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Employment Opportunity

Range 17
Closing Date:
November 21, 2013, 5:00 pm
Beginning Date:
January, 2014 (approximate)



  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent
  • Five years journey-level experience in general and hi-tech automotive repair. Including two years in heavy duty equipment repair up to 20,000 lbs., including diesel-powered equipment and one year of 36 volt electric vehicle maintenance experience
  • Competency in the metal fabrication and welding technology
  • Successful completion or ability to acquire related course work in Haz-Mat management
  • Successful completion of a community college certificate or equivalent in automotive technology
  • Valid CA driver’s license
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
General Description:
Helps plan, organize and direct the District transportation program and coordinate hazardous materials/waste operations and assist in environmental compliance for the District; performs journey-level work in the preventative maintenance, repair and overhaul of the District's transportation fleet, service trucks, electric vehicles and ground equipment, including diesel-powered and heavy duty.

Essential Functions

  • Performs complex diagnostic and mechanical work in the preventative maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel-powered, electric-powered vehicles, forklifts and heavy duty automotive equipment
  • Makes independent decisions on repairs, engine overhauls, transmissions, brakes, differentials, air conditioning, carburetors, fuel injection, and engine tune-ups
  • Orders parts and accessories
  • Cares for and maintains shop tools and equipment
  • Keeps records of repairs and maintenance work as prescribed by the California Highway Patrol
  • Certifies vehicles in accordance with State smog laws
  • Assigns work and supervises student assistants
  • Responsible for shop activities
  • Welds and brazes, manufactures and modifies parts as needed for special applications
  • Assists with compliance of Cal-EPA and OSHA regulations related to the automotive shop
  • Prepares designated vehicles for California Highway Patrol inspection and assists with driver, vehicle and facility records for audit
  • Performs annual smog certification of gas-powered vehicles and ensures machine ability to download data to State B.A.R. Fleet Operations Unit
  • Develops schedule for heavy maintenance to fleet vehicles
  • Schedules trips, vehicles and qualify drivers for hire
  • Assists in evaluating facility and fleet efficiency
  • Assists in conducting annual review of fleet operations and recommend vehicle replacements and additions
  • Dispose of all District Haz-Mat/Waste as required by CAL-EPA
  • Directs office staff in maintaining records and provide tax information to the Business Office
  • Assist all areas with environmental compliance in the disposal of Haz-Mat Waste
  • Assist in the development of all transportation and Haz-Mat/Waste budget and reports
  • Assists in conducting annual update of Hazardous Substance inventory as required
  • Assists in updating the “business plan”  to the County Environmental Health Office
  • Respond to emergencies in off-hours as dispatched by supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position

Knowledge of:

  • Provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code applicable to the operation of a transportation system
  • Laws and regulations and safe practices pertinent to Haz-Mat/Waste generation, accumulation, disposal and record keeping
  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment and principles used in the maintenance and repair of gasoline, electric and diesel-powered automotive equipment
  • Safe driving procedures
  • Safety requirements for personal and shop safety
  • Haz-Mat handling, storage and disposal procedures
  • Personal computers and software in the use of data accumulation and word processors
  • Principles and applications for metal fabrication and electric/gas welding techniques

Ability to:

  • Inspect, locate, and diagnose mechanical defects
  • Estimate the cost of repairs
  • Use the tools and equipment necessary in the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment
  • Keep records
  • Follow oral and written directions
  • Lift 60 lbs.
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Direct and evaluate the work of others
  • Interpret the Material Safety Data Sheet for correct usage of Haz-Mat
  • Maintain a safe environment for co-workers and the shop

How to Apply: All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4. Current DMV printout
5. Copy of valid CA Driver License
6. Copy of community college certificate or equivalent in automotive technology

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris Office of Human Resources
        Merced College
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  In addition, a medical examination will be required of the successful candidate at the District’s expense.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer