State of Washington Classified Job Specification
AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC TRAINEE
Perform semi-skilled work of graduated complexity in the repair and service of automobiles, vans/panel trucks and pickup trucks under 15,000 GVW, in on-the-job automotive mechanic trades training program.
As a trade trainee for the Automotive Mechanic class receive on-the-job and academic training to achieve journey status. Work on motorized farm equipment and heavy construction equipment may be performed a minor portion of the time.
Under guidance of a journey-level worker, performs various maintenance and repair duties, with special emphasis on those duties required to complete the specific on-the-job automotive mechanic trades training program;
Obtains, prepares, and distributes materials to the job site and assist in assembly and installation;
Cleans up and maintains shop areas, work sites, and storage areas;
Completes on-the-job motorized equipment mechanic trades training program and related academic training;
Performs related duties and functions as specified in approved trades training program;
Performs 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.
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.
High school graduation or equivalent
Class Specification History
New class adopted December 14, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class code and title; adopted January 15, 1976.
Revise class. Revises class; adopted March 21, 1988.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code, title (formerly 5396, Motorized Equipment Mechanic Trade Trainee), general revision, revises distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007.
Revise desirable qualification, effective June 25, 2010.
Revise Class. Revises definition, distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 12, 2011, effective May 13, 2011.