Job Details

East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Position Number: 3073859
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management
Opens online at on Monday, May 16, 2022
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022
Internal Reference # 22-086

Heavy Equipment Mechanics maintain, repair, devise modifications for and overhaul a variety of large trucks, heavy construction, and related field equipment (John Deere, Detroit/Mercedes, Caterpillar, Ford, Freightliner, GMC, etc.)

As a condition of employment, new hires must, within six months, obtain an unrestricted Class A California driver's license with endorsements for air brakes, hazardous material and tanker and have a satisfactory driving record.

In addition to field mechanic work, typical duties include:
Repairing, modifying, and overhauling reduction gears, hydraulic systems, braking systems, steering systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, air conditioning systems and similar units.
Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, specifications, and shop manuals.
Performing preventive maintenance work on heavy trucks and heavy construction equipment; making emergency repairs in the field; recommending shutdown of equipment that appears unsafe.
Conferring with equipment operators to determine operational problems; recommending operational methods to minimize breakdowns and repairs.
Entering data into the computerized equipment maintenance system and making verbal and written reports of work performed, completing onscreen forms, making rough hand sketches and layouts and otherwise keeping accurate maintenance records.
Diagnosing and repairing hydraulic system components including cylinders, control, check and diverter valves; developing and building such systems as required for improved operation.
Road testing heavy trucks and operating a variety of heavy construction equipment incidentally in the performance of mechanical repairs.
Performing test operation, making final adjustments and lubricating repaired equipment.

The salary range is $8,445 per month increasing to $8,867, $9,310, $9,775 after 12, 24, and 36 months, respectively.

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

1. A high school diploma or its equivalent; AND either
2a. Eighteen months experience comparable to EBMUD's Heavy Equipment Maintenance Worker III classification, including satisfactory completion of the appropriate courses and advance on the job training as specified in EBMUD's Trades Training Program, OR
2b. Attainment of recognized journey level status in heavy truck or construction equipment repair.
3. Must possess or obtain within six months of appointment, a valid, unrestricted Class A California driver's license with endorsement for air brakes, hazardous material and tanker, and have a satisfactory driving record.
4. Must possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the class, including sufficient physical agility to work in tight or confined conditions and sufficient strength to lift replacement parts weighing up to 80 pounds. Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and work overtime as needed.

Please note: EBMUD requires all employees to provide written proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Those employees with sincerely held religious beliefs or valid medical reasons, as determined by EBMUD, will be exempt from vaccination requirements. Please contact EBMUD Human Resources for additional questions.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

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