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Automotive Mechanic Helper

The Putnam County Department of Public Works is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Automotive Mechanic Helper.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This is beginning level automotive repair and maintenance work. Duties do not include repair jobs involving skilled work except when performed under immediate supervision. Incumbents may also assist in painting and refinishing of automotive and construction equipment. Work is performed under direct supervision of an Automotive Mechanic, or other higher level Mechanic. Performs related work as required.


  • Checks tires and repairs flats;
  • Changes oil and lubricates automotive equipment;
  • Assists automotive mechanic in the grinding of valves and the fitting of bearings, pistons and rings;
  • Assists in the repairing and overhauling of brake systems, differentials, transmissions and front and rear axles;
  • Helps adjust steering mechanisms and aligns wheels;
  • Cleans surfaces of automotive and construction equipment prior to painting, using steam power cleaner, steel wool and sand blasting equipment;
  • Assists with spray painting and repair of minor dents to automotive equipment;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.


One (1) year experience in a garage, automotive service station or automotive repair shop.

SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Successful completion of an accredited high school or BOCES course in automotive repair, or a similar program, may be substituted for the required experience.


1. Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s License appropriate to the type of motor equipment being operated. (Training towards obtaining a CDL may be provided)

2. Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.


SALARY RANGE: $50,576.00 - $61,500.00 per year

SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday through Friday, 8-hour shift


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance



Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512



in Putnam County Department of Public Works
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Auto Mechanic Helper 2
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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