MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT Code No. 5016
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 11
APPRENTICE AUTOBODY REPAIRER
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is beginning level and semi-skilled work in an apprenticeship pro- gram during which an employee develops the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become a journey level autobody repairer. Contacts are limited to shop employees and involve receiving instructions and information. This class of work may entail some public service/assistance, but it is incidental to the primary focus of the work performed.
An employee in this class receives frequent written and verbal instructions through on-the-job training and attendance at general shop meetings and formal classes. Initially, work is frequently checked during progress and upon completion and performed under very close supervision of a journey level autobody repairer. As the employee's knowledge of and skill in the trade increase, the employee is expected to perform semi-skilled and limited skilled work with a view toward becoming a journey level autobody repairer. Complexity of the work is marked by the knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade required to accomplish the work in the most efficient manner. Impact of properly performed work extends the useful life of the County's vehicle equipment fleet. Work is performed in a shop which is noisy, dirty, dusty and greasy and exposes the employee to gasoline and diesel fumes. The work involves standing, walking, bending, crouching, lifting, kneeling and crawling and may be done in awkward and cramped positions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Performs semi-skilled autobody repair and general maintenance assignments.
Receives on-the-job instructions and training from a journey level autobody repairer to accomplish a variety of autobody repair tasks and to develop and acquire skills of the trade.
Attends formal and informal shop classes to learn the skills, tools and knowledge of the trade and to create an awareness of safety rules and practices.
Uses knowledge of mathematics to learn how to plan and layout work.
Performs bench and shop work within capabilities and skills, using hand and power tools and equipment of the trade.
Cleans, sharpens and repairs hand and power tools and equipment.
Performs related duties as required.
Experience: No previous experience required.
Education: Completion of High School.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to use the common hand and power tools and equipment of the trade.
Ability to frequently lift, carry, set up and otherwise move tools, equipment, parts and materials that weigh up to 50 pounds and to occasionally lift and carry items that weigh up to 100 pounds.
Ability to work in a shop from awkward, tiring and uncomfortable positions.
Ability to wear and use personal protective clothing and equipment for protection from dust, fumes and other irritants to the eyes, nose, ears and respiratory system.
Ability to prepare simple sketches and material lists.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license appropriate to the equipment operated by an employee in this class, in accordance with Maryland State Commercial Driver's License requirements.
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, 1977
Revised: December, 1984
May, 1991 (M)