Heavy Equipment Mechanic


Organization : Alameda County Public Works Agency
Job Category : Other
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : CA
City : Hayward
Salary and Benefits : 17-9465-01 $42.54 - $42.54/hour

Alameda County Public Works Agency seeks to fill the position of Heavy Equipment Mechanic to inspect, service, maintain and repair passenger vehicles, gasoline and diesel-powered heavy equipment, trucks, and buses. The Heavy Equipment Mechanics work independently and report to the Public Works Fleet Supervisor.

The minimum requirements for the position are noted below:  

Minimum Qualifications:


Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California).

And Either I

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the class of Heavy Equipment Mechanic Helper in the Alameda County classified service.

Education and Training (one of the following):

1. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in the Heavy Equipment/Truck repair trade, including but not limited to the programs offered by various union organizations such as the International Union of Operating Engineers, as well as by educational institutions and major heavy equipment and truck manufacturers. The program will include a minimum of 8,000 hours of classroom and on-the-job training. A certificate of completion is required.

2. Possession of an Associate of Arts Degree in Automotive, Diesel or Industrial Technology.


The equivalent of three years of full-time, paid, journey-level experience in the repair of heavy construction, farm, or similar equipment. (An additional two years of journey-level experience may be substituted for the education requirement.)

Welding and metal fabrication experience is highly desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:
• Possession of a valid State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s permit with no moving violations for the past eighteen (18) months.
• Acquisition and maintenance of a valid State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s license with all endorsements (except Hazardous Materials) within 120 days of employment.
• Candidate must submit evidence from DMV showing either their State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s permit, or the current status of their State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with all endorsements (except Hazardous Materials) at the time of application.
• Acquisition of an OSHA-recognized Forklift Operator Certificate within 180 days of employment.
• National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification is highly desirable, but not required.

Candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application, and must have a clean driving record for the previous 18-month period.  Please attach your DMV printout to your application via the "Resume" tab prior to submission.  The DMV printout must be dated within the filing period of this recruitment (April 30, 2018 - May 24, 2018). 

NOTE:Computer printouts will not be accepted.  Failure to submit a current DMV printout will result in disqualification from this recruitment.

Special Requirements:
• Federal law and County policy requires that positions in the class of Heavy Equipment Mechanic are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.
• Possession of a set of common automotive hand tools typically used in the maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy equipment. This will include, but not be limited to: screwdrivers, “Torx” drivers, hex keys, various types of pliers, wire cutter/stripper, standard and metric combination wrenches from 5/16” – 1-1/4” (8mm – 32mm), ¼”, 3/8” and ½” drive standard and metric socket sets, ½” drive standard and metric impact socket sets, pneumatic tools (such as impact wrenches and air ratchets), brake service tools, file set, air blow gun, inspection mirror, magnetic pickup tool, hacksaw, hammers, scrapers, picks, punches, chisels and pry bars. Incumbents will provide their own tool storage in the form of a lockable “roll-around” tool cabinet.

Working Conditions:
• Incumbents are subject to 24-hour call out and must actively participate in the program.
• Work is performed primarily indoors in a shop environment. Incumbents may occasionally be required to work outdoors, in all weather conditions.
• Work involves exposure to machinery and equipment, traffic hazards, fumes, dusts, grease, allergens, chemical irritants, toxic or caustic substances, high temperatures, hot surfaces, electrical hazards, unpleasant odors, and high noise levels.
• Incumbents may be required to work on uneven surfaces, to climb ladders, and work from heights. The work requires standing for long periods, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, lifting and pushing heavy objects, and working overhead.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

To view the complete recruitment bulletin and supplemental questionnaire, please visit www.acgov.org/hrs.  The last date to submit an on-line application and supplemental questionnaire is by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources Analyst, Leticia Diaz at (510) 272-6469


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