Equipment Mechanic

  • Laguna Beach, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $61,740.00 - $86,712.00 Annually USD

Job Description


This position is eligible to receive a 2.5% salary increase effective 1/1/2022

This recruitment is open on a continuous basis, and the deadline for the first application review is 5:00 PM (PST) on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

City of Laguna Beach: With seven miles of City beaches and towering hills with captivating Pacific views, Laguna Beach residents enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes in Southern California. The City of Laguna Beach hosts millions of visitors to its world-famous arts festivals and beautiful beaches. Services provided to its resident population of approximately 23,000 include police, fire, marine safety, recreation, parks, public works, community development, parking, transit and animal control.

The Department & Division: The Mission of the Public Works Department is to preserve, maintain, and enhance the City's infrastructure and natural resources, and provide services and environmental stewardship for the benefits of Laguna Beach residents, businesses and visitors. The Department is organized into the following divisions: Engineering and Administration, Fleet Maintenance, Parks and Building Maintenance, Street Maintenance, Utility Undergrounding, Solid Waste, Parking Management and Operations, Traffic, Parking and Signs Maintenance, and Transit Services.

The Position: Under general supervision, performs journey level and specialized tasks in the area of fleet and equipment maintenance and repair for the City's Public Works Department. Work performed consists of repair and maintenance of gasoline, diesel, LPG and electric powered vehicles and equipment. This position r eports to Senior Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.

Selection Process: Applications will be screened carefully, and selected applicants will be invited to participate in the Performance Exam. Those recommended for further evaluation will undergo a department interview with City staff. Based on the City's needs, the selection process may be modified. Candidates will be notified via e-mail of any changes in the selection process.

Pre-Placement Process: Selected candidates must successfully pass a police background check with the Laguna Beach Police Department, including a fingerprint check with the State Department of Justice, and a pre-placement physical including a drug test. Education and employment verification and reference check(s) will also be conducted.

In order to maintain a safe and healthy workplace, the City has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Effective December 1, 2021, all new employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination to Human Resources with the signed offer letter as a term and condition of employment. Per the updated CDC Guidelines, full vaccination means it has been at least two weeks since a person has completed the entire recommended series of a COVID-19 vaccine including the COVID-19 booster if eligible. See CDC booster guidelines here: BOOSTER GUIDELINES

Examples of Duties

The Equipment Mechanic inspects, maintains, diagnoses, and repairs a variety of City vehicles and equipment including Fire Department vehicles. Other vehicles and equipment include general construction trucks, street sweepers, transit buses, trolleys and a variety of large to small equipment.

Disassembles components, repairs or replaces defective or worn parts; performs major overhauls on gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, etc.; performs major repair work on drive trains, steering, hydraulic and air brake systems; and performs related duties as required.

This position may receive calls for emergency service and may be required to respond during non-scheduled work hours, including evenings, holidays and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination demonstrating the ability to effectively and successfully perform the duties of the position is considered qualifying. A typical combination is as follows:

Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience: A minimum of five full-time years of mechanical maintenance work experience, with at least three years working at a skilled, journey level.


Required Within Three Months of Hire:
A valid California Class B driver's license with tank vehicle and passenger endorsements. Must not have an automatic transmission restriction or an air brake restriction. The incumbent must be able to provide a DMV printout, a current medical card.


• Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification in automotive and heavy truck repair
• Arc, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding certification is desirable
• Ability to operate heavy equipment such as a backhoe and front loader
• Completion of mechanical trade courses
• Skilled work experience in the bumper-to-bumper maintenance and repair of fire vehicles Possession of the following certifications are desirable:
  • Fire Pumps and Accessories
  • Emergency Vehicle Electrical Systems

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of: State of California emission laws, emission controls and standards that are required for automotive and heavy trucks; knowledge of OSHA standards and basic workplace safety requirements.

Ability to: Fabricate and modify parts and equipment such as light stands, tool boxes, special parts or pieces of equipment for various jobs; be proficient in welding aluminum, steel and stainless steel; maintain work, time and material records; maintain cleanliness of shop; safely operate variety of heavy construction equipment and City vehicles; perform emergency road calls; respond to emergency calls at odd or irregular hours; order and pick up parts; maintain inventory; work a variety of changing shifts in order to meet the needs of the department; perform duties as assigned; cooperate and effectively work with others; must be a team player; diagnose, repair, remove and rebuild automatic and manual transmissions and differentials in automobiles to heavy trucks; diagnose and repair electrical circuits and schematics, with the ability to diagnose and repair using a D.V.O.M; use a scan tool engine analyzer to retrieve technical data from computerized engine systems; diagnose and repair of diesel/LPG engine systems, hydraulic and hydrostatic drive systems, and airbrake systems; dismount and repair tires on light to heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Laguna Beach, California United States View Map