AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC I 7191
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under supervision of a high level Automotive Mechanic an employee in this class is involved in performing minor automotive maintenance and servicing. Work is performed on a variety of vehicles and auxiliary equipment used by a number of County departments and by all other areas of County responsibility. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Services automobiles, trucks and other mobile equipment with proper lubricants and replenishes gasoline, oil and water as needed;
Inspects and services batteries, changes oil filters, cleans air filters;
Drains and refills crank cases; checks and lubricates transmissions, differentials and rear axle housings;
Repairs flat tires, mounts tires on wheel rims and inflates tires to recommended pressures;
Washes and polishes automobiles and truck bodies;
May inspect vehicles for mechanical defects or assist in repairs and mechanical maintenance; may perform safety checks on all vehicles seized and held in the custody of the law;
May occasionally operate automotive equipment for service and test purposes; may operate wreckers and tow trucks to bring in disabled vehicles or vehicles impounded by the Police department;
May attend in-service training sessions provided by manufacturers of equipment in use.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Some knowledge of tools and equipment used in motor vehicle maintenance work; some knowledge of automotive lubricating methods; some knowledge of automotive equipment terminology; some knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade; skill in use and care of basic automotive servicing tools and equipment; ability to determine by inspection of automotive equipment need for grease, oil, water and gasoline; ability to assist in making minor mechanical repairs; ability to carry out simple oral and written instructions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Completion of one (1) year of vocational education courses in either a vocational school program or in an apprentice or training program in automotive mechanics; or,
(b) One (1) year of experience in minor repairs and preventive maintenance on automotive equipment; or,
(c) Satisfactory equivalent combination of the above education and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of the appropriate license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. The type of license required will be determined by the appointing authority with respect to the type of vehicle to be operated; license must be maintained throughout employment in this title.