HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 3743

  • Los Angeles World Airports
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $90,807.00 - $99,054.00 Annually USD

Job Description



DUTIES

$90,807; $98,198 (flat-rated)
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $97,050 (flat-rated) or $99,054 (flat-rated).
 
NOTES :
For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to: http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower flat-rated positions. Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.
 
DUTIES
A Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic does journey-level work in the maintenance and repair of construction, road maintenance, marine, or firefighting equipment; or builds and installs or modifies equipment for special purposes.


Closing Date/Time:

Additional Information


WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the "Apply" icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity.
 
NOTE :
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will only be accepted on-line on the following dates listed below:
 
From 8:00 am Friday, August 7, 2020 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, August 20, 2020
 
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the "Application Deadline" section of this bulletin.
 
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applicants not selected to be tested may re-apply in a subsequent filing period in order to be considered for that period's selection process.

SELECTION PROCESS

Examination Weights:

Multiple Choice Test...........Qualifying
Interview......................................100%

                                                         
The examination will consist of a qualifying multiple-choice test administered and proctored on-line and an interview. In the on-line qualifying multiple-choice test, the following competencies may be evaluated: Reading Comprehension, Analytical Ability, Safety Focus, Technology Application, Equipment Operation, Teamwork, and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of basic mechanical principles of the internal combustion engine; principles and operational characteristics and components of: hydraulic, air, and mechanical break systems; gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuel systems; drive shafts, final drive assemblies, clutch assemblies; various types of manual transmissions, auxiliary transmissions, automatic transmissions, and power-take off (PTO)-driven auxiliary equipment; hydraulic systems; exhaust and emission control systems; air conditioning systems and their controls; cooling and heating systems and their controls; manual and power steering systems; suspension systems on automotive and heavy-duty equipment; tire wearing patterns inspection practices; procedures and equipment used to diagnose engine noise; functions and operation of charging and starting systems; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) criteria on brake servicing and adjustment and City personnel policies, rules, and regulations; methods pertaining to standard industry practices, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and/or Cal/OSHA requirements; proper and safe use of tools and equipment and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
 
Additional job analysis information can be obtained by going to http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=jobanalyses and clicking on Competencies under Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic.
 
The multiple-choice test will be proctored and administered on-line during a single session. Candidates invited to participate in the on-line multiple-choice test will be able to take the test as instructed from a remote location using a computer with a webcam and a reliable internet connection. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the dates and specific steps on how to take the multiple-choice test on-line. It is anticipated that the remote proctored multiple-choice test will be administered between TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2020 and TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2020. Candidates who do not complete and submit the remote proctored multiple-choice test will not be considered further in this examination. Additional test dates may be added as needed.
 
FAQs for on-line testing is available at http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=employmenttestingprocess. Candidates who do not have the required equipment may have the option to take the multiple-choice test onsite at a City facility.

Passing Score for Qualifying Multiple-Choice Test
The passing score for the qualifying multiple-choice test will be determined by Personnel Department staff after the qualifying multiple-choice test is administered. Consideration will be given to the number of candidates taking the test and the existing and anticipated number of vacancies, such that there are a sufficient number of eligibles on the list to satisfy current and future vacancies for the next two years. Therefore, the passing score for the qualifying multiple-choice test may be set either above or below 70% .
 
Candidates must achieve a passing score in the qualifying multiple-choice test and meet minimum qualifications in order to be invited to the interview.
 
The examination score will be based entirely on the interview. In the interview, the following competencies may be evaluated: Analytical Ability, Safety Focus, Technology Application, Equipment Operation, Teamwork, Oral Communication and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of basic mechanical principles of the internal combustion engine; principles and operational characteristics and components of: hydraulic, air, and mechanical break systems; gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuel systems; drive shafts, final drive assemblies, clutch assemblies; various types of manual transmissions, auxiliary transmissions, automatic transmissions, and power-take off (PTO)-driven auxiliary equipment; hydraulic systems; exhaust and emission control systems; air conditioning systems and their controls; cooling and heating systems and their controls; manual and power steering systems; suspension systems on automotive and heavy-duty equipment; tire wearing patterns inspection practices; procedures and equipment used to diagnose engine noise; functions and operation of charging and starting systems; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) criteria on brake servicing and adjustment and City personnel policies, rules, and regulations; methods pertaining to standard industry practices, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and/or Cal/OSHA requirements; proper and safe use of tools and equipment and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities. 
 
Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the date, time, and location of the interview, which will be held in Los Angeles.
 
