Maintenance Mechanic, Correctional Facility

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Vacaville, CA3.9


Under the direction of the Supervisor of Building Trades or Chief Engineer, the Maintenance Mechanic performs miscellaneous skilled work, and is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the facilities. This position is responsible for performing the work with or without inmates or other staff. Supervise, instruct, and work with semi-skilled and skilled inmates. Work with other maintenance mechanics and trade workers in the maintenance and repair of institutional buildings and equipment, including: plumbing, heating, electrical, welding, and painting. Complete minor building construction and repair. Work on cell doors and sally port gates. Repair laundry, farm, shop, and automotive equipment. Perform miscellaneous minor building construction and repair work. Perform miscellaneous interior and exterior painting. Refinish furniture, estimate and request material and supplies. Maintain tools and equipment and keep in good condition. Keep records and prepare reports. Maintain security of working areas and work materials. May be required to use an aerial lift device, work on scaffolding, extension ladders, and second-story roofs. Perform and document all work completed or in progress on a Preventative Maintenance (PM) work order or a demand work order. Prepare and submit daily report for all work completed. Maintain inventory. Follow CDCR and institution Tool Control policies and procedures. Complete tool inventory at the beginning, middle, and end of each shift, for all tools used and unused. Follow CDCR and institutional policies and procedures regarding Hazardous Materials handling, use and storage. Maintain a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) as well as a perpetual inventory for every chemical on-hand on a daily basis. Maintain inmate timekeeping records and prepare inmate work reports. Maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates. Maintain security of working areas and work materials. Instruct inmates and staff regarding safety-related hazards, safety procedures and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) related to chemicals in the workplace. Inspect premises and search inmates for contraband. Maintain inmate accountability. Maintain safety consciousness and awareness.

Minimum Qualifications

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Minimum Qualifications

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Additional Information

The State of California requires you to complete the civil service process in order to obtain employment.

CDCR administers the assessment of qualifications for Maintenance Mechanic, Correctional Facility on a continuous basis. You can find the Job bulletin and assessment of qualifications at:


Enhanced Retirement managed by the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Health/Dental/Vision - Coverage is for employees and eligible dependents.

Paid Holidays - Each employee is entitled to receive pay for 11 state holidays observed throughout the year. Additionally, one personal holiday credit is earned each fiscal year.

Employee Assistance Program - As a State of California Employee, you and your eligible dependents have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $4,804.00 to $5,541.00 /month