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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7213

AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC III

NATURE OF WORK

This is skilled and supervisory work in the coordination and inspection of shop maintenance, overhaul and repair of a wide variety of automotive equipment.

Work involves responsibility for planning, scheduling, assigning and inspecting all phases of automotive maintenance work performed by subordinate mechanics, mechanic apprentices and servicemen. Assignments are received from a technical superior in the form of oral or written service orders. Incumbents must exercise independent judgment in implementing orders, adapting materials and tools, and assigning personnel to accomplish required work on schedule. Work is reviewed by a technical superior through occasional inspection while in progress and by the satisfactory completion of daily workload schedules.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This classification is distinguished from Automotive Mechanic II by the supervisory responsibilities and by the additional experience required.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Lays out, schedules, assigns and inspects the work of a group of skilled automotive mechanics, mechanic apprentices and semiskilled personnel in diversified maintenance and repair of various automotive equipment such as passenger vehicles, light and heavy duty trucks and equipment.

Instructs and supervises mechanics in the replacement and repair of differentials,and rear axle assemblies; a variety of automotive electric, repair and installation of generators and magnetos, voltage regulators and radiators; installation and repair of hydraulic controls; completion of road tests and preventive maintenance checks and related work.

Personally performs skilled automotive mechanic work in difficult repair, adjustment and rebuilding.

Requisitions parts, gas, oil and grease; reviews time cards and work reports, and maintains required records.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and procedures in the automotive mechanic trade.

Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines and of repair and maintenance characteristics of a wide variety of automotive equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to plan, assign, inspect and coordinate the work of skilled mechanics, mechanic apprentices and semiskilled personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to diagnose defects and failure of gasoline and diesel engines and various related automotive equipment.

Ability to keep simple shop records.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Skill in the use and care of various shop tools, machinery and equipment involved in maintenance, overhaul and repair of automotive equipment.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school; four (4) years experience in automotive mechanic work, or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Depending on the area of assignment, employee might need to have a valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E10/76 R1/09


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