Performs automotive/equipment functions of an advanced level or specialized nature, which may include mechanical repair of heavy vehicles/equipment (diesel & gasoline), body repair/refinishing of various types of vehicles/equipment, welding and fabrication, and other tasks related to repair and maintenance of automotive/mechanical equipment.
Inspects, tests, and diagnoses problems involving various systems and components of vehicles or equipment, such as mechanical components, electrical components, gasoline/diesel engines, ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, transmissions, differentials, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic systems, brake systems, pneumatic systems, drive train systems, engine cooling systems, fuel and air induction systems, charging systems, starting systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, inflatable restraint systems, heating/air conditioning systems, windows, lighting systems, or horns. Examines vehicles to determine necessary repair or maintenance work; conducts diagnostic computer testing; consults with drivers or equipment operators to obtain input on problems, assist in diagnosing problems, or prevent future problems; assesses body damage to vehicles; determines parts/supplies necessary to conduct repairs.
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in mechanics, automotive/mechanical repair, and collision repair; supplemented by five (5) years of previous experience and/or training that includes mechanics, automotive/mechanical repair, mechanical/engine diagnosis and repair, transmission and brake repair, welding, and body repair/refinishing; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid ASE Technician Certification in Brakes. Recovery and recycling of refrigerant requires Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Operation of heavy equipment requires possession and maintenance of a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).