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Field Garage Mechanic A (IBEW) - Chico

LocationChico, California;

Requisition ID # 98366 

Job Category : Transportation 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Shared Services

Department Overview

The Fleet Maintenance Department is a part of PG&E’s Transportation Services Department.  We operate out of 6 areas in the PG&E service territory.   The Fleet Maintenance Department provides vehicle maintenance and service to PG&E owned and leased vehicles and equipment.  

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Position Summary

This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.  This job is subject to collective bargaining.

Field Mechanic A position is a journey-level professional mechanic with a solid knowledge and background in a wide variety of skills.  These skills include, but are not limited to, equipment service and repair of Mobile Hydraulics, Aerial Hydraulics, OSHA Boom Inspections, CHP BIT Inspections, Air Brakes, Diesel and Gasoline powered vehicles and equipment.  They are responsible for the maintenance and repair of company owned, gas utility-related vehicles (service, construction, transport and passenger vehicles) and various types of equipment.

This position is a DOT (Department of Transportation) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.

Shift is Monday - Friday 2:00pm-10:30pm

Hourly rate of pay is $59.17hr

Job Responsibilities

  • Must work safely at all times as defined by PG&E’s safety standards and procedures
  • Inspect components on vehicles/equipment and document adjustments needed
  • Conduct visual, auditory and operational inspection of vehicles and equipment to identify and troubleshoot problems for repair; identifies problem causes; researches problems via repair manuals, schematics, OEM’s, service bulletins and other mechanics, as needed
  • Use hand tools and power tools to disassemble, access and reassemble equipment or components; removes and replaces broken or worn parts (such as cylinders, brakes and gaskets); performs tuneups and electrical repairs
  • Use power and hand tools to access, repair, remove and/or replace worn or broken parts
  • Perform oil change filters and automotive services at factory-recommend intervals
  • Use hands in a dexterous manner to manipulate various tools and perform repairs as needed
  • Drive to remote facilities and job sites to service and maintain vehicles and equipment
  • Drive midsize, heavy-duty vehicles, specialized equipment and cars
  • Transport vehicles to and from contracted repair facilities
  • Perform offsite errands to pick up parts/supplies and make deliveries
  • Responsible for fueling and performing safety inspections of vehicles
  • Maintain records of completed work by notes and/or computer
  • Maintain job area in a clean and safe order and ensure materials are properly stored
  • Maintain ethical, professional, and courteous relations with contractors and clients
  • Perform as a team member with all employees
  • Comply with all corporate facility standards and company policies
  • Manage a high volume of maintenance tasks with frequently changing priorities while maintaining professional demeanor
  • Communicate effectively with fellow team members and Managers both verbally and written


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
  • Must possess a valid California Class A driver’s permit by day 1 of employment
  • Must have passed California DMV medical exam by day 1 of employment
  • Must have a minimum of 4-years journey-level experience in light, medium or heavyduty equipment service and repair and the ability to provide verification
  • Ability to work in all types of weather extremes
  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
  • Must be able to carry 75 pounds for a short distance
  • Must be capable of climbing on, under and around equipment and capable of bending and twisting using proper safety techniques 
  • Must be physically able to kneel, squat or crawl as needed and have own tools and tool box 
  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience working with computer-controlled engine systems
  • Demonstrated work experience with air brakes and hydraulic systems
  • Demonstrated work experience with heavy equipment
  • Demonstrated experience with computer equipment (computer keyboard and mouse)
  • Previous/current PG&E experience
  • Previous/current Hiring Hall experience
  • Military experience
  • Currently/previously enrolled in the PowerPathway® Program

Pre-Employment Testing

PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program website.

  • Physical Test Battery
  • Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving


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