Vehicle and Equipment Technician I

$43,103.42 - $71,839.25 yr
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time
One or more positions may be filled from this job announcement.
Performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive and related equipment, under limited supervision. Analyzes and diagnoses gas and fuel operated vehicles for maintenance defects. Performs Virginia state and emission inspections of vehicles and equipment. Performs road tests on new and repaired vehicles. Operates specialized equipment common to the automotive repair industry and machine shops. Performs related work as required.

Note: This position is classified as essential personnel. The appointee is required to report to work during times of inclement weather or emergencies . Our work schedules consist of three shifts - first shift (5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) second shift (10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and third shift (2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) and may be located at any of the department's four locations (Alban, Jermantown, Newington or West Ox). Illustrative Duties (The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Inspects, diagnoses, and repairs mechanical defects in automobiles, trucks, trailers, off-road equipment, motorcycles, pumps, generators, and other mechanical equipment;
  • Inspects and tests equipment for mechanical defects, and repairs or replaces worn and/or defective parts;
  • Inspects, repairs, and/or replaces defective parts in the following mechanical systems: engine, transmission, drive line, steering, suspension, brake, heating, cooling, air conditioning, starting, charging, fuel, ignition, electrical, electronic, body, tire, supplemental restraint, lighting, hydraulic, emergency accessories, and hybrid drive systems;
  • Performs basic care and scheduled maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, cleaning and lubricating parts, and rotating tires;
  • Follows checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined;
  • Reads and interprets diagnostic test results to identify mechanical problems;
  • Makes emergency road repairs and tire repairs in all weather conditions;
  • Test-drives vehicles;
  • Keeps records of inspections, test results, work performed, and parts used;
  • Assists higher level mechanics in difficult repairs;
  • Attends safety training.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities (The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of methods and tools commonly used by journey level service technicians in the repair and maintenance of automotive and industrial equipment;
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade;
  • Mechanical skills to be familiar with engine components and systems and know how they interact with each other;
  • Troubleshooting skills to diagnose mechanical problems and make appropriate repairs to a wide variety of automotive and industrial equipment;
  • Basic keyboarding skills;
  • Ability to use tools and test equipment pertinent to the trade;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity, such as lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, and crawling and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions;
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to test-drive vehicles and equipment;
  • Ability to read and comprehend relevant documents;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade plus three years of experience in problem diagnosis, repair and maintenance of a wide variety of light, medium, heavy and/or specialized automotive equipment. Related automotive technical education or trade training above the high school may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a set of hand tools commonly used in the automotive industry, such as wrenches, pliers, and sockets and ratchets. Personal tools are required upon appointment.

  • Prior to completion of the probationary period, certain positions require a current Virginia Safety State Inspection Certificate and/or a Virginia Emission Inspections.
  • A valid Commercial Driver's License ("CDL") Permit or CDL is required within 30 days of an offer.
  • Applicants hired with a CDL Permit must obtain a CDL within eleven months of hire date.
  • CDL class and endorsements are determined by the needs of the business area.
  • May be required to provide copies of driving record periodically for verification of driving status.
  • Pre-employment, random, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing is required for these positions.
  • The appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to employment.
  • A Virginia Safety State Inspection Certificate or a Virginia Emission Inspection License may be required of the employee prior to the end of their probationary period.
Possess current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification(s).

Must be able to lift 50 pounds on an average of once daily; stoop, bend, twist and reach many times daily; use ladders extensively; use creeper(or get on hands and knees) several times daily. All duties performed with or without accommodations.

Panel Interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center
  • Flexible Schedule and Telework Options
  • Transportation Subsidy
  • Discount Educational Programs
For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.
01 What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
  • None of the above
02 How many years of problem diagnostic and vehicle repair/maintenance experience do you possess?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five years or more
03 Do you possess a valid motor vehicle driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
04 Are you currently in possession of a commercial driver's license (CDL)? if yes, please check each item that applies to your class and endorsement(s).
  • Class "A"
  • Class "B"
  • (P) With air brakes and passenger
  • (S) School bus endorsements
  • None of the above
05 Do you possess a current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification?
  • Yes
  • No
06 Do you have less than negative 6 points on your driving record?
  • Yes
  • No
07 Do you have your own personal set of hand tools commonly used in the automotive trade?
  • Yes
  • No
08 Our work schedules consist of three shifts- first shift (5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.), second shift (10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and third shift (2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Please indicate which shifts you are available to work.
  • 5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Any shift
09 The employees in these positions are classified as "essential personnel." Are you able and willing to come to work when required, even during inclement weather?
  • Yes
  • No
10 Which of the following choices is the majority of your experience in?
  • Mechanical repairs
  • Preventive maintenance
11 Our fleet is composed of various types and sizes of vehicles and equipment. Please check which type(s) of vehicles you have experience working on.
  • Passenger cars, trucks and vans
  • Police cars
  • Motorcycles
  • School buses
  • Fire trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Trash trucks
  • Ambulances
  • Tractor trailers
  • Backhoe
  • None of the above
12 Please select the type(s) of license(s) you possess. Check all that apply.
  • State Inspectors License
  • Emissions Inspectors License
  • Emissions Mechanics License
  • None of the above

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