Farm Mechanic Helper
Purpose of Classification:
Performs routine maintenance and repair on gas and diesel automotive and heavy equipment.
This is a semiskilled position. This is first in a series of three classifications. Working conditions - restricted movement, dirty environment or contamination, intense noise, hazardous materials; lifts or carries heavy objects.
Example of Duties:
- Performs routine maintenance on vehicles such as replacing spark plugs and shock absorbers, adjusting clutches, checking and balancing wheels, checking for proper tire alignment and performing minor tune ups.
- Performs routine electrical work on automotive equipment such as installing batteries and terminals, repairing and adjusting lights, repairing generators and starters.
- Assists in the general overhaul and repair of engines, transmissions on gas and diesel automobiles and farm equipment.
- Road tests vehicles to locate defects in operation before the return of equipment to active use and responds to service calls.
- Performs emissions tests.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of automotive repair and maintenance.
- Skill in auto repair and maintenance.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- One year automotive mechanic experience; OR,
- Completion of a one year vocational training program in automotive mechanics; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
- Possession of a current Arizona Type D, B or C driver's license upon employment.
- May be required to obtain a current Arizona Emissions Inspection Certificate.