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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 618L
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


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.

Distinguishing Characteristics

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.

Typical Work

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.

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

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.