City of Gilroy

SENIOR EQUIPMENT MECHANIC/ EQUIPMENT
MECHANIC
Fleet Division – Administrative Services Department
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC – $6,119.00 – $7,809.58 Monthly
SENIOR EQUIPMENT MECHANIC – $6,759.08 – $8,626.58 Monthly
PLUS EXCELLENT BENEFITS!

Opportunity to work a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off.

An additional 5% step (Step F) is available to employees in this job classification after completion of five years of service, one year at Step E, and a good performance evaluation.

The City of Gilroy is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join our team!

ABOUT THE POSITION
The City of Gilroy is recruiting for a Senior Equipment Mechanic (SEM) or Equipment Mechanic (EM) (depending on qualifications and experience) with the Fleet Division within the Administrative Services Department. The goal of the Fleet Division is to provide high quality repair and maintenance services to all city-owned vehicles, heavy trucks and equipment.

Under general supervision of the Fleet Superintendent, our Equipment Mechanics perform both routine and complex repairs, diagnoses, and preventive maintenance services on a variety of automotive, construction, and specialized municipal vehicles and equipment, both gasoline and diesel fueled. Employees in the Senior Equipment Mechanic job classification are required to be fully trained in all fleet shop procedures and have strong knowledge of all apparatuses, vehicles, and equipment in the City fleet.

In this exciting opportunity the incumbent will learn the diverse operation that comes with a government entity such as working with public safety vehicles, public works heavy equipment & vehicles, emergency lighting and sirens, sub-electrical panels, computer hardware and other specialized equipment.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL

Have advanced journey-level public sector fleet mechanic industry experience.
Confidently provide accurate diagnosis for engines, electrical, fuel, and computer-controlled systems using various digital meters, scopes, and related equipment.
Have a high standard of safety when operating various shop related equipment.
Have excellent customer service skills and assist internal customers enthusiastically.
Have experience working with Microsoft Office Suite, and automotive software systems.
Be experienced with services and repairs required by mileage or time, out of service criteria and procedures, and parts acquisition process.
Have experience with heavy-duty engines and drive trains, including power train management.
Have experience with welding and fabrication.
Be a team player, able to get along with others, and maintain a positive attitude.
Have good energy and efficiency while performing work in a safe in environment.

CANDIDATE PERSPECTIVE AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Obtain Class A Driver License.
Acquire leadership skills and become established as a lead in the Fleet shop (SEM).
Become familiar with local and non-local vendors, parts suppliers, and dealerships.
Gain proficiency with the City of Gilroy’s purchasing policy.
Become familiar with our internal fleet tracking systems, such as generating work orders, defect repair filing systems, monthly facility inspection forms and California emissions transmittal and filings with the state.
Receive an annual tool allowance of $600.

QUALIFICATIONS
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of High School and a specialized course in Automotive or Equipment Mechanics and five (5) years of work experience as a Mechanic or Apprentice.  Experience must be current in that the individual must have been employed as a mechanic/apprentice within the last eighteen (18) months.
Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record
necessary to operate assigned vehicle (s) at the time of hire.  Possess and maintain
a valid California Class A Driver License with all applicable endorsements, within six (6) months after hire. Must participate in the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing program, which includes submission to random drug and alcohol testing.
Possess and maintain a personal collection of appropriate tools and mobile cabinet sufficient to perform the required tasks, including some specialized tools as per department standards.
Continued education to stay abreast of changes in the automotive equipment industry.
ASE (Automotive Service of Excellence) certified in at least two (2) categories; other comparable certifications may be accepted in lieu of ASE certifications (comparability shall be determined by the City of Gilroy).
Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
Work varied shifts and/or days as assigned. May be subject to callback for maintenance of equipment or vehicles in the field or at the Corporation Yard.
Work both within the Equipment Maintenance facility and in the field, as directed.
Pass a Department of Justice criminal record check for employment.
Prefer non-tobacco user.

SENIOR EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
Completion of at least one specialized course in Automotive or Equipment Mechanics relate to the work to be performed.
At least five (5) years of recent work experience as an Equipment Mechanic that includes at least three (3) years of full-time work experience equivalent to a City of Gilroy Equipment Mechanic (equivalency to be determined at the sole discretion of the City of Gilroy).
Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s) at the time of hire. Possess and maintain a valid California Class A License with all applicable endorsements, within six (6) months after hire. Must participate in the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing program, which includes submission to random drug and alcohol testing.
Possess and maintain a personal collection of appropriate tools and mobile cabinet sufficient to perform the required tasks, including some specialized tools as per department standards.
Continued education to stay abreast of changes in the automotive equipment industry.
ASE (Automotive Service of Excellence) certified in at least two (2) categories: other comparable certifications may be accepted in lieu of ASE certifications (comparability shall be determined by the City of Gilroy).
Work varied shifts and/or days as assigned. May be subject to callback for maintenance of equipment or vehicles in the field or at the Corporation Yard.
Work both within the equipment Maintenance facility and in the field, as directed.
Pass an employment background check, including a Department of Justice criminal record check.
Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
Prefer non-tobacco user.

APPLICATION PROCESS
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity please attach and submit the following required items with your NEOGOV application:
A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental responses.
Copies of ASE or comparable certifications as described in job requirements section.
A cover letter expressing your specific interest in this position with the City of Gilroy is preferred.
Detailed resume focusing on relevant work experience and education.
City Application Form – Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Apply Online: Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofgilroy. You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the “Apply” link. After viewing the Job Description, click the ‘Apply’ tab. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your personal information. This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.

Recruitment Schedule – Key Dates*
Application Closing Date:  January 8, 2023
Interview: January 25, 2023
Finalist Interview: TBD
(*Note: The examination process/schedule may be changed as needed by the City.)

Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City’s expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.
Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.
THE CITY OF GILROY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND SUPPORTS WORKFORCE DIVERSITY.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.