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25 Jan 2024

Full-Time Equipment Assistant – Public Works

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

This position performs basic work in the servicing, lubrication, fueling, and preventative maintenance of County vehicles and equipment. The Equipment Repair Assistant works in the field (at the various County maintenance sheds) three or more hours per shift servicing vehicles and equipment. The remainder of the shift is spent at the County Shops. This is an entry level position requiring basic skills in vehicle and equipment servicing and maintenance. The work shift for this position may be either day or swing shift.

This position is represented by Local 1432 – Int’l Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.




Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED certification.
  • One year of experience performing automotive service work is desirable. • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License Class A with air brake and HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) endorsement and passenger endorsement, within six months of hire.
  • Successful passing of a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen and subsequent random drug testing throughout the duration of employment in accordance with Federal law. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Knowledge of: procedures of preventative maintenance related to automotive and construction equipment; lubricating systems and oils, greases, and attachment used in lubricating automotive and related equipment; basic electrical principles; repair characteristics of less complex components of automotive equipment; safe work practices.


Ability to: service automotive and heavy equipment according to County procedure; read and understand parts manual; assist in maintaining and updating vehicle history records; ensure accuracy and safety in the maintenance and operation of County vehicles and equipment; provide assistance to mechanics as directed; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Selection Process:

Resume and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.


Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.


Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.


It is general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.


First review of candidates will be February 8th. This recruitment may close at any time on or after the first review date.



Examples of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Performs and monitors a range of services including lubrication, oil changes, and fluid changes on variety of County vehicles and equipment.


• Services vehicles and equipment with fuel and oil. Keeps record of amounts used.


• Inspects cooling system for proper cooling and freeze protection. Repair leaks as needed.


• Carries out vehicle inspection and preventative checks and adjustments.


• Performs safety inspections on vehicles and equipment. Performs routine repair work and reports safety and other priority repair work to supervisor.


• Inspects and makes minor repairs and/or replaces electrical components including gauges, sending units, lights, batteries, and charging systems.


• Changes various filters including air, compressor, oil, fuel, hydraulic and water.


• Inspects and makes minor repairs to suspension, brake, hydraulic, and/or steering systems. Inspects and repairs exhaust systems, including mufflers and tailpipes.


• Adjusts brakes, belts, and linkages for prolonged safety and use.


• Repairs and replaces tires, wheels, tubes, service batteries, light bulbs, fan belts, and other simple mechanical parts. Advises supervisor as to the need for additional maintenance supplies and tires.


• Ensures proper condition of all vehicle and equipment tires, mounting, repair, replacement, regrooving, inventory, and other duties directly related to tire condition. Mounts and dismounts chains.


• Performs engine steam cleaning and complete vehicle cleaning.


• Prepare and complete necessary reports and logs


• Assists other mechanics in the performance of mechanical repairs as required.


• Assists in the general maintenance and cleanliness of automotive shop area.


• Perform related duties and responsibility as required.





Salary Grade

Local 1432.174



Salary Range

$23.11 – $26.80- per hour


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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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