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Equipment Mechanic Series

Company: City of Costa Mesa
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


There is currently two (2) full-time vacancies that may be filled at the Equipment Mechanic I, II or III level depending on the qualifications of the candidate.


Equipment Mechanic I:

Current: $20.45 - $27.40 per hour ($42,540 - $56,998 anually)

Effective July, 2021:$22.55 - $30.20 per hour ($46,896 - $62,820 anually)

Equipment Mechanic II:

Current:$24.46 - $32.79 per hour ($50,880 - $68,196 anually)

Effective July, 2021: $26.97 - $36.14 per hour ($56,100 - $75,180 anually)

Equipment Mechanic III:

Current:$26.36 - $35.33 per hour ($54,828 - $73,476 anually)

Effective July, 2021: $29.06 - $38.94 per hour ($60,444 - $81,000 anually)

  • Salary Tier based on eligibility
  • Effective July 2022: 2% increase (for all classifications)
  • Due to recent budget reductions, full-time employees in these classifications are required to

furlough 104 hours between June 21, 2020 and June 18, 2021. New employees will have their

required furlough hours prorated based on hire date.


Under general supervision, an incumbent performs skilled and specialized work in the maintenance and repair of automotive, construction, heavy truck, fire apparatus and a variety of equpment; and performs related duties as required.


Applications must be completed and submitted online. This recruitment will remain open until current positions are filled and may close without prior notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.

The first application review date is March 24, 2021.

Candidates are required to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completingall fieldsof the application,do not include"see attached resume"in your responses, as they will not be accepted or reviewed and your application will be deemed incomplete.A detailed resumecan be uploaded into the "Attachments" section of the online application.

Based upon the information presented, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to the following components: application materials review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation.

The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner. The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.

It is recommended you use a personal email address on your application instead of a work email address. Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only (regardless of the notification preference selected during the online application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your online application.

All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to: comprehensive background check, criminal history check (Live Scan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).

Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process.

Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.

Essential Functions

For a list of essential functions for each level, please click on the links below:

Equipment Mechanic I

Equpiment Mechanic II

Equipment Mechanic III

Qualification Guidelines

A typical way to obtain the requisite knowledge and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this classification is as follows:

Equipment Mechanic I:


Some experiences in automotive repair and graduation from high school, including or supplemented by some related vocational training.


Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, and the ability to obtain a Class B or higher license.

Equipment Mechanic II:


Experience in automotive (including heavy trucks), construction, and/or safety vehicle and equipment repair and high school graduation including or supplemented by a steady and current record of related vocational training.


Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License and the ability to obtain a Class B or higher license.

Equipment Mechanic III:


High school graduation, or its equivalent, supplemented by a steady and current record of related vocational study. A high degree of proficiency in the area of specialization is desired.

Progressively responsible experience as a full-time journey level mechanic in the repair of heavy and light automotive vehicles and equipment, with considerable experience in maintenance and repair of specialized fire equipment and the use of sophisticated diagnostic equipment.


Possession or the ability to obtain a valid Class C or higher California Driver's License. Possession of a valid Class A California Driver's License with air brake, tank and manual transmission endorsements within 6 months of hire. Revocation of licenses during employment may result in disciplinary action or reassignment.


Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in automotive and heavy truck repair.

California Fire Mechanic State certifications as a Mechanic I, II, or III.

Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certified

  • Revocation of license during employment may result in disciplinary action or reassignment. Supplemental Information


Please contact human resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.

Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Keywords: City of Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa , Equipment Mechanic Series, Other , Costa Mesa, California

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