Assistant Automotive Technician

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Fleet Management

Job Description

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Assistant Automotive Technician performs work that involves assisting skilled automotive mechanics in installing and repairing motors and performing general maintenance tasks on automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, graders, bulldozers, mowers, motorcycles, tractors, backhoes, garbage packers, and other standard and specialized equipment. Employees in this classification also perform general custodial tasks in maintaining service area buildings. The work performed by individuals in this classification involves the execution of specific rules, regulations, or procedures. Employees receive continuing or individual assignments by their supervisor generally indicating work to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments. Assistant Automotive Technicians perform under the immediate supervision of a skilled technician, skilled mechanic, or a supervisor and is inspected for quality of workmanship in progress, upon completion and through performance evaluations.

  • Goes on site to retrieve equipment or make repairs.
  • Inspects equipment/rolling stock and reads reference materials to guide maintenance and repairs.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and tune-ups on rolling stock such as cars and light trucks, heavy trucks (street sweeper, bucket truck, etc.), and/or heavy equipment (bulldozer, backhoe, etc.).
  • Inspects, maintains, repairs, and/or replaces tires on vehicles and equipment (e.g. lawnmowers, tractors, cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, bulldozers, loaders, etc.).
  • Performs repairs on cars and light trucks, heavy trucks (street sweeper, bucket truck, etc.), heavy equipment (bulldozer, backhoe, etc.), and/or small air-cooled engines such as lawnmowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, motorcycles, generators.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on law enforcement, fire department, and other emergency equipment.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on hydraulic systems (e.g. braking systems, lifts, backhoes, loaders, etc.)
  • Maintains building, equipment, records, and/or inventory.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.

If you qualify by coursework or certification, you must provide a copy. You may attach to this application OR email to Sherese.Armstrong by the closing date of announcement.

  • Driver's License.
  • Coursework, certification, or verifiable experience performing or assisting with preventative maintenance on motor vehicles such as changing fluids like oil, antifreeze, transmission, brake, hydraulic, and power steering fluid.
  • Coursework, certification, or verifiable experience performing or assisting with basic repairs such as testing batteries, testing alternators, replacing belts, replacing hoses, and brake repair.


  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Computer & Technology Operations.
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Learning & Memory. Oral Communication& Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing. Self-Management & Initiative. Sensory Abilities.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use. Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance (e.g., check fuels, fluids, oil levels) for cars and light trucks.
  • Knowledge of hand tools, including their designs and uses.
  • Knowledge of power tools, including their designs and uses.
  • Knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures regarding hazardous materials (Hazmat).
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance practices and measures for small equipment and tools.

Work is performed primarily in employer-owned facilities such as workshop and involves the use of electrical, gas, or air powered tools and equipment such as metal cutters, welding equipment, and pneumatic wrench. Work may be conducted in cramped work spaces requiring extended periods in contorted body positions and exposure to contaminates such as dust, gasoline, and/or caustic chemicals, and to potential mechanical and moving vehicle hazards. Work involves exposure to extreme temperatures (hot and cold), working around uneven, cluttered, and slippery surfaces, high vibration and loud noise (e.g. industrial and repair equipment).

Job involves significant and concerted physical exertion required for regular prolonged periods of carrying, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, or walking. Involves lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Work involves the ability to read small numbers and letters on meters.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map