• Full Time
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • $65,145.60 - $89,460.80 Annually USD / Year

City of Santa Rosa

The Position
THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA IS NOW HIRING MOTIVATED AND HARDWORKING EQUIPMENT MECHANICS TO JOIN OUR TEAM IN PROVIDING CRITICAL SERVICES TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY!

THIS RECRUITMENT IS BEING REOPENED TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ADDITIONAL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO APPLY, ENHANCING OUR CANDIDATE POOL FOR MULTIPLE VACANCIES.  IF YOU PREVIUSLY APPLIED IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY 2024, YOUR APPLICATION IS STILL ACTIVE.  REPEAT APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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 between health plans, a top of the line employer-paid vision and dental coverage, tool allowance, and ability to work an alternate work schedule. More information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found on our Miscellaneous Employee Benefits page.

Additional benefits include: Flexible schedule (9/80 and 4/10) available with management approval
11 paid holidays annually, plus 1 to 3 ‘floating holidays’ per year, depending on start date and years of service
$500 annually for wellness
Unlimited free bus rides on CityBus and Sonoma County Transit
The City is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) qualifying employee

About the Positions
The City of Santa Rosa’s Transportation and Public Works Department’s Fleet Services Section has immediate openings for experienced Equipment Mechanics. The Fleet Services Section provides vehicular transportation and equipment services to all City departments. The Mechanic Shop operates from 5:30am until midnight, with different shift options available (9/80 or 4/10). We provide excellent salary and benefits, and the open position will be filled at the Equipment Mechanic I or Equipment Mechanic II level depending on the skills and experience of the candidates selected. An eligibility list will be created as a result of this recruitment that may be used to fill current and future Regular and Temporary openings as they occur while the list is active.

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must meet the City of Santa Rosa Driving History Standard for Equipment Mechanic. To view the City of Santa Rosa Driving History Standard for Equipment Mechanic I and II, please click HERE.

This recruitment is being reopened to provide an opportunity for additional qualified candidates to apply, enhancing our candidate pool for multiple vacancies.  If you previously applied in January or February 2024, your application is still active.  Repeat applications will not be accepted.

The Successful Candidate will:
Possess two or more years of professional experience performing a wide range of maintenance and repair work on motor vehicles
Be safety oriented, demonstrating knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work and work site
Communicate effectively
Have the ability to perform established duties independently, as well as work collaboratively within the team
Be self-motivated

EQUIPMENT MECHANIC I ($31.32 – $36.71 hourly; $65,145.60 – $76,356.80 Annually)
This is the middle-level classification in the Equipment Mechanic series. Positions in the class work under direction to perform a wide range of maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. Equipment Mechanics I maintain City vehicles and equipment in compliance with established rules and regulations. This class is distinguished from the class of Equipment Mechanic II in that the latter class works more independently and performs the most complex diagnostic and specialized rebuilding tasks and detailed customer contact.

To view the complete detailed job description, please click HERE.

EQUIPMENT MECHANIC II ($36.04 – $43.01 hourly; $74,963.20 – $89,460.80 Annually)
This is the full journey level classification in the Equipment Mechanic series. Positions in the class work under direction to perform the full range of skilled and complex tasks in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. An Equipment Mechanic II ensures that City vehicles and equipment are maintained in compliance with established rules and regulations and that they are adequately equipped to perform their intended function. This class is distinguished from the class of Equipment Mechanic I in that this class works more independently and performs the most complex diagnostic, and specialized rebuilding and difficult customer contact tasks.

To view the complete detailed job description, please click HERE.

There are multiple vacant positions that may either be filled at the Equipment Mechanic I or Equipment Mechanic II level depending on the skills and experience of the candidates selected for appointment

The Selection Process
Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission.  As part of the selection process, your responses may be scored using criteria specific to this position.  Incomplete responses, generic or minimal responses, or responses such as “See Resume” can result in disqualification from the selection process.

The selection process will include a minimum qualifications assessment, and may also include an application and supplemental questionnaire review, followed by department selection interviews.  An eligibility list will be established as a result of this selection process and may be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.

Santa Rosa – A Wonderful City to Call Home:
The City of Santa Rosa is located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa is the seat of Sonoma County and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Equipment Mechanic I
Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Inspect, service, diagnose, repair, assemble, rebuild components and maintain equipment and vehicles found in a municipal fleet environment, including light trucks, passenger, police, fire and transit vehicles and heavy equipment;
perform service calls and make field repairs as needed;
accurately update manual and computerized records related to work activities;
keep work area clean;
keep abreast of changes to industry standards;
determine repair needs or estimate cost of repairs;
and communicate status of repair, maintenance, or fabrication work;
assist in the general maintenance of equipment maintenance shop area;
and design and fabricate radio and light brackets for city cars, trucks, and equipment.
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;
welding;
make auto body repairs as needed;
and perform related duties as assigned.
To view the complete detailed job description, please click HERE.

Equipment Mechanic II
Essential Duties:
The following duties are considered essential for this job classification:
Inspect, service, diagnose, repair, assemble, rebuild and maintain equipment and all city vehicles found in a municipal fleet environment including light trucks, passenger, police, fire and transit vehicles and heavy equipment;
rebuild vehicles and components, including internal engine parts, cooling systems, brake systems, fuel injection systems, valves and pumps;
perform general overhaul work on equipment and vehicles;
make field repairs as needed;
accurately update manual and computerized records related to work activities;
keep work area clean;
keep abreast of changes to industry standards;
determine equipment repair needs or estimate cost of repairs;
propose necessary changes to systems, procedures and equipment;
and communicate status of repair, maintenance, or fabrication work.
In addition to the above duties, the duties listed below are also considered essential for positions in the following assignment:

Fabrication:
Weld, cut, repair, lay out, and fabricate specialized equipment from both formal and informal plans and verbal instruction;
design special equipment to accommodate customer needs;
perform welding on vehicles.
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.
To view the complete detailed job description, please click HERE.
Required Qualifications
Equipment Mechanic I
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; operating principles of electric motors and engines fueled by gasoline, diesel or alternative fuels; methods, materials and techniques used in repair, maintenance, and welding of a variety of municipal equipment; and the use and care of tools used in the work place.