NOTES : This examination is based on a validation study, and as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the multiple-choice test will not be subject to candidate inspection. You may take the Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic multiple-choice test only once every 365 days. If you have taken the Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic multiple-choice test during an open filing period in the Personnel Department within the last 365 days, you may not file for this examination at this time. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities.  To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application.  The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met.  Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin. Based on City policy, you may be required to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing prior to and during employment in this class. The incumbents of some positions in this class may be required to pass an annual or periodic work fitness evaluation to determine their eligibility for continued employment in this class. The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list.  However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding 0.25 of a point seniority credit for each year of service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open candidates ahead of the promotional candidates. In conjunction with Civil Service Rules, applicants who have received a regular appointment to a City position or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates. A final average score of 70% in the interview portion of this examination is required to be placed on the eligible list. Your rank on the employment list may change as scores of candidates from other administrations of this examination are merged onto one list. Names may be removed from the open competitive list after six (6) months.  
Notice : 
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
 

THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
 

The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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01

To be PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY notified of the status of my application, I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information: -Working E-mail address -Telephone Number -Official social security number I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide a working email address on my application where I will receive notifications regarding the status of my application and the selection process. I UNDERSTAND that important information regarding the status of my application and the selection process will only be sent via E-MAIL to the email address I provided. I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that the email address I provided is a working email and that I will check my email regularly to ensure I receive any communication as it relates to the examination promptly. I UNDERSTAND that the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or redirected emails and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to add info@governmentjobs.com to my email contact list to avoid email notifications related to this examination from being classified as "spam" or "junk" mail.
  • I have read these statements to their fullest and will provide a working e-mail address on my application in order to receive status of my application regarding this examination.


02

I UNDERSTAND that I am required to describe, IN DETAIL, my appropriate qualifying experience in the Work Experience Section of my application. I UNDERSTAND that, if qualifying with my City experience, that I MUST indicate my appropriate job classification in my work history and NOT ANY WORKING TITLE that I believe is designated to me. I UNDERSTAND that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed. In addition to including my qualifying experience, I UNDERSTAND that I should list ALL jobs, STARTING WITH THE JOBS THAT WILL QUALIFY ME FOR THIS EXAMINATION regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service and any periods of unemployment during my entire work history.
  • I have read these statements to their entirety and understand them completely and to their fullest.


03

I am currently:
  • A City of Los Angeles employee having received a regular appointment.
  • An exempt City of Los Angeles employee, but have civil service status.
  • An exempt City of Los Angeles employee without receiving civil service status.
  • A City of Los Angeles employee in a temporary training position.
  • A City of Los Angeles employee on a part-time basis.
  • On a regular reserve list for the City of Los Angeles.
  • Not employed with the City of Los Angeles.


04

I have completed a recognized apprenticeship as a heavy duty equipment mechanic.
  • Yes
  • No


05

I UNDERSTAND that if I am trying to qualify with my apprenticeship as a heavy duty equipment mechanic, I MUST submit my Apprenticeship Certificate at the time of filing. I UNDERSTAND that I MUST attach my certificate to my online application BEFORE I submit my application. I UNDERSTAND that if I attach my certificate AFTER I submit my online application, it will not be available to the City and I WILL NOT be credited with having submitted the certificate. I UNDERSTAND that if I fail to submit my Apprenticeship Certificate at the time of filing by attaching it to my online application, my application will not be considered further for this examination.
  • I have read these statements to their entirety, and I UNDERSTAND them completely and to their fullest.


06

I have full-time paid experience as a journey-level equipment mechanic which includes the repair of a variety of heavy duty gasoline and diesel powered vehicles or off road construction equipment or watercraft. NOTE: This information MUST be described in detail in the Work Experience section of your application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from this examination.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • Between 0 to 11 months
  • Between 12 to 23 months
  • 24 months or more


07

In the text box below, please indicate the kinds of vehicles, equipment, or watercraft you claim to have experience in repairing. FOR EXAMPLE: I have experience repairing trenching machines and concrete mixer trucks. If this experience does not apply to you, write N/A below.

08

I have full-time paid experience in equipment maintenance and repair.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • Between 0 and 35 months
  • Between 36 and 47 months
  • Between 48 and 59 months
  • 60 months or more


09

Within the experience claimed in the previous supplemental question #8, at least two years of this was in the maintenance and repair of heavy duty gasoline and diesel powered vehicles or off road construction equipment or watercraft. NOTE: This experience must be listed SEPARATELY in the Work Experience section of your application. Make sure to include a detailed description of the kind of equipment you have experience repairing.
  • Yes
  • No


10

In the text box below, please indicate the kinds of vehicles, equipment, or watercraft you claim to have experience in repairing and maintaining. FOR EXAMPLE: I have experience repairing and maintaining cranes and skiploaders. NOTE: This experience must STILL be listed separately in the Work Experience section of your application. Please provide it here as well, for clarification. If this experience does not apply to you, write N/A below.

11

I have completed an auto or truck mechanics program at a recognized institution with the following number of units: NOTE: This education MUST be included in the Education Section of your application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from this examination.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • At least 30 semester or 45 quarter units
  • At least 60 semester or 90 quarter units


12

SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION In accordance with Charter Section 1010(b) and Civil Service Rules 5.31, selective certification will be used for some positions that require special skills and/or training in the following area. Only candidates possessing the following as of the close of of filing may be considered for appointment to fill such positions.
  • I have read this statement to its entirety, and I understand it completely to its fullest.


13

SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION I possess a Marine Corrosion Technician or Marine Systems Technician or Marine Systems Technician Certificate from the American Boat and Yacht Council.
  • Yes
  • No


* Required Question

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