Automotive / Equipment Mechanic

Lancaster, California
Jan 25, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Antelope Valley College


Automotive / Equipment Mechanic

Salary:  $16.00/hour

Work schedule may vary up to 25 hours a week or not to exceed 100 hrs. per month. Total hours may not exceed 999 in a year. Total days may not exceed 100 in a year. (Days are counted regardless of # of hours worked per day)

Deadline:  Continuous

(Applications reviewed on an as received basis and hired as needed)




• Creates and implement P.M. schedule program for all vehicles/equipment meeting original equipment manufacturer (O.E.M.) specifications.

• Maintains inventory of vehicles, equipment, and tools.

• Maintains and operates replacement program including research for replacements, obtaining purchase quotations; deactivates and

prepares vehicles and equipment for auction.

• Inspects vehicles to diagnose malfunctions and determines extent of repairs required.

• Maintains, adjusts, and repairs automobiles, buses, tractors, forklifts, generators, power grounds maintenance equipment and

automotive related equipment.

• Diagnoses and repairs operating systems on electric powered vehicles.

• Ensures buses conform to the California Highway Patrol standards for passenger vehicles; conducts periodic mechanical safety

inspections as mandated by law; completes and maintains required maintenance records; schedules vehicles for emissions


• Cleans, repairs, and replaces carburetors, fuel pumps, fuel lines, strainers, gas tanks and gauges.

• Researches and evaluates products for best sources; recommends purchase of selected parts, materials, and equipment.

• Prepares and maintains work and purchase orders, records and reports related to vehicle maintenance.

• Recharges batteries; repairs and replaces radiators, water pumps and hoses.

• Repairs and replaces components such as generators, alternators, distributors, relays, lights and switches.

• Inspects, relines, and adjust brakes.

• Performs basic machine shop work related to mechanical repairs; assists in designing and constructing special maintenance


• Repairs and adjusts engines, transmissions, differentials and clutches; performs engine tune-ups.

• Wires and reconditions electrical systems; adjusts spark plugs; tests and repairs starters and magnetos.

• Operates and maintains a variety of equipment, machinery, and hand and power tools including hydraulic lift jacks, timing lights, bearing puller, press, gauges, meters, soldering and welding equipment.

• Trains facilities and campus staff on the manufactures instructions in the proper use of the vehicles and equipment.

• Performs other related duties as may be assigned.



Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by completion of a designated automotive apprenticeship program and three years journey-level experience in vehicle maintenance.



• Valid California driver's license.

• Possess or qualify for a valid Forklift Certificate within one year.



• Automotive, truck and small engine repair and maintenance procedures.

• Laws, rules and regulations related to the operation and maintenance of the District fleet.

• Vehicle emissions regulations.

• Basic vehicle codes.

• Safe operation and maintenance of standard tools and equipment.

• Health and safety practices, regulations and procedures.

• Basic mathematics.

• Record-keeping techniques.



• Perform journey-level repair and maintenance to maintain a variety of District vehicles and equipment.

• Perform duties independently or as a member of a crew.

• Estimate adequate amounts of time, labor and materials.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Understand and follow oral and written directions.

• Diagnose and perform repairs according to individual equipment applications and needs.

 • Read and interpret schematics and diagrams.

• Observe health and safety regulations.



• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized tools and equipment.

• Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

• Standing for extended periods of time.

• Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

• Heavy physical labor.

• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.



• Shop conditions.

• Driving a vehicle to conduct work.



To be considered an applicant for a temporary short-term non-continuing pool assignment in the Antelope Valley Community College District, all of the following documents must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date.

If any of the listed materials are missing or incomplete, the application will not be considered.

1. A completed and signed Antelope Valley College Temporary Short-Term Employment Application 2. Résumé

3. Supplemental coursework IS required – Please submit the following with your application package:

a. Proof of completion of a designated automotive apprenticeship program

i. Applicant may submit a copy of his/her apprenticeship certificate and/or card;

ii. Applicant may submit copies of transcripts of coursework.

The application must be filled out completely and signed. Do not indicate “See Résumé” on any part of the application. Blank spaces, illegible entries or failure to sign the application may be cause for rejection. The District will not return application materials submitted.



For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.