Goverment Jobs
Published
February 9, 2020
Location
Hawaii
Job Type

Description

Duties Summary

Performs mechanical repairs and overhauls on a variety of gasoline and diesel driven automotive vehicles and equipment, including small construction equipment; and performs other related duties as required.

There is one (1) immediate vacancy in Hilo with theDepartment of Public Works. Working hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Monday - Friday. For emergency purposes, must be able to respond to the base yard from residence within 30minutes of being called into work.

The eligible list may be used for other Automotive Mechanic I permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment.

Examples of Duties

  • Diagnoses engine knocks, noises, vibrations, or mechanical failures.
  • Uses scanner to diagnose and to verify that engine is running in accordance to operating specifications; removes, repairs, overhauls, installs, inspects, and tests gasoline and diesel fuel engines.
  • Adjusts camshaft and ignition times; checks connecting rods and main bearing clearances.
  • Replaces radiators, hoses, power steering pumps, carburetors, fuel injectors, air compressors, generators, and alternators; replaces belts and starters.
  • Inspects, repairs, adjusts, or replaces defective mechanical systems; repairs, maintains, and overhauls major systems including brakes, transmissions, differentials, and front and rear suspensions; overhauls steering mechanisms and drive shafts.
  • Determines needed repair parts; road tests vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs safety and Department of Transportation inspections as assigned.
  • Operates shop equipment such as valve grinders, boring bars, vacuum gauges, voltage and regulator testers, wheel balancers, hoists, drill presses, wheel pullers, lathes, jacks air tools, scopes, dwell meters, timing lights, and various hand tools and other diagnostic equipment.
  • Repairs and overhauls tools and equipment such as mowers, pumps, chain saws, air compressors, generators, sprayers, stripers, hydraulic lifts, and construction tools such as jackhammers and busters.
  • May perform oxyacetylene and electric welding in connection with repair work.
  • May straighten grills, door panels, hood cab bodies and other parts; may buff, sand, and paint bodies and fenders.
  • Maintains operational records.
  • May assist in the maintenance and record keeping of the inventory for all parts, tools, and equipment in the shop.
  • May operate equipment on relief assignments.
  • May assign tasks to and work with other mechanics, helpers, apprentices, and others.
Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience:
A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to:

  • completion of high school, and
  • successful completion of an apprenticeship training program (attach certificate of apprenticeship training program completionto your application), or
  • four (4) years of experience repairing automotive equipment under a journey level mechanic, and
  • a valid State of Hawai`i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license by the closing deadline.(You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of the job interview.), and
  • possessionofa good driving record certified by a traffic abstract confirming no DUI convictions, license revocations, or suspensionsfor three (3) years preceding and no moving violations for one (1) year preceding. You will be required to submit your current traffic abstract at time of the job interview. A current traffic abstract is valid for 30 days from date of issuance by the district court.

Substitutions: An AS degree in automotive mechanics or diesel mechanics from an accredited college or university can be substituted for one year of the required automotive repair experience.(Scan and attach your official college transcript to your application in order to be credited for the substitution.)

Note:

  • possession of a current Department of Transportation Medical Examiner's certificate prior to appointment; and
  • possession of a valid State of Hawai`i Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B) with appropriate endorsements as applicable to the position prior to completion of probation. Immediate vacancy with the Department of Public Works requires a CDL Class A with N endorsement prior to completion of probation. Applicants with an out-of-state CDL must transfer to a Hawai`i issued CDL within thirty (30) days of residency.

Examination:All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points.An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant's training, education and experience as presented in the application.

Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully.Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of eachposition held, specify the date of eachposition held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.

Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application.

Note:In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai'i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process.

Knowledge of: theory and principles of the internal combustion engine;principles of electricity as applied to the electrical systems of automotive equipment;uses of equipment, tools, and materials used in the repair, overhaul, maintenance, inspection, and testing of automotive vehicles and equipment and their specialized mechanical, electrical, or electronic units; andoccupational hazards and safety practices of the trade.

