Position Title: Equipment Mechanic III

Company: City Of Pasadena

Location: Pasadena, California, US

Job Description:

The City of Pasadena is looking for a skilled and detailed-oriented Equipment Mechanic III who will provide maintenance assistance to multiple trucks and equipment in the Fleet Maintenance Division.  Our department presents an exciting opportunity for a hard-working, reliable and dependable professional.


  • Inspects and diagnoses operating problems in heavy-duty gasoline, CNG and diesel vehicles and construction equipment.
  • Completes preventive maintenance service; determines needed repairs.
  • Overhauls and repairs, brakes, differentials, universal joints, motors, ignition systems, fuel injection systems, electrical or hydraulic systems in refuse trucks, loaders, bucket trucks, cranes, street sweepers, sewer trucks, construction equipment and other heavy duty vehicles.
  • Interprets electrical circuits and machine drawings of motorized equipment.
  • Disassembles motors and mechanical operating equipment and attachments.
  • Installs and fits new or reconditioned parts.
  • Replaces and adjusts brakes, clutches, ignition, and fuel systems.
  • Operates test equipment and power tools.
  • May perform acetylene and electric welding.
  • Completes records of work done and parts used.
  • May oversee work performed by apprentices.
  • May perform out of class assignments as required by operational demands.


  • Action & Result Focus – Initiation tasks and focusing on accomplishment
  • Attention to Detail- Focusing on the details of work content, work steps and final work products
  • Learning Agility- Seeking learning opportunities and applying the lessons to one’s work
  • Oral Communication- Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Writing- Communicating effectively in writing
  • Teamwork- Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Four (4) years of recent journey level experience as a mechanic repairing heavy gasoline, CNG and diesel vehicles or construction equipment
  • Or successful completion of a state approved 4-year apprentice mechanic program with two (2) years of the journey level experience.