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Automotive Mechanic

Salary: Automotive Mechanic I (#1130)

$16.50-$20.15 hourly / $2,870-$3,504 monthly / Range: 4954

Automotive Mechanic II (#1131)

$19.46-$23.75 hourly / $3,384-$4,131 monthly / Range: 5284

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, performs skilled repair and maintenance on automobiles and light trucks; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Automotive Mechanic I is distinguished from Automotive Mechanic II in that incumbents perform less difficult diagnosis and repair work and do not work on heavy equipment. Automotive Mechanic II is distinguished from Equipment Mechanic II in that incumbents do not work exclusively on heavy equipment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Services automotive equipment in accordance with maintenance schedule; inspects, diagnosis, and repairs mechanical, electrical, and other defects on automotive vehicles, including, but not limited to tune-ups, relining and adjusting brakes, tire replacement and balancing, steering gears, starters, generators, universal joints, and minor body repair; discusses service and repair problems with operator and supervisor; maintains records of repairs made, work orders, and time worked; instructs and leads unskilled assistants; operates 1-ton wrecker in responding to emergency calls; performs minor emergency repairs in the field; steam-cleans engines and chassis; performs minor arc and acetylene welding.

Automotive Mechanic II: In addition to above, inspects, diagnoses and repairs engines and, air conditioning systems; performs smog evaluations; repairs heavy construction equipment and hydraulic systems.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Automotive Mechanic I: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License at time of appointment; and,

  1. one year of semi-skilled experience in the repair of automotive equipment; or,
  2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Equipment Service Worker with Santa Barbara County; or,
  3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the above standards and that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Automotive Mechanic II: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License at time of appointment; and,

  1. three years of skilled experience in the repair of automotive equipment; or,
  2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Automotive Mechanic I with Santa Barbara County; or,
  3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the above standards and that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Some positions in this class series may require possession of a valid California Class B Driver's License. Some positions in this class series may require possession of hazardous materials and tank vehicle endorsements in addition to a valid California Class B Driver's License. Appointees to those positions requiring a Class B license will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to beginning work; once on the job, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.

Knowledge of: modern methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in repairing automobiles, light trucks, and other gas-powered equipment; the theory of internal combustion engines.

Ability to: diagnose mechanical and electrical problems using electronic diagnostic automotive equipment and determine appropriate installation, service, and maintenance needs; follow written and oral instructions; use the equipment, materials, and tools required in the maintenance and repair of motorized equipment.



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