Automotive Technician - General

  • CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, AL
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Dec 21, 2020
Full Time Fleet Management

Job Description

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Grade 20
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CLOSE DATE
12/31/2019

SUMMARY

Work involves the performance of journeyman-level tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of automobiles and light trucks and other standard and specialized gasoline and diesel powered equipment. Work also involves giving guidance and assistance to less experienced employees working in the same unit. An employee in this position plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practice. Assignments are received orally or through work orders; the employee works under a supervisor and uses independent judgment as to the method of repair. Work is reviewed for technical conformance and consistency with practice and policy, and the work is checked by the supervisor while in progress, upon completion, through reports or results obtained.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:
  • Performs preventive maintenance and tune-ups on rolling stock such as cars and light trucks, heavy trucks (street sweeper, bucket truck, etc.), and/or heavy equipment (bulldozer, backhoe, etc.).
  • Inspects equipment/rolling stock and reads reference materials to guide maintenance and repairs.
  • Inspects, maintains, repairs, and/or replaces tires on vehicles and equipment (e.g. lawnmowers, tractors, cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, bulldozers, loaders, etc.).
  • Performs repairs on cars and light trucks, heavy trucks (street sweeper, bucket truck, etc.), and/or heavy equipment (bulldozer, backhoe, etc.).
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on law enforcement, fire department, and other emergency equipment.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on small air-cooled engines such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, motorcycles, generators.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on hydraulic systems (e.g. braking systems, lifts, backhoes, loaders, etc.).
  • Performs minor bodywork on rolling stock as needed.
  • Fabricates parts for equipment and/or rolling stock.
  • Maintains building, equipment, records, and/or inventory.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board's job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Completed coursework/certification program OR gained work experience in the following areas:
    • Diagnosing problems with gasoline or diesel engines using manual tools and gauges.
    • Diagnosing problems with gasoline or diesel engines using scan tools or a computer.
    • Diagnosing and repairing brake systems.
    • Diagnosing front and/or rear suspension problems (e.g. inside tire ware, trailer arms, tie rod, upper and lower control arms or differentials, etc.).


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website: http://www.pbjcal.org/

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map