MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT Code No. 5012
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 9
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is repetitious manual labor work which involves servicing and cleaning of County Government vehicles, and driving a vehicle to various locations to pick up/deliver parts, equipment, tools and supplies. Contacts are limited to the crew/shift to which an employee is assigned for the purpose of receiving instructions, work direction, and limited on-the-job training. This class of work may require some public service/assistance, but it is incidental to the primary focus of the work performed.
An employee in this class, working under close supervision, is primarily responsible for performing basic automotive repair and limited preventive maintenance tasks and servicing and cleaning of either motor pool vehicles and/or public transit vehicles. Work assignments usually are initiated by either oral instruction or standard written work orders and may be performed on either heavy and/or transit equipment, working any one of several shifts. Tasks performed are learned on-the-job and performed according to clearly established practices. Employees in this class work inside an automotive maintenance facility where they are frequently exposed to noise, dust, grease, dirt and cleaning agents. Driving to parts supply centers and maintenance repair depots causes employees to have limited exposure to outside weather conditions. Work requires significant periods of standing and walking as well as bending, reaching, and occasionally working in awkward positions -- e.g., working in lubrication pits. Duties include handling generally light objects; occasionally some heavy lifting is required, such as moving cans and drums of petroleum products. Additionally, employees may work on top of mobile equipment and underneath by use of a mechanic's creeper.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Lubricates automobiles, trucks, buses, construction and other mobile equipment; changes filters, dispenses gas, checks and adds oil and other liquids as necessary.
Washes vehicles, cleans interiors, and steam cleans engines and equipment; performs general cleaning work in garage and surrounding areas.
Drives vehicles to and from service sites and other locations as directed.
Recharges batteries and installs new ones.
Replaces headlights, mirrors, and other small accessory equipment.
Obtains parts and special tools as directed; cleans and replaces tools and equipment.
Applies paint, decals, etc. to assemblies and components.
Provides assistance to mechanics as required.
Refers mechanical problems to appropriate personnel.
Cleans interior and exterior of vehicles by sweeping, wiping, dusting and/or washing.
Dispenses motor fuel and oil; cleans windshields; checks oil, water and other fluid levels; and checks air pressure of tires.
Unloads and stocks supplies and materials.
Removes snow and ice from vehicles and parking lot areas by scraping, sweeping and shoveling.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: No previous experience is required.
Education: Ability to read and write
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to understand and comply with oral and written instructions.
Ability to perform basic level automotive preventive maintenance and repair tasks and cleaning after receiving instructions.
Ability to independently lift, pull, carry and otherwise move light and occasionally heavy objects and perform related manual labor.
Ability to use simple hand tools and equipment associated with cleaning/ servicing vehicles, and basic level repair and preventive maintenance tasks.
Ability to stand, kneel, bend, reach and lift light objects for extended periods.
Ability to drive assigned vehicles within and beyond motor pool area.
At Time of Employment Application: Possession of a valid current Class "C" (or equivalent) motor vehicle operators license from applicants state of residence.
First Day of County Employment: Possession of either a Class "A" or "B" Commercial Drivers License or an Instructional Permit for a Class "A" or "B" Commercial Drivers License, issued by applicants state of residence.
Upon Completion of Probationary Period: Possession of a Class "A" or "B" Commercial Drivers License, with air brakes endorsement and (for transit only) passenger endorsement from employees state of residence: and, Federal Environmental Protection Agency Air Conditioning Certification (Clean Air Act, 1990, Section 608 and 609) appropriate to the equipment serviced/inspected.
Individuals appointed or promoted to this class will be required to serve a probationary period of six months, during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
Core Exam II Class Established: November, 1963
Revised: November, 1973
NOTE: This class reflects those duties previously indicated in the following classes: Mechanic's Helper; Motor Pool Attendant II; and Motor Pool Attendant I.