Vehicle And Equipment Technician Ii

Lorton, Virginia
$49,873.82 - $83,122.21 Annually
Dec 18, 2021
Jan 15, 2022
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs highly skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive and related equipment. Serves as a lead worker and assists lower-level employees in diagnosing and tracing hard-to-locate defects or problems. Other duties include: analyzes and diagnoses complex 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 job announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Vehicle and Equipment Technician II positions located at the various Department of Vehicle Services facilities - Alban, Jermantown, Newington or West Ox - depending on the needs of the hiring department.

Schedule: The work schedule consists of day shifts (5:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and evening shifts (2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.).

To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Department of Vehicle Services, watch our video "This is The Department of Vehicle Services" .

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 description. The Illustrative Duties of Vehicle and Equipment Technician I are also required.)

  • Performs the most difficult diagnoses and repairs of mechanical defects in automobiles, trucks, trailers, off-road equipment, motorcycles, pumps, generators, and other mechanical equipment;
  • Removes and tears down components and assemblies, such as engines, automatic transmissions, electrical systems, air conditioning systems, hydraulic systems, and power trains, then rebuilds, adjusts, reinstalls, aligns, and meshes such components and assemblies;
  • May supervise work of lower level employees;
  • May act as lead in supervisor's absence;
  • May serve as coach and mentor for Vehicle Service Tech I;
  • Assists lower level employees in diagnosing and tracing hard-to-locate defects or problems.

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. The knowledge, skills and abilities of Vehicle and Equipment Technician I are also required.)

  • Proficiency in the diagnosis, adjustment and repair of all assigned vehicles and equipment systems;
  • Extensive knowledge of methods and tools commonly used by service technicians in the repair and maintenance of automotive and industrial equipment;
  • Extensive knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates;
  • Ability to coach, counsel, train and evaluate employee performance to include safety policies, procedures and practices;
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other County employees;
  • Ability to learn job related technical information, and to communicate such information to co-workers.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade plus five 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 tools commonly used in the automotive industry, such as wrenches, pliers, and sockets and ratchets. Personal tools are required upon appointment.

Two current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in a series.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • A valid Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) or a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B is required within 30 days of an offer. Applicants hired with a CDL Permit must obtain a CDL B within eleven months of hire date.
  • Prior to completion of the probationary period, certain positions require a current Virginia Safety State Inspection Certificate and/or a Virginia Emission Inspections.
  • May be required to provide copies of driving record periodically for verification of driving

  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, a commercial driver license screening and a pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer. Pre-employment, random, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing is required for these positions.
  • This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

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 may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status 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.

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