Under close supervision of a supervisory official in a state
department or agency, receives on-the-job training in automotive
mechanics; does other related duties.
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:
Receives on-the-job training in the installation, maintenance,
and repair of gas and diesel motors, fuel systems, exhaust
systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, oiling systems,
transmissions and clutches, brakes, rear axles, drive shafts,
front suspensions, steering systems, springs, cabs and
Prepares reports on materials used and work completed.
Maintains records and files.
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.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required year
of formal training may substitute one (1) year of experience as
a mechanic in the repair and installation of motors and the
maintenance and repair of motorized vehicles and equipment.
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
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 endorsement for the
class and type of vehicle being operated.
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.
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.
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
In accordance with the New Jersey Occupational Safety and
Health Administration regulation 29 CFR 1910.178(1) (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
In accordance with NJSA 13:20-45.16, appointees responsible
for performing emissions repairs to gasoline-fueled vehicles
are required to successfully complete the Emissions Technician
Educational Program, and 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 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
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
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 the various types of motors and their operation.
Knowledge of the basic reasons for motor failure.
Knowledge of the use, care and maintenance of automotive
tools and equipment.
Ability to perform automotive mechanical work.
Ability to perform basic mathematic calculations.
Ability to apply automotive mechanic techniques learned
in an inservice training program.
Ability to read and interpret shop repair and parts manuals.
Ability to learn from instruction and demonstrations.
Ability to prepare reports on time spent, materials used,
and work completed.
Ability to maintain records and files.
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.
Applicants who are appointed to positions as Mechanic Trainee
must complete a two-(2) year formal training program in
automotive mechanics, which includes two (2) years of on-the-job
training, and the formal vocational training necessary to obtain
the required certifications.
Failure to obtain the required certifications during the training
period will result in separation from state service.
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.