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Automotive Technician II (Shift 3)

OFFICIAL TITLE: Automotive Tech II Shift 3 CODE: 9162 SQ/OQ: Optimal Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Automotive Technician II (Shift 3) GRADE: 19 MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, performs skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of school buses and other automotive equipment, and serves as a working leader for a crew of automotive mechanics and service workers assigned on a regular basis to a vehicle shop facility. In addition to performing skilled tasks to effect mechanical repair and maintenance of buses, automobiles, trucks, tractors, and other automotive equipment, employees in this class are responsible for providing leadership to assigned mechanics and helpers in such things as selection of tools, techniques of work, determining needed adjustments, and identifying parts. Enforcement of safety and security regulations while on the premises is also the responsibility of an employee in this class. Major additional duties include ordering (from the main shop) and properly securing repair parts, and supervising and properly recording the dispensing of gasoline from the pumps at the assigned location.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of the construction, assembly, adjustment, repair, and maintenance of general and special automotive equipment; considerable knowledge of the operation of internal combustion engines, ignition, and other systems; considerable knowledge of the standard practices, tools, and equipment of the automotive mechanic trade; working knowledge of the practices and procedures of operating a service and repair garage, including parts ordering, inventorying, and record keeping. Ability to diagnose mechanical or structural problems, and to effectively adjust or repair a wide variety of automotive equipment; ability to plan, supervise, and inspect the work of an assigned crew of automotive mechanics and helpers; ability to make road tests and other checks both to determine problems and to determine effectiveness of repairs and adjustments; ability to make efficient use of labor and materials available at work location; ability to keep records of work performed, gas dispensed, labor costs, materials and parts used; ability to identify, order, and store parts by stock number; ability to work effectively with others. Skill in the care and use of shop tools and equipment. Good communications and human relations skills. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: High School or GED diploma required. Considerable experience in the performance of a wide variety of increasingly responsible and skilled automotive mechanic work; or completion of a recognized apprenticeship or similar comprehensive training program in the trade and two years of experience in the performance of a variety of increasingly responsible and skilled automotive mechanic work. Some supervisory/lead experience and training/course work in supervision required. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Maryland State noncommercial class C driver's license, or equivalent. Must possess and maintain or secure and maintain a Maryland State commercial Class A restricted drivers license or equivalent, with air brake, passenger/cargo and school bus endorsements within six (6) months of employment required. ASE Master test certification score preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Sufficient physical strength and stamina to lift objects up to 100 lbs; stand for extended periods of time, and complete work requiring considerable physical exertion. Exposure to inclement weather is possible.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Possession of a set of automotive mechanic hand tools, as specified in the attached list. Ability to work overtime as required. May be required to attend training courses/programs in order to learn new automotive equipment and repair procedures, update skills, etc.


Overhauls, repairs, adjusts, or replaces individual or component parts' on buses, automobiles, tractors, and other automotive equipment, including valves, pistons, bearing assemblies, and cooling, feed, and exhaust systems; tunes motors, repairs and adjusts generators and starters, tests circuits and does diverse electrical work.

Assists subordinates on assigned shift in determining such things as source of trouble, best method of repair, and tools and parts needed to accomplish necessary work.

Assures continuous adherence to safety regulations by all persons assigned to shift.

Identifies parts by stock number, and enters this information on shop tickets together with hours of labor, cost, and description of work accomplished.

Orders repair parts from main garage parts room, receives parts on delivery and secures them in storage area. 

Supervises dispensing of fuel from a gasoline distribution facility on the premises, to include maintaining proper records of activity of this facility.

Secures building(s) and bus lot upon completion of work on assigned shift; unlocks lot and building(s) at start of assigned shift, and observes for signs of theft, vandalism, unauthorized entry, or other security violation; reports any such findings to supervisor. 

Maintains or supervises maintenance of inventory records for all parts and materials stored at or used by the repair facility. 

Evaluates subordinates assigned to shift. 

Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 4/84
Date(s) Revised: 6/85, 6/86, 1/91, 7/92, 7/06, 1/08, 8/18
Last Reviewed:

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