• City of Fort Bragg
  • 416 N. Franklin St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437, Fort Bragg, California
  • Mar 17, 2023
Full Time Facilities Management Fleet Management Public Works Non-Management
  • Salary: $55,556 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: $67,537
  • Apply By: Jun 15, 2023


Does working under a car doing repair work sound like you?  Does mechanical work on automobiles and trucks and power-driven equipment, carrying out preventative maintenance, making major and minor repairs on engines, drive trains, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, frame and body work sound like for you?  If so, this is for you.

The City of Fort Bragg is recruiting for a Mechanic to work within our Public Works department.  

Job Description


  • Performs safety inspections on all City of Fort Bragg owned vehicles and power driven equipment.
  • Inspects, diagnoses and locates mechanical and electrical problems on City automobiles, trucks and a variety of maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Determines extent, time and cost of necessary repairs.
  • Services vehicles, greasing, lubricating, and checking fluid levels and leaks.
  • Repairs and tunes engines, services transmissions, differentials and clutches; makes adjustments or repairs to hydraulic and electronic/electrical systems.
  • Replaces ignition parts and cleans and adjusts carburetors and fuel injection systems.
  • Replaces, rebuilds and repairs faulty parts, including steel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, air conditioning, steering mechanisms and related parts and equipment.
  • Welds and fabricates items.
  • Maintains work, service and material records; schedules work to be sublet; orders parts and supplies.
  • Performs stationary and portable generator inspections, repairs and maintenance.
  • Performs small engine repair and maintenance.
  • Performs Bi-annual inspections of Class B trucks.
  • Performs air brake inspections and adjustments.
  • Performs equipment repair of machinery used in and around sewage
  • Performs fluid recycling and documentation.
  • May work as a member of a public works crew performing duties of a Maintenance Worker in emergency situations.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Keeps accurate records and uses computers on the City’s local area network system.
  • Understanding of and adherence to the City’s purchasing policies and procedures.

Job Requirements


  • High School diploma or GED
  • 5 years experience in automotive and truck repair and diagnostics
  • Air brake inspection certification
  • Proof of specialized training//experience in:
    • Automotive on-board diagnostics
    • Anti-lock brake systems
    • Brake systems
    • Drive train/suspension
    • Transmission servicing
    • Small engine repair
  • Or ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in above fields


  • Possession of valid Class B or higher California driver's license
  • Must have your own tools.  City will provide specialized tools and test equipment for specific equipment

Special Instructions

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

Additional Information


Tools- Hand and air powered tools, impact wrench, hoist, wrenches, torque wrenches, ladders, welder torch, battery chargers, DVOM meter, scan tool, leak detector, brake bleeder, presses, pullers,

Equipment- Vehicles and equipment which are being repaired by the employee; various test equipment used in diagnosing problems for a solution, air compressors, generators, small engines, computer terminal and programs including maintenance records, Windows, word processing, ordering information.

In performing the duties of this position, you will be exposed to:

Materials/Chemicals- Gasoline, diesel, kerosene, hydraulic, transmission, steering, and tractor fluids, Standard and long life coolants, RS1 oil, starting fluid, various lubricants, pipe sealer, Teflon, adhesives, epoxies, mineral spirits, solvents, battery acid, Freon, various oil and water base paints, liquid and granule chlorine, Dusts related to- brake work, street sweeper maintenance, auto shop clean up, and trenching and compactor machine maintenance.


Job Address

416 N. Franklin St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437, Fort Bragg, California 95437 United States View Map