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Automotive/Equipment Technician, Senior

Forsyth County Government

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Salary: $39,801.00 - $63,682.00 Annually

Job Summary

Performs complex mechanical repair and/or collision repair work on automobiles, trucks, heavy equipment and machinery, engines, and other automotive/mechanical equipment.

Performs collision repair and body refinishing work; conducts damage analysis; performs uni-body inspection, measurement, and repair; inspects and repairs body/frame; repairs, replaces, and adjusts outer body panels.

Performs general welding, stick and mig welding, and fabrication work; prepares metal surfaces for welding work; repairs broken/cracked parts, cuts metal, and welds metal components; fills holes and removes dents.

Prepares vehicles for paint work; cleans/prepares metal surfaces for paint work; mixes, matches, and applies paint to surface of vehicles/equipment.

Inspects, tests, and diagnoses problems involving various systems and components of vehicles or equipment, such as mechanical components, electrical components, gasoline/diesel engines, ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, transmissions, differentials, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic systems, brake systems, pneumatic systems, drive train systems, engine cooling systems, fuel and air induction systems, charging systems, starting systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, inflatable restraint systems, heating/air conditioning systems, windows, lighting systems, or horns.

Examines vehicles to determine necessary repair or maintenance work; conducts diagnostic computer testing; consults with drivers or equipment operators to obtain input on problems, assist in diagnosing problems, or prevent future problems; assesses body damage to vehicles; determines parts/supplies necessary to conduct repairs.

Leads and/or performs appropriate repair, removal, replacement, rebuilding, or maintenance work on vehicle/equipment systems and components; repairs/replaces mechanical components and electrical components; removes or replaces brakes, brake pads, wheels, steering components, shocks, transmissions, cylinder heads, valve trains, differentials, suspension springs, starters, alternators, water pumps, thermostats, radiators, flywheels, fuel injectors, and other components; turns, replaces, or resurfaces rotors/drums; replaces rings, bearings, and universal joints; repairs/replaces clutches; rebuilds generators and carburetors; relines brakes; removes or replaces engines, engine parts, and engine gaskets; checks engine timing and performance; grinds valves; rebuilds wheel cylinders; replaces disk calipers; repairs truck frame and dump beds; installs, removes, repairs or replaces doors, lifts, seats, radios, lights, windows, mirrors, or emergency sirens.

Performs routine and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment; pumps fuel into vehicles; checks fluid levels and replaces fluids as needed; drains/replaces oil; changes/replaces filters and batteries; removes/replaces belts, hoses, fuses, bulbs, and other parts; flushes radiators and coolant systems; replaces spark plugs and wires; lubricates mechanical parts and greases equipment; checks air pressure level of tires; patches holes/punctures in tires; repairs/replaces damaged tires; rotates and balances tires.

Diagnoses and repairs refrigeration system components; performs refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining, and testing vehicles and equipment, which may include a service truck, forklift, vehicle lift, hydraulic jack, tire machine, battery charger, brake lathe, torque wrench, welder, cutting torch, drill press, spray gun, air compressor, generator, pressure washer, air tools, gauges, meters, diagnostic instruments, painting equipment, or mechanic tools.

Tests vehicles, machinery, equipment, and parts for proper operations.

Determines parts needed to conduct repair projects; assists in locating vendors/sources for parts/components; prepares project cost estimates; completes and submits parts requisition forms; maintains records of time and work performed in association with assigned projects.

Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep tools/equipment in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, washing/cleaning vehicles and equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; reports accidents and incidents.

Maintains an awareness of new practices, procedures, trends, and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.



This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in mechanics, automotive/mechanical repair, and collision repair; supplemented by five (5) years of previous experience and/or training that includes mechanics, automotive/mechanical repair, mechanical/engine diagnosis and repair, transmission and brake repair, welding, and body repair/refinishing; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  

  • Must possess and maintain valid ASE Technician Certification in Brakes.  
  • Recovery and recycling of refrigerant requires Air Conditioning Refrigerant Recovery Certification. 
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.  
  • Operation of heavy equipment requires possession and maintenance of a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).

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