mechanical equipment; tears down motors and makes general overhauls; repairs transmissions, inboard and outboard motors, differentials, distributors, fuel pumps, carburetors, steering gear, starters, universal joints, and hydraulic systems; aligns wheels; tunes engines; and makes electrical repairs on equipment.
2. Fabricates and alters special construction equipment; designs, lays out, repairs or fabricates, with or without blueprints, a variety of metal work ranging from small items to construction equipment to ornamental iron work; cuts, fits, and welds metal, using gas and electric welding equipment; and does brazing and soldering.
3. Maintains inventory and stock of spare parts; maintains work records of equipment repair and servicing; and maintains equipment safety records.
4. Trains subordinates and other employees in safety practices and in the routine and preventive maintenance of equipment; and in the absence of the supervisor, supervises subordinates performing routine mechanical and welding duties.


1. Two years of experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair plus one year of welding experience; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Equipment Mechanic I with Santa Barbara County plus completion of six semester units in welding technology. A minimum of one year of additional experience in welding may be substituted for the required coursework; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, or experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: the operation, repair, and preventive maintenance of light and heavy gasoline- and diesel-powered construction equipment and automotive apparatus; equipment and tools used in making all types of mechanical repairs; tools and methods of the welding trade, including brazing, soldering, electrical, and arc welding; and mechanical and welding safety practices.

Ability to: perform maintenance and mechanical repairs on a variety of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles and equipment; design, fabricate and repair a variety of metal work; read, interpret, and work from blueprints and technical manuals; maintain simple records; estimate costs and materials; order parts and maintain an inventory; lead and train others; and work cooperatively with others.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License during the probationary period.

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.


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