DEFINITION OF WORK
This is semi-skilled work assisting mechanics in the maintenance of vehicles and equipment and learning general automotive maintenance and repair.
Work may include some storekeeping and general maintenance duties.
Standard Classification Factors
Supervision Received - LEVEL A: "Under immediate supervision " "Immediate" means that the employee has little or no authority to select alternative work methods or to render independent judgments of any consequence. Each task is performed according to detailed instructions, written or oral. Assignments are usually for a short duration and when completed are usually checked for accuracy, adherence to instructions and established regulations, as well as the workers rate of performance.
Difficulty - LEVEL A: Routine Where the work is usually repetitive and the employee works from detailed instructions, the difficulty is usually limited to accuracy and speed.
Complexity - LEVEL A: Work is a simple or routine nature requiring very little analytical thought. Tasks are clearly defined, highly organized, closely related and often repetitive. Few if any alternatives exist for methods or procedures to be used. Work is usually in the form of specific assignments and is closely reviewed for accuracy and progress. When guidelines exist at this level, they are usually detailed, easy-to-follow instructions that cover all or most of the important aspects of the work. Workers at this level can readily determine the actions which need to be taken.
Consequence of Actions or Decisions - LEVEL B: Consequences of actions or decisions at this level are minor as the work is normally reviewed regularly and errors are usually detected in following operations. Errors may be disruptive to co-workers or may cause minor inefficiency. Costs due to errors are minimal.
Contacts - LEVEL A: The purpose of the contact is to obtain, clarify, give or screen established factual information, regardless of the type (i.e., easily understood or technical) within a well-defined relationship. Normal communication skills are required.
Physical Demands - LEVEL C: The work requires moderate physical exertion.
Environmental Conditions - LEVEL C: The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele and patients. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and extreme levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear and specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible.
Supervision/Leadership - LEVEL A: No supervisory or leadership responsibility; may explain work instructions or assist in training others.
Differs from the Mechanic I class in which the work is skilled automotive mechanical work.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Assists in repairing and maintaining automobiles, trucks, graders, tractors, power mowers, and other mechanical equipment.
Performs vehicles or equipment services such as refueling, oil changes, lubrication, tire repair, washing, polishing, checking fluid levels, servicing batteries, and inspecting and/or repairing hoses, belts, lights and exhaust systems.
Maintains standard shop records.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, and equipment of the automotive mechanics trade.
Knowledge of the principles of internal combustion engines.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the automotive mechanic's trade.
Ability to assist in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment.
Ability to use and care for tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment.