CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
This is journeyman level work in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of automotive equipment.
Work is performed under the general supervision of a trades foreman. 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.
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 motors, transmissions, differentials and carburetors; tests rebuilt units for proper operation.
- Performs emergency road service.
- May make semi-annual state inspections of vehicles.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- 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.
- 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.
- diagnose engine trouble and to test repaired equipment.
- 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 4/60.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the eighth school grade.
- Four years of experience learning the automotive mechanic trade as a helper or apprentice.
Or any acceptable equivalent of the above.
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 inspection mechanic's license - (Class 1) - as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 13
Class Established: 1/1953
Latest Spec. Revision: 3/1982
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7F04