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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 618O
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Supervises Automotive Mechanics, Automotive Body Repair Technicians and/or directs a crew of inmates of correctional institutions, and performs skilled work in mechanical repairs to 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.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions at this level directing a crew of inmates either are limited to two positions per institution or must direct crews consisting of three or more inmates.

Typical Work

Establishes and directs regular equipment inspection, service and maintenance schedules; 

Estimates maintenance and accident repair costs for motor pool and other department vehicles; 

Plans, lays out, directs and inspects work of crew of automotive mechanics and helpers or crew of residents engaged in repair of automotive, farm and heavy construction equipment; 

Performs skilled automotive mechanical work; 

Establishes and carries out regular equipment inspection, service and maintenance schedules; 

Inspects equipment and diagnoses trouble; 

Determines material and personnel requirements; 

Keeps records; makes reports; 

Orders parts and establishes procedures for operation of parts‑storage unit; 

Enforces safety rules and regulations; 

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of automotive mechanic trade; principles of operation of internal combustion engines; preventive maintenance methods; record keeping; safety practices.

Ability to: supervise crew of automotive mechanics or inmates; estimate materials and personnel needed to complete job.

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

Two years of experience as Automotive Mechanic or equivalent.

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

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 5399 Motorized Equipment Mechanic Supervisor, 72100 Automotive Mechanic Supervisor 1; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007
Revised title, formerly Automotive Mechanic Supervisor 1; adopted August 13, 2009, effective August 14, 2009.
Revised desirable qualifications, effective June 25, 2010.

Revise Class. Revises definition; adopted May 12, 2011, effective May 13, 2011.
Updated definition to correct omitted language, April 12, 2023.