Sonoma Water Heavy Equipment Technician

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Other
Posted on July 22, 2022
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Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Any combination of education, experience and training which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, this would include two years of experience in the repair of a wide variety of on/off road equipment and medium/heavy trucks.

Licenses: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential functions of the position. 

All employees in this class must obtain a State of California Class A commercial driver's license by June 30, 2019. Upon appointment to a position in this classification, employees must obtain a State of California Class A commercial driver's license by the completion of the probationary period.

Certifications: California Council on Diesel Education and Technology (CCDET) I and II Course certificates are required by the completion of the probationary period. Possession of the ASE Master Medium-Heavy Truck Certification is highly desirable.

Special Requirement: Possession of the small and large hand tools necessary to perform all assigned work. License for Emission Control Testing and Certification is required for some assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: the methods, tools, testing instruments, parts, and equipment used in the major repair, replacement, installation, and overhaul of on/off road equipment, and medium/heavy duty trucks; safety diagnosis, and preventative maintenance inspection methods and techniques; techniques and methods of repairing, replacing, installing, and overhauling on/off road equipment, medium/heavy duty trucks, and related component parts, including diesel, gasoline, electric, and alternate fuel engines, carburetors, hydraulic and electrical systems, fuel injection systems, transmissions, and differentials; the theory, care, and operation of diesel, gasoline, electric, and alternate fuel powered engines and mechanical components for the maintenance and repair of on/off road equipment and medium/heavy duty trucks.

Ability to: diagnose and locate mechanical and safety problems, and determine appropriate corrective action; repair, replace, remove, install, and overhaul of medium/heavy duty trucks and on/off road equipment, including emergency vehicles, man lift vehicles, park maintenance equipment, road maintenance equipment, construction equipment, and generators (both stationary and mobile), and related component parts without direct supervision; research and identify appropriate replacement parts; effectively use hand tools, electrical testing instruments, and machines in the repair, replacement, removal, installation, and overhaul of  on/off road equipment, medium/heavy duty trucks, and related component parts; perform emission control testing and certification; read and write English; interpret manufacturers' specifications; follow oral and written instructions; use computer system to access and maintain accurate records, including updates to inventory records, parts orders, and time records,; perform basic arithmetic calculations; work effectively with customers and vendors; work under varying field and weather conditions and, occasionally, on weekends.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.