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Fleet Maintenance Service Worker


To service and perform minor and routine maintenance on a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment; to assist mechanics in major repair work; and to do related work as required. This classification is assigned to the Miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, call-back and standby assignments, and shift work.


Receives general supervision from Fleet Maintenance Supervisor and higher level technician staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lubricate automotive and power-driven equipment with the use of air pressure and lubrication tools.
  • Drain and refill crankcases; inspect and fill gearboxes with lubricants; replace lubricant fittings; maintain lubrication records.
  • Inspect, charge, and replace batteries.
  • Change and repair tires on light and heavy equipment.
  • Clean and wash motorized equipment.
  • Assist with repair and maintenance of public transit buses.
  • Wash and otherwise keep shop and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Make minor mechanical adjustments to automotive and other power-driven equipment.
  • May assist Fleet Maintenance Mechanics in mechanical overhaul and repair work.
  • Maintain necessary records on vehicles and equipment serviced.
  • Remove and replace vehicle components such as starters, smog pumps, and radiators.
  • Pack and replace wheel bearings.
  • Replace shock absorbers, fan belts, radiator hoses and U-joints.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge Of:

  • Servicing and minor maintenance of automotive and other power-driven equipment.
  • Oils, greases, and lubrication devices, and other tools and materials used in servicing equipment.
  • Methods and materials used in cleaning and washing automotive equipment.
  • Ratings and sized of tires for sedans, light and heavy trucks and equipment, tractors and heavy earth moving equipment.

Ability To:

  • Learn to perform minor mechanical maintenance and repair work.
  • Lubricate a wide variety of mechanical equipment.
  • Maintain time, mileage and servicing records.
  • Read manufacturer's lubrication charts.
  • Identify automotive parts and supplies.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Learn the use of welding (gas and wire) procedures.
  • Maintain servicing records.



Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.


Two years of experience involving automotive, light-duty and heavy-duty equipment maintenance.


Possession of an appropriate, valid California Driverís License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Ability to obtain an ASE Brake Certification within 18 months from date of appointment.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read, write and make observations, operate hand and power tools, vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time, operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy manual labor for extended periods; ability to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Resources
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5150
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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