Ability to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; diagnose and perform repairs; accurately maintain work records; access, input and research equipment and vehicle status in computer tracking system.

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; Education – Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade. Completion of specialized training classes that supplement relevant experience is desirable.

Equipment Mechanic II
Knowledge of: Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work and work site; operating principles of electric motors and engines fueled by gasoline, diesel, or alternative fuels; methods, materials, paint, tools, and techniques used in repair, maintenance, welding, and fabrication of a variety of municipal equipment; and the use and care of tools used in the workplace.

Ability to: Communicate effectively with those contacted in the course of work; follow written and verbal instructions; interpret and work from sketches, schematic drawings, and other diagrams; independently diagnose, and troubleshoot defects in light and heavy equipment; operate smog test equipment; operate drill presses, hydraulic presses, gas and arc welding equipment, metal shear, and metal break; complete forms and maintain manual and computerized records; enter data into a terminal or keyboard device; comprehend and make decisions based on written materials such as repair manuals; and learn and retain information presented in a structured lecture format.

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 journey-level experience in the servicing, maintenance, and repair of vehicles and equipment to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above; Education – Equivalent to completion of 12th Grade. Completion of related specialized training courses that supplement relevant experience is desirable.

License or Certificate (Equipment Mechanic I and II):This classification requires the use of a personal or City vehicle or City equipment while conducting City business.

In order to drive combination vehicles with air brakes, 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 necessary endorsements by the end of probation.  The City pays for successful completion of the Class A license.  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.  The City pays for the successful completion of ASE certifications.

Some assignments may require certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), and/or other recognized certification. The City provides reimbursement for Successful Completion of ASE Certifications.

Additional Information
WORKING CONDITIONS
Equipment Mechanic I
Equipment Mechanics I 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. Equipment Mechanics I 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 Mechanics make fine, intricate, highly controlled muscular movements, make precise arm-hand positioning movements, and maintain static arm-hand position when repairing and testing equipment, or operating power equipment. They use their arms above shoulder level when working on the underside of vehicles; 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 Mechanics climb ladders or steps when changing bulbs, working on hydraulic systems, or greasing vehicles or equipment; bend, twist, or stoop, and use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body, repeatedly or continually over time in order to access areas needing service; move heavy objects, such as truck tires or wheels weighing up to 100 pounds distances of 20 feet or less, and objects weighing less than 50 pounds, 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 Mechanics measure brake size using calibrated instruments such as a micrometer; and work in small, cramped areas.

The work performed by the Equipment Mechanics is considered safety sensitive by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Incumbents are subject to the USDOT Drug and Alcohol program.

Equipment Mechanic II

Equipment Mechanics II communicate orally in a face-to-face, one-to-one setting, or when using the telephone to clarify work requests; read schematic drawings and other diagrams to make wiring, brake, and hydraulic 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 or paint; clean equipment, tools, and parts using a high temperature, high pressure cleaner, cleaning fluids, solvents, or thinners while using prescribed protective equipment; and work with paints, cleaning agents, or similar solutions using prescribed safety precautions.

Equipment Mechanics II make fine, highly controlled muscular movements, make precise arm-hand positioning movements, and maintain static arm-hand position when using hand drills, spraying paint overhead, operating lathes, soldering, or welding; lift arms above shoulder level when working on the underside of vehicles or replacing ladders on fire trucks; make skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects when assembling engine or transmission parts or wiring, installing springs, or fabricating small items; make continuous or repetitive arm-hand movements when using tools; and coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously when driving, welding, or performing repair work.

Equipment Mechanics II climb ladders or steps when working on buses, fire apparatus, vacuum trucks, or other large vehicles and equipment; bend or stoop, or use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body repeatedly or continually over time in order to access areas needing repair; move heavy objects, weighing up to 100 pounds distances of 20 feet or less, and objects weighing less than 50 pounds, long distances; and use explosive strength requiring bursts of muscular effort when, for example, breaking loose items that are stuck or pushing cars up on to a trailer. While performing repair work, operating machinery, sanding, painting, or sandblasting, incumbents stand for extended periods of time unable to sit or rest at will and walk over rough, uneven, or slippery surfaces when working on vehicles and equipment.

Equipment Mechanics II measure distances using calibrated instruments such as a tape, caliper, or micrometer work in small, cramped areas to install valves, reach engine parts, paint or seal vehicle components, or perform repair work.

Equipment Mechanics II may be assigned to work shifts that include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays and may be called back for emergency work. When making repairs in the field, incumbents work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements and tolerate very hot temperatures when working on vehicles that have come straight from the road or using torches in repair work.

The work performed by the Equipment Mechanics II is considered safety sensitive by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Incumbents are subject to the USDOT Drug and Alcohol program.

If you have any questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact Human Resources, at 707-543-3060.

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

The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations needed to participate in the recruitment process may be made by submitting a Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form within five (5) business days of being noticed that an event requiring accommodation is occurring. You may also contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 543-3060 or jobs@srcity.org.

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