Ability to: diagnose, adjust, and repair mechanical defects in gasoline and diesel fuel driven automotive vehicles and equipment;learn the maintenance and repair of non-automotive equipment such as air compressors, sprayers, stripers, generators, pumps, power tools, and hydraulic lifts;perform welding and simple body and fender repair;evaluate and perform safety check inspections in compliance with State Department of Transportation guidelines;read and interpret various manufacturers' manuals in performing work;read and interpret work from rough sketches, schematics, or blueprints;estimate materials, parts, time, and labor necessary to perform a job;understand and follow oral and written instructions;operate automotive vehicles and equipment and conduct road tests;maintain good working relationships with others; andhandle weights and loads.

Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping: Heavy

Supplemental Information

For designated jobs which require:

  • an official college transcript,
  • a valid driver's license,
  • a temporary assignment verification,
  • professional licenses, and/or
  • certificates,

please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application.Veterans applying for veteran's preference points shall also scan and attach their DD-214 form and as needed, their VA claim letter to the on-line application.

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Employee benefits are generally for full-time permanent employment and include the following from the date of hire:

* sick leave and vacation earnings
* paid holidays
* social security
* credit union membership
* life, dental, medical, vision, and prescription
drug insurance plans
* employee-employer paid retirement plan
* flexible spending plan
* tax-sheltered savings and investment program
* mortgage loans through the State Employees'
Retirement System
* career opportunity and mobility in a merit system for
civil service positions

Persons who are hired may be required to pay union dues/service fees.

Benefits for part-time employment is based on hours worked and type of appointment.

Benefits are subject to change due to legislative, collective bargaining negotiation, and other changes.

01
REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS. The information provided to these Supplemental Questions may be used in combination with your application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements and/or your final score. Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected or you receiving a lower score. Please do not submit a resume in place of completing the Supplemental Questions. Any information you submit may be verified.

When applying for this position, I understand that I must thoroughly complete the Education and Work Experience Sections of my application and the Supplemental Questions. This includes a detailed description of each position that I feel qualifies me for the job I am seeking.

I have read the above statement and understand that failure to provide sufficient detailed information may result in my application being rejected or my receiving a lower examination score. I also understand that I may not submit resumes in lieu of filling out the application or answering the Supplemental Questions. However, I may attach a resume to the application to provide additional information.

  • I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information.
02
Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the closing date of the recruitment, unless otherwise specified. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position. It is essential that you describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week.

Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, per work experience, will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years.

  • I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information.
03
Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or HiSET)?

  • Yes
  • No
04
Did you complete a formal four (4) year apprenticeship program involving the repair of automotive equipment?

  • Yes
  • No
05
Did you scan and attach a copy of an apprenticeship training certificate?

  • Yes
  • No
06
If you answered "Yes" to #4, please indicate the name of the apprenticeship program, dates of apprenticeship, and date of completion. If you answered "No", enter N/A.

    07
    Do you have an AS degree in automotive mechanics or diesel mechanics from an accredited college or university?

    • Yes
    • No
    08
    Did you scan and attach an official college transcript?

    • Yes
    • No
    09
    Do you have four (4) years of automotive repair work experience under a journeylevel mechanic?

    • Yes
    • No
    10
    If you answered "Yes" to #9, please describe all of your automotive repair work experience in detail. Include the following:
    A. Employer's name
    B. Your job title
    C. Employment dates (from month/day/year to month/day/year)
    D. Hours worked per week
    E. Description of your duties
    F.The percentage of time you spent performing this work.

    If you answered "No," enter N/A.

    Be specific and complete ALL questions for ALL experience you are claiming. The following are unacceptable responses:
    - See above
    - Refer to resume
    - See attached

      11
      If you answered "Yes" to #9, please describe your automotive repair work experience while working under a journeylevel automotive mechanic in detail. Include the following:
      A. Employer's name
      B. Your job title
      C. Employment dates (from month/day/year to month/day/year)
      D. Hours worked per week
      E. Description of your duties
      F.The percentage of time you spent performing this work.

      If you answered "No," enter N/A.

      Be specific and complete ALL questions for ALL experience you are claiming. The following are unacceptable responses:
      - See above
      - Refer to resume
      - See attached

        12
        Do you have a valid State of Hawai`i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license by the closing deadline? (Note: You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of the job interview.)

        • Yes
        • No
        13
        Do you have a good driving record? At the time of the job interview, you will be required to submit a current traffic abstract verifying no DUI convictions, license revocations or suspensions for 3 consecutive years preceding and no moving violations for 1 year preceding. A current traffic abstract is valid for 30 days from date of issuance by the district court.

        • Yes
        • No

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