The Automotive Technician is responsible for the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment owned or leased by the County Government. This position will be assigned to work at the Department of Transportation Fleet main garage located in Maryland Heights. There will be opportunities to transfer and work in one of four District Garages (Florissant, Ellisville, Affton and Mehlville) based on availability and the skill level and experience of the employee. As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 10 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. A full listing of benefits is available under the benefit tab at the top of this page. Applicants hired full time on or after January 17, 2018 will be participating in the revised retirement plan. New employees will be required to contribute 4% of their salary to this plan. The starting salary will be between $16.37- $19.64 per hour and will be based on experience and qualifications.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Services vehicles and equipment, usually of a limited variety and complexity, as specified by work orders using power and hand tools, analysis, testing and measuring devices and garage equipment according to standard procedures; Services heavy, specialized and otherwise unique vehicles and equipment under close supervision and assists higher level mechanics. Takes corrective action to ensure proper service upon inspection and review of work; Performs inspections and maintains vehicles and equipment according to preventative maintenance schedules; Changes oil, spark plugs, and fluids, mounts and balances tires, lubes chassis, replaces filters, lights, hoses and belts; Inspects electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems; refers serious or unusual problems to higher level mechanics or supervisors; may operate welding or other specialized equipment; Conducts routine diagnostic analyses to check and test vehicle parts, systems and equipment using standard diagnostic and testing instruments; May troubleshoot equipment failures and initiate minor repairs or advise supervisors of more serious or complex problems; Operates automotive vehicles and equipment to observe, check and assess malfunctions and repairs, conduct test runs, or otherwise transport vehicles and equipment for service or outside repair; May operate vehicles to assist in snow removal activities and to provide towing and road service; Cleans and maintains tools, equipment and service bay work area in a safe and orderly manner; Assists with routine building maintenance and garage operations activities; Records repair and maintenance information on work order forms to document service activities, requisitions parts, supplies, tools, and materials. Performs related work as required.
Completion of technical training in automotive technology and equipment maintenance or a related area with one year of experience in automotive/equipment maintenance and repair or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Prefer experience with heavy or specialized equipment and vehicles.A valid Class A Commercial Drivers License will be required within six months of employment.
The following list of tools must be provided by the employee. Lockable Cabinet w/ Drawers and Rollers (Sufficient size to neatly store these and County provided individual pneumatic and power tools)CreeperSafety Glasses or GogglesHearing Protection25 foot Tape MeasureMulti-meter1/4" Drive Ratchet1/4" Drive 3" and 6" Extension1/4" Drive Standard Socket Set (3/16" - 1/2")1/4" Drive Metric Socket Set (4mm - 12mm)3/8" Drive Air Impact1/2" Drive Air Impact3/8" Drive Air Ratchet3/8" Drive 3", 6", 12" Extension3/8" Drive Standard Socket Set (3/8" - 3/4")3/8" Drive Standard Socket Set, Deep (3/8" - 3/4")3/8" Drive Metric Socket Set (6mm - 19 mm)3/8" Drive Metric Socket Set, Deep (6mm - 19mm)3/8" Drive Torx Bit Socket Set (T40, T45, T50, T55)3/8" Drive Spark Plug Socket 13/16"3/8" Drive Spark Plug Socket 5/8"3/8" Drive Spark Plug Socket, Flex Head (5/8")3/8" Drive Universal Joint3/8" Drive to 1/2" Male Adapter1/2" Drive Ratchet1/2" Drive Extension, 3", 6", 12"1/2" Drive Breaker Bar1/2" Drive Torque Wrench (40 - 250 ft. lbs.)1/2" Drive Standard Socket Set (7/16" - 1 1/2")1/2" Drive Standard Socket Set, Deep (7/16" - 1 1/2")1/2" Drive Standard Socket Set, Impact 6-Point (7/16" - 1 1/2")1/2" Drive Metric Socket Set (10mm - 32mm)1/2" Drive Metric Socket Set, Deep (10mm - 32mm)1/2" Drive Universal Joint1/2" Drive Universal Joint, Impact1/2" Drive to 3/8" Male AdapterBrake, Spring Retainer Tools (BT11 & 131A)Brake, Spring ToolBrake, Spring PliersBrake, Adjusting Tools (B11469 & B1468)Clamp, 6", "C"Gauge, Feeler, StandardGauge, Spark PlugGauge, Feeler, MetricHacksaw and BladesHammer, 20-Ounce Ball PeenHammer, CompothanePliers, Combination, 7"Pliers, Diagonal CuttingPliers, Needle NosePliers, Combination Snap Ring, Interchangeable TipPliers, Channel Lock, 10"Pliers, Vise Grip, Long Nose, 8"Pliers, Vise Grip, 8"Pry Bar, Roll Head, 18"Punch and Chisel Set, 10-PiecePunch, Drift, BronzeRatchet Wrench Set, Combination, Metric (10mm - 19mm)Snap Ring ToolScrewdriver Set, Common and Phillips, 10-PieceScrewdriver Set, Torx (T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30)Test Light (12-24 Volt)Test LeadsTire Pressure Gauge - 120 lbs.Wire Stripper and CutterWrench, Adjustable, 12" and 15"Wrench, Pipe, 12" and 14"Wrench Set, Combination, Metric (7mm - 25mm)Wrench Set, Combination, Standard (5/32" - 1 1/2")Wrench Set, Shaped Hex Key, Metric (1.5mm - 12mm) or Socket SetWrench Set, Shaped Hex Key, Standard (1/16" to 3/8", & 5/8", 3/4") or Socket SetWrench Set, Flare Nut, Metric (9mm - 17mm)Wrench Set, Flare Nut, Standard (3/8" - 11/16")Wrench Set, Open-End, Standard (3/8" - 7/8") or Second Combination Wrench SetWrench Set, Open-End, Metric (10mm - 19mm) or Second Combination Wrench SetSELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade. A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part time, full time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be covered by the County.HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans' status or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.St. Louis CountyDivision of Personnel, 7th FloorClayton, MO 63105(314) 615-5429An Equal Opportunity EmployerHearing Impaired TTY: (314) 615-5889Fax: (314) 615-7703www.stlouisco.com