Equipment Mechanic II

  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $63,969.56 - $90,011.59 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 90011 USD Annually

Job Description




The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and be willing to learn new tasks. ASE certifications are 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 normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Equipment Mechanic I, or, when filled from the outside, require prior journey-level work experience. Appointment to the higher class requires that the employee be performing substantially the full range of skilled, complex equipment repair and maintenance duties, and meet the qualification standards for the class. Work in this class is distinguished from that of the Equipment Mechanic I class by the greater complexity of the assignments, by the skill level and proficiency required of the work, and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to perform.

General supervision is provided by a higher-level equipment maintenance position. Assignments of the Equipment Mechanic II positions may require indirect supervision of Equipment Mechanic I and/or 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.
  • Diagnose, repair, and check various automotive, truck, and construction equipment.
  • Perform general overhaul, tune-up, and repair work on automobiles, light and heavy trucks, graders, mowers, motorized sweepers, refuse equipment and other heavy equipment or automotive vehicles.
  • Repair and overhaul brakes, ignition systems, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies; repair and install hydraulic pumps and controls; inspect, repair, overhaul and assemble electrical equipment such as, distributors, alternators, and starters.
  • Perform field or shop inspections of heavy and light equipment to determine repair needs or estimate cost of repairs; make field repairs when possible; perform occasional metal work by cutting, welding and other procedures.
  • Assist and train less-experienced personnel.
  • 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.
  • Operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines, and of mechanical repair of heavy trucks and construction 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.
  • Adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.
  • Interpret and work from sketches and diagrams.
  • Perform with skill and independence in diagnosing, repairing, and checking defects in heavy and light equipment.
  • Lift up to 60 pounds.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Four years of experience in the general maintenance, servicing, and repair of vehicles and equipment, including two years of experience on heavy gasoline and diesel driven equipment.

Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Successful completion of vocational education in the automotive, truck, or heavy equipment field may be substituted for up to two years of the work experience on a year-for-year basis.


Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof 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.


Drivers License:
Possession of a valid Class C Driver License is required at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a 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.


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 education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education 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 application, delivered in person, 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. Training and Experience Exam: (Weighted 100%) - The questions located at the end of the application are the Training and Experience (T&E) Exam. Responses to the T&E questions will be rated and scored. This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of a candidate's education, training and experience. The exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job. When completing the T&E questions, please note:
  • Responses to the T&E questions must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the T&E questions.
3. Eligibility: Candidates who pass the Training and Experience Test 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 one year from the date of notification of a passing score for the Equipment Mechanic II examination.

4. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)- All candidates that pass the examination and are in one of the top three ranks will have their application 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.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. 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:
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  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726

Bilingual Pay
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Pension Reform Act
The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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