Under general supervision, the Heavy Equipment Mechanic is fully experienced at journey-level mechanical work and skilled in the repair and maintenance of heavy duty on/off road (yellow iron), and automotive equipment. Incumbent performs a variety of difficult inspections, mechanical diagnosis, maintenance and servicing, and repair work on all types of vehicles used by the district including Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) mobile and stationary equipment. May perform other job-related duties as required.
This classification is senior to the Heavy Equipment Technician I, II and incumbents must possess the knowledge and skill to perform complex and skilled mechanical work on heavy equipment.
The incumbent in this position provides lead direction and work coordination for Heavy Equipment Technician I/II and/or other District personnel as assigned.
Training, Education and Experience: Any combination of training, education and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible journey level work experience performing skilled maintenance and repair work on automotive, heavy, industrial, and other power-driven equipment, including substantial experience on diesel engines, hydraulic systems, and heavy equipment drivetrain and electrical systems. High School Diploma and two years of college level course work in automotive repair or related field, desired.
BENEFITS INCLUDE: Medical/Dental/Vision, CalPERS retirement, 457 Plan, Life, STD/LTD, 14 paid Holidays, 12 days paid sick and Vacation leave.