Supervising Equipment Mechanic
Shasta County - Redding, CA

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Under direction, to supervise and participate in the repair, maintenance and servicing of heavy equipment and other mechanical equipment of the County; and to perform related work as required. This opening is in the Public Works Department.


Supervises and participates in the work of shop employees engaged in maintenance and repair of equipment; makes decisions as to the extent and type of repairing to be done on individual pieces of equipment; performs or directly supervises the performance of the more difficult types of repairs; confers with superior in preparing work schedules for efficient operation; estimates costs of repairs and parts; supervises the care and maintenance of shop tools and equipment; keeps detailed records of all repair and maintenance work and prepares reports; assists in developing an effective preventive maintenance program on all vehicles and equipment; insure proper record keeping for accident reports, California Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation inspections; act as the Departments Responsible Managing Employee for the Bureau of Automotive Repair; checks shop area for work hazards; evaluates shop personnel; and prepares bid specifications for the purchase of road, automotive and other equipment.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Modern principles, methods and practices pertaining to the operation of a heavy equipment repair and maintenance shop; safety practices and standards to meet OSHA requirements; tools, materials and equipment used in the maintenance, adjustment and repair of heavy equipment; principles and methods in a program of preventive maintenance for equipment; purchasing practices in automobile and heavy equipment and parts and supplies; principles of supervision and training.

Ability to: Plan, lay out, supervise, inspect and assist in equipment maintenance and repair work; prepare budgets for the parts, supplies, equipment and shop personnel necessary to accomplish the work program for the shop; inspect to locate and diagnose mechanical defects, and estimate the cost of repair; prepare technical specifications for the acquisition of automobile and road construction equipment; skillfully use the tools and equipment necessary in the repair and maintenance of equipment; organize and maintain comprehensive and accurate records for inventory control, repairs, and preventive maintenance; maintain cooperative relationships with others.

The above employment standards are typically attained with three years of experience as a journey-level Equipment Mechanic, including experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy gasoline and diesel powered equipment, in a capacity affording an opportunity to demonstrate supervisory capability.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to run original equipment manufacturers diagnostic software, such as programs for Caterpillar, John Deere, International, Peterbuilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, Ford and Chevrolet; use and interpret manufactures' catalogs and parts lists, prepare requisitions for tools, parts accessories and supplies. Must possess and use own tools as specified by County (see list below).
Minimum Tool Requirements
• One set 1/4 drive sockets, ratchets, and extensions.
• One set 3/8 drive sockets, 1/4 to 7/8 standard and deep sets.
• One 3/8 drive ratchet and extensions. Extensions should be 3 in.,6 in. and 12 in.
• One 5/8 and one 13/16 sparkplug socket.
• One set 1/2 drive sockets, 7/16 in. to 1 1/4 in. stand and deep.
• One 1/2 drive ratchet, breaker bar and extensions 2 in., 5 in., and 12 in.
• Two sets of combination wrenches 1/4 in to 1 1/4 in or any combination of open or box end wrenches.
• One set standard tip screwdrivers.
• One set Phillips tip screwdrivers.
• One set torx bit screwdrivers or torx bit set.
• One pair of slip joint pliers. (Channel lock)
• One pair of diagonal cutting pliers.
• One pair of needle nose pliers.
• One pair of wire crimping and stripping pliers.
• Two ball peen hammers, various sizes.
• One set of punches.
• One set of chisels.
• One set of prybars.
• One set of spark plug feeler gauges.
• One set of feeler gauges.
• One flashlight.
• One tape measure.
• One inspection mirror.
• One electrical test light.
• One set of Allen wrenches, standard and metric.
• One set brake tools.
• One set metric wrenches, 8 to 19mm.
• One set metric sockets, 8 to 19mm.
• One set of ½ in metric and standard impact sockets.
• One impact universal or a set of impact universal sockets.
• One ½ in. impact air wrench.
• One creeper.
• One tire gauge.
• One tire valve core tool.
• One air cut off tool or die grinder.
• Toolboxes as needed. They should be of the locking type for security reasons.


• Possession of a valid Class A driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one within one year of the date of hire).
• Must comply with Department of Transportation (DOT) pre-hire and random drug testing requirements.
• Must provide current DMV printout.
• Must possess and use tools listed.


1. Did you attach your current DMV printout? Y/N
2. Please describe any past supervisorial experience you have that would be beneficial in this position.
3. Please describe any past experience you have with preparing/writing specifications for the purchase of heavy equipment.
4. Please list any computer diagnostic hardware/software that you are comfortable using.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the Shasta County Employees Association.
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.


Shasta County Personnel will accept applications until 5:00 p.m., on July 5, 2013. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “See/Refer to Resume,” or “See Attached.” Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Room 348 ~ Redding, CA 96001-1676
(530) 225-5515

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