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Position Number: 11-64
Closing Date: Continuous
Position: VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT MECHANIC – Facilities Services Department
Salary: Range 33– $22.35/hourly
Starting Date: Rio Hondo College is currently seeking applicants for part-time, temporary, hourly vehicle and equipment mechanics positions on an as needed basis.
Position Information: Under the direction of the Lead Equipment Mechanic, perform skilled work in the maintenance and repair of District vehicles and other equipment; provide emergency services to student and staff vehicles. Diagnose, repair and maintain motorized equipment such as automobiles, trucks, tractors, power lawn mowers and other mechanical equipment. E Provide emergency services to student and staff vehicles. E Plan, implement and perform regular repair and routine maintenance of District vehicles; perform safety checks and inspections. E Repair and overhaul engines; replace and adjust bearings; adjust ignition and carburetors; perform minor body and radiator repair work. E Assemble transmissions and differentials; fit pistons and rings; overhaul steering mechanisms and drive shafts. E Reline and adjust brakes; align wheels and install axles. E Perform electrical and acetylene welding work as required. E Estimate labor and materials required for repairs; order parts and equipment as needed. E Maintain simple records related to vehicle maintenance and repair work. Train and provide work direction to assigned student workers. Perform related duties as assigned.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate journey-level skill in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid and insurable California drivers license.
Vehicle and equipment shop environment; subject to heavy lifting, working around grease, exhaust fumes and gasoline and working with welding equipment.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF: Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair. Operation and maintenance of gasoline engines, chassis and parts and replacements. Shop math applicable to vehicle maintenance. Appropriate safety precautions and procedures. Basic record-keeping techniques. ABILITY TO: Perform skilled work in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and other equipment. Provide emergency services to student and staff vehicles. Diagnose mechanical troubles. Operate a variety of tools and equipment including drills, presses, grinders, reamers and welding equipment. Maintain routine records. Lift heavy objects. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate motor vehicles as needed to perform duties observing legal and defensive driving practices.
METHOD OF APPLICATION: Anyone interested in this position must obtain a Rio Hondo College District application and a Supplemental Questionnaire from the Human Resources website www.riohondo.edu/hr or contact the Office of Human Resources at (562) 908-3405 to have a packet mailed. The completed application forms must be returned, with a resumé to the Office of Human Resources. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications may be required to take a test and will be notified of the date and time. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States. As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official Live Scan agency. For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, due to a disability, please notify the Human Resources Office.
A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.