Menlo Park Fire Protection District

Mechanic Assistant (Public Service Assistant I) (20016586)

San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 200 applicants
$15.00-$0.00 Hourly


170 Middlefield Road Menlo Park, CA, 94025



This is an on call, temporary, non-benefited position in our Fleet Division in Menlo Park working between 10-30 hours a week.  This is an entry-level, learning position and we are looking for a motivated candidate that is interested in gaining mechanical skills on heavy and light equipment. The incumbent will report to the Fleet Supervisor and in addition to learning and performing basic mechanic work, will all provide extra help around the garage.  This work will include:

  • Assist Mechanics with daily routine as needed
  • Pick up parts and supplies form local vendors
  • Clean shop
  • Move vehicles
  • Clean and wash vehicles

In order to be eligible you must:

  • Possess a valid California driver’s license and a driving record with minimal violations
  • Be 18+ years of age at the time of application
  • Must possess a High School diploma, GED or equivalent work experience
  • Basic knowledge of tools
  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
  • Must be able to carry 50-100 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
  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to work flexible schedules (scheduled or ad hoc)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic automotive repair knowledge
  • Familiarity of local area

To apply:      

  • Complete a CalOpps application

Hiring Process:

  • Application Period: 6/29/2020-until filled
  • Invitations to Interview: e-mailed to best qualified applicants  as soon as a qualified pool of candidates has applied
  • Selected applicants will complete a LiveScan (fingerprinting) and submit a 3 year DMV printout (


Benefits are not offered with this position.

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