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Auto Mechanic Intern

County of San Luis Obispo
Temporary San Luis Obispo General Services, 1087 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, United States


Fleet Services has an exciting internship opportunity for an Auto Mechanic!

This internship program is to train incumbents in basic automotive service skills, including but not limited to:(Not in order of importance.) 
  • Inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing mechanical defects in automobiles, trucks, and miscellaneous equipment
  • Performing minor repairs on tractors and dump trucks
  • Performing general overhauls
  • Doing major and minor engine tune-ups
  • Repairing transmissions, differentials, mechanical and electrical fuel systems, electrical systems, and components, brake systems, and wheel alignments
  • Installing tires, wiring, and door glass
  • Installing emergency equipment on law enforcement vehicles
  • Operating diagnostic equipment and evaluate readings
  • Maintaining records of repairs made, work orders and time worked
  • Cleaning and care for tools and equipment
  • Operate and road test vehicles
  • May repair mowers, riding mowers, and other equipment 
  • May be assigned to perform minor repair work on County owned fuel sites. 
 for the detailed job description. 
The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of: the operating principles of automotive and related equipment; the techniques and methods of overhauling and repairing automobiles, trucks, and equipment; the materials, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of automobiles and trucks. 

The ideal candidate will have the ability to: understand and follow oral instruction; read and understand service and repair manuals and diagrams; overhaul automotive equipment; do arc and gas welding; work cooperatively with others; work in a safe and efficient manner; input and retrieve information from a PC.  

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.