County Of Mendocino

501 Low Gap Rd.
Ukiah , CA
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

County Of Mendocino
Ukiah, CA Full-time
Posted on September 6, 2019


The current vacancies are in various locations throughout the County. The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions in a variety of locations throughout the County, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreements, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region or in Covelo are eligible to receive a 5% assignment premium.

Under supervision, performs work of routine difficulty.  Examples of the work include: assisting patrons; checking library materials in and out; shelving books and maintaining materials; and general clerical duties.


Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Diagnose problems, perform repairs, road test, and complete paperwork associated with repairs; perform unscheduled repair of equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform maintenance and repair work on automobiles, trucks, tractors, graders, dozers, gas and diesel engines, and other related equipment.
  • Develop special replacement and innovative parts for new and rebuilt equipment.
  • Repair equipment in the field as necessary.
  • Inspect, trouble-shoot, and overhaul transmissions, electrical systems, cooling systems, valves, pistons, hydraulic lifts, carburetors, and other related systems.
  • Perform safety checks on light, heavy, and related equipment.
  • Perform routine or special maintenance and repair work on air hammers, water pumps, weed eaters, generators, and various other pieces of light equipment.
  • Assist in the relocation or transportation of light and heavy equipment to various service locations.
  • Perform routine lubrications and other service-related duties as required.
  • Perform routine maintenance around the shop and service area as required.
  • Attend seminars and classes on the maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Review and research services and repair manuals.
  • Maintain files and records pertaining to individual work load.
  • Enter daily repair and maintenance activity and use of inventory into computer system.
  • Maintain inventory of parts, equipment, and supplies.
  • Answer telephone and respond to questions or takes messages as appropriate.
  • Perform body and fender repair work, including welding, cutting, painting, and various other procedures.
  • Prepare requisitions for equipment replacement of parts and maintenance supplies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
One-year certificate from an accredited college or technical school and at least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience related to the maintenance of heavy and light equipment and vehicles; or
An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Class C Driver's License, with attainment of a valid Commercial Class B Driver's License with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement within six (6) months of appointment.


Knowlege, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of:
  • Methods, practices, materials, and tools of the light and heavy equipment and vehicle mechanical trade.
  • Operation and repair characteristics of a wide variety of light and heavy equipment and vehicles.
  • Safety precautions and hazards as they relate to equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Gasoline and diesel engines and their operations.
  • Practices, methods, and tools of the welding and blacksmith trades.
  • Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
Skill in:
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Using mathematics.
  • The use and care of the tools and equipment utilized in the performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • The use of computers and diagnostic equipment to perform repairs.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Diagnose and repair a wide variety of equipment.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.
  • Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to: walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak and hear; and push, pull, move, or lift above and below the neck objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, lift, and/or move more than 100 pounds.


Selection Procedure

Important Application Information:

  • It is your responsibility to demonstrate through your application materials how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position/s for which you apply.
  • You must complete all sections of the application.  A résumé or other information you feel will help us evaluate your qualifications may be attached to your completed application, but will not be accepted in lieu of completing any part of the application.  Blank applications that contain only a résumé or those that reference "see résumé" will be rejected as incomplete.
  • Check your application before submitting to ensure it is complete and correct; no new or additional information will be accepted after the closing date.
  • Inquiry will be made of your former and current employers; please provide the names and telephone numbers of supervisors on your application.
  • You must provide the names and contact information of at least three (3) references (not relatives) that have knowledge of your job skills, experience, ability and/or character.
  • Application materials are the property of Mendocino County and will not be returned.
  • It is your responsibility to keep your NEOGOV profile updated, including any changes to your telephone number or address.  Failure to do so may result in missed notification of exams or interviews.
  • The exam process listed on this flyer is tentative.  Mendocino County reserves the right to make necessary modifications to the examination plan.  Such revisions will be in accordance with approved personnel standards.  Should a change be made, applicants will be notified.
  • The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
Examination Process:  All complete applications will be reviewed with those judged most qualified progressing further in the selection process. Based on the number of qualified candidates, an oral examination (weight 100) or an unassembled exam, consisting of an evaluation of education and experience as stated on the application form, will be administered. The examination process will test the knowledge and abilities described above. A minimum score of 70 must be attained for placement on the employment list.
Special Testing: If you require special testing arrangements to accommodate a disability or religious conviction you must contact Human Resources at 707.234.6600 prior to the test date to make your requirements known.  You must provide enough advance notice to allow Human Resources to properly review and evaluate your request.
Special Requirements: Employment with the County may require the successful completion of a pre-employment background and/or medical examination and may include drug screening and/or fingerprinting.
This announcement is a synopsis of duties and requirements of this job. To review the complete classification specification and benefits, please see the HR website. Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the final filing date.
The County of Mendocino is an Equal Opportunity Employer