Under direction of the Crew Supervisor, Mechanics or other supervisor
in a state department, institution, or agency, performs maintenance
and repairs on various types of motor vehicles and equipment; does
other related work.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
In a garage and/or in the field, performs maintenance and repair on
gasoline and diesel motor vehicles, including special purpose vehicles
and associated equipment, motorcycles, autos, trucks, graders, cranes,
mechanical shovels, leaders, bulldozers, tractors, power mowers, snow
plows, rollers, compressors, concrete mixers, spreaders, pumps, jacks,
jack hammers, landscape equipment and shop equipment, tools, and
Performs preventive maintenance on motor vehicles and equipment,
including inspecting safety items, checking for deficiencies, tune- ups,
oil changes, lubrication, filter changes, spark plug and point replacement.
Diagnoses computerized fuel management systems, computerized
ignition systems, and computerized engine timing by using highly
sophisticated electronic equipment to determine and perform needed
Repairs and adjusts electrical sensors, E.G.R. valves, and
computerized electrical systems according to automotive and
Federal Government Clean Air Standards.
Inspects new motor vehicles and new equipment to determine
conformance with plans, specifications, and appropriate manuals.
Repair fenders and other body parts and tightens chassis.
Removes, repairs, and/or replaces assemblies (engines,
transmissions, axles) subassemblies (cylinder heads, oil pumps,
fan belts, generators, starters, gauges) and other parts (tie rods,
drag links, ball joints, brake linings, bearings) on motor vehicles
Changes and maintains storage batteries.
Changes and repair tires and inner tubes on cars, truck, and trailer.
Welds broken assemblies, subassemblies, and/or other part,
and perform simple blacksmithing tasks as required.
Obtains, stores, records, safeguards, and properly uses equipment,
materials, parts, and other supplies; maintains shop and work area
in a clean and organized manner.
Prepares reports and records of time spent, materials, and parts
used, and work completed.
Uses test equipment to detect, adjust, and/or correct deficiencies
on motor vehicles and equipment, including checking and adjusting
headlights, caster and camber, hydrocarbon emissions, and timing
Diagnoses inoperative motor vehicles and equipment to determine
the cause of malfunction and take corrective action.
Repairs, rebuilds, and overhauls assemblies and subassemblies from
motor vehicles and equipment, including engines (gasoline and diesel),
transmission (manuals and automatic), electrical components
(alternators, generators, and starters) hydraulic components (pumps),
Performs adjustments on motor vehicle equipment and their assemblies
to conform to maintenance manual specifications, including valves,
ignition systems, brakes, and clutches.
IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS may be required to act
as Team Leader and provide appropriate onsite work assignments
to a group of assigned inmates.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and computerized information
systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Successful completion of one (1) year of training in automotive
technology at an accredited community college or vocational school.
Two (2) years of experience as a mechanic in the repair and
installation of motors and the maintenance and repair of motorized
vehicles and equipment.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required year of
formal training may substitute one (1) additional year of experience
as outlined above.
NOTE: An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification
in one of the following specialties from the National Institute for
Automotive Service Excellence may be substituted for the formal
training: A-1 Engine Repair, A-6 Electrical/Electronic Systems, A-8
In the Department of Law and Public Safety, an Automotive Service
Excellence (ASE) Certification in Automobile Advanced Engine
Performance and Diagnosis may be substituted for the formal training.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
Appointees may also be required to possess a valid Commercial
Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class
and type of vehicle being operated.
NOTE: The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess
the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class
and type of vehicles operated, rests with the Appointing Authority.
NOTE: Appointees in the Department of Transportation
will be required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
and applicable endorsement(s) within six (6) months of appointment.
The inability of a Department of Transportation employee to attain
a CDL and necessary endorsements within six (6) months of hire
shall constitute grounds for removal.
In accordance with Federal regulation 82:40, appointees
responsible for the repair or servicing of motor vehicle air
conditioners are required to possess and maintain a valid
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification,
commensurate with the type of equipment serviced, issued
by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
In accordance with NJSA 13:20-47.15, appointees responsible for
performing emissions inspections on diesel-powered vehicles are
required to successfully complete a course of instruction on Diesel
Emission Inspection provided through the Appointing Authority.
Appointees may be required to successfully complete re-training.
In accordance with the New Jersey Occupational Safety and Health
Administration regulation 29 CFR 1910.178(l) (1), appointees
responsible for the operation of industrial trucks (powered forklifts)
will be required to obtain and maintain a current certification as a
Powered Industrial Truck Operator issued by the New Jersey
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Appointees may
be required to successfully complete re-training.
In accordance with NJSA 13:20-45.16, appointees responsible
for performing emissions repairs to gasoline-fueled vehicles
are required to possess and maintain a current certification
as an Emissions Repairer Technician.
In accordance with NJSA 13:20-43.17, appointees responsible
for performing emissions inspections to motor vehicles are
required to possess and maintain a current certification as a
Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspector.
Appointees responsible for repairing or servicing motor vehicles
equipped for alternate fuel are required to successfully complete
training and maintain a valid Alternate Fuel Certification.
Appointees who possess an ASE Certification in Alternate Fuel
are considered to have met this requirement.
Appointees at the Departments of Treasury and Law and Public
Safety are required to successfully complete factory training in
computerized electronics, factory diagnostics and testing equipment,
provided through the Appointing Authority by the manufacturer.
Appointees at the Department of the Treasury are required to
possess and maintain an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
Certification in Brake Repairs. Appointees may also be required
to obtain ASE certifications in Engine Repair A-1 and Engine
Appointees to positions in the Motor Vehicle Commission,
Inspection Services, Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance
are required to possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
and applicable endorsements.
Affected appointees are required to maintain valid certifications,
and successfully complete the re-certification processes within
the timeframes mandated by statute.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of automotive tools and equipment.
Knowledge of the techniques utilized in the operation of
computerized diagnostic equipment.
Knowledge of automotive preventative maintenance techniques.
Knowledge of the techniques used in the repair of motorized
vehicles and equipment.
Ability to read and understand maintenance and parts manuals,
maintenance and wiring diagrams, schematics, and other written
instructions related to the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles
Ability to complete maintenance reports and records.
Ability to inspect inoperative motor vehicles and equipment,
diagnose the cause of malfunction, and perform repairs to
operationally restore the motor vehicles or equipment.
Ability to use tools and test equipment properly to inspect, adjust,
repair, replace, rebuild, overhaul, and/or correct assemblies,
subassemblies and other parts on motor vehicles and equipment.
Ability to utilize computerized test equipment to properly diagnose
Ability to analyze maintenance and repair problems associated
with motor vehicles and equipment.
Ability to perform maintenance and repairs in a garage and/or
the field, in conformance with the specifications contained in the
applicable maintenance manuals, diagrams, and/or instructions.
Ability to inspect new motor vehicles and equipment to determine
conformance with the applicable plans, specifications, and
Ability to service, adjust, overhaul, repair, rebuild and/or install
assemblies, subassemblies, accessories, and parts related to
motor vehicles and equipment.
Ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals, wiring diagrams,
schematics and parts manuals.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American
Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable
forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without
reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.