Automotive Mechanic Duties
Performs manual work at the journeyman level in the maintenance
and repair of automotive and related equipment. Work involves
performance of skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and
maintenance of automobiles, trucks, buses, tractors, mowers, and
other vehicular equipment in accordance with standard trade
practices. Works under general supervision using independent
judgment as to methods of repair after receiving instructions or
work orders. A supervisor may check work during repair or test
run equipment after work is completed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs general overhaul and repair work on automobiles, buses,
mowers, trucks, tractors, hay balers, and other automotive
Inspects, adjusts, and replaces defective parts including
valves, pistons, and bearings; repairs cooling, fuel, and
Repairs and overhauls brakes, ignition systems, transmissions,
differentials, front and rear axle assemblies; repairs and
installs hydraulic controls; tunes motors using standard testing
May inspect, repair, overhaul, and assemble automotive electric
equipment such as generators, distributors, and starters.
Uses mechanical hand and power driver tools and equipment such
as grinders, sanders, drill presses, lathes, testing and welding
equipment, and other shop tools and equipment.
Completes paperwork and records for repairs, and purchases
needed parts for the shop.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; 2 years of experience in the trade
which may include an apprenticeship and/or applicable vocational
training, or any equivalent combination of training and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and techniques used
in the repair of automotive equipment.
Knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline engines, and
of mechanical repair of trucks and construction equipment.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of
Ability to diagnose defects in automotive equipment and make
Ability to interpret and work from sketches and pencil diagrams.
Skill in the use and the operation of tools and machinery used
in automotive repair work.