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Job Specification 43724

 AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC
 
 DEFINITION:

 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
 assessories.

 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.

 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 
 and equipment.

 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 
 and dwell.

 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),
 and carburetors.

 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.

 REQUIREMENTS:

 TRAINING

 Successful completion of one (1) year of training in automotive
 technology at an accredited community college or vocational school.

 EXPERIENCE:

 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
 Engine Performance.

 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.

 NOTES: 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 Drivers 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 
 Performance A-8.

 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
 and equipment.

 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
 malfunctions.

 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 
 maintenance manuals.

 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
 related units.

 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.

 CODES: 16/C17 - 43724                    MER            01/17/09
            16/C15 - 59925