ABOUT THE POSITION
The County of Riverside's Department of Waste Resources has an
opportunity for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Waste in Moreno
Valley. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic (HEM) will be responsible for
troubleshooting, repairing, and rebuilding major components on
Dozers up to D9T, 637G Scrapers, 140M3 Graders, 836K Landfill
Compactors, Loaders, and other pieces of equipment.
Responsibilities include inspecting, diagnosing and repairing
engines, hydraulic, electrical, emission and air conditioning
systems on different types of heavy equipment. The HEM will be
assigned to diagnose and make necessary repairs on heavy
construction equipment in the field, often under adverse
The selected candidate will be required to supply their own
tools in order to perform essential functions of the position.
Additionally, the selected candidate will be required to drive to
various locations throughout Riverside County and will work
weekends and holidays, as needed.
- Experience utilizing Microsoft Office, Fleet Management, and
Caterpillar Diagnostic Software.
- Experience using CAT ET and Cummins Insite diagnostic
- Possession of a valid Commercial Class A or B California
Driver's License Tanker endorsement and without Air Brake
- Experience recording hazardous material spills and
MEET THE TEAM
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. EXAMPLES OF
- Inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical failures and defects
in trucks, graders, tractors, skip loaders, backhoes, rollers,
truck cranes, stationary motors, power sweepers, and other heavy
- Adjust, repair, replace, or overhaul a variety of diesel and
automotive engines, transmissions, clutches, rear ends,
differentials, transfer cases, hydraulic brake systems, axles,
pumps, injectors, carburetors, final drives, sprockets, rollers,
and truck and steering systems.
- Diagnose and repair electrical defects; repair or replace
starting motors, generators, and ignition systems; grind valves and
re-bore and re-sleeve cylinders; repair and overhaul
- Perform welding, complete fabrication, and full repair of heavy
construction equipment, trucks, and other equipment; perform
complete tune-up on construction equipment and trucks.
- Complete time and material records; may be assigned to act as a
team leader on difficult and complex repair jobs.
- Perform some related work on automotive equipment as needed
based on operational demands.
Experience: Three years as an Equipment Maintenance Worker or
four years as a Mechanics Helper with the County of Riverside.
Experience: Completion of a recognized heavy construction
equipment mechanic apprenticeship-training program.
Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible mechanic
experience, two years of which are in the repair and overhaul of
heavy construction equipment and diesel trucks, and two years of
which are in the repair and overhaul of automotive equipment. (Six
months of the required experience may be substituted on the basis
of completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units in trade-related
courses from an accredited college or university or the completion
of 144 hours of trade related instruction from a union training
center, adult or vocational school, or specialized industrial
Knowledge of: The principles of gasoline and diesel engines;
heavy equipment maintenance and repair; the methods, tools,
equipment, and parts used in the repair and maintenance of
construction equipment; the operation and application of mechanical
Ability to: Perform repair and maintenance work on construction
equipment; diagnose and repair mechanical defects in a variety of
heavy-duty gasoline and diesel construction equipment in both the
field and shop; operate equipment used in repairing or servicing
construction equipment; read and understand shop manuals and
mechanical diagrams; follow written and oral directions; perform
work safely; work with minimal supervision.
Physical Requirements: The Heavy Equipment Mechanic works in a
garage or outdoors and is exposed to the inclement weather. This
position requires independent body mobility to stand and move heavy
mechanical components, engines and systems from several types of
vehicles utilizing a crane. Additionally, the incumbent will be
required to perform lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 75
pounds in weight with assistance and walking on uneven ground or
wet surfaces carrying tools
DOT Designated Position
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, visitDOT Requirements.
The County has aVeterans Preference Policy (Download PDF
reader). 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.
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.
This recruitment is open to all candidates.
Applicants who are currently County of Riverside employees
and/or current employees of the Waste Resources Department may be
considered before other applicants depending on the volume of the
applications received. 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.
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
BASED ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THIS POSTING MAY
CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or
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