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Master Automotive Technician

City of Rochester
Full Time 810 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, United States


General Description

This is a skilled automotive mechanic position responsible for the repair and maintenance of modern small or medium sized automotive, construction, emergency, or ground equipment. Incumbents in this classification perform computerized equipment diagnosis, repair, on-board resurfacing, overhaul, replacement, preventative and corrective maintenance, safety and emissions inspections, and road testing of vehicles and related component and sub-component parts and assemblies. Work is performed on internal combustion gas, hybrid, diesel, or other alternative fueled engines as well as electrical and hydraulic motors. Work is performed under the direction of a supervisor or manager within the Equipment Services Division. Related work is performed as required.


Typical Work Activities
  • Performs general maintenance and skilled repairs on equipment such as automobiles, light and medium trucks, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, and other small transportation, automotive and construction type equipment and vehicles;
  • Inspects equipment for worn, damaged, or defective parts using visual evaluation, road tests, specialized electronic testing equipment, or other computerized diagnostic techniques to determine needed repairs and vehicle performance;
  • Disassembles, repairs, re-assembles and adjusts front and rear axle assemblies, main drive shafts, transfer cases, clutches, and transmissions;
  • Rebuilds or replaces defective or damaged automotive subassemblies;
  • Rebuilds internal combustion engines, transmissions, and front and rear drive units;
  • Repairs, and if necessary, replaces steering mechanisms and aligns wheels;
  • Adjusts, repairs, resurfaces and replaces brake system components;
  • Repairs exhaust, ignition, fuel and electrical systems;
  • Conducts New York State safety inspections on vehicles;
  • Tests automotive computer systems using electronic equipment;
  • Performs work associated with the commissioning and decommissioning of vehicles;
  • Prepares and maintains manual and computerized records and logs associated with vehicle maintenance, repair, labor (both direct and in-direct), and parts and materials used;
  • Performs emergency road repairs, off-site repairs, and provides mobile tow service;
  • Operates vehicles to verify symptoms and isolate problems, before and after repair and maintenance, to assure proper functioning;
  • Communicates with repair staff from different shifts regarding on-going repairs;
  • Performs minor cutting & welding;
  • Leads, directs, and trains other Mechanics or Auto Aides.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D., AND I. and II.:

I. A.) Associate's degree in Automotive Technology or closely related area, and two (2) years of experience as an automotive mechanic in a standard repair shop; OR

   B.) Four (4) years of experience as described in IA. above. AND

II. Possession of at least *four (4) of the following certifications issued by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE):
A1 - Engine Repair
A2 - Automotive Transmission/Transaxle
A3 - Manual Drive Train and Axles
A4 - Suspension and Steering
A5 - Brakes
A6 - Electrical / Electronic Systems
A7 - Heating and Air Conditioning
A8 - Engine Performance
L1 - Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

* Incumbent must maintain at least four (4) certifications throughout employment in this title.

1) Possession of a valid N.Y.S Class D Operator's license at time of appointment. Possession of a valid N.Y.S Non-CDL Class C License within six (6) months of appointment. This licensure must be maintained throughout employment in this title.

2) Possession of a N.Y.S Motor Vehicle Inspector's license (Group 1) within three (3) months of appointment. This licensure must be maintained throughout employment in this title.

3) Possession of N.Y.S. Tow Truck Endorsement within six (6) months of appointment. This endorsement must be maintained throughout employment in this title.

4) Must provide proper selection of current tools and cabinet necessary to make repairs to light duty vehicles at time of appointment (i.e., socket set, open end wrenches, screwdrivers, metric tools, digital VOM, standard electronic type testing equipment, etc.).

For full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

For less-than full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers numerous growth opportunities to include the potential to transition into full-time, permanent employment.