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Automotive Mechanic

US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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Skilled Trades


The Automotive Mechanic shall be qualified (i.e. appropriately licensed, certified, etc.), skilled and knowledgeable in performing maintenance and repairs to various vehicles and mobile equipment. The Mechanic performs major and minor repairs to engines/motors, cooling, hydraulic, fuel, steering and brake. The Mechanic shall operate, repair and maintains applicable tools and equipment.



Operations – The Mechanic may work alone or with other workers to perform simple or complex tasks while following appropriate and safe procedures. Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to operate equipment, detect deficiencies and make repairs; diagnose problems; and make installment of devices, equipment, parts, etc. The Mechanic shall have good familiarity of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Navy Safety and Health requirements, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. 


Processing – The Mechanic shall receive assignment from the workload manager in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of tasks.


Housekeeping – The Mechanic shall ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be pick-up and stored, and the municipal trash containers will be emptied.


Preparation of Documents – Not applicable.


Technical Support – The Mechanic shall receive work assignments through oral instructions provided by the workload manager. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. A journeyman-level employee normally checks daily assignments. A Government employee gives advice on unusual problems and checks to see if completed work meets the requirement.


Meetings/Conferences – The Mechanic shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.


Briefings – The Mechanic shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


Updates – The Mechanic shall provide monthly status report that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The Mechanic will comply with all PPE requirements of the Navy.


The Mechanic must have 10 years’ experience in the following:

  • Perform diagnostics, removes, overhauls, replaces, and adjusts vehicle components and sub-systems. Accomplish all types of repairs from minor tune up to complete overhauls, from 1/4 ton through 25 ton capacity including buses, tractors, stakes, pickups, sedans, pumps, compressors, welders.
  • Thorough knowledge of mathematics, be able to read, understand and use technical publications, schematics, equipment operation and maintenance manuals, service and parts manuals and service Guidelines include Federal, military and local regulations, directives and specifications, manufacturer’s literature, technical journals, and reference manuals.
  • Skill in the use of electronic diagnostic test equipment such as emission test analyzers and engine/ignition diagnostic test equipment, multi-meters, pressure gauges, engine analyzers, dynamometers, injector testers, flow meters, tachometers, pyrometers and Incumbent must be familiar with a wide variety of alternate fuel systems and their different theories of operation.
  • Replacement of or repairs to engine components such as timing belts/chain, cylinder heads, crank and cam shafts, bearings, pistons/rings, rods, pump, and other internal Diagnosis and repair brake systems, both hydraulic and air, transmission assemblies, hydraulic and manual shifts, differentials, including two speed systems, transfer case and drive line assemblies, engine emission, ignition, and charging systems.
  • Completing assignments with little or no technical advice. Must be able to overhaul and rebuild transmissions such as those which have braking, steering and differential systems mechanically integrated with the
  • Adept in use of sound judgment to determine the best work methods and work sequences to use in making extensive and complex
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and examining system deficiencies and identifying faulty components by instrumentation, sight, sound, smell, and touch.
  • Qualified to operate specialized equipment such as aerial work platforms and material handling equipment.
  • Ability to drive a motorized vehicle and possess a valid California “C” driver’s license.

All Candidates Must have/be:

a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.

b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.

c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.

f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.

g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).


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