Under general supervision, learns to inspect, repair and
overhaul automobiles, light trucks and other gasoline-powered equipment; may
assist in the repair of heavy trucks, buses and construction equipment in a training
capacity; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3,
Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
This is the apprentice/trainee class in the Automotive
Mechanic series where an employee is trained to become proficient and responsible
for the repair and maintenance of gasoline-powered automotive equipment.
to inspect, diagnose problems, repair and overhaul automobiles and gasoline-powered
trucks in the field or shop.
to operate equipment to analyze engine troubles; diagnose on-board computer
fault codes, noises and mechanical failures; adjust and/or repair fuel
injection systems; and repair and install automotive equipment, such as
starters, alternators, windshield wiper motors, sirens, spotlights and special
to tune engines using diagnostic and electronic testing equipment; check and
certify smog control devices; replace main and connecting rod bearings; inspect
and repair automatic transmissions, universal joints, differentials,
transaxles, front and rear axles, power steering systems and anti-lock brake
systems; inspect and repair hydraulic accessory systems such as lift gates;
reline and adjust brakes; align wheels.
to inspect and repair automotive air conditioning equipment.
to evaluate the condition of cooling systems, locate faults or defects, and
make necessary repairs.
work reports as required.
assist in directing, instructing and inspecting the work of Equipment Service
EITHER PATTERN I
Experience: Three years as an Equipment Service Worker II
in San Joaquin County service.
OR PATTERN II
Experience: One year as an Equipment Service Worker III
in San Joaquin County service.
OR PATTERN III
Experience: Five years performing general maintenance
services on automobiles, light trucks and other gasoline-powered equipment.
OR PATTERN IV
Experience: One year performing maintenance services on heavy
trucks, buses, road construction, and other heavy equipment.
AND FOR ALL PATTERNS
Substitution: Completion of 30 semester (or 45 quarter)
units in automotive technology or automotive mechanics from an accredited
college or university may be substituted for the required experience in all of
the above patterns.
License: Possession of a valid California driver’s
automotive service and maintenance procedures; basic mechanical principles
related to automotive fuel, cooling, ignition, electrical and brake systems,
and automatic and standard transmissions; basic principles of gasoline-fueled
internal combustion engines; basic methods, materials, tools, standard
practices, occupational hazards, and appropriate safety precautions of the automotive
to diagnose automotive and other public works equipment problems and perform
the mechanical work required and to make necessary repairs, including repairs
to fuel injection systems and transaxles; learn to interpret on-board computer
fault codes; follow oral and written instructions; maintain established
schedules and deadlines; learn to use the tools, machines, and testing
instruments of the auto mechanic trade.
Mobility – frequent standing and walking; occasional pushing,
pulling, balancing, bending, twisting, climbing, kneeling, squatting; Lifting/Carrying –
frequently 50 pounds or less; occasionally 51 – 70 pounds; Dexterity – frequent handling,
reaching, grasping, and fingering; Hearing/Talking –
frequent hearing and speaking normal speech and speaking loudly over equipment
noise; occasional hearing/talking on a radio; Visual – frequent use
of good overall vision, at normal or corrected to
normal acuity; frequent use of depth perception and peripheral vision;
occasional reading and close-up work; Environmental –frequent exposure to dirt, dust, smoke,
fumes, and odors; occasional exposure to varied weather conditions or working
with hazardous materials; Emotional/Psychological – frequent
concentration; Special Requirements– occasional working
overtime, weekends, nights, holidays and/or emergency call-back; occasional