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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 600I
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Under supervision performs entry-level service and repair of automobiles, motorized farm equipment, and heavy construction or related equipment, and/or under supervision overhauls light air-cooled engines such as lawn mowers, and small electrical motors, or perform installation, maintenance, and repairs on appliances, housekeeping, and various kinds of building, cleaning, and maintenance equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Automobiles and other vehicles under 15,000 GVW may be serviced and repaired a minority of the time.  Lighter vehicle repairs are defined in the automotive mechanic class series.

Typical Work

Makes minor repairs to cars, pickups, trucks, tractors and equipment driven by internal combustion engines by replacing door latches, lights, spark plugs, oil filters, wheel bearings, signal lights, distributors, etc.;  

Changes oil; installs anti-freeze; repairs and mount tires; adjust brakes, lubricate chassis and other parts and assemblies as required;  

Makes repairs to small air-cooled engines and motors;  

Washes, wax and clean interiors and exteriors of motorized equipment;  

Operates gasoline pumps, car wash equipment, steam cleaners, and electric and air-driven tire changing equipment;  

Serves gas customers; dispatches vehicles; park cars; check and verify release slips and schedules; make entries to reports; keep fuel records; occasionally perform simple arithmetic computations;  

Operates motor vehicle equipment as required;  

Cleans work areas;  

May assist journey level equipment mechanics in performing tear down, over-haul, and in assembly of gasoline engines, transmissions, electrical parts, cooling systems, and other components;  

Installs, adjusts, services and repairs automatic washing machines, electric and gas automatic dryers, ranges, refrigerators, and heating devices;  

Maintains, services, and repairs vacuum cleaners, floor and wall scrubbers, buffers, and polishers;  

Oils motors; pack bearings with grease; replace shaft bearings, motors, and worn and defective parts as necessary;  

Repairs plumbing, wiring, and exhaust systems;  

Receives, uncrates, and prepares new machines for use;  

Collects money from coin-operated vending machines;  

Maintains supply of parts.

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

One year of work experience in a garage or service station, or equivalent experience, or two years of experience in appliance repair or related mechanical experience.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidated 5310 Appliance Mechanic I, 5395 Motorized Equipment Mechanic Service Attendant, 71540 Equipment Service Attendant; adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision, deletes class concept; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007
Revise definition and add distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2012, effective May 11, 2012.