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Shop Mechanic Helper

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:Starting at $10.97 Hourly
  • Posted Date:August 13, 2019
  • Deadline to Apply:September 06, 2019

EmploymentST. CHARLES PARISH 

JOB TITLE:  SHOP MECHANIC’S HELPER 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB 

Under close supervision, performs a variety of manual labor work to assist a mechanic and other general functions of a Public Works Department garage.  Employee is responsible for performing routine maintenance on motor vehicles, including changing and repairing tires, and for traveling to obtain motor vehicle parts.  Employee is also responsible for routine janitorial work in the garage office, and for assisting in various manual labor work in the field as requested.  Employee is subject to the usual hazards of work in a large machine shop.  Reports to the Shop Foreman. 

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Examines tires for wear, and repairs or replaces tires as necessary; rotates, mounts and balances tires on motor vehicles.

Drains and changes oil and other fluids; flushes lines.

Assists in making repairs to engines; may adjust or repair valves, carburetors, generators and related units; replaces worn or defective parts.

Assists in making repairs to clutches, differentials, brakes, steering mechanisms and relates units; replaces worn or defective parts.

Travels to other sites to obtain parts and supplies.

Washes vehicles and equipment; sweeps and polices shop area and adjacent office; cleans restroom.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs various manual labor tasks associated with Public Works projects, as assigned.

May sort and deliver incoming mail.

Performs other related work as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED.  Have some experience in automotive garage work.  Any combination of experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must posses a valid Louisiana driver’s license.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED

 TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

SHOP MECHANIC’S HELPER

Physical Requirements:  Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and tools including hand and power tools, and brooms.  Must be physically able to operate motor vehicles.  Must be able to exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs, or other parts of body to grasp, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Physical demand requirements are for Medium to Heavy Work. 

Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things. 

Interpersonal Communication:  Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information.  Includes receiving instructions, oral and written assignments and/or directions from superiors. 

Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read work orders and requisition forms.  Requires the ability to prepare logs and time cards, using prescribed format.

Intelligence:  Requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagrammatic from; to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in or from standardized situations.

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English and automotive mechanics terminology.

Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract totals; to multiply and divide; and to determine percentages and decimals.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using mechanical equipment and machinery; to operate motor vehicles.

Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, equipment and machinery, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:  Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.

Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear:  (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sound by ear).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Some knowledge of the tools, materials and supplies used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of gasoline - powered vehicles.

SHOP MECHANIC’S HELPER

Some knowledge of the principles of internal combustion engines and hydraulic systems.

Skill in the use of a variety of hand and power tools.

Ability to assist in determining minor causes of faulty operations of gasoline powered engines and to determine necessary corrective action.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to accurately maintain simple records.

Ability to perform the manual labor required of the position.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.

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