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Mechanic I

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43-420 Trader Place, Indio, CA 92201 • (760) 342-8287 • FAX (760) 342-8110 •


SALARY: $5,597.83 - $7,144.41 (Range 19, CSEA Bargaining Unit)

BENEFITS: Full benefit package (retirement, medical, dental, vision, sick leave, 12 ½ paid holidays annually)

STATUS: Regular full time, subject to six (6) month probation period

Definition of the Position: Under general supervision, the Mechanic I performs routine service, repairs, and maintenance of District’s fleet and equipment and performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Duties

1.Repair and overhaul District automobiles, golf carts, and equipment.

2.Repair engines including diagnostics and tune-ups; overhaul brake systems and drive train; repair and balance, mount and dismount tires.

3.Ability to diagnose, locate, define, adjust and/or repair major defects in vehicles and equipment, and to make necessary repairs within time limits recognized as industry standards.

4.Maintain clean and orderly shop equipment and physical plant.

5.Assist in stocking of supplies and materials; obtain parts as directed; inspect, store, and deliver materials.

6.Utilize fleet maintenance software programs associated with repairing vehicles, documenting parts usage and accounting for repair times.

7.Build, maintain, or modify equipment to assist District operations.

8.May perform limited preventive and corrective chemical application equipment and facility maintenance duties as assigned.

9.Operate specialized equipment.

10.May assist field personnel in vector control activities.

11.Operate forklift as needed.

12.Read and understand automotive repair manuals and schematics.

13.Communicate effectively with coworkers, other District employees andvendors.

14.Work safely in and around gasoline and alternatively fueled vehicles.

15.Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

16.Perform other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: safe and legal vehicle operation; methods, materials, equipment, and tools used in vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair; occupational hazards; safety precautions and practices. Ability to: learn, understand and perform the duties and responsibilities of the Mechanic I position; learn the mechanics, general principals and techniques of routine services and maintenance of the District’s fleet and equipment, including the proper use of pesticides and safety precautions; use various hand and power driven shop tools; prepare and maintain clear and accurate logs and reports; work independently and responsibly with minimum supervision; operate computers, mobile devices and related software applications; safely operate a motor vehicle and standard district equipment related to fleet work; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective, cooperative relations with co-workers, supervisors and vendors; communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; read and write at a level required for successful job performance.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED; one (1) or more years full-time experience as a mechanic or two (2) or more years of full-time experience in performing work comparable in scope and complexity to Mechanic I duties performed at the District.

Other relevant knowledge and abilities may be considered in-lieu, or in addition to, the foregoing.

Other: Possession of a valid California Driver license and driving record acceptable to CVMVCD insurance carrier; ASE certification A1-A8, or must obtain within 24 months of employment and must be maintained throughout employment in this position; possession or within one year of employment must possess all certificates from California Department of Public Pesticide Application and Safety/Mosquito Biology and Control, Vertebrate Vector Control and Terrestrial Invertebrate Vector Control; successful completion of pre-employment physical examination, drug screening, and background check.

Working Conditions: The Mechanic I position performs physical work with exposure to dust, vehicle exhaust, oils, gasoline, fumes, smoke, odors, gases, noise levels, and some outside working conditions. May be exposed to chemicals, pesticides, insect bites, communicable diseases and other hazards, inclement weather conditions, and verbally abusive behavior from hostile individuals.

Environment Conditions: Primary duties are performed in an automotive shop environment that may involve adverse weather conditions, cramped spaces and hazards involving the use of power tools and equipment and hazardous materials. Approximately half of the work is performed in extremely high temperatures, which may include the requirement that heavy protective gear and equipment be carried. Extreme dryness is present much of the time although some weather conditions or locations include humid conditions.

Functional Requirements: Strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate a variety of tools and equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and to distinguish colors in wiring; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone; finger dexterity needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, and to operate tools and equipment. Incumbents in this classification frequently walk, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, stand, and may traverse uneven and/or slippery ground such as fields, dirt banks, stream beds and rough terrain. Incumbents must possess the ability to grasp, lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.

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