Equipment Service Worker

City of Santa Rosa | Santa Rosa, CA

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Posted Date 6/07/2022


Join a knowledgeable and motivated team who take pride in doing quality work!

The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.

The Benefits of City Employment
In addition to offering a rewarding work environment, opportunity for career growth, and an excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of three health plans, a top of the line employer paid vision and dental coverage, tool allowance, and ability to work an alternate work schedule. See brochure for additional benefit information.

About the Position
This is an entry level classification in the Transportation and Public Works Department. Positions in the class work under general supervision to perform a wide range of both light repairs and routine service tasks in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. This classification is distinguished from the related class of Equipment Mechanic I in that the latter is a mid-level position in the classification series which performs the full range of skilled and complex tasks in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. Equipment Service Workers maintain City vehicles and equipment in compliance with established rules and regulations. The Mechanic Shop operates from 5:30am until midnight, with different shift options available (9/80 or 4/10).

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must meet the City of Santa Rosa Driving History Standard for Equipment Mechanic.

There are multiple vacant positions that may either be filled at the Equipment Service Worker, Equipment Mechanic I, or Equipment Mechanic II level depending on the skills and experience of the candidates selected for appointment (see the accompanying recruitment for Equipment Mechanic I/II).

The Ideal Candidate will:
- Possess at least six months or more experience performing general maintenance and minor repair work on motor vehicles (oil change, break repair, tire change, etc. in a professional environment)
- Have demonstrated knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work and work site
- Perform established duties independently
- Be self-motivated
- Put safety first
- Communicate effectively with those contacted in the course of work

The Selection Process
Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process that may consist of an application screening, oral appraisal, and/or other activity selected by the Human Resources Department. An eligibility list will be established from this recruitment. The eligibility list will be used for the current positions and may be used to fill future vacant positions in the Equipment Mechanic classification series for as long as the list remains active.

Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Perform inspections, preventive maintenance and light repair on City equipment as required;
grease and lubricate automobiles, trucks and heavy duty equipment;
perform brake repair and component replacement as required;
change and repair tires;
install and service batteries, spark plugs, light bulbs, fan belts and other mechanical parts;
test battery and charging systems using battery load tester and multi-meter;
identify and report major repair and maintenance problems;
diagnose, repair and install electrical wiring;
and maintain complete electrical systems.

Additional Duties:
In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.
- Pick-up and deliver vehicles to outside garages;
- pick-up parts;
- prepare and paint fabricated items as needed;
- perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of: Lubricating systems and oils, greases and attachments used in lubricating automotive and related equipment; brake systems, parts and repair methods; equipment operation, utilization and repair; less complex components of municipal equipment; repair tools and their safe uses; occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.

Ability to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; diagnose and perform minor repairs and brake work as required; accurately maintain simple work records; access, input and research equipment and vehicle status in computer tracking system; service heavy and light duty equipment.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Sufficient experience in the general maintenance, servicing and repair of vehicles and equipment to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above.

This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle or City equipment while conducting City business. In order to drive, individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles and equipment safely and must possess, and maintain a valid Class A California motor vehicle operator's license and applicable endorsements by the end of probation. The necessary Endorsements include: (H) Hazmat vehicles, (N) Tank vehicles, (P) Passenger Transport. Combining the (H) and (N) endorsements results in an (X) Tank vehicles transporting hazardous materials.

Additional Information

Equipment Service Workers may be assigned to work shifts that include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and may be called back for emergency work. Incumbents communicate orally in a face-to-face, one-to-one setting, or when using the telephone, to clarify work requests; they also learn to use new tools through oral instruction and are often given assignments and/or training orally. Equipment Service Workers read computerized and printed repair manuals and wiring diagrams to locate problems and/or make repairs; observe or monitor objects such as brakes, lights, tools, and other items to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards; hear alarms and other auditory warning devices in order to test auditory warning systems; discriminate among or match colors of wiring when servicing electrical systems; clean equipment, tools, and parts using a high temperature, high pressure cleaner, cleaning fluids, or solvents while wearing prescribed protective equipment and taking prescribed safety precautions.

Equipment Service Workers make fine, intricate, highly controlled muscular movements, make precise arm-hand positioning movements, and maintain static arm-hand position when changing tires, testing heavy equipment such as backhoes, or operating power equipment such as a brake lathe or drill press. They use their arms above shoulder level when working on the underside of vehicles or changing shocks; make skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects when assembling small fasteners or testing equipment; make continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements when using tools to install or remove bolts or when greasing vehicles; and coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously when driving, aligning parts, or performing repair work.

Equipment Service Workers climb ladders or steps when changing bulbs, working on hydraulic systems, or greasing vehicles or equipment; bend, twist, or stoop repeatedly or continually over time in order to access areas needing service; use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body repeatedly or continuously over time for such tasks as removing, replacing or balancing tires and aligning or assembling heavy items; move heavy objects, such as truck tires or wheels weighing up to 75 pounds distances of 20 feet or less, and objects weighing less than 50 pounds, such as vehicle and equipment parts, long distances; and use explosive strength requiring bursts of muscular effort when, for example, changing truck tires. While performing repair work, incumbents stand for extended periods of time unable to sit or rest at will, and walk over slippery surfaces when working on vehicles and equipment.

When servicing or testing vehicles or equipment, Equipment Service Workers use common hand tools such as a hammer, wrench, saw, screwdriver, air tool, impact wrench, or similar tools; measure brake size using calibrated instruments such as a micrometer; install, adjust, or replace filters, light bulbs, belts, or similar objects; and work in small, cramped areas. Incumbents clean work areas using a broom, mop, shovel, rake, or other tools.

To test equipment after it has been repaired, Equipment Service Workers operate power driven machinery such as backhoes, tractors, tampers or similar sized equipment. When working on vehicles that have come straight from the road, incumbents also tolerate very hot temperatures.

Additional Information
The selection process will include a minimum qualifications assessment, and may also include an application and supplemental questionnaire review, followed by department selection interviews. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in early July.

The City of Santa Rosa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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