Stationary Mechanic - Journey (SB-261-21E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $6,724.00 - $8,353.00 Monthly USD

Job Description





NOTE : The incumbent is responsible for responding to emergencies, have "on call duty", may report to other Solid Waste/Energy Recovery Facilities as directed, be directly involved with the Annual Power Plant and Facility outages, be placed on a weekend emergency callout list, respond to emergency callouts as needed, and work overtime as needed. PERG is the base location, but this position supports the Puente Hills Landfill, Spadra Landfill, Scholl Canyon Landfill, Palos Verdes Landfill, Mission Canyon Landfill, Calabasas Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facility, Calabasas Landfill, Puente Hills Material Recovery and Intermodal Facility, Downey Area Transfer and Recycling facility, South Gate Transfer Station, Mesquite Regional Landfill and Intermodal Facility. A crane certification from the State of California may be required. Crane certification involves attendance at training sessions, passing written and/or practical examinations and providing annual evidence of medical fitness. In addition, the selected candidate must be medically cleared to wear a respiratory protection device.

To perform more skilled preventive repair and maintenance of stationary equipment, machinery, and steam turbines, gas turbines, gas collection systems and water extraction systems at Solid Waste and Energy Recovery Facilities.

Under the general supervision of a Supervisor of Energy Recovery Plant Maintenance or Manager the incumbent performs precision repair, major overhaul, installation and preventive maintenance on a variety of specialized mechanical machinery and equipment including gas & steam turbines, stationary engines, blowers, pumps, chillers, fan assemblies, process and instrument air compressors, and gear boxes such as speed reducers and increasers; troubleshoots causes of equipment malfunctions, disassembles machinery and determines component functional capacity using visual inspection, gauges, calipers, micrometers, vibration analysis equipment, borescopes and other precision measuring and testing instruments; repair, replace or adjust malfunctioning components, re-assemble machinery using precision measuring and testing instruments to restore operating condition in accordance with specifications and manuals; inspects machines and equipment parts to prevent breakdown or malfunction; may recommend changes to units to improve operation of equipment; keeps records of repair work in completed; may provide apprentices with technical advice; and performs related duties as required. This position has independent and team related work assignments; use of office PC to write work requests / work orders, order materials, complete preventative maintenance documents and complete daily timesheet, this position also has responsibility for the safe operation and care of an F-550 service truck with boom crane and performing related duties as required.

The STATIONARY MECHANIC is the journey level class of the series. Incumbents independently perform a wide variety of skilled repair and maintenance tasks utilizing a comprehensive knowledge of the trade.


Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - Equivalent to four years of directly related experience in the stationary mechanic apprenticeship program with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, one year of which must have been at the Apprentice II level; - OR - Six years of experience performing directly related skilled maintenance or craft duties involving the repair and overhaul of a variety of comparable machinery and equipment. Twelve semester units of college coursework approved by the Districts or completion of one year of a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for one year of the required experience; or graduation from a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for two years of the required experience.


The competitive selection process may cover a k nowledge of : Methods, materials and tools used in the repair of large and complex mechanical equipment such as engines, compressors and pumps and their operation; use of precision test equipment and tools; hand tools, welding and cutting equipment, pipe cutters and threaders, valve grinders and various saws; occupational hazards and safety regulations of the trade. The ability to : Diagnose and repair a wide variety of mechanical equipment; read, interpret and work from repair manuals and specifications; use specialized tools and equipment; and instruct apprentices in trade techniques.


Please apply online at within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add to your contact list.

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.
  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 50%, and an interview weighted at 50%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.
The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.
Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link. By using the online application system, you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit a complete paper "Internal Application" within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (JAO, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video:
Converting Waste into Resources
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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