Under general supervision, orders,
stores and issues replacement parts, tools and accessories for a wide variety
of motor vehicles, trucks, and construction equipment; and does related or
other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil
This is the journey level class
in the Fleet Parts Specialist series and is utilized primarily in the Fleet
Services Division of the Public Works Department. Incumbents of this class are responsible for
the daily ordering and issuing of parts used in maintaining a wide variety of
fleet and related equipment. Incumbents
are also responsible for the inventory control of all parts and records quality
Researches, orders and receives
automotive and truck parts, supplies and equipment; answers telephone inquiries
on item status, price and description for County fleet services.
Inspects parts, supplies and equipment
for quality, quantity and correctness; verifies and checks items received
against parts catalogs and manufacturer’s identification, model or parts number.
Maintains continuous contact with
inventory suppliers and vendors; researches and locates resources for
non-standard parts and special equipment and determines the appropriateness
and/or feasibility of substituting on the basis of knowledge of
interchangeability of such parts.
Issues and distributes parts and
supplies to garage, shops and other County facilities as needed; determines
availability of parts and estimates delivery time.
Monitors stock levels and updates
inventory records or status of items; maintains inventory of items by
performing routine physical inventory; maintains manual and computerized
records, files and reports of stock received and issued.
Checks receipts against purchase orders
to ensure accuracy and completeness of items.
Verifies and validates requests for
specifications; prepares purchase orders for supplies.
May operate forklift as required.
May lead and train
Experience: Two years of experience receiving, issuing, storing, and maintaining
an inventory of heavy equipment and automotive parts and related accessories in
a large automotive parts warehouse or distribution center.
License: Possession of a valid California driver’s
Wide variety of parts used in fleet
services; basic principles of inventory requisition and control; automotive
parts, equipment, accessories, and tools used in vehicle repair and
maintenance; vehicle repair and maintenance procedures and terminology; stock
and inventory control records; record-keeping systems; techniques of receiving,
storing and issuing supplies; personal computer systems and general office
computer software and apply computer applications to
departmental functions; automotive parts and equipment suppliers and
vendors; basic research and filing techniques and operation of standard
equipment; safe methods of lifting heavy objects and performing manual tasks
and machinery related to fleet services.
understand, and interpret shop manuals and parts lists; read and interpret
parts specifications; utilize standard office procedures and equipment; operate
personal computer systems and general office computer software; communicate
effectively both orally and in writing; work with others and lift and move
ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, reach above and
below desk or counter level including overhead lifting; Lifting - regular lifting of parts, equipment and
supplies weighing up to 70 pounds; regular carrying of parts, equipment and
supplies weighing up to 50 pounds; Visual
– ability to read paperwork and computer screens; good overall vision, color perception, depth perception;
frequent reading and close-up work; normal hand and eye coordination; good
field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity - frequent holding, reaching; grasping;
frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; Hearing/Talking – frequent
hearing of normal speech; occasional hearing/talking on the telephone, talking
in person; Emotional/Psychological
public contact; frequent ability to make decisions and concentrate,
working alone; occasional exposure to hazardous materials; occasional dealing
with emergency situations; Special Requirements –may require working
overtime, weekends, nights and holidays; occasional travel; Environmental
– frequent exposure to dust, grease, oil, various chemicals, fumes, and
noise associated with working in repair shop environment in the motor vehicle