Vehicle and Equipment Technician I
Fairfax County Government
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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.
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.
Evening Shifts: 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Locations: Alban, Jermantown, Newington or West Ox depending on the needs of the department.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill multiple full-time Vehicle and Equipment Technician I positions. This is an entry-level position and the salary offer will not exceed the mid-point (or $59,998.02) of the advertised salary range.
- 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, driveline, 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
- 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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
- Valid motor vehicle driver's license.
- 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 Learner's Permit (CLP) or Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Class B is required within 30 days of an offer. Applicants hired with a CLP must obtain a CDL - Class B within eleven months of hire date. 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.
Possess current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification(s).
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- The appointees to these positions will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, Commercial Driver License Screening and pre-employment physical examination to the satisfaction of the employer.
- Pre-employment, random, and post-accident and alcohol testing is required for these positions.
Ability to lift 50 pounds on an average of once daily; stoop, bend, twist, and reach many times daily; use ladders extensively; user creeper (or get on hands and knees) several times daily. All duties 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 status as a veteran 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.
Why It's Awesome to Work Here
Full benefits and a flexible work/home life.
About Fairfax County Government
Fairfax County was home to many of America’s earliest statesmen, including George Washington of Mount Vernon and George Mason of Gunston Hall. It is one of the premier centers of technology in the United States. Located just west of the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has a large, diverse and dynamic economy, and is home for eight Fortune 500 companies, more than 400 international owned firms, and the largest concentration of technology jobs of any major U.S. market. Minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses make significant contributions to the economy and add diversity to the business community.
The County offers residents an excellent environment in which to raise and educate their children. The Fairfax County Public School System and area private schools offer parents numerous education options. Fairfax County is also a leader in higher education, where five major colleges and universities, including the main campus of George Mason University, are located. Northern Virginia Community College – the largest community college in the Commonwealth of Virginia – has two campuses in Fairfax County. The community has a wealth of cultural and recreational resources that provide abundant opportunities for children to learn and grow.