Performs journey-level work in the maintenance and repair of county-owned automotive vehicles, light trucks and other
related vehicles and equipment.
This is the journey level class in the Automotive Mechanic series. Positions are normally filled by advancement from the
Trades Helper II level or, when filled from outside, requires prior automotive mechanic experience. Appointment to this
level requires that the incumbent be performing the full range of duties and meet the qualification standards for the class.
Work is performed under general supervision of a supervisor or higher level of authority.
May exercise technical supervision of Trades Helpers.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs malfunctions on automotive vehicles and related equipment, such as emergency
response equipment on patrol vehicles in accordance with service manuals.
2. Performs regularly scheduled and preventive maintenance on automotive vehicles to include but not limited to
changing oil and filters, lubricants, and checking condition of belts, tires and shocks in accordance with service
3. Road tests vehicles and operates equipment to assist in diagnosis and troubleshooting and to confirm repair.
4. Diagnoses, maintains, repairs or rebuilds automotive components and equipment to include but not limited to engines,
electrical systems, brakes, emission and fuel systems, front end suspension, heating and air conditioning systems,
automatic transmission/transaxle and manual transmission/drive train, other engine and vehicle components.
5. Installs, diagnoses, maintains, repairs or rebuilds emergency equipment on Sheriff Department related vehicles.
6. Commutes to locations requiring emergency vehicle assistance due to malfunctions to diagnosis and perform repairs
or install temporary measures.
7. Creates work orders to maintain daily work records of work done, material used and time spent.
8. Creates, installs, and maintains simple electrical circuits.
9. Occasionally fabricates parts, hoses and tools.
10. Occasionally may assist other mechanics in repairing of vehicles and equipment as required.
11. Maintains an adequate supply of materials, equipment and tools required to fulfill work assignments.
12. Cleans, maintains and services required equipment and tools used during performance of work assignments.
13. Performs related work as required.
Regular contact with associate personnel and other county departments to service and repair vehicles and equipment.
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CONDITIONS OF WORK
Work is subject to varying post or job site assignments and may be subject to call-back, on-call status and overtime and
irregular schedules including completion of work assignments on weekends and holidays. Work is also subject to traveling
and exposure to varying weather conditions such as when a vehicle emergency occurs, may include traveling out-of-town
to outlying or remote areas of the County involving exposure to varying weather conditions which includes performing
service/repair work in extreme hot and cold temperatures. Work also includes the use and safe operation of hand and
power tools and equipment in cramped and contorted positions with exposure to exhaust fumes, chemical fumes, acid, oil,
grease and hazardous materials. Involves frequent moderate lifting of 20 - 50 lbs.
All employees of Mohave County are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security
occurs. All employees are considered to be available for these types of events and will immediately respond, in accordance with
County Emergency Operations Plan, when directed by the Chairman of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, County
Manager, the Homeland Security/Emergency Management Coordinator, or when directed by his department director/elected
official and/or immediate supervisor. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities assigned to his regular job
responsibilities and incorporate other non job related duties as necessary and required of an employee to respond to the
emergent matter at hand. An employee’s response to these matters may require the working of unusual, long hours over a
possibility of an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods. An employee who is working with an
accommodation must meet with their supervisor and department director/elected official to discuss their requirement for
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Practical knowledge of:
--methods, procedures, materials, equipment and tools used for the maintenance and repair of automotive
vehicles and related equipment such as the installation of emergency response equipment.
--automotive hydraulics, electrical systems, drive lines, gas engine, steering, cooling and air conditioning system
and other related vehicle components.
--performing all phases of automotive major repair including overhauls.
--safe, effective operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in vehicle and related
equipment diagnosis, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.
--diagnose, troubleshoot and repair mechanical and electrical problems.
--safely and effectively service, maintain and repair assigned vehicles and equipment in accordance with standard
repair, maintenance, operation, and safety procedures.
--overhaul and rebuild engines and other related components of automotive vehicles and equipment.
--maintain accurate and up-to-date chronological records and documentation.
--interpret and apply established guidelines and procedures as provided in service manuals and related
--follow and interpret written and oral instructions and data generated from diagnostic and troubleshooting
--establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel and personnel of other County
--fulfill physical requirements of work assignments to include moderate lifting of 20 - 50 pounds and performing
work assignments with the use of tools and equipment in cramped and contorted positions.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Three to five (3-5) years successful experience in the automotive maintenance and repair area as a Trades Helper II or
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when filled from outside, three to five (3-5) years experience as an Automotive Mechanic or related field involving the
maintenance and repair of automotive vehicles and related equipment. OR an equivalent combination of experience,
education and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY: Labor/Trades
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt (Classified)
CLASS CODE 7030
RANGE 02-Rg 10
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 01, 2002
REVISED DATE: August 26, 1998
02/03 Class Validation Study Review: June 28, 2003
REVISED DATE: August 30, 2004
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