Heavy Equipment Fuel/lube Technician

County of Riverside
$56,319 - $74,232 Per year CA 14310 Frederick St, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, United States Apply before 5/22/2024 11:59



The County of Riverside seeks candidates to fill positions throughout Riverside County. A list of eligible candidates will be established to fill current and future vacancies. 
The County of Riverside Department of Waste Resources has an opportunity for a Heavy Equipment Fuel/Lube Technician who will be based out of Moreno Valley, CA. This role involves conducting regular maintenance and servicing on heavy construction equipment, including tasks such as cleaning equipment tracks, replacing oil and air filters, fueling and greasing equipment, and replenishing fluids. The incumbent will also be responsible for servicing, fueling, and maintaining both light and heavy construction equipment, as well as managing orders, pickup, delivery, and record-keeping of parts needed for equipment service and repair.
Ideal candidates should have extensive heavy equipment maintenance and repair experience on construction equipment such as dozers, scrapers, loaders, and trash compactors in a construction, landfill, recycling facility or similar environment. Additionally, competitive candidates will have experience utilizing a wide variety of hand and power tools.
The selected candidates will be required to obtain either a California Class A or Class B Commercial Driver's Permit within two months of employment and must obtain a California Class A or Class B Commercial Driver's License with tanker and hazard materials endorsements with no air brake restrictions within six months of employment.
Incumbents will work a 9/80 schedule including Saturdays and may travel to different landfill sites as needed.

Meet the Team! 
The Department of  serves the County's solid waste disposal needs by providing for efficient and effective landfilling of County non-hazardous waste, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations.  


• Uses hand tools, water, solvents, or compressed air to blow out radiators and belly pans of dozers, scrapers, loaders, trash compactors and other equipment on a regular basis to prevent overheating and breakdown at specified intervals.

• Removes and replaces air cleaners, pre-cleaners, and cabin filters. Performs lubrication of zerk fittings and fluid top offs.

• Visually checks equipment for signs of potential problems such as oil, fuel or hydraulic leaks and reports these to fleet supervision.

• Maintains accurate records of inventoried items including air filters, fluids, oils, and fuel dispensed for each piece of equipment serviced.

• Picks up parts for equipment maintenance or repair and distributes them to the appropriate sites to assist fleet maintenance staff with preventative maintenance tasks.

• Performs daily inspections of fueling and oil storage facilities.

• Uses pneumatic and hand tools to assist with the removal of wire wrap, dirt, debris and various materials from equipment wheels, roller frames and final drives as necessary or as directed by fleet supervisors.


Experience: One year of assisting in maintenance and minor repairs on a variety of heavy construction equipment in the field or a garage where maintenance and major repair work are performed.

Knowledge of: The locations and functions of major parts on a variety of light and heavy equipment including tractor dozers, scrapers, and loaders; the use of hand, power, and pneumatic tools, and gas welding equipment; equipment service and maintenance techniques.
Ability to: Apply knowledge independently in field situations; efficiently plan and schedule activities according to established priorities; accurately maintain simple records.  

Physical Abilities: Prolonged physical exertions handling heavy equipment and tools, including standing, lifting, carrying, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, and climbing.

Physical Exposures: Weather extremes (hot/cold); landfill odors; insects

Driver's LicenseLicense: Possession of a valid California Driver's License. 

Must obtain an unrestricted Class A or B Commercial California Driver's Permit within two months of employment. Incumbents must obtain and maintain a full unrestricted Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License within six months of employment. The Commercial License must not include Air Brake Restriction but should include Tanker and Hazardous Materials endorsements. 

This position has been designated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive, applicants are required to complete a DOT mandated alcohol and drug-screening. (A positive test or refusal to test during the past two years will disqualify an applicant from consideration for County employment). Reference checks from former DOT regulated employers are also required.

Employees in safety-sensitive positions are subject to DOT alcohol/drug testing in the following situations: random, reasonable suspicion/cause, return-to-duty, and post-accident.

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