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960-Vehicle Maintenance - 5533-960 Auto/Truck/Bus Tech

24351 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, USA Req #679
Friday, April 19, 2024

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.

960-Vehicle Maintenance - 5533-960 Auto/Truck/Bus Tech



Drives and operates all types of automotive equipment, heavy-duty trucks and buses in operation 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 gas or diesel engines.


Installs new ignition systems, aligns front wheels, changes or recharges batteries and replaces and rebuilds transmissions and other parts.


Inspects, tests and aligns wheels and maintains electrical systems and controls in company vehicles.  Examines protective guards, loose bolts and specified safety devices on vehicles, and makes adjustments.


Balances wheels to minimize wear on tires and rotates 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, trucks or buses to verify conformance to specifications.


Uses hoist wrenches, gauges, drills or grinders, or other specialized auto mechanic tools and equipment.


Continual on-the-job training will be required to successfully maintain classification level.  Tests will cover all phases of mechanics.  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.

Works effectively with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listens to and objectively considers ideas and suggestions from others; keeps commitments; keeps others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; addresses problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; addresses others by name, title or other respectful identifier; and respects the diversity of our workforce in actions, words and deeds.





Maintains related records of maintenance and repair work.  Keeps work area in a safe and orderly manner.





Trucks, cars, busses, utility vehicles, vehicle steam cleaner, hydraulic hoist, welding equipment and shop equipment.





While performing the duties of this job, the employee is in an auto maintenance shop, exposure to fumes, exhaust, heat, dust, noise and normal outdoor elements.




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 of light and heavy-duty automotive and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of OBDII codes and their application. 
  • Ability to read and write work-related job instructions in English.
  • Ability to read and follow complex diagnostic procedure manuals.
  • Ability to weld and do some metal fabrication.
  • 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.
  • Skill in the use of diagnostic tools, lab scope, scanner, DVOM, engine analyzer, graphing multi-meter and gas analyzer. 




  • Possession of a valid Class B California driver's license.


  • Possession of ASE certificates in the following areas with a minimum of experience in diesel engine, airbrakes, and electrical engine performance:


AUTO                                                 HEAVY DUTY TRUCK

Manual Drive Train & Axles           Gasoline Engines

Brakes                                                Diesel Engines

Automatic Transmissions               Drive Train

Transaxle                                          Brakes

Suspension & Steering                   Suspension & Steering

Electrical Systems                           Electrical Systems

Engine Performance





While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear and to use hands to finger, grasp, kneel, pull, push, stoop, balance, climb, lift up to 100 lbs., stand for periods of up to 6 hours.  The employee is regularly required to lift up to 50lbs and walk for periods of up to 2 hours. The employee is occasionally required to crawl and crouch and lift up to 100 lbs.





While performing the duties of this job the employee reads, solves problems, uses his verbal & written communication skills, and has frequent customer contact.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 24351 El Toro Rd, Laguna Woods, CA 92637, USA