Under direction, to act as an assistant to the manager of a large State garage in the field of automobile repair and maintenance; to supervise the work of a group of journeyperson automobile mechanics and mechanic helpers engaged in adjusting, servicing, repairing, and maintaining automotive equipment; or to secure necessary repairs to State-owned vehicles from private repair facilities; and to do other related work.
Assigns work, gives instructions, maintains discipline, and passes upon difficult mechanical problems in connection with the supervision of the work of a group of automobile mechanics, and mechanical helpers engaged in adjusting, servicing, repairing, and maintaining automotive equipment; compiles estimates of cost on proposed repairs; makes reports; keeps records of work in progress; checks time cards and stock disbursement records; checks requests for needed supplies and parts; analyzes operating costs and output of automotive Shop; discusses mechanical and operating problems with operators of equipment; discusses repairs, negotiates costs, and reviews invoices with suppliers of automotive parts and repairs.
Three years in the California state service performing the duties of an Automotive Mechanic.
Five years of experience as a journeyperson mechanic, which shall have included two years as a leadperson or supervisor over three or more journeyperson mechanics.
Knowledge of: Methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance, adjustment, and repair of automotive equipment; preventive maintenance methods for automotive equipment; flat rate labor time allowances for vehicle repairs; principles of effective supervision; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Skill in: Test adjustment and repair of automotive equipment.
Ability to: Read and write English at the level required for successful job performance; lay out and direct the work of others, and assure effective working relationships; inspect automotive equipment to locate defects, and estimate the cost of repairs; requisition and store a supply of automotive parts; keep records and make reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.