Job Summary


The paving mechanics function is to safely maintain and fuel our paving equipment fleet.  This job description may also perform a wide variety of tasks, transferring from one task to another as the work dictates.  You will be responsible for making sure the paving equipment is ready to work and well maintained at the end of the day.  This position reports to wherever paving is happening that day.  


Reports to


Shop Foreman and Paving Foreman


Key Communication Partners


Shop Foreman and Paving Foreman    


Job Description


  • Use general knowledge of mechanical machinery in the following areas to perform repairs and preventative maintenance of all McGuire and Hester equipment related to paving operations owned or leased: Power Train, Electrical, Hydraulic, Engines, Air Systems, Ground Engaging Tools, Welding and Metals.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and effective work area.
  • Fabricate items used in the shop and field as related to paving operations
  • Perform and document 500-hour preventative maintenance repairs on selected equipment.
  • Inform Equipment manager of unsafe operator practices and abuses of equipment by field personnel.
  • Find potential problems with equipment or systems that can be repaired before a situation worsens.
  • Find and suggest new and improved methods of producing a better product, reducing costs, or improving productivity.
  • Establish and maintain open communications with field personnel.
  • Determine if a piece of equipment is safe to operate and Red Tag if necessary. Communicate your activity to the Resource Manager.
  • Always maintain your assigned mechanic’s truck in a professional manner and practice safe driving.
  • Perform CHP mandated safety inspections professionally and completely. Document and file.
  • Accurately cost code all labor and material associated with repairs. Record hour/mileage on all documents related to repairs or inspections.
  • Estimate downtime and materials that might be needed to finish a repair, especially in the field.
  • Use sound value-based decisions on component repair vs replace.
  • Be willing to share knowledge to increase the abilities of the entire maintenance staff.
  • Plan your work to make the most efficient use of time and resources.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude.
  • Think Safety First and actively participate in the “Safety Cents” program



To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED preferred and general of small tools, how they run and are
  • Language Skills: ability to converse in
  • Reasoning Ability: Apply common sense understanding to carry out multiple step instructions. Deal with standardized situations with occasional variables.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Valid CA driver’s license and a clean driving

$50.26 - $53.53 based on skills, experience and knowledge

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.