Job Element: (Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance Family)
Job Series: 5823 (OPM Classification & Qualifications)
Types / Parentheticals
- Automotive Mechanic
- Automotive Mechanic (Leader)
- Automotive Mechanic (Supervisor)
This job series covers positions responsible for troubleshooting and repairing a variety of automotive systems such as engines, transmission and gear reduction systems, transaxles, drive line and rear axle assemblies, electrical and electronic systems, fuel injection systems, emission control systems, braking systems, hydraulic and other assemblies. You must be capable of interpreting and applying manufacturer’s repair manuals, schematics, diagnostic codes and safety manuals sufficient to accomplish these tasks and be familiar with all tools, equipment, and materials used by automotive mechanics. You must be able to work independently, make decisions, accept job responsibility, exercise initiative and plan operations.
Duties at CBP
Work within this job series requires an Automotive Mechanic to have knowledge of the make-up, operation, and installation of all automotive components, assemblies, and systems; skill in repairing major automotive components, assemblies, and systems; skill in using various types of hand and power tools, testers, and gauges common to the occupation. Typical work assignments may include:
- Troubleshooting, repairing and/or overhauling major automotive components and systems;
- Identifying mechanical and operational problems utilizing a wide variety of test equipment, including computerized engine analyzers, compression testers, multimeters, and other equipment common to the occupation;
- Completing repairs and installations with little or no technical advice.
Work within this job series requires an Automotive Mechanic Leader to have knowledge of the make-up, operation, and installation of all automotive components, assemblies, and systems; skill in repairing major automotive components, assemblies, and systems; skill in using various types of hand and power tools, testers, and gauges common to the occupation, and the ability to make recommendations and provide technical assistance in all aspects of automotive repair. Typical work assignments may include:
- Assisting the Automotive Mechanic Supervisor in accomplishing the maintenance, repair, and/or complete overhaul of various types of government-owned vehicles;
- Providing recommendations and giving technical advice on automotive repairs;
- Reporting the status and progress of work, including servicing and repair needs, equipment needs, and condition of equipment;
- Planning, assigning, directing, and reviewing work of non-supervisory employees in the same or related occupations;
- Providing on the job training for subordinate employees.
Work within this job series requires an Automotive Mechanic Supervisor to have general knowledge of agency operations and activities supported by the fleet; knowledge of standard and special purpose vehicles and equipment, specifications, capabilities and operating characteristics; knowledge of automotive repair and maintenance requirements, ability to manage all aspects of vehicle repair including inventory control, job orders, and needs assessments, and the ability to deal effectively with state/local government and contractors. Typical work assignments may include:
- Planning, assigning, and directing work for a sector vehicle maintenance unit;
- Scheduling and approving leave, setting performance requirements, making performance appraisals, planning and initiating training, and maintaining production reports and records;
- Supervising everyday equipment maintenance and heavy equipment operation;
- Troubleshooting, repairing and/or overhauling major automotive components;
- Establishing yearly priorities and goals relating to the utilization and operation of all Agency equipment used for operations.
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