Equipment Mechanic Iii

County of Sacramento
Full Time 40 per week $67,571 - $95,079 Per year CA Sacramento County Public Works, Fleet Services Division, 4001 Branch Center Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827, United States Apply before 5/19/2024 11:59


The Equipment Mechanic III works closely with the Equipment Maintenance Supervisor in the daily operations as well as provides assistance and training to Mechanics in the Shop when complex repairs arise.

The City of Sacramento Fleet Division is seeking an Equipment Mechanic III. The ideal Equipment Mechanic III candidate should be able to perform highly technical mechanical work on a wide variety of municipal equipment. The ideal candidate should also have experience working in a unionized workforce and training staff in a lead capacity or higher, while providing exceptional customer service. The ideal candidate should be goal-oriented, able to adapt to changing priorities, and able to communicate effectively.

Under general supervision the Equipment Mechanic III performs and leads others in skilled journey level work in the mechanical repair and maintenance of light and heavy duty gasoline, diesel, alternative fueled vehicles and equipment, and other mechanical equipment; and to assign and schedule the work of an equipment maintenance shop; and to assign and schedule the work of an equipment maintenance shop or facility. 

The class receives general supervision higher-level division personnel. Responsibilities include indirect supervision of other equipment maintenance personnel.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Schedule and set priorities for maintenance and repair work on City equipment.
  • Make initial inspection on equipment to be repaired and diagnose defects.
  • Generate work orders and evaluate repair work on its completion.
  • Inspect, adjust and replace necessary parts such as: valves, pistons, main bearing assemblies and cooling, fuel and exhaust components and ignition systems.
  • Perform highly technical work on hydraulic systems, fabrication projects, and rebuilding assignments.
  • Order necessary parts, develop estimates and determine which supplier can meet needs.
  • Assist in the supervision and training of subordinate personnel.
  • Assign and schedule work of a fleet maintenance shop.
  • Maintain records and write reports and memorandums.
  • Coordinate maintenance and repairs with other City departments and divisions.
  • Oversee compliance with work rules, safety, and environmental regulation.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in this classification.


Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of municipal equipment.
  • Operating principles of gasoline, diesel, and alternative fueled engines.
  • Operating principles of light and heavy duty vehicles and mechanical equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • Supervisory methods and training techniques.
  • Electronic control systems typically found on modern automotive equipment.

Ability to: 

  • Locate, correct and adjust defects in light and heavy duty vehicular and mechanical equipment.
  • Schedule and set priorities for repairs and preventive maintenance to be accomplished.
  • Adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.
  • Order and identify parts necessary for repairs.
  • Read and interpret and work from sketches, diagrams, and electrical schematics.
  • Competently and safely operate and care for tools used in vehicle and mechanical equipment repair work.
  • Supervise, evaluate, lead and train others in the equipment maintenance field.
  • Lift up to 60 pounds.



Five years of experience in the general maintenance, servicing, and repair of vehicles and equipment, including two years of experience on heavy duty gasoline and diesel driven equipment.


High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.


Successful completion of vocational education in the automotive, truck, or heavy equipment field may be substituted for up to two years of the work experience on a year-for-year basis.


Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.  

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment. 


Driver License: 

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Ability to obtain a valid Class A Driver License during the probationary period. Individuals who fail to obtain the Class A License will not pass probation.Assessment:If considered for appointment, candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test.


Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox. 
1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline; 

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.  

  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:  

  • If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). 

  • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.  

  • Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education will be required at time of appointment. 

  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.  

  • If you’re requesting Veteran’s credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application or emailed to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran’s credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule   

  • Applicants are responsible for attaching a copy of their DD214 to each position for which they apply. 

2. Training and Experience Exam: (Weighted 100%) – The questions located at the end of the application are the Training and Experience (T&E) Exam. Responses to the T&E questions will be rated and scored. This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of a candidate's education, training and experience. The exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job. When completing the T&E questions, please note: 

  • Responses to the T&E questions must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted.  

  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the T&E questions. 

3. Eligibility: Candidates who pass the Training and Experience Test will be placed on the eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list. Candidate’s eligibility expires one year from the date of notification of a passing score for the Equipment Mechanic III examination.  

4. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)– All candidates that pass the examination and are in one of the top three ranks will have their application forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department. 

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass Live Scan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment. 

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