Auto Mechanic Job Description

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Under the general supervision of the Fleet Management Supervisor, performs skilled mechanical work of above average difficulty and responsibility related to the maintenance and repair of automotive and related mechanical equipment. Incumbents possess sophisticated knowledge and skill in the performance of mechanical tasks involving general repair, maintenance, and servicing of automotive and related equipment, and are capable of exercising good judgement and individual initiative in handling routine work and special assignments. Work is reviewed through reports, records, and the actual performance of the automotive equipment. Incumbents may be responsible for supervising and training of sub-mechanics and Mechanic Assistants. Performs other work as required.



Repairs, reconditions, and performs preventive maintenance and repair service work on automotive, light and heavy truck and industrial/construction equipment.

Maintains and repairs varied equipment; performs engine overhauls; inspects and repairs standard transmissions, universal joints, and differentials; front end alignment and repair; performs engine tune-ups; repairs major systems including, but not limited to, cooling, brakes, hydraulics, and electrical.

Makes service calls and emergency repairs in the field as required.

Maintains records and reports, requests parts and materials, and requisitions tools and equipment as required for the efficient performance of assigned repair work.

Does necessary body repairs and paint work on vehicles.

Ability to identify replacement parts using manuals and other reference materials, requests parts and materials, and requisitions tools and equipment as required for the efficient performance of assigned repair work.
Ability to use computers to enter data, access Techincal Service Bulletins and research solutions to repair problems.

Ability to perform well on a professional team delivering excellent customer service.



High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of three (3) years of recent work experience in commercial, fleet or military automotive or heavy equipment repair. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s license at time of hire. Applicants possessing an out of state license must obtain a State of Florida Driver’s license within ten days of employment. Upon hire, must obtain and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver’s License Class "A" within 180 days of employment. ASE Brake certification required within 180 days of employment. Must possess own tools necessary to perform the duties of the job. Ability to maintain accurate records, work orders, and time logs.


Knowledge of advanced mechanical repair skills.

Knowledge of and skill in using sophisticated tools, equipment and methods of automotive repairs.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Knowledge of the repair and overhaul of large engines, transmissions, and all automotive parts.

Ability to diagnose, locate, define, adjust and/or repair major defects in vehicles and equipment, and to make necessary repairs within time limits recognized as industry standards.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Ability to legibly maintain accurate and complete work order records and to concisely record time, parts, and other pertinent information.

Ability to perform metal and fabrication work, bending, shearing, welding, and pipe fitting.

Ability to operate a drill press; parts cleaning machine; cut-off saw; various electric; gas; pneumatic and hand tools; oxy/acetylene torch; and arc welder.

Ability to operate a hydraulic press; hydraulic hose machine; brake lathe; tire mounting equipment; computer balance; computer engine diagnostic equipment; A/C recycling and recharging equipment; and four-wheel alignment computer system.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow workers, other City departments, and vendors.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.


Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e. pickup trucks, vans, etc.), load or unload vehicles with objects weighing no more than 50 pounds.

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch as aids in the evaluation and troubleshooting of malfunctioning equipment.

Ability to see and read letters, numbers, words, characters, or symbols which are both large and small, as well as identify colors.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are legible and understood by others.

Ability to use small hand tools which require the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice-versa, periodically.

Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes but not to exceed 8 hours consecutively.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time throughout the working day.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items which weigh up to 50 pounds over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.

Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 yards.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to lift items (weighing less than 50 pounds) above the head or down from over the head.

Ability to hold items (weighing 1 to 40 pounds) for a period less than 10 minutes.

Ability to see and work at night in dimly lit conditions as necessary and during inclement weather.

Ability to work in undesirable conditions including dust, dirt, fumes, odors, noise, wetness, humidity, chemicals, welding flash, hot and cold.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Revision Date - 12/13/14