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Lead Fleet Technician

County of Contra Costa Martinez, CA
  • Expired: August 12, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - General Services & Maintenance Unit

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department is offering an excellent employment opportunity to fill a vacant Lead Fleet Technician position, located in Martinez, CA.  Under general direction of the Fleet Manager, the Lead Fleet Technician will provide lead direction and training to service and repair staff at  Fleet Services and will provide technical advice and assistance on complex work assignments.  The Lead Fleet Technician will diagnose and repair the most complex mechanical and electrical problems.  Good organizational skills will be needed to manage, organize, and schedule the workload of service repairs.


As a Lead Fleet Technician, You'll be responsible for:
  • Taking ownership of the operation while also serving as a hands on mechanic.
  • Providing technical assistance to subordinate staff, and ensuring productivity, shop cleanliness, safety and mechanical excellence including diagnostics and preventative maintenance.
  • Assigning and reviewing the work of fleet service and repair staff
  • Diagnosing and repairing the most complex mechanical problems presented by vehicles, trucks and equipment serviced at fleet services
  • Diagnosing sources of mechanical problems or failures, including repairs to electrical system components and heating and air conditioning systems, either visually or using automotive diagnostic equipment
  • Troubleshooting problems with equipment
  • Communicating professionally with customers, team members, and vendors
  • Ensuring compliance on a day-to-day basis with State, Federal and Company requirements
  • Working closely with Fleet Supervisor and Fleet Manager, providing status of maintenance


You'll need to have:
  • Experience as a journey level mechanic
  • Previous gasoline, diesel or alternative fuel vehicle maintenance & repair experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills
  • Willing to obtain a valid California Advanced Unlimited Emission Control Installer's License and a Commercial Driver's License Class B or above within the first 12 months of employment
  • Must have 3 of the 11 ASE Certifications listed below at the time of application, and 4 additional certifications within the first 12-months of employment.
  • A1 Automotive Engine Repair
  • A4 Automotive Suspension and Steering
  • A5 Automotive Brakes
  • A6 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • A7 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
  • A8 Automotive Engine Performance
  • F1 Light Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas
  • L1 Automotive Advanced Engine Performance Specialist
  • T4 Truck Brakes
  • T5 Truck Suspension and Steering
  • T8 Truck Preventative Maintenance Inspection (PMI)
 

So, who are we?

Public Works Fleet Services supports Contra Costa County Departments by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally-sensible transportation and related services that are responsive to the needs of our customers.

 

    TENTATIVE EXAM DATES

    Tentative Oral Exam:   September 10, 2019
    • Organizes and schedules work of subordinate staff, including assigning repair work
    • May assist Fleet Equipment Specialist, Fleet Service Center Supervisor or Fleet Manager with training, monitoring and evaluating work performance of subordinate staff
    • Provides technical advice and assistance on complex work assignments
    • Diagnoses sources of mechanical problems or failures, including repairs to electrical system components and heating and air conditioning systems, either visually or using automotive diagnostic equipment
    • Makes various types of repairs, including general overhauling, adjusting and replacing bearings, grinding valves, repairing ignitions, repairs to electrical and fuel systems, assembling transmissions, differentials and related equipment, fitting pistons and rings, relining and reconditioning of brake systems and front suspension assemblies and repairing and servicing pumps
    • Performs engine tune-ups, which include changing spark plugs and repair or replacement of electronic distributor and other electronic ignition systems components
    • Uses equipment such as auto and truck tire changers, tire balancers, hoists, high pressure washers and steam cleaners and other equipment associated with the servicing of vehicles
    • Uses hand and power tools of the trade
    • May be required to road test and transport all types of vehicles and equipment
    • Fabricates and designs specialty parts as required
    • Ensures that staff use proper safety equipment during repair and service procedures
    License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of State valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process. The following licenses will be required prior to completing the 12-month probation period and must be maintained during the course of employment. 1) Valid California Advanced Unlimited Emission Control Installer's License, and 2) a valid California Commercial Driver's License Class B or above.

    Experience: Three (3) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience as a journey level mechanic.

    Certifications: Must have 3 of the 11 ASE Certifications listed below. An additional 4 of the 11 ASE Certifications listed below must be acquired within the 12 month probation period. All 7 Certifications must be maintained during the course of employment:
     
    • A1 Automotive Engine Repair
    • A4 Automotive Suspension and Steering
    • A5 Automotive Brakes
    • A6 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • A7 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
    • A8 Automotive Engine Performance
    • F1 Light Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas
    • L1 Automotive Advanced Engine Performance Specialist
    • T4 Truck Brakes
    • T5 Truck Suspension and Steering
    • T8 Truck Preventative Maintenance Inspection (PMI)

    Other Requirements: Employees in this class may be subject to drug and alcohol testing under provisions of the County's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. In addition, employees in this class are required to provide their own small and large hand tools and work aides necessary to perform mechanical automotive and heavy equipment work.
    1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.
    2. Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board who will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

    The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
     
    CONVICTION HISTORY
    After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job

    County of Contra Costa

    Address

    Martinez, CA
    94553 USA