Automotive Mechanic I - Waste Resources at County of Riverside in Moreno Valley, California

Posted in General Business 2 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Riverside County Waste Resources Department has an opportunity for an Automotive Mechanic I located at the Moreno Valley Headquarters. The selected candidate will be tasked with diagnosing and repairing transmissions, differentials, starters, alternators, brakes, clutches, axles, steering gears, suspension components, carburation, fuel injections systems, cooling systems, air conditioning systems, and late model electrical systems. The Automotive Mechanic I should have the ability to work on assigned tasks in the full range of automotive repair work, including overhauling and repairing trailer vehicles and light trucks. Additionally, the Automotive Mechanic I will perform minor welding repairs on vehicles and light trailers.

The Department desires candidates with e xtensive journey level automotive experience in the maintenance and repair of late model automobiles and light Gas- and Diesel-powered trucks including diagnosis of electrical and mechanical problems with familiarity performing bumper to bumper mechanical maintenance in a fleet setting.

The most competitive candidates will have experience using OBD II electrical diagnostics, Microsoft Word, Excel and the ability to gas, stick and arc weld using a wire feed welder.

The Department of Waste Resources serves the County's solid waste disposal needs by providing for efficient and effective landfilling of County non-hazardous waste, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations.

• Inspect and diagnose mechanical failures and defects in a variety of light automotive vehicles.

• Rebuild, replace, or repair engines, transmissions, differentials, starters, generators, brakes, clutches, axles, steering gears, carburetors, cooling systems, and other mechanical and electrical assemblies.

• Perform complete tune-ups on carburetors and ignition systems; diagnose, repair, reline, and adjust brakes.

• Operate wrecking trucks and perform rough welding; maintain time and material records.

Experience: Two years in the repair and overhaul of automotive equipment performed under the supervision of a journey level automotive equipment mechanic.

Education: Completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units from an accredited college or university in automotive mechanics.

Experience: One and a half years in the repair and overhaul of automotive equipment performed under the supervision of a journey level automotive equipment mechanic.

Education: Completion of 144 hours of automotive mechanics instruction from a union training center, adult school, vocational school, or specialized industrial program.

Experience: One and a half years in the repair and overhaul of automotive equipment performed under the supervision of a journey level automotive equipment mechanic.

Knowledge of: Principles of internal combustion engines; methods, tools, equipment, and parts used in the repair and maintenance of cars and light trucks; operations and uses of diagnostic equipment.

Ability to : Diagnose the source of mechanical and electrical failures; operate equipment used in the repairing or servicing of vehicles; read and understand shop manuals and mechanical diagrams; follow written and oral directions; perform work safely.

Physical Requirements: Lift, carry, push and pull objects while performing automotive repairs weighing up to 50 pounds with assistance.


Other Requirements:

License: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is required at time of application.

Candidate must supply their own tools to perform essential job duties.

This position has been designated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive, applicants are required to complete a DOT mandated alcohol and drug-screening. (A positive test or refusal to test during the past two years will disqualify an applicant from consideration for County employment). Reference checks from former DOT regulated employers are also required.

Employees in safety-sensitive positions are subject to DOT alcohol/drug testing in the following situations: random, reasonable suspicion/cause, return-to-duty, and post-accident.

For detailed requirements, visit DOT Requirements .

Veterans' Preference

The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference. See the policy here ( Download PDF reader ).

What's Next?

This recruitment is open to all candidates.

Applicants who are currently County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department of Waste Resources may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of the applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.
Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. ( AICE ).


MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.