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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 618N
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others.  Lead assigned Automotive Mechanics in performance of journey-level work in 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: OR  have full responsibility for a small automotive repair shop and/or motor pool.

Typical Work

Evaluate automotive equipment repair requirements; estimate repair costs;

Keep automotive records; purchase parts and supplies; schedule all vehicles for servicing; obtain estimate for damaged automobiles; perform body and fender repair;

Write repair orders, assign work and verify work; record time and parts used on jobs;

Perform the duties of Automotive Mechanic;

Perform related duties 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; 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.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

One year of full-time experience as a 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

Revise class; adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class; adopted February 15, 1974.
Revise class. Revises class title and class code; adopted January 15, 1976.
Revised class; adopted March 21, 1988.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code, title (formerly 5398 Motorized Equipment Mechanic Lead), general revision, deletes basic function, changes distinguishing characteristics to definition; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revised typical work and desirable qualifications, effective June 25, 2010.

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

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.