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State of Washington Class Specification

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AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC
618M
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Definition

Perform the repair and service of automobiles, vans/panel trucks, pickup trucks or motorized farm equipment, under 15,000 GVW, or related equipment such as power generators, hydraulic systems, and diesel engines.

Typical Work

Overhaul and rebuild gasoline and diesel engines on equipment such as graders, trucks, cranes, forklifts, sweepers, tractors, automobiles, portable generators, and pumps; remove and replace connecting rods, rings, bearings, drive shafts, etc.; grind valves, rewire electrical circuits, replace or repair brake shoes, brake cylinders, master cylinders, etc.;

Overhaul differentials and transmissions by disassembly, repair, replacement of parts within proper tolerances, and utilizing required tools;

Operate computerized engine diagnostic and wheel alignment equipment, battery chargers, valve refacing and reseating machines, compression gauges, torque wrenches, dial indicator gauges, valve insert cutting machines, welders, drill presses, grinders, tachometers, reamers, timing lights, paint sprayers, and other tools and equipment required for performing repair and maintenance of automotive equipment;

Operate shop equipment such as valve grinders, wheel balancers, hoists, drills, drill presses, and automotive testing and diagnostic equipment;

Make field inspections of equipment to determine maintenance or repair needs; advise equipment operators on methods of operations, load limits, and field maintenance;

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of automotive mechanic trade; principles of operation of internal combustion engines; use of automotive testing and diagnostic equipment; safety practices.

Ability to: inspect, diagnose trouble, adjust, maintain, and repair automotive, farm, and construction equipment; estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs; use hand and power tools; weld and braze.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an automotive or motorized equipment mechanic; or, full journey status as an automotive or motorized equipment mechanic in a union; or four years of applicable work experience.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 618I) general revision, adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revise typical work, effective June 25, 2010.

Revise Class.  Revises definition; adopted May 12, 2011, effective May 13, 2011.

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