TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
- Repairs and overhauls cars, trucks, off road gasoline or diesel fueled equipment; Diagnoses and repairs automotive,
- electrical, fuel and mechanical problems, using industry accepted diagnostic and repair equipment;
- Rebuilds engines, carburetors, alternators and starters, grinds valves and sets tappets, replaces or repairs main and connecting rod bearings, inspects and repairs or replaces transmissions, universal joints and differentials, relines and adjusts brakes;
- Evaluates condition of radiators and makes necessary repairs or replacement;
- Diagnoses and performs necessary repairs and replacement of chassis and drive line components; Diagnoses and performs necessary repairs or replaces hydraulic systems;
- May use acetylene and/or electric welding equipment; Performs all lubricating functions as required; Performs tire and wheel related repairs;
- Performs body, fabricating and paintwork as required; Drives vehicles to road test repairs;
- May assist in snow removal in winter.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, terminology, materials, tools and standard practices of the automotive mechanic trade; good knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade; working knowledge of the principles of gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engines; working knowledge of the principles and repair procedures of wheel alignment, suspension systems and braking systems; working knowledge of automotive electrical systems, including voltage, amps, ohms and circuits; skill in the use of tools, machines and testing equipment; ability to diagnose troubles in automotive and other mechanical equipment; ability to work from diagrams, sketches and defective parts; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to maintain simple written records; ability to supervise and instruct helpers in simple repair or maintenance work; ability to get along well with others; physical strength and agility; dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two (2) year college or technical institute with an Associate's degree in automotive technology or related field and two (2) years of experience in automotive and or heavy equipment repair; or:
B) Graduation from high or trade school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience in automotive and/or heavy equipment repair; or:
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), and (B).
Possession of a valid Class B New York State driver’s license at the time of appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirements.