TEMPORARY Vehicle & Equipment Mechanic

  • Fresno, California
  • May 13, 2022
Temporary Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $30.92 Hourly USD

Job Description

General Purpose
Under general supervision, performs journey-level mechanical work on the District's diesel, gas and electric-powered vehicles and equipment; diagnoses, maintains and repairs vehicles, devices and related equipment to support a variety of District operations including police, fire and farm operations; and performs related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  • Inspects, diagnoses and performs major repairs and overhauls to gasoline and diesel engines, involving replacement of broken or worn parts such as pistons, piston rings, valves, bearings, fittings, wrist pins and gaskets; inspects, troubleshoots, diagnoses, repairs, cleans, adjusts and installs fuel, ignition, electrical and cooling systems involving repair and replacement of parts such as carburetors, fuel pumps, spark plugs, starter motors, distributors, generators, voltage regulators, wiring switches, batteries, radiators, thermostats and water pumps.
  • Diagnoses, repairs and overhauls power transmission systems, including parts such as clutches, automatic and standard transmissions, differential units, gears, bearings, universal joints and hydraulic units.
  • Diagnoses, repairs and adjusts front-end and chassis components, steering mechanisms and other controls; checks and maintains steering alignment.
  • Inspects, services and repairs vehicle braking systems.
  • Repairs vehicle body and chassis parts using power tools and welding equipment; repairs or replaces springs, shocks, struts and bushings.
  • Road tests vehicles; drives trucks or equipment as required; performs safety inspections on all vehicles in the shop/field and on the road.
  • Services, diagnoses and repairs vehicle air conditioning systems including electrical components/ controls, blower fans/controls and modules; replaces hoses, compressors, evaporators, condensers, heater cores, etc.
  • Reads electrical diagrams and utilizes electrical and computer diagnostic equipment to identify engine problems or performance issues.
  • Diagnoses, repairs and maintains vehicle air brakes, hydraulic systems and associated power takeoff equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance work on farm and construction equipment, trucks, automobiles, carts, forklifts, fire engines and other heavy and light equipment.
  • Reads and interprets manuals, blueprints, drawings and specifications.
  • Estimates labor, material and equipment required to complete assignments.
  • Modifies and fabricates metal parts for truck bodies and similar equipment.
  • Creates and maintains electronic service and repair records for all assigned vehicles/equipment; maintains required calendars/records for CHP BIT inspected trucks and trailers.
  • Repairs electric vehicles and chargers; replaces batteries, troubleshoots electric motors and controllers and rebuilds or replaces as needed; repairs brakes and master cylinders.
  • Ensures all safety precautions are followed.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.

  • May provide lead direction and training in vehicle maintenance for other skilled craft employees and students.
  • Cleans shop and vehicle service areas and ensures supplies and equipment are maintained in orderly condition; orders supplies and picks up parts and supplies as needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of:
  • Methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles and equipment.
  • Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and electronic diagnostic equipment common to the field.
  • Fuel, ignition, electrical, cooling and lubrication systems in the District's vehicle fleet and power equipment.
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
  • Shop mathematics.
  • Use and operations of welding equipment and materials; welding properties of various metals/alloys.
  • Federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to the handling and disposal of hazardous waste and clean air requirements.

Skills and Abilities to:
  • Inspect, diagnose and repair a wide variety of diesel- and gasoline-powered vehicles and maintenance equipment.
  • Operate and maintain a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment used in the work.
  • Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Exercise independent judgment and initiative without close supervision.
  • Prepare vehicle records and reports.
  • Read and interpret manuals, specifications and drawings.
  • Use shop mathematics to make calculations.
  • Follow safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Operate a computer and use standard business software.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, completion of an automotive technology instructional program, and journey-level work experience in all phases of vehicle maintenance and repair work, typically achieved with at least six years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

A valid Class A California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel and operate objects, tools and controls; reach with hands and arms; and drive a wide range of vehicles. The employee is required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally over 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve basic problems; use basic math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with interruptions; and interact with District staff, other organizations and the public.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, in vehicles in traffic, in outside weather conditions and is exposed to extreme weather and wet or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level is often noisy.

The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site and to adjust to work schedule changes and requirements to work overtime.
Assessment Process

All SCCCD employees will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment. To learn more about this requirement, visit the Vaccine Mandate information page or go to scccd.edu.

Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to interview for the assignment.

Full-time permanent positions provide an attractive benefit package which includes health, dental and vision coverage for the employee and eligible dependents, as well as life insurance and disability coverage for employees.Part-time positions are paid hourly, with limited benefits. For a detailed list of benefits, visit our benefits page .

Job Address

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