7F04

                                                                                                                              PAY RANGE: 13

 

AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC

 

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

            This is journeyman level work in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of automotive equipment. Assignments are stable in nature and are carried out in accordance with standard trade practices and general work instructions.  Employees have a controlling impact on the repair assignments performed.  Work involves conditions which can only be partially controlled, and light physical effort in the form of working in tiring positions and the occasional lifting of heavy material. Work is performed under the general supervision of a technical superior. 

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

            Repairs trucks, fire apparatus, automobiles, tractors, heavy construction and marine equipment, and their related mechanical and hydraulic appurtenances; determines cause of malfunctioning; repairs, replaces and adjusts such parts as brakes, steering systems, pumps, and hydraulic rams; tunes motors and aligns wheels.

            Rebuilds and repairs engines, transmissions, and differentials; tests rebuilt units for proper operation; diagnoses and repairs engine and chassis electronic systems.

            Performs emergency road service.

            May make semi-annual state inspections of vehicles.

            Performs related work as required.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

•           the methods, materials, tools, and practices of the automotive mechanic trade

•           the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade

•           the principles of operation of internal combustion engines

 

SKILL IN:

 

•           locating and adjusting defects in motor equipment

•           the use and care of tools employed in the automotive mechanic trade

•           the operation of various types of motor vehicles

 

ABILITY TO:

 

•           troubleshoot, diagnose and test engines, electronics and mechanical systems

•           understand and follow oral and written instructions

 

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 11/16.)

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Education equivalent to completion of the eighth school grade.

 

AND

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

            Four years of experience learning the automotive mechanic trade as a helper or apprentice.

 

NOTE: Completion of education equivalent to the twelfth school grade may substitute for two years of the general experience requirement.

 

OR

 

            Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.

 

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA CLASSES THAT TYPICALLY MEET THE GENERAL

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:

 

Automotive Apprentice (Mechanical Repair Specialty only) (7F01)

Trades Helper (Auto Mechanic Specialty only) (7H01)

 

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 issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment if required by work assignment.

            Possession of a valid, official certification as a Safety Inspection Mechanic as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, if required by work assignment.

 

                                                                                                                Class Established: 1/53

Spec. Revision: 3/82

Latest Spec. Revision: CSC – 10/16; Ad. Board – 11/16

                                                                                                                                                           

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