Marin Municipal Water District | Corte Madera

Salary Range: $5,999 -$7,321 per month
Open Date: 11/29/2017
Close Date: 12/29/2017

Position Description

There is one open, full-time position for an Automotive Mechanic II in the Automotive Services Department of the Facilities and Watershed Division. Interested persons must submit a completed District application and supplemental questionnaire responses to the Human Resources Department no later than the filing deadline.

Under general supervision, performs service and repair work on a variety of District vehicles and gasoline and diesel-powered equipment; and to do related work as required.
This class is a journey-level position that requires a broad spectrum of experience in the diagnosis and repair of automotive vehicles and equipment. Incumbents in this class perform the full range of vehicle and equipment service and repair work from oil and lubricant changes, engine overhauls, tune-ups, smog checks, to the repair of mobile construction equipment and small gasoline powered equipment. Incumbents are expected to train workers, apply safety regulations to work assignments, and prepare and maintain written documents using computer.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Perform major overhauls on engines, transmissions, transfer cases and differentials for all types of District vehicles and equipment;
• keep current of new technology and practices and maintain certifications as required;
• inspects, diagnoses and repairs automobiles, trucks and related equipment;
• adjusts and repairs brakes, alternators, starters and other automotive parts;
• diagnoses and repairs cooling system problems;
• performs motor tune-ups, replacing or repairing parts as necessary;
• provides road service, changing flat tires, hoses or other parts as needed;
• performs minor repairs to gas tanks, radiators and other parts;
• logs designated vehicle and equipment service and repairs into computer-based fleet maintenance system;
• monitors and maintains inventory and stock for auto parts, tools and equipment;
• maintains and repairs cranes and other heavy equipment;
• diagnoses, repairs, and overhauls hydraulic pumps, valves and cylinders;
• performs repairs to small equipment, including gas powered pumps, concrete and chain saws, paving equipment, and weed eaters;
• services, lubricates and changes oil on a variety of vehicles and equipment;
• washes and steams cleans vehicles;
• utilizes diagnostic programs and performs smog tests;
• follows applicable federal, state, local and District safety rules, regulations, policies and guidelines at the worksite to ensure the safety of others and the District’s vehicle fleet and equipment.

Position Qualifications


Knowledge of:
• Service and repair of automotive equipment and heavy construction equipment;
• Service and repair of small gas powered and motorized equipment;
• Materials, tools and procedures used in repairing or replacing automotive equipment and parts;
• Operation and maintenance of internal combustion engine;
• Basic PC and computer utilization;
• Applicable diagnostic and repair manuals;
• Use and adjustment of computerized diagnostic equipment;
• Safe work practices related to vehicle and equipment repair.

Ability to:

• Diagnose mechanical problems, determine necessary course of action;
• Independently perform work required to keep the District's fleet of vehicles and equipment in safe operating condition;
• Write and maintain accurate records manually and using applicable computer software;
• Read, interpret, and utilize diagnostic manuals and specifications;
• Operate all types of diagnostic equipment, including analyzer, scanner;
• Apply safety regulations to work assignments and work safely with and around hazardous materials;
• Understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
• Operate and drive automobiles and trucks for diagnostic purposes;
• Deal effectively with those contacted in the course of work;
• Communicate clearly both in writing and verbally;
• Work cooperatively with others;
• Direct the work of and train others.

Education, Training and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would demonstrate the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job functions equivalent to:

• Completion of the twelfth grade or its equivalent; and,
• Three years’ experience repairing a variety of automotive vehicles and heavy construction equipment, and small gasoline powered equipment service experience.

• Possession of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Master Auto Technician Certification desirable or must obtain during probationary period (one year), and maintain during employment with the District. (ASE Master Auto Certification: completion of Auto/Light Truck Series Test A1 through A8).

• Possession of California Advanced Emissions Specialist Technician license or ability to obtain within probationary period (one year) may be required during employment with the District.

• Possession of a Class A California driver's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles or must obtain within one year of hire.


