Fleet Helper in Culver City, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/28/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Duration:
    32 weeks
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  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description


Definition: Occupants of this classification are in the classified service. They perform skilled work in the repair, overhaul, and maintenance of light and heavy motorized equipment. The incumbents of this classification are expected to perform, under supervision, the full range of overall maintenance, service, and repair activities on the  entire complement of motorized equipment, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines.

Supervision Received and Exercised: The positions assigned to this classification report to an Equipment Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanic. Responsibilities may include supervision of Equipment Service Workers.


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.

  • Performs preventative maintenance services and inspections on a wide variety of equipment including transit buses, heavy trucks, passenger vehicles, and alternative fuel type vehicles. Locates and diagnoses defective or malfunctioning equipment, engine controls and accessories, using engine analyzers, gauges and/or other related diagnostic equipment.
  • Monitors and identifies unsafe vehicle and motorized equipment conditions. Removes from service unsafe vehicles consistent with established procedures.
  • Thoroughly and accurately records labor time and materials used on maintenance and repair work.  Records and submits this information daily to the Equipment Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Accomplishes assigned repair and maintenance jobs at a productive pace.
  • Performs complete tune-ups and repairs to ignition systems such as electronic computer controlled systems.
  • Diagnoses charging system problems such as alternators, wiring and battery conditions.
  • Replaces, repairs and balances tires and wheels on a variety of equipment, including transit buses, heavy trucks, off road equipment and various passenger vehicles.

Marginal Job Duties:

The following tasks are typically performed by individuals in this classification but are not considered essential.

  • Assists in or performs troubleshooting and necessary repair work on the electrical systems of motorized equipment including starters, lighting and accessory systems, instruments, warning systems, distributors, voltage regulators, circuit breakers, and relays.
  • Assists in or performs troubleshooting and necessary maintenance and repair work on hydraulic systems including pumps, capsule clutch assemblies, power takeoffs, control valves, cylinders, hoses, and related mechanical parts.
  • Assists in or performs troubleshooting and necessary maintenance and repair work on drive trains including standard and automatic transmissions, drive shafts, differentials, and transaxles.
  • Assists in or performs troubleshooting and necessary maintenance and repair work on steering systems, including steering gears, power steering, front end alignments, wheel balances, wheel, hub, bearings, seals, and spider assemblies.
  • Assists in troubleshooting, and performs necessary maintenance and repair work on fuel systems including fuel pump, fuel injection pump, injectors, fuel lines, and fuel tank.
  • Assists in troubleshooting, and performs necessary maintenance and repair work on engine cooling systems, including water pump, radiator, hoses, and fans, temperature control thermostats, surge tank, transmission cooling systems, and air conditioning systems.


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: high school graduation or equivalent and two (2) years of apprenticeship level experience repairing and maintaining a variety of light, medium, and heavy motorized equipment, or satisfactory completion of an accredited technical school in the mechanical field.

Other Requirements: At time of hire, must provide own tools of type and quantity necessary for journey-level vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair.


Knowledge of:

  • Standard methods, equipment techniques, and tools of the mechanical trade.
  • Operating principles of gasoline, diesel engines, and alternative fuel engines.
  • Proper cleaning and storing methods for hazardous materials including engine fluids and anti-freeze.
  • Repair and equipment maintenance techniques of light, medium, and heavy power driven equipment.
  • California Highway Patrol inspection procedures.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Read and understand vehicle maintenance manuals and appropriate electrical schematics including computer flow charts and graphs.
  • Perform heavy and physically demanding work for lengthy and continuous period of time.
  • Service and repair mechanical malfunctions in a wide variety of equipment and vehicles, including properly and safely using shop tools.
  • Diagnose problems effectively.
  • Work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Read and interpret manufacturers' lubrication, service, and repair manuals.
  • Maintain simple work records.
  • Complete work assignments promptly and accurately by work order or via verbal instructions.


  • Require vision (which may be corrected) to read small print.
  • Require the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend. Require mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.
  • Require the ability to stand for long periods.
  • Require the ability to walk long distances.
  • Perform work which involves the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects which may frequently approximate 50 pounds and may occasionally weigh up to 75 pounds.
  • May be required to work with harsh and toxic substances.
  • May be required to wear protective apparel including goggles, face protectors, aprons, shoes, and oxygen breathing apparatus.
  • May be required to work around loud noise.
  • Perform work that requires hand-eye coordination and depth perception.
  • May be required to work around moving mechanical parts. May be required to work around electrical current.
  • May be required to work in inclement weather.
  • Is subject to office and outside environmental conditions.
  • May be required to work evenings or weekends.