Mechanic Assistant Job Description

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Under the general direction of the Fleet Management Supervisor, performs semi-skilled mechanical work of average difficulty and responsibility related to the maintenance and repair of automotive and related mechanical equipment. Incumbents possess 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 assignment. Work is reviewed through reports, records, and the actual performance of the automotive equipment. Performs other work as required.



Repairs, reconditions, and performs preventative maintenance and service work on automotive and related equipment.

Maintains and repairs varied equipment; universal joints, motor mounts, performs engine tune-ups, repair systems such as cooling and brakes (but not limited to the above).

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 work regularly scheduled hours.



High school diploma or GED required. Minimum of three (3) years of work experience in automotive repair service work. Must obtain and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver’s License Class "A" within 90 days of employment.

Must be able to obtain ASE Auto Brake Certification within 120 days after hiring.

Must possess own tools as per LIU union contract.


Knowledge of mechanical repair skills.

Knowledge of methods of automotive repair.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to diagnose, locate, define, adjust and/or repair 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 maintain accurate and complete work order records and to concisely record time, parts, and other pertinent information.

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


Ability to operate motor vehicles (i.e. pickup truck, van, etc.), load or unload vehicles with objects weighing no more than 50 lbs.

Ability to hear and understand conversation 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 - must be legible and understood by others. Use of small hand tools - dexterity required.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting positions.
Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for up to 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. Walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at a time. May need to remain seated for more than 30 minutes at a time.

Ability to lift, carry, push or pull items which weigh up to 200 lbs. over uneven terrain, up and down stairs and 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 60 lbs.) above the head or down from over the head.

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

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

Ability to work in undesirable conditions such as dust, dirt, fumes, odors, excessive noise, wetness, humidity, chemicals, welding flash, heat, cold and other unpleasant weather conditions.

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 - 1/2/2015