DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is skilled work involving responsibility for the maintenance, upkeep and repair of a wide variety of automotive and mechanical equipment, including but not limited to heavy duty vehicles, parts and auxiliary equipment. Work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway in planning the details of assignments. This work requires high-level mechanic and welding skills, and may require the operation of road maintenance equipment, snow-removal equipment or similar. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of standard automotive repair methods and of the terminology and tools of the trade; thorough knowledge of the common welding practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of complex construction equipment; working knowledge of the machinist trade; ability to make difficult repairs to heavy automotive and other mechanical equipment; ability to do brazing and welding with acetylene or electric equipment; ability to work from plans, specifications, sketches and verbal instructions; good motor, hand and eye coordination; manual dexterity.
Two (2) years of experience in journey-level welding as well as skilled automotive mechanical repair.
Non-Competitive Class (Town of Kent)