Sr. Equipment Mechanic

Transfer | Location: Civic Center

contact information

Thomas Trujillo
(213) 922-8581

job description

The General Services Department, Fleet Services Division intends to fill multiple Sr. Equipment Mechanic positions in the Fleet Services Division section. Reporting to an Automotive Supervisor, the Sr. Equipment Mechanic assists the Automotive Supervisor in the supervision of Equipment Mechanics and Garage Attendants, advising and assisting them on repair work; examines inspection reports to determine maintenance and repair needs; prepares cost estimates for repair work; checks new equipment for conformance to specifications; and is responsible for ensuring that the fueling equipment on site is in proper working order, and that the fuel is conditioned before distribution.

The positions are 6 coded which is entitled to a 8.75% bonus plus some positions may be a swing shift which would also receive additional 5.5% compensation as well as 12 days of holiday overtime available each year.


The candidate of the position is required to possess or to be trained to possess the following skills:

Diagnose and perform general repairs to diesel and alternative fueled Refuse Collection, Dead Animal, and Bulky Item vehicles and their auxiliary hydraulic systems and other related equipment.  Repair/replace hydraulic cylinder piping, control valves, pumps, reservoirs, packer blades, hoppers, ejector panels, wiring, electrical controls, timing devices, and auxiliary engines. 

Repair/replacement duties including tune-ups and repairs on gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, cooling systems, heating and air conditioning systems, air valves, pumps, differentials, hydraulic and air brakes, steering gears, cab and chassis wiring, tires, and all related components.  Provide towing services and emergency field repairs.

Rebuild gas/diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, steering gears, hydraulic valves, hydraulic pumps, starters, alternators, brake shoes, drums, and air compressors.

Perform preventative maintenance service.  Fabricate and modify components using welding equipment.  Respond to field service calls, which may require operation of a tow truck.  Clean work area and tools, and maintain miscellaneous shop equipment. Locate and move vehicles to and from the shop area.  Operate a variety of forklift type equipment. Update equipment repair data in the automated Vehicle Management System.

How to apply

Resume and City Application must be emailed by the application deadline date and time to:


The subject line should read:

Sr. Equipment Mechanic – Transfer (GSD)

Applications must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022

The evaluation of candidates for this position may be based on a review of the training and experience as presented on the resume/application and an interview. A written skills test may be administered.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Submitted application materials become property of the Department of General Services (GSD) and will not be returned to applicants. Submitted applications will be kept active for six (6) months only.  A new application is required if an interview is not made within said period. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted by GSD personnel staff.

Receipt of applications can stop at any time without further notice.  Requirements, duties, and pay are subject to change at any time.  The City of Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.