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AUTOMOTIVE MASTER MECHANIC

Class Title: AUTOMOTIVE MASTER MECHANIC
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 062863

Education and Experience: Current A.S.E. (The National Institute for Automotive Excellence) Certification in automotive engine performance or heavy duty truck certification in gasoline engines and diesel engines.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required for employment in some positions. For positions in the Tennessee Department of Transportation, all employees in this job classification must possess, or obtain at their own expense within six months of employment, a Class A Commercial Driver License that is valid in the State of Tennessee. Employees who possess a Class A license at the time of employment must obtain at their own expense an “N” endorsement within thirteen months of employment. Employees who obtain a Class A license subsequent to employment must obtain at their own expense an “N” endorsement within thirteen months of obtaining the Class A license.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions.

Job Overview: Summary: Under general supervision, performs automotive mechanical work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the working level class in the Automotive Mechanic sub-series. An employee in this class performs a wide variety of semi-skilled and skilled automotive mechanical work and has current A.S.E. (The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in automotive engine performance or heavy duty truck certification in gasoline engines and diesel engines. This class differs from Automotive Mechanic in that an incumbent of the latter performs at the entry level and is not required to have A.S.E. Certification in automotive engine performance or heavy duty truck certification in gasoline engines and diesel engines. This class differs from Automotive Master Mech Supv in that an incumbent of the latter has current A.S.E. Certification in all eight service areas for automobiles or all six service areas for heavy duty trucks and supervises incumbents in this class.
Work Activities: 1. Diagnoses automotive mechanical problems by listening for noises, performing visual inspections, and performing diagnostic tests.

2. Performs basic repairs and maintenance to the following: gasoline engines in automobiles and trucks; diesel engines in trucks; automotive transmissions/transaxles; manual drive trains and axles; suspension and steering systems; brakes; electrical systems; heating and air conditioning systems; and engine performance.

3. Performs a wide variety of mechanical duties such as the following: overhauling, adjusting, maintaining and repairing automotive and related mechanical equipment; installing or building special equipment or attachments; replacing worn or broken parts; assembling and adjusting a variety of automotive parts and systems; using diagnostic test equipment to determine problems; and performing necessary inspections.

4. Operates and utilizes a variety of tools and equipment such as the following: hand tools, jacks, chain hoists, air wrenches, grease racks, arc welders, cutting torches, drill presses, brake lathes, milling machines, grinders, automotive electronic testing equipment, and battery charges; operates and utilizes diagnostic equipment such as oscilloscopes and engine analyzers.

5. Maintains vehicle history records which assist in equipment replacement decisions and quality service; maintains other simple records and makes routine reports.

6. Reads and understands technical manuals; and performs math calculations for timely repairs.

7. May respond to emergency road calls to repair disable vehicles.

8. May direct the work of automotive mechanics, as assigned.

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