Salary: Level I – $4,997 – $6,169/mo.

Level II – $5,552 – $6,854/mo.

Job Summary:

Diagnoses, troubleshoots and performs repairs on a variety of buses, emergency vehicles, City vehicles, and shop equipment. Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles, buses, and various heavy duty equipment.


Level I: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Two years of recent, paid work experience performing mechanic work which has included troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of vehicles and/or equipment. An Associate’s degree or 60 semester units of college level or vocational school coursework in automotive technology or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required work experience. After one year of current, paid work experience with the City of Santa Monica, a Transit Mechanic I may be promoted to a Transit Mechanic II upon meeting the minimum qualifications of the Transit Mechanic II and with the recommendation of the appointing authority.

Level II: Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Five years of recent, paid, journey-level work experience performing mechanical maintenance and repair of buses, trucks, and heavy duty vehicles and equipment. One year of the recent, paid work experience in alternative fuel engines, such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), hybrid and electrical propulsion system is desirable.

Level I: Possession of a valid class C driver license. Must obtain a class B commercial driver license or permit with appropriate medical certification prior to the first day of hire. Must obtain a valid class B driver license with passenger and airbrake endorsements within six months from date of hire.

Level II: Possession of a valid class B driver license with passenger and airbrake endorsements. Possession of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification as a Master Transit Bus Technician (Tests H1-H8) is desirable. Possession of ASE certification in Alternate Fuels (Test F1) is desirable. Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022.