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Automotive Technician I

Posted:October 21, 2021 (posted 49 days ago)View All Jobs
Location:Ocala, FL (US County)
Company:Marion County Sheriff's Office
692 NW 30th AVE
Ocala, FL 34475


This job is an experienced automotive mechanic’s position, requiring the knowledge and ability to perform diagnosis and repairs of minor and major mechanical problems. DUTIES: Perform automotive and equipment maintenance, repair, and diagnostics to Agency vehicles and equipment in the following specialized areas: Suspension and Steering Brakes Heating and Air Conditioning Engine Performance Engine Repair Automotive Transmission/ Transaxle Manual Drive Train and Axles Electrical System Assist other technicians when required. Install decals and window tinting on vehicles Assist Fleet Services Director or Fleet Services Supervisor with administrative functions as required. Attend schools or seminars required to maintain certification and keep abreast with current applied technology. Assist with the inspection of Fleet Services equipment in operation to assure proper safe and efficient functioning. Be alert for conditions or situations, which inhibit safe and efficient operation of the Agency or the Fleet Services Division, and make recommendations for solutions. Perform other related duties as assigned. Perform any additional duties that may be required by the Sheriff or through necessity of situations. JOB PREREQUISITES: High School Diploma or GED. ASE Certification in Suspension and Steering, Brakes, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. MACS Mobile Air Conditioning Certification EVT Law Enforcement Vehicle Technician Certification Minimum of four years of experience in the automotive repair industry, or three years experience and a diploma from an accredited Vocational Training Center in Auto Mechanics. Thorough knowledge of the standard tools, materials and practices of the automotive mechanical trade. Knowledge of, and ability to operate, diagnostic equipment. Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical trade Possession of the necessary hand tools to perform the job. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License Ability to understand and carry out English language oral and written instructions.


JOB REQUIREMENTS: Automotive Technician Certification in the four required specialty areas along with EVT Law Enforcement Vehicle Technician Certification and MACS Mobile Air Conditioning certification must be continually maintained as a term of employment to retain Technician I pay grade and classification. Maintain valid Florida driver’s license. Must be able to follow instructions. WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to open shop environment of humidity, heat, cold, and so on. May be exposed to hazards such as exhaust gases, asbestos, shop accidents, and so forth. Exposed to all highway hazards during road testing of vehicles. Required to work overtime when necessary. Subject to occasional call outs. May occasionally be required to attend overnight or longer seminars or training schools. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work environment requires the continuous operation of hand and power tools and the full range of shop equipment to very exacting tolerances, calling for full coordination of sensory and manipulative ability in order to achieve full production to acceptable standards. Tasks may involve occasional heavy lifting or moving, but the emphasis is placed upon the coordination and manipulation skills with tasks that require the following sensory demands. Color perception and discrimination. Sound perception and discrimination Odor perception and discrimination. Depth perception and discrimination. Texture perception and discrimination. Visual perception and discrimination. ADA Compliance: PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Requires medium to heavy work that involves walking or standing most of the time, exerting up to 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, and skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office or shop machines or tools within high tolerances or limits of accuracy. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: The job risk exposure to bright and dim light, dust and pollen, extreme heat and or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, fumes and or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, toxic/caustic chemicals and explosives SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of taste, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception. The Marion County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Sheriffs Office to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations. VETERANS' PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Note: Nothing in this job description/specification restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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