PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, this class is accountable for performing a full range of highly skilled duties in the automotive and mechanical equipment trade area.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
Incumbents in this class will spend the majority of work time in the performance of highly skilled and specialized duties in the automotive and mechanical trade area. This class is not intended to be the normal progression for all Maintainers; it should be reserved solely for agencies and facilities where trade level skills are clearly required for a major portion of an incumbent's duties. Incumbents may also be asked to perform duties in the same or related trade areas up to the level of Qualified Craft Worker. Supervising personnel may have limited technical expertise in the automotive and mechanical equipment trade.
Works under the limited supervision of a Building Maintenance Supervisor, Transportation Maintenance Crew Leader, Maintenance Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.
May lead other Qualified Craft Workers, General Trades Workers, Skilled Trades Apprentices, Qualified Craft Worker Interns, students, seasonal help, inmates or other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs highly skilled tasks in accordance with standard automotive and mechanical equipment trade practices and codes; diagnoses failure in all types of automotive and heavy mobile equipment; services, dismantles, overhauls and reassembles front ends, engines, standard and automatic transmissions, rear ends, hydraulic systems and automotive electrical systems; constructs and repairs any needed parts; welds or brazes parts by oxyacetylene torch or electric welding; makes estimates of time, personnel and determines and obtains required materials on assigned tasks; keeps necessary records; in smaller trade areas may be the sole worker running a skilled trade area; may perform duties related to similar trade areas as required; may operate testing equipment required to diagnose automotive electronic components; may act as liaison with other operating units and outside contacts; may operate heavy equipment; may respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at state owned airports; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and standard automotive and mechanical equipment trade practices; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare estimates and keep shop records; some ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in tasks in the automotive and mechanical equipment trade.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing skilled automotive and mechanical equipment trades.
Note: For State Employees, this is interpreted at the level of Skilled Maintainer or Transportation Maintainer 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.
2. Two (2) years of experience as a Qualified Craft Worker Intern in a designated maintenance trade area may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
3. Experience performing technical duties within the automotive and mechanical equipment trade area on a military base, aircraft carrier or large compound may be substituted for the General and Special Experience on a year for year basis.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess or acquire and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class.
2. A physical examination may be required.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles; and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment, extreme weather conditions and/or environmental conditions.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of hazardous materials training programs, such as asbestos, PCB, PFAS, consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(7)-Skilled Craft Workers
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive And Mechanical Equipment) (37.5 Hour) in Salary Group TC 19 approved effective July 15, 2022. (Revised to align language and modify content) Final No. 22-134