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7 Dec 2022

Full-Time Light Equipment Mechanic

City of Woodland – Posted by HRwoodland Woodland, California, United States

Job Description


Final Filing Date:  Open Until Filled

Posting Date:  December 5, 2022     First Review of Applications: January 3, 2023



Current Salary: $4,082.78 – $5,210.78/mo. plus Excellent Benefits


To service, maintain and repair automotive and other power-driven and mechanical equipment.  The purpose of this recruitment is to full a current vacancy in the Public Works Department, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.


The Ideal Candidate will have extensive journey-level experience working on automobiles, light trucks and a variety of other construction equipment.   Candidates should have first-hand experience inspecting, diagnosing, maintaining and repairing light equipment, including mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and brake systems.  The Ideal Candidate will have good time management and communication skills, be organized and flexible, with the ability to move easily between tasks as necessary.  Candidate should be able to work with little supervision, yet be willing to seek input from others, and be a positive team contributor. Candidates who currently possess a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License are highly desirable.


Inspect, diagnose and locate mechanical difficulties on automobiles, light trucks and a variety of maintenance, lawn care and construction equipment.  Road test and diagnose vehicles, determine needed repairs or maintenance attention and schedule repairs.  Inspect and diagnose all mechanical, hydraulic, electrical systems.  Inspect operational and appearance of vehicles and recommend repair action.  Respond to emergency road calls, field diagnose the problem and make field repairs as necessary.  Perform welding and brazing, fabricate and modify parts, equipment, miscellaneous structures and attachments.  Inspect lawn maintenance equipment, overhaul engines, transmissions, differentials, and hydraulic components.  Do component change-out of same on automotive equipment.  Adjust and repair air and hydraulic brakes, perform complete brake system overhauls.  Diagnose and repair/replace electrical systems components.  Service and repair small gasoline engines, lawn mowers and lawn mower decks.  Regular and consistent attendance.


Participate in division safety program.  Maintain shop and equipment in a safe, clean and orderly condition.  Maintain a variety of maintenance, repair and inventory records on the computerized fleet maintenance system.  Clean, repair and replace fuel pumps, strainers, fuel lines, gas/diesel tanks, and gauges.  Handle hazardous materials and store or dispose as needed.  Perform other duties as required.



High school diploma or equivalent.  Specialized training or coursework in the maintenance and repair of gas and diesel-powered equipment is desired.


Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in the area of vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance performing duties comparable to those of an Equipment Service Worker in the City of Woodland.

License and Certificates

Required upon hire, possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.  Required prior to permanent appointment and maintained during employment, possession of a valid California Commercial Class A Driver’s License with Tank Endorsement.

Required upon hire and maintained during employment, possession of a minimum of two (2) valid ASE certifications, one (1) of which must be either A5 Automotive Brakes or T4 Heavy Duty Truck Brake Certification.

Required prior to permanent appointment and maintained during employment, possession of a valid Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling certificate similar to ASE or MACS.


Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695.  Recruitment is Open Until Filled.  First review of applications is scheduled for Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by final filing date to be considered.  Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Review Process:  Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.

If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.

Virtual panel Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of January 16, 2023.


Current Salary:                     $4,082.78 – $5,210.78 per month

Retirement:                           CalPERS Retirement System (2 % @ 60 formula for Classic CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 formula for new CalPERS members)
The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Comp:                    Choice of deferred compensation plans (Traditional and Roth options).  After successful completion of probation, new hires are eligible for a monthly 2% City contribution.

Medical:                                 CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs and PPOs

City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance

Maximum Family Medical Allowance (2023): $2,463.99 per month

Dental/Vision:                       City paid Delta Dental and EyeMed Benefits

LTD/STD:                               City paid wage protection for long/short term disabilities

Life Insurance:                     City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Supplemental Benefits:      Voluntary Supplemental Life, Cancer, Accident Only, STD/LTD and Critical Illness insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts available

Vacation:                               6.7 hours per month during first three years of service

Holidays:                               12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Sick Leave:                           8 hours per month

Bilingual Pay:                       $200 per month upon certification

Prof. Growth Incentive:       $625 per fiscal year for education or professional activities


The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Apply online and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by final filing date to be considered.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 33 days.

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