City of Culver City
Culver City, CA 90232, California, United States
Spotlight Preferred Veterans Focus
28 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$66,747.00 - $81,473.00
Min Experience
3-5 Years
Min Education
H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function



The following tasks are essential for this position. Incumbents in this classification may not perform all of these tasks, or may perform similar related tasks not listed here.
  • Conducts preventive maintenance inspections and repairs on motorized and non-motorized vehicles and equipment using analyzers, pressure gauges, chassis charts, and factory manuals for all types of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs all electrical problems, including complete diagnosis of electronic and computer controlled systems. Reads and understands vehicle maintenance manuals and appropriate electrical schematics including computer flow charts and graphs.
  • Troubleshoots, monitors and repairs all types of hydraulic systems. Implements hydraulic flow charts, overhaul and repair procedures for hydrostatic drive systems including cylinders, pumps, and all related components.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects and repairs drive lines including manual transmission, clutches, front wheel drive components, C-V joints and differentials; services and repairs automatic transmission, transmission axles, and transverse types of transmissions.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects and repairs steering systems including power steering units, gear boxes under suspension components, rack and pinion alignments, and McPherson types of suspension.
  • Inspects, troubleshoots and diagnoses all types of diesel, gas and alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas (CNG) engines; performs major and minor repairs, overhauls, and adjustments including repairing and overhauling automatic and manual transmissions and clutches.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects, and repairs all types of fuel systems including fuel injection, injection pumps, and all related electronic and non-electronic components.
  • Performs all aspects of cooling system repairs, including but not limited to: proper system diagnoses, water pumps, radiator, thermostat, and all related cooling system components, including engine related problems.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects, and repairs ignition systems including computerized electronic, diesel, and all other related ignition systems.
  • Troubleshoots, inspects, and repairs brake systems including hydraulic vacuum and pneumatic using the proper diagnostic tools and equipment.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs charging and starting systems including proper diagnosis of voltage and amperage readings and battery conditions.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs air conditioning and heater systems including diagnosis of compressors, thermostats and climate control, vacuum control and computer ventilation control systems.
  • Practices safe work habits; promotes motivation and morale among subordinates.

Marginal Job Duties:
The following tasks are typically performed by individuals in this classification but are considered less than essential.

  • Performs machinist and fabrication work including welding.
  • Monitors daily time entry sheets, the use of all maintenance manuals, and computer based maintenance repair work orders

Work Schedule:

Will be required to work nights, weekends, holidays and odd shifts.


  1. At time of hire, the employee will be required to provide their own tools (The City shall provide a $600 tool allowance for tools purchased within the calendar year). 
  2. Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive under Department of Transportation (DOT) alcohol and regulations and are, therefore, subject to specific employment reference verifications prior to employment and random alcohol and drug screenings during the course of employment. 
  3. Prior to appointment (hire), candidates must pass a pre-employment medical examination, which will include a drug screen. A positive pre-placement drug test, refusal or failure to test may result in rejection of the candidate.


Applicants must receive a passing score on all of the following examination components in order to be placed on the eligible list.  

  • Performance Exam: To determine ability to perform a range of entry-level mechanical tasks. (Tentatively scheduled for the week of 4/29/2024). Weighted at 60%.
  • Oral Appraisal Interview: To evaluate training, experience and personal qualifications. (Tentatively scheduled for the week of  4/29/202 ). Weighted at 40%. 


The provisions of this job posting do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions in this posting may be modified or revoked without notice.
Continuation in the examination process and subsequent placement on the eligible list of a person convicted of a crime depends upon the nature of the conviction and the conduct of the applicant subsequent to the offense. Convictions will be evaluated on a job-related basis and will not automatically disqualify someone from further consideration.
 Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Culver City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation/identification.
  Conditions of Employment:

  • Background/ Reference Check: Upon a conditional job offer, a live scan finger printing must be completed with acceptable results. Your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be contacted to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. Upon hire, employee is subject to further reporting from DOJ via subsequent arrest notification. 
  • Pre-placement medical evaluation including drug screen (select positions). 

E-Verify: Proof of U.S. citizenship, alien residency or authorization to work in the U.S. will be required at the time of appointment.
The City of Culver City intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  If a special accommodation is desired, please contact the Human Resources Department three (3) business days prior to the test at (310) 253-5640.


Minimum Requirements:

Training and Experience: Any combination equivalent to training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be: completion of high school and three years of journey level experience repairing and maintaining a variety of light, medium, and heavy motorized equipment, experience with alternative fuels is desirable.
License and Certificates: Possession of a valid California Class B driver's license with a passenger transportation endorsement. A class B permit will be accepted for the first 90 days of appointment.
Other Requirements: At time of hire, must provide own tools of type and quantity necessary for journey-level vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair.
Job ID: 72845332

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