Equipment Mechanic Ii

County of Santa Barbara
Full Time 24 per week $73,019 - $87,563 Per year CA 105 E Anapamu St # 301, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States Apply before 5/16/2024 5:00


NOTICE OF CHANGE: The application deadline is extended until 5pm on May 16, 2024. 

Join our team as a skilled ! Under general supervision, you will maintain and repair a variety of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment; and perform related duties as required.
We are accepting applications to fill two (2) full time Equipment Mechanic II vacancies in the Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division (RRWMD) of the Public Works Department in Santa Barbara, at the South Coast Recycling Transfer Station and at the Tajiguas Landfill.  
NOTE: The County may provide reimbursement for reasonable relocation expenses, and, at the discretion of the CEO, can provide flexible relocation assistance, housing and student loan offsets, cash incentives, and/or vacation and sick leave pre-accruals in the interest of attracting the best talent to the organization.
Although the incumbent will be assigned a home base location, the position may require regular travel throughout the County. Candidates should be available to travel for the position based on the needs of the department.
The Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division will provide the necessary equipment tools and required training to be successful at the position.
We are also accepting applications to establish employment lists for future Full-Time, Part-Time, Civil Service Rule 1414* and Extra-Help Equipment Mechanic vacancies at All Locations.
CSR 1414*: Position vacated as a leave of absence (CSR 1414) and the duration of the appointment shall be subject to the return of the individual who is on a leave. A person appointed to the position under CSR 1414 may be able to transition into a regular position in the classification without re-application or re-testing, depending on the performance of the appointee and the needs of the department.

  • Vacation: 12 to 25 days per year depending on length of public employment.
  • Holidays: 13 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: 12 days sick leave per year. Unlimited accumulation, one year of which can be converted to service credit upon retirement. 
  • Health Plan: Choice of medical and dental plans (with vision care). County contributes toward the employee's premium. 
  • On-Site Employee Health Clinics in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria: Provides ongoing and episodic services to eligible employees and their eligible dependents over age 15.
 or the Benefits Tab on the job bulletin for more information on County benefits.  In addition, applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:
  • Retirement reciprocity
  • Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual rate
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
  • ASE Certification
  • Experienced journeyman-level truck/equipment mechanic
  • Ability to be dependable, self-motivated, and take initiative
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrate honest behavior
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Foundational welding knowledge
ABOUT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department consists of five divisions:  Transportation, Resource Recovery and Waste Management, Water Resources (Flood Control, Water Agency and Project Clean Water), the County Surveyors Office, and Administration.  The County's Public Works Department employees are committed to efficiently providing, operating and maintaining public works infrastructure, facilities and services to make everyday life as safe and convenient as possible for the public we serve.  To learn more about us, visit .

Examples of Duties

Diagnoses a range of complex equipment problems; disassembles and overhauls motors; repairs transmissions, differentials, distributors, fuel pumps, steering gear, starters, and universal joints; fabricates and alters special construction equipment; may maintain inventory and stock of spare parts; trains and assigns work to subordinates.

Employment Standards

  • Three years of skilled experience in repairing motor vehicles or heavy equipment, including two years of experience repairing diesel-powered heavy equipment; OR,
  • Three years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Equipment Mechanic I or Automotive Mechanic I with Santa Barbara County; OR,
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications:  Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License upon appointment. Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's License within three months of appointment.
Note - A California Class A Commercial Driver's license must be kept valid and maintained as a condition of continued employment.
Once an incumbent has obtained the Class A license, they will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to being assigned work requiring such a license; once assigned, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.
Knowledge of:  principles and practices of repair and preventive maintenance of motor vehicles and light and heavy construction equipment; tools and equipment used in making mechanical repairs; gas and arc welding; safe work practices.
Ability to:  organize and schedule work; instruct others in repair methods and equipment; follow instructions; keep records; learn electronic diagnostic methods and equipment; learn to use an automated recordkeeping system; use a computer keyboard.