CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

7F02
AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is full performance level equipment repair, overhaul, replacement and maintenance work on engines and related component and sub-component parts and assemblies used in automotive, construction and specialized equipment powered by electrical motors and internal combustion gas, diesel or alternative fueled engines.

Work includes performing safety and emission inspections and preventive and corrective maintenance, and operating equipment to insure proper functioning. Using accepted troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques in order to isolate malfunctioning parts and assemblies and guiding lower-level maintenance personnel to perform proper equipment operation, diagnosis, repair, maintenance and inspectional methods, techniques and procedures are of major significance to the work. Work is performed under the direction of a technical supervisor.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Repairs all types of electrical and internal combustion gas, diesel and alternative fueled vehicles and equipment including trucks, fire apparatus, automobiles, tractors, cranes, construction, agricultural and marine equipment and their integrated mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and computerized component and sub-component systems; isolates cause of malfunction by using diagnostic and other troubleshooting equipment; repairs, replaces and adjusts such parts such as brakes, steering systems, pumps, hydraulic rams and all other automotive vehicles parts and systems; tunes engines and aligns wheels.

Rebuilds engines, transmissions, rear-end assemblies, differentials, carburetors, and related components; tests rebuilt units for proper operation; analyzes and diagnoses malfunctions in electronic and computerized fuel and ignition systems; repairs or replaces damaged automotive frames and performs minor body work; adjusts and repairs front and rear wheel and/or multi-wheel drive vehicles; installs, adjusts or repairs air-conditioning systems.

Advises lower level maintenance personnel in the proper vehicle maintenance and malfunction diagnosis and related equipment repair and inspection methods, techniques and procedures; guides lower level maintenance personnel in the performance of vehicle and related equipment diagnostic, maintenance and repair work.

Guides High School interns in the use of automotive tools and in the methods and techniques of vehicle maintenance and repair; advises interns on proper safety rules and procedures; monitors work in progress.

Performs routine welding and burning tasks in conjunction with regular automotive mechanical work.

Cleans and maintains tools required to complete repairs.

Prepares and maintains records, reports and logs associated with vehicle maintenance and repair, direct and indirect labor, and parts and materials used and/or ordered.

Performs emergency road and mobile service.

Operates vehicles to verify symptoms and isolate problems and, after repair or maintenance, to assure proper functioning.

Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 7/07.)

NOTE:

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to examination as an Automotive Maintenance Technician.

Possession of a valid, proper class, official safety inspection mechanic's license prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as an Automotive Maintenance Technician.

Possession of a valid, proper class, official emissions control license as issued by the CommonČwealth of Pennsylvania within six months of appointment and during tenure of employment as an Automotive Maintenance Technician.

Employees will be required to obtain any license or certification by federal, state or municipal mandate if required by work assignment.

NOTE:


PAY RANGE: 17

Class Established:
CSC: 5/91, Ad Board: 6/91

Spec. Revision:
CSC: 2/06, Ad Board: 6/06

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 5/07, Ad Board: 7/07

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7F02