Note: Each position within this classification may be required to possess all or some of these knowledge, skills or abilities

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NOTE: Each position within this classification may be required to possess all or some of these knowledge, skills or abilities.


Knowledge, Skill, Ability


Knowledge of methods, tools and materials used in the maintenance, adjustment, and repair of automotive equipment.

Knowledge of preventive maintenance methods for automotive equipment.

Knowledge of principles of effective supervision.

Knowledge of basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).

Knowledge of journey-level auto mechanics in order to perform advanced maintenance and repair of vehicles.

Knowledge of basic safety practices related to use and storage of gasoline and other flammable fluids.

Knowledge of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for automotive repairs.

Knowledge of proper procedures, hazards, and safety precautions of tools and equipment employed in shaping, fitting, grinding, cutting, welding, painting, and forming the materials commonly used in custom building and repairing of automotive equipment bodies, fenders, and accessories.

Knowledge of principles of operation of internal combustion engines.

Knowledge of use of automotive testing and diagnostic equipment.

Knowledge of determining material requirements and estimate job costs.

Knowledge of building and/or altering equipment to improve and/or enhance efficiency and usability in the maintenance and repair of vehicles.

Knowledge of personal computer hardware and software products to communicate effectively in the maintenance and repair of vehicles.


Skill in adjustment and repair of automotive equipment.

Skill in the use of various hand tools/equipment to maintain and repair vehicles.


Ability to operate machine tools used in automotive repair.

Ability to operate various types of vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, vans, automatic or standard transmissions, etc.).

Ability to perform welding and brazing work (e.g., acetylene, arc, wire feed, spot welding, soldering, etc.).

Ability to inspect automobiles to locate defects.

Ability to estimate the cost of repairs.

Ability to requisition and store a supply of automotive parts.

Ability to keep routine records.

Ability to prepare reports of jobs completed and work in progress.

Ability to devise improved repair methods.

Ability to instruct/train and/or deal tactfully with coworkers and the public.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Ability to work independently on most tasks.

Ability to recognize and correct unsafe working conditions.

Ability to understand system of mechanical procedures.

Ability to stand, walk or bend continuously.

Ability to lift and/or transport up to 50 lbs. of supplies or equipment.

Ability to move limbs/fingers easily to perform manual functions.

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