Human Resources

Automotive Mechanic


  Assignments in this Class require the exercise of specialized skills in tasks pertaining to the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of machinery and equipment used in public works activities, as well as to other vehicles owned or operated by the municipal employer.  In smaller agencies, an Automotive Mechanic may exercise a degree of supervision over assistant mechanics or Equipment Operator’s performing minor maintenance and repair on equipment, with general supervision being received from a supervisor, superintendent, or other such official or designee.  Does related work, as required.

Repairs motorized and non-motorized equipment, such as trucks, tractors, mowers, graders, loaders, sweepers, rollers, compressors, and automobiles;
Adjusts, repairs, and rebuilds gasoline and diesel engines;
Repairs and replaces components of equipment, such as suspension systems, drive assemblies, brake systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, and cooling systems, and makes necessary adjustments to same;
Carries out sanding, sand blasting, filling, painting, and related body-work  tasks;
Makes minor welding repairs;
Operates drills, grinders, and other metal-working machines related to automotive-repair functions;
Performs preventative maintenance tasks which may include vehicle inspections;
Attaches and removes snow plows, blades, and other attachments for motorized equipment;
Maintains records of tasks performed, and other pertinent records;
Requisitions parts and materials, to insure adequate supply to maintain work flow;
Acts as Equipment Operator, or wing man, as directed;
May drive buses, cars or trucks;
May deliver fuel to job sites;
Keeps shop area neat and clean.

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 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITY AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Thorough knowledge of standard automotive repair and maintenance methods; thorough knowledge of automotive repair terminology and tools; working knowledge of welding techniques; ability to make difficult repairs to heavy automotive and other mechanical equipment; ability to work from plans and specifications, and to follow rough draft sketches and oral instructions; good motor and hand eye coordination; manual dexterity.

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 to loud.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  One year of full-time paid experience as a skilled automotive repairman.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Some jurisdictions may require appointees to receive and maintain certification as a NYS Motor Vehicle Inspector, within six months of appointment.

1.     Possession and maintenance of appropriate valid license(s), as required.
2.     In school districts where incumbent may operate a school bus, possession of a valid
        appropriate level New York State Driver License is required.
3.     Drivers must be at least 21 years of age.

NOTE:  In addition, candidates must satisfy the requirements for School Bus Driver set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

Non-Competitive Class