Automotive Mechanic WG-5823-11-Redding

$23.00 - $30.00 hourly
  • US Forest Service
  • Redding, CA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2019
Full time Automotive Customer Service General Labor Installation-Maint-Repair Skilled Labor Technician Maintenance Supervisor

Job Description


Maintains schedules and flow of equipment between users and the contract service provider. Serves as the Forest Service employee liaison to secure service, repairs, parts and modifications to WCF and project owned equipment. The equipment may range from heavy duty, diesel powered construction/earth moving equipment and fire engines to sedans and light trucks. The incumbent will personally provide detailed instruction approving job orders for work to be completed and inspecting finished product.


Reviews and performs inspections (pre-work, in process and completed work) of all forest owned equipment which is repaired by the service provider to insure safety, cost effectiveness and contract compliance. Incumbent will also perform inspections, as required, on equipment not included within the scope of maintenance contracts. Operates fleets of vehicles and equipment during inspections.

Performs routine and unscheduled inspections to ensure that service provider is performing the services requested. Coordinates with forest fleet managers to insure upkeep of equipment history folders.


Receives and reviews completed work orders from the service provider. Incumbent reviews work orders for accuracy and insures costs are within parameters for the repair. Forwards copies of the work orders to the COR and Forest Fleet Manager. In coordination with the COR, reviews service provider invoices against job orders, identifies proper job codes for work performed and recommends payment.


Reviews operator Preventive Maintenance documents for any listed mechanical deficiencies. Coordinates scheduling of repairs between operator and contract service provider creating job orders for work to be completed. Files documents in appropriate locations.

Reviews operator logbook for recorded maintenance compliance.


Diagnosis vehicle recall and warranty issues and coordinates repairs with dealer or service provider for warranty compliance. Assesses and documents recurring manufacturers defects and coordinates with manufacturers to resolve issues.


Coordinates the delivery/pickup of vehicles to service provider for fluid checks and initial service modifications.


Serves as contact between the Forest Service and contract service provider to secure services in support of incidents. Approves work orders, inspects completed repairs and receives and reviews required reports for completeness and accuracy, forwarding all documentation to proper individuals and units.


Attends and participates in Government Auctions, assists auctioneer, starts vehicles and assist buyers with removal of equipment. Assists potential bidders (walk-in and telephone) during sale preview by providing information on vehicles and equipment.


Upon obtaining information from the service provider, etc. the incumbent will make reports and recommendations to Forest Fleet Manager on any misuse or abuse of forest assigned equipment.

This includes inspection of the equipment, research of the condition under which used and any other pertinent factors. Incumbent has the authority to direct discontinued use of the equipment in the interest of safety (red tagged equipment).


Receives required mechanical assessment reports for holdovers, excess equipment and equipment for disposal from the service provider. Incumbent will review for completion and forward the reports to the proper forest fleet manager.


Responsible to ensure service provider meets all conditions of the contract including all safety, OSHA, EPA and other local, state or federal laws and regulations. Incumbent will report any deficiencies to the COR.



Operates vehicles in engineering equipment requiring the incumbent to obtain and hold it California Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL). This license must be obtained prior to operating vehicles and equipment requiring a CDL. This position is a Test Designated Position

(TDP) under the Forest Service/Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Controlled Substances Testing Program. This portion of the position description is designated as Safety Sensitive. Driver is subject to the requirements of the Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing program.







Gary Munson

Robert McGowan


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Veteran Preference, 30 % Disabled or Armed Forces Service Medal or campaign badge for service in a campaign or expedition.