California Department of Transportation Caltrans Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Agoura Hills, California

Job Description and Duties

Please reference PARF 32-7-326 in the "Examination or Job Title for which you are applying" section of the application. All applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

With the Division of Equipment, Shop 7 located in Sylmar, assigned to work at the Camarillo Maintenance Yard, the incumbent will be working in a shop and/or field environment, constructing, inspecting, diagnosing, repairing and servicing various equipment used in the Department's fleet. Incumbent will complete various records and reports, using computer equipment for various tasks. May assist in instructing or giving direction to helpers, apprentices or other employees. A valid class C driver license is required.

All methods of appointment will be considered (e.g. list appointment, transfer, reinstatement, surplus, SROA, re-employment, Training & Development assignment, etc.). All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification in order to be eligible for appointment to the position. Your application must clearly demonstrate how your experience meets those qualifications. A link to the class specification stating the minimum qualifications has been provided.

Working Conditions

Incumbent will work in a shop environment with the possibility of short time in the field. Incumbent may/will be exposed to noise, dirt, uneven surfaces, hazardous materials and temperature changes. Incumbent may work with others or by him/herself.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a valid California Drivers License (CDL). You must answer the questions addressing your CDL on your application. Ensure you provide your CDL number, class, expiration date, and any endorsements and/or restrictions.

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.

  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

Valid Class "C" Unrestricted Driver's License; medical evaluation and drug test;

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered.

Final Filing Date: 5/27/2017

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach "surplus letters" to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (Applications and any applicable or required documents) must be submitted electronically through your CalCareer account at

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Perform welding and repair work from sketches, drawings and schematics.

Operate various types of Department equipment for test purposes and drive moderate distances.

Operate a personal computer doing simple data input and retrieval.

Be able to read, write and verbally communicate clearly in English as required for successful job performance.

Be able to exercise patience when dealing with people.

Ability to write letters, prepare written reports and conduct meetings within your department.

Ability to handle multiple priorities.