Automotive Mechanic Duties
Performs advanced manual and limited supervisory work at the
journeyman level in the operation of an automotive repair unit.
Work involves supervising and participating in the work of an
automotive repair unit that is responsible for the inspection,
repair, replacement, and servicing of university trucks, buses,
cars, and farm and construction equipment. Assignments are
received from and reviewed by the shop foreman. Individual
exercises considerable independence while following previously
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assigns and may supervise the work of automotive mechanics and
other shop personnel.
Provides assistance and diagnoses complex repair problems.
Performs general overhaul and repair of automobiles, trucks
transit buses, and other automotive equipment.
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 electronic
Inspects, repairs, overhauls, and assembles automotive
electrical equipment such as generators, distributors, and
Uses mechanical hand and power driven tools and equipment such
as grinders, sanders, drill presses, lathes, testing and welding
equipment, and other ship tools and equipment.
Obtains, issues, and charges out automotive repair parts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; 4 years of experience in the trade
which may include an apprenticeship and/or applicable vocational
training and should include some experience as a journeyman
automotive mechanic; or any equivalent combination of training
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and
techniques used in the repair of automotive equipment.
Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline
and diesel engines, and of mechanical repair of trucks and
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the trade.
Ability to diagnose defects in automotive equipment and make
Ability to interpret and work from sketches and pencil diagrams.
Ability to instruct and supervise the work of subordinates.
Skill in the use and operation of tools and machinery used in
automotive repair work.