ASSISTANT AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is semi-skilled work involving responsibility for performance of a variety of automotive repair tasks. Specific instructions are received regarding tasks to be performed, and work is done under general supervision, subject to review. Does related work, as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Performs repair and preventative maintenance operations on such motor equipment as trucks, automobiles, tractors, hi-lifts, and compressors;
Grinds valves and fits new bearings, pistons and rings;
Assembles and times engines;
Repairs or overhauls brake systems, clutches, differentials, transmissions;
Performs minor welding operations;
Repairs generators, starters, lights and ignition;
Adjusts steering mechanisms and aligns wheels;
Tunes motors and adjusts carburetors.
The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of standard automotive repair methods, and the terminology and tools of the trade; ability to make routine repairs to automotive and other mechanical equipment; ability to perform minor welding operations; ability to follow oral instructions; good motor, hand and eye coordination.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee constantly is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One year of experience as an automotive mechanic in a general automotive-repair shop, or any combination of experience and training indicating the ability to perform the duties of the job.
SPECIAL NOTE: In some school districts, employees in this class may be required to qualify as a School Bus Driver. After meeting these qualifications, the employee may be required to occasionally perform the duties of School Bus Driver.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT AND CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT:
Possession of an appropriate valid license(s) as required.