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Sacramento Municipal Utility District Vehicle Attendant W/Haz in Sacramento, California


Posting/Working Title:

Vehicle Attendant W/Haz


Procurement, Warehouse & Fleet

No. of Openings:



Under general direction, performs a broad variety of preventive maintenance work in the servicing and limited mechanical repair of SMUD fleet units including automobiles, light and heavy trucks (including 4-wheel drive), cranes, forklifts, aerial lifts, trailers, heavy construction equipment, and electric vehicles, both in the garage and in the field as necessary.

You must clearly demonstrate, on your resume, that you possess the knowledge, skills and experience required in the minimum qualifications listed in this posting. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination.

Written Exam Details:

  • A written examination is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2018.

  • An email notification will be sent approximately one week prior to the examination date and will include details of examination date, time, and location.

  • Exams are strictly PASS/FAIL, results will be sent to each applicant approximately two weeks after the exam.

Please Note: All communications regarding this hiring process will be via email. SMUD is not responsible for mail that is directed to your junk mail inbox so please be sure to add SMUD to your safe senders list.

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Desirable Qualifications:

  • Mechanic experience in a dealership garage or truck fleet operation

Base Salary Hourly High:


Selection Process:

Initial Review, Qualifications Interview, Hiring Interview

Pay Scale Group:


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience during the last five (5) years performing duties similar to those described above.

Knowledge Of: Nomenclature, methods, and tools used in the repair and servicing of a variety of automotive, truck, cranes, and other heavy duty equipment; general principles of fleet operations; basic computer skills and safe working procedures.

Skill To: Work independently while effectively service, maintain, and perform minor repair work on a variety of fleet equipment; read and interpret shop service manuals to apply repair procedures; understand written directions and records; write basic reports and correctly fill out forms and keep other basic records as required; do mechanical work; operate tools and equipment used in the performance of the work; provide excellent customer service and work in a safe manner.


Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record (not more than two moving violations in the last two years). A Class “A” driver’s license may be required (and in addition, the position may require a hazardous materials and tanker endorsements) within six (6) months of hire. Candidates appointed to positions requiring the possession/retention of a Class “A” driver’s license must undergo an initial drug and alcohol screen and submit to random drug and alcohol screens as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). *Ability to obtain a SMOG inspection license

Position Type:

Regular - Full Time

Position Location:

Sacramento - Bradshaw

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses and corrects tire problems (including equipment, light and heavy special truck tires) using a tire machine and related mounting and patching tools

  • Balances wheels using a dynamic balancing machine

  • Performs minor tune-ups and cooling system service associated with preventive maintenance service including replacing ignition components and coolant hoses. Preventative maintenance on gas, diesel and electric vehicles/equipment. Including, but not limited to replacing fuel filters, cabin filters and Hybrid battery filters. Operates fluid exchangers and transmissions/cooling systems

  • Safely operate all Field Services trucks and tools

  • Changes oil and filters; lubricates automotive and special construction cranes and equipment (including transmission flushing machine);

  • Packs wheel bearings including units equipped with disc brakes and four-wheel drive

  • Tests charging systems and changes batteries

  • Performs road tests and safety inspections during servicing and replaces antifreeze, wiper blades, lamps, and tires, as required

  • Uses vendor manuals and/or online resources for correcting minor problems

  • Makes parts pick-ups at vendor’s stores; prepares new vehicles for issue

  • Operates the wrecker truck and winch equipment to recover and tow disabled or stuck vehicles

  • Fuels all fleet vehicles daily and adds makeup oil daily

  • Makes parts pick-ups at vendor’s stores and assists the Vehicle Parts Clerk as required

  • Decommissions retired vehicles –remove all SMUD installed equipment

  • Refuel SMUD vehicles from mobile fuel truck

  • Complete required vehicle/equipment inspections and document findings

  • Performs related duties as assigned

Base Salary Hourly Low: