Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, California
$4,263.00 - $5,186.00 Monthly
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Orange Coast College



Job#  O-009-18

Salary:  $4,263.00 - $5,186.00 Monthly

Deadline:  07/20/17


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Under general supervision of an assigned Supervisor, to perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work related to the inspection, maintenance, and repair of a variety of District vehicles and other related equipment such as, trucks and automobiles (diesel, gasoline, electric, and propane) and grounds equipment; perform automotive electrical and welding work, body repair and painting; perform other related job duties as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

a. Inspect, diagnose and make skilled and semi-skilled minor and major repairs of mechanical defects in trucks and other mechanical equipment such as overhauls; tune-ups; adjust and repair transmissions; replace and adjust bearings; perform preventive maintenance.

b. Inspect, diagnose and make recommendations for repair of computerized components of vehicles and equipment; procure and replace components as needed.

c. Repair or replace distributors, fuel pumps, lights, radiators, starters, generators, universal joints and hydraulic brake systems; determine need and send out vehicles or equipment requiring major mechanical repair work that cannot be performed on site.

d. Mount and balance tires, wheels, adjust brakes, install batteries, brakes, wiring, window glass, door handles and other related items.

e. Lubricate and service vehicles and equipment (change oil, oil filters and fuel filters); change, repair and balance tires; steam clean engines and chassis.

f. Inspect vehicles for conformance to safety standards and make or arrange for needed repairs.

g. Make service calls for emergency road repairs; drive trailer to pick up and deliver disabled vehicles as needed.

h. Recommend purchase of needed parts and tools; pick up and deliver parts and equipment.

i. Recommend purchase of needed parts and tools; pick up and deliver parts and equipment.

j. Operate forklift, backhoe, tractor, lawn mowers and other equipment to facilitate repairs; install new cutting blades on mowers and edgers; repair electric carts.

k. Maintain assigned areas in a safe, clean, and orderly condition and care for and maintain shop tools and equipment; clean work areas.

l. Complete paperwork and maintain records of repairs and services performed.

m. Perform other related job duties as assigned.




Knowledge of:

1. Technical aspects of automotive and other mechanical equipment, including principles of internal combustion engines and the methods to diagnose and repair mechanical problems.

2. Operation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of internal combustion engines, transmissions, differentials, compressors, hydraulic equipment and other component parts of automotive and grounds equipment.

3. Tools, equipment and procedures used in the general overhaul, repair and maintenance of gas, diesel, electric, and propane powered automotive and other mechanical equipment.

4. Laws and regulations governing equipment and vehicle standards for automotive equipment, including proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials.

5. Health and safety regulations and laws governing equipment and vehicle standards for automotive equipment, including proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste materials.

6. Shop math applicable to the mechanic trade and shop record-keeping.

7. Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in routine welding and fabrication work.


Ability to:

8. Diagnose mechanical problems, electronic and computer component defects and perform a variety of skilled activities in the inspection, servicing, maintenance and repair automotive and grounds equipment.

9. Perform mechanical work including the troubleshooting of vehicles and equipment for major and minor repairs and make mechanical repairs to a variety of district-owned motor equipment.

10. Use shop tools, such as drills, presses, grinders, reamers, lathes, mills, and welding methods and machines skillfully and safely in the performance of repair work.

11. Identify common automotive parts, materials, tools, and supplies.

12. Effectively use standard and specialized automotive shop equipment and tools used in the maintenance of vehicles and grounds mechanical equipment,

13. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action, prioritize work to meet schedules and timelines.

14. Drive district owned equipment and vehicles safely and defensively, and possess a valid, appropriate, and unrestricted California Driver's License.

15. Communicate effectively and understand and follow oral and written directions.

16. Maintain related records and prepare reports as required.

17. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience:

18. Completion of a formal trade school, two year college program or apprentice program in the automotive repair trade or equivalent.

19. Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing a full range of skilled automotive maintenance and repair work in the servicing, maintenance and repair of trucks,  and other grounds and mechanical equipment.

20. Or, any combination of education and experience that would provide the required qualifications.


Conditions of Employment

This is a full time, 12 month per year position. The normal hours of work are to be arranged from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910).

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.

Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


PAY PHILOSOPHY: Starting salaries for support staff positions begin at Step-1 of the salary range. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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