Post-Secondary Education: No post-secondary education required.
Typically requires five (5) years of diversified automotive, truck and power operated equipment experience, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Completion of specialized technical training in automotive and/or truck repair is desired.
Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Requires knowledge of construction, design, repair and adjustments on all common types of vehicles and power operated equipment. Must possess the ability to diagnose defects and failures on vehicles and power operated equipment for both hydraulic and air brakes, engine and transmission diagnostics, suspension, steering, heating and air conditioning, engine performance on both gasoline and diesel engines. Most possess the ability to work on a range of vehicles from passenger cars to Class-8 trucks and trailers. Requires knowledge of hydraulic systems; including pumps, system design and testing, proper repair and adjustment procedures on common types of hydraulic components. Must have the ability to perform wielding and cutting operations as well as have the ability to perform fabricating and refurbishing applications. Ability to instruct, use and safely operate a wide variety of hand and power tools associated with the automobile/heavy equipment trade. Must have the ability to plan and conduct job related training, provide guidance and establish harmonious working relationships with coworkers and others.
Requires good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships and interact with internal and external customers. Requires ability to understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions.
A valid driver’s license is required with a valid Washington State driver’s license required within 30 days of employment. Must also possess (or obtain within 90 days of employment) and maintain a valid Washington State, Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL A) with valid medical card and air brake restriction removed; and must possess (or obtain within 90 days of obtaining a valid CDL A license) and maintain Tank Vehicle and Hazardous Materials endorsements. Must possess (or obtain within 1 year of employment) and maintain three (3) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in automotive brakes, medium/heavy truck brakes, and preventive maintenance inspection, and a Fluid Power Society certification as a Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic. Fleet Services requires that all employees possess and maintain (or obtain within 3 months of employment) a valid First Aid card and a CPR certification.