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960-Vehicle Maintenance - 5529-960 Auto Mechanic

24351 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, USA Req #618
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Village Management Services, Inc.'s mission is to serve the residents of Laguna Woods Village with the highest level of customer service and professionalism, making Laguna Woods Village the premier active-adult community in Southern California.  We value integrity, quality, dedication and open communication in a rewarding and challenging environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                                                                                              

  • Drives and operates automotive equipment to determine malfunction and repairs and maintains all types of automotive equipment.
  • Inspects and tests equipment at prescribed intervals of time and usage or upon malfunction.
  • Overhauls internal combustion engines.
  • Installs new ignition systems, aligns front wheels, changes or recharges batteries and replaces transmissions and other parts.
  • Inspects, tests, aligns, wheels and maintains electrical systems and controls in automobiles.  Examines protective guards, loose bolts and specified safety devices on vehicles and makes adjustments.
  • Balances wheels to minimize wear on tires and rotate wheels at prescribed mileage intervals. 
  • Tunes up engine to maintain combustion control standards. 
  • Adjusts equipment to standards set by state DOT for motor vehicles inspections and safety standards.
  • Lubricates moving parts and drives repaired vehicles to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Uses hoist wrenches, gauges, drills or grinders or other specialized auto mechanic tools and equipment.
  • Continual the-job training will be required to successfully maintain classification level.  Tests will cover all phases of automotive technology.  The testing will be administered and reviewed by the Transportation Manager or designated representative.
  • Regular Attendance Required.  All duties performed on-site for the Community.



Graduation from high school and extensive mechanical experience or equivalent combination of education and experience that produces the following:

  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the job.
  • Knowledge of PC and applicable software programs.
  • Knowledge of electronics and their application in vehicles of all types.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair automotive and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of OBDII codes and their application. 
  • Knowledge of welding and some metal fabrication.
  • Knowledge of the use of diagnostic tools, lab scope, scanner, DVOM, engine analyzer, graphing multi-meter and gas analyzer. 
  • Ability to read and write work-related job instructions in English.
  • Ability to read and follow complex diagnostic procedure manuals.
  • Ability to pass general mechanical and electrical skills and knowledge tests, both oral and written.
  • Skill in the use and operation of tools and machinery used in mechanical repair work.



  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Class A California driver's license.
  • Ability to obtain two of the following ASE certificates: 
    • Manual Drive Train & Axles          
    • Gasoline Engines
    • Brakes                                               
    • Suspension & Steering
    • Electrical Systems                         
    • Engine Performance

VMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $27.24
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  • 24351 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, USA