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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.

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.