• Per California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Section 3100 “all public employees are hereby declared to be disaster service workers subject to such disaster services activities as may be assigned to them by their superiors or by laws.” (Ref: California Government Code, Title 1, Division 4, Chapter 8, Sections 3100 – 3109);
• Satisfactory driving record;
• Possession of complete set of automotive hand and diagnostic tools;
• Willingness to work varying shifts as the operation requires;
• Subject to Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 and the District's
policies relating to drugs and alcohol in the workplace;
• Work on a “on call” basis in emergency situations.


The skills, abilities, physical demands and work environment of this position:

• Skillfully and safely operate power equipment such as: power drills and screwdrivers.
• Must use small mechanical hand tools and handle small parts, levers, dials and wiring.
• Must operate and drive small and large vehicles.
Perform manual labor for extended periods such as lifting and carrying equipment, holding and operating heavy tools, pulling and pushing equipment and heavy material.
• The employee frequently stands, sits and walks and uses repetitive hand movement and lifts up to 10 to 50 pounds at a height of four feet and carries a distance of up to 100 feet, bends at neck and waists, twists at neck and waist, squats, climbs, keeling and crawls, uses simple and power grasping with both hands, uses fine manipulation of both hands and fingers, pushes and pulls with both arms and hands, reaches with arms above and below shoulder.
• The employee occasionally lifts weight up to 50 to 75 pounds at a height of four feet and carries a distance of up to 50 feet, walks on uneven or un-level ground surfaces such as hills, slopes, ditches or trenches, and works at heights up to ten to twelve feet climbing ladders or stairs. Employee may work at heights of less than 10 feet.
• The employee is exposed to moving vehicles and other moving equipment and machinery, excessive noise, extremes in temperature, humidity, wetness and dust, using normal and specialized protective equipment.

To be successful in this job, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the listed duties. These duties are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of the position. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to the Human Resources Manager.

How to Apply

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS To be considered for this career opportunity, applicants must submit the following information to the Human Resources Department by the filing deadline shown on this announcement: a. Properly completed District application. Clearly state the title of the position for which you are applying. b. Supplemental application. The attached page of supplemental questions will be a primary tool in evaluating qualifications for this position. The responses will be evaluated along with the completed application form. Applications received without completed Supplemental Responses will not be considered. c. Relevant automotive certifications (if acquired). d. Cover Letter and Resume. Strongly recommended (see below). A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to show that he/she meets the minimum qualifications in this job announcement. === SPECIAL NOTE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS: NOTE: Please do NOT assume the recruiter or panel members know what you do and what experience you have. It is strongly recommended that you include a resume and clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications. Do NOT put “see resume”. Screening decisions are based on the application materials submitted. Personnel files, training records, etc. are NOT necessarily accessed and reviewed by Human Resources in determining which applicants will move forward in the process. === The examination process may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical test, and oral and/or final interviews. All applicants will be notified of the disposition of their application. Based upon information provided in the application documents, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to continue in the process. An eligibility list may result from this examination process. Applicants who are selected for district employment are subject to a background check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug and alcohol test. Depending upon job duty assignments, the applicant may be required to submit an original California Department of Motor Vehicles H-6 printout (10-year history). Current employees are exempt from this requirement. Per Labor Code § 432.9, inquiries about an applicant’s criminal history are not made on the initial employment application. That information may be requested later for applicants who meet requirements for the position and who move forward in the recruitment process. Do NOT submit either conviction information or the DMV H-6 until requested to do so. You may apply ONLINE through CalOPPS at: Click here for the Automotive Mechanic II Job Opportunity or at Online applications are strongly encouraged and will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the filing deadline date. A manual application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434, or in person at MMWD/HR, 220 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. The filing deadline time for in-person manual application and faxed application submissions is 4:30 p.m. on the filing deadline date. If application materials are faxed, the originals of the submissions must be mailed and post marked by the filing deadline date indicated in the job posting.
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