Equipment Mechanic/Sr. Equipment Mechanic

City of Visalia | Visalia, CA

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Posted Date 3/29/2024

The City of Visalia Public Works Department is recruitng for Equipment Mechanic/Senior Equipment Mechanic depending on qualifications (DOQ). Please click here for the recruitment announcement.

The City of Visalia's Fleet Maintenance Division is part of the Public Works Department which provides everything needed to keep all City of Visalia owned vehicles and equipment operating at peak performance. The Fleet Department has a full-service repair facility that provides preventive maintenance and repair services for the City of Visalia fleet vehicles and equipment. In addition, the Fleet Division has a fully stocked parts department and manages the City of Visalia’s fueling contract and fueling sites.

Depending on qualifications, this position is required to have equipment and mechanical maintenance skills and work under general supervision performing a group of related duties according to established procedures. The Senior Equipment Mechanic is the advanced journey level position in the Equipment Maintenance Worker series. This position is distinguished by the complexity of job assignments. Incumbents in this position are expected to have the ability to diagnosis and repair complex problems on a wide variety of vehicles and equipment. This position may be assigned to work in different areas of the fleet operation such as light or heavy shop, tire shop or lube bay.  

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, team player with the ability to effectively communicate in both written and oral form and follow both written and oral direction. The ideal candidate will be well organized with advanced knowledge of vehicle \ equipment maintenance and repairs, have knowledge of both basic tools (Hand Tools) and specialized tools needed for the diagnosis and repair of vehicles and equipment. The ideal candidate will also be able to work with other staff members, be open to suggestions and work in a fast-paced environment. Candidates must possess and maintain their own set of tools and will receive an annual tool allowance. The ideal candidate will follow safe work practices, including workplace safety policies and procedures and adhere to all City of Visalia policies and procedures.

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and abilities would be:

Equipment Mechanic:

  • Two (2) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of gas and diesel powered equipment.
  • Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of gas and diesel powered equipment.
  • Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and motorcycles with emphasis on Public Safety equipment.

Senior Equipment Mechanic:

  • Four (4) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of gas, diesel and compressed natural gas powered equipment.
  • Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of gas, diesel, and compressed natural gas powered equipment with emphasis on either heavy equipment or automotive/light equipment.
  • Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of motorcycles with emphasis on Public Safety equipment.
  • Specialized training in the maintenance and repair of firefighting apparatus with emphasis on Pierce aerial and pumper firefighting apparatus.  


  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Class B California Driver's License with air brake endorsement by time of appointment.

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Application and supplemental materials will be evaluated and applicants who appear to be most qualified will be invited to participate in a job related interview and/or examination process. Successful candidates may be required to pass a background, physical examination, and/or drug screen.

The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

Monthly Salary:
Equipment Mechanic $4,767 -$5,992
Sr. Equipment Mechanic $5,369-$6,749
CalPERS retirement program
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more...

Review the Benefits tab for more information.

If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 143,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities.  Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.
As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living.  The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.
Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare's latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward.  Come discover all Visalia has to offer!

The City of Visalia is an equal opportunity employer. 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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