Automotive Mechanic

2 weeks ago(1/10/2018 8:02 PM)
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Under supervision, diagnose and performs average to difficult repairs on all systems related to automotive, light-duty trucks, and fleet support equipment.  Assists other mechanics in related work, as required.


The starting pay rate for this position is $22.52 an hour. Pay rate increases incrementally according to the union contract. Current top wage is $30.52 after 36 months.


The application deadline for this position is Wednesday, January 24, 2018.


The recruiting process will result in an eligibility list to fill future openings through June 30, 2018.


This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains vehicle power trains, including but not limited to, engines, transmissions, drive shafts, differentials, and related subcomponents.
  • Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains vehicle brake, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains electrical systems and components.  Must be able to read and understand electrical schematics.
  • Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.
  • Adjusts, repairs, or replaces damaged body parts and window glass.
  • Performs related repairs requiring advanced mechanical skills, as required.


Any combination of education and experience required to perform mechanical repairs of advanced difficulty.  Experience in California DMV smog certifications preferred, but not required.


Special Qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Class B CA Driver License with P endorsement. 
  • Good driving record in accordance with agency standards.
  • Necessary tools to perform the above duties.
  • Possession of steel-toed safety shoes to wear on the job. 
  • Must be able to attain required certifications for vehicle brake systems, and mobile vehicle air conditioning system

Knowledge of:

  • Air conditioning, brakes, electrical, engines, steering, suspension, transmissions, and alternate fuel systems.

Ability to:

  • Perform complete, reliable, and safe inspections.
  • Use automotive test equipment effectively.
  • Obtain precision measurements as required.
  • Work any shift.
  • Follow oral and written instructions. 
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Read and understand parts and repair manuals.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Complete the necessary paperwork associated with the job.
  • Utilize automated maintenance system. 

Safety Sensitive

Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and are subject to drug and alcohol testing, including but not limited to pre-employment testing, post-accident testing and random testing, under Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations, and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 655.  Please refer to the OCTA Drug and Alcohol Policy Manual for additional information.


OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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