Automotive Mechanic

Position Type:

Purpose of Classification:

Repairs, overhauls, and maintains vehicles or heavy equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a journey level position. This is third in a series of seven classifications. Working conditions - restricted movement, dirty environment, air contamination, intense noise, hazardous materials; lifts or carries heavy objects.

Example of Duties:

  • Overhauls and repairs engines and transmissions on gas and diesel equipment.
  • Performs tune-ups on vehicles.
  • Overhauls, repairs and/or replaces other vehicle parts such as parts on steering and brake systems.
  • Replaces shock absorbers, checks and balances wheels and checks for proper tire alignment.
  • Performs diversified electrical work on all automotive and related equipment, such as servicing, installing batteries and terminals, repairing and adjusting lights and repairing generators and starters.
  • Uses diagnostic equipment as an aid in locating vehicle defects.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs or replaces digital electronic components and computers.
  • Fabricates and/or reconstructs equipment by using gas, arc, MIG or TIG welding methods.
  • Performs emission control repair, replacement and testing on all required vehicles.
  • Road tests vehicles to locate operational defects prior to returning to active use.
  • Drives buses and other vehicles for special events or field trips as needed.
  • Overhauls, repairs, and maintains heavy equipment.
  • Operates shop machines such as milling and metal lathes to rebuild or fabricate machine parts.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of automotive and heavy equipment diagnosis and repair.
  • Skill in the diagnosis and repair of automotive and/or heavy equipment.
  • Skill in operating shop tools and machines.
  • Skill in modifying, designing and fabricating special purpose equipment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years experience in the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of automobiles and/or heavy equipment; OR,
  • Completion of a one year vocational training program in automotive mechanics AND three years experience in the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of automobiles and/or heavy equipment; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
  • May be required to obtain a current 609 Mobile Air Conditioning Certification.
  • May be required to obtain a current Arizona Emissions Inspections Certification.
  • Possession of current Arizona Type D, B or C driver's license upon employment.
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