Posted: March 28, 2012
Dept: Central Garage
Grade 13, Step 1
Respond to: Town of Yorktown, Human Resources Department
By April 11, 2012
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Performs skilled mechanical repairs and maintenance of all types of motor equipment (gasoline or diesel self-propelled and non-self-propelled engine equipment); does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Under the general supervision of a higher level employee, the incumbent of this class is responsible for a wide variety of repairs and maintenance work of all types of automotive equipment, including heavy equipment vehicles. e.g. , tractor trailers, bulldozers, sweepers, etc. The Senior Automotive Mechanic is responsible for carrying out a preventative maintenance program on municipal vehicles and for the required maintenance and mechanical repairs on disabled equipment in the field. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate employees.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)
Performs major and minor mechanical, electrical and hydraulic repairs on automotive and heavy
Removes and repairs gasoline or diesel (internal) combustion engines, including crankshaft,
pistons, pins, bearings and fuel, cooling and exhaust systems;
Assembles and times engines;
Removes, overhauls and repairs brakes, final drives, transmissions, torque converters and
Operates valve grinders, drill press, lathe, welding and burning equipment and other associated
Removes and adjusts carburetors, distributors;
Maintains and repairs cars and emergency vehicles, bulldozers, tractor-trailers payloaders,
sweepers, snowplow, road rollers, compacting stationery equipment and machines;
Instructs equipment operators and others in performance of scheduled preventive maintenance
on their assigned equipment;
Maintains an equipment parts inventory, orders parts as needed and keeps equipment and
May supervise subordinate employees in the performance of the job; May perform automotive inspections, as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES:
Thorough knowledge of the tools, techniques, and terminology associated with the automotive and heavy equipment mechanics trade; good knowledge of the accident and safety precautions of the trade; demonstrated ability to perform difficult repairs on all types of automobile and heavy equipment vehicles; ability to diagnose mechanical difficulties readily; skill in operating front-end repair equipment and shop-testing equipment for ignition, carburetors, et al; ability to read and understand technical drawings, shop prints, mechanical curve charts, etc.; ability to work from oral or written instructions and without instructions from own diagnosis; ability to lay out, organize and plan the work of others; good interpersonal skills; physical strength and agility;
physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a high school or automotive trade school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five years of experience where the primary function involved both automotive and equipment maintenance and repair work.
Possession of a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State, appropriate for the type of equipment to be operated.
Send, fax or e:mail resume, including salary history, to Town of Yorktown, Attn: Human Resources, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, FAX (914) 962-0326 or e:mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cities of Rye &
J. C.: Non-competitive
Job Class Code: 0484