Jobs in this family diagnose, adjust, maintain, repair, or overhaul light and/or heavy equipment and state vehicles.

Typical functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Perform preventative maintenance.
  • Perform mechanical work on various types of equipment.
  • Perform inspections, diagnoses, maintenance, repairs, and modifications.
  • Supervise offenders and/or staff in automotive repair activities.

The work assigned to positions in this series ranges from preventative and mechanic work to managing day-to-day shop operations and supervision.

Automotive Technician

A first-level vocational position accountable for performing preventative maintenance related to automotive equipment such as adding or changing fluids, lubricating the vehicle and equipment for service, replacing spark plugs and wires, cleaning and washing interior and exterior, and detailing. May supervise offenders.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of practices, methods, tools, and equipment of the automotive trade. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions. Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical defects in motor vehicles. Ability to follow detailed procedures.

Typical qualifications

1 year of relevant experience or appropriate education.

Pay grade

Automotive Mechanic

This is a mid-level position accountable for performing mechanical and body work on vehicles, light and/or heavy equipment. Employees’ main focus is on the inspection, diagnoses, maintenance, repair, modification, and restoration of heavy maintenance and construction equipment, and power generation equipment. May supervise offenders. Employees organize work on a daily basis exercising independence and judgment that is greater than lower level positions.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level: Knowledge of electronics, computer operations, and diagnostic system. Skill in diagnosing and repairing mechanical defects. Ability to use diagnostic and other tools needed in the performance of tasks. Ability to lift heavy loads and work in various positions.

Typical qualifications

2-4 years of relevant experience or appropriate education.

Pay grade

Automotive Service Supervisor

This is a supervisory-level position accountable for assisting a shop manager with the day-to-day operations of an automotive or heavy equipment repair shop, and/or supervision of technicians assigned to field locations. Employee supervision includes hire recommendations, training, planning and assigning work, performance assessment, coaching, and progressive discipline.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Skill in using diagnostic and a variety of other tools essential to ensuring the proper operation of vehicles and other equipment. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work tickets. Ability to mentor, coach, and evaluate the work of staff.

Typical qualifications

5 or more years of relevant experience and/or appropriate education.

Pay grade