Equipment Mechanic I

  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Aug 01, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $53,138.89 - $74,771.75 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Candidates seeking an accommodation from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

You must have taken and passed the Equipment Mechanic I examination for further consideration. To take the examination, click here .


This position performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the mechanical repair and maintenance of light and heavy gasoline and diesel driven equipment. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be willing to continually learn new tasks. ASE certifications are highly desired but not required


To perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the mechanical repair and maintenance of light and heavy gasoline and diesel driven equipment.


Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are automatically flexed to the higher level upon completion of required experience and certification as established per the discipline being flexed to. Appointment to the higher class requires that the employee be performing the full range of duties of the lower class and meet the qualification standards for the higher class.


Immediate supervision is provided by a higher-level equipment maintenance position. Assignments may require indirect supervision of Equipment Serviceworker positions.

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist and participate in the routine overhaul, tune-up, and repair work on automobiles, heavy and light trucks, and construction equipment.
  • Inspect, adjust and replace necessary units and parts such as valves, pistons, main bearing assemblies and cooling, fuel and exhaust components.
  • Repair and lubricate automotive and mechanical equipment such as scooters, power saws, and related equipment.
  • Perform lubricating tasks and service heavy and light equipment.
  • Install, remove, and replace a variety of OEM and aftermarket equipment parts.
  • Assist in conducting inspections to identify repair needs and the methods of taking corrective action.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to those contacted in the course of work.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual.

Knowledge of:
  • Methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of light and heavy equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
  • General operation of a variety of heavy and light equipment.
  • Electronic control systems typically found on modern automotive equipment.

Ability to:
  • Learn to perform a variety of repair, replacement, and maintenance tasks on heavy and light equipment.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Competently and safely operate and care for tools used in equipment repair work.
  • Lift up to 60 pounds.



Two years of experience in the general maintenance, servicing, and repair of vehicles and equipment.


Equivalent to graduation from high school.


Successful completion of the equivalent to one year of vocational education in the automotive, truck or heavy equipment service field may be substituted for one year of the work experience.


Should education be used to qualify for this position, then p roof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment . Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Ability to obtain a valid Class A Driver License during the probationary period. Individuals who fail to obtain the Class A License will not pass probation.

If considered for appointment, candidates must pass a pre-employment drug test.

Probationary Period:
Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.

Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline ;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.

  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:

  • If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week ).

  • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

  • Proof of certification and/or license should be submitted online with your application. Proof of certification and/or license will be required at time of appointment.

  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.

  • If you're requesting Veteran's credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your applicatio n or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran's credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C .

  • Applicants are responsible for attaching a copy of their DD214 to each position for which they apply.

2. Screening Committee : (Pass/Fail)- All applications received by the final filing deadline will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

3. Online Exam: (Weighted 100%) - Candidates must have taken and passed the online examination with a score of 70% or higher by 11:59 p . m . on August 30, 2022 for further consideration. The online examination will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the knowledge and abilities as outlined above. Candidates can access t he examination at any time by visiting the City of Sacramento's Examination's website :

4. Eligibility : Candidates who pass the online examination will be placed on the eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list. Candidate's eligibility expires year from the date of notification of a passing score for the Equipment Mechanic I examination. Candidates can take the examination at any time to maintain eligibility.

  • If you are currently on an active eligible list for the Equipment Mechanic I classification, it is unnecessary to retake the examination.

  • The eligible list is effective one year from the date of passing the examination for the Equipment Mechanic I.

  • If you are hired from the eligible list you will no longer have active status on the eligible list per CSB Rule , 5.7( i ). Applicants interested in maintaining their eligibility will need to take and pass the exam after their hire date.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan /fingerprinting ; and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

Special Instructions

9/27/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Additional Information

Closing Date/Time: 9/27/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Job Address

Sacramento, California 95814 United States View Map