LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CLASS DESCRIPTION
PERSONNEL COMMISSION Class Code 5776
AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC (BUS-TRUCK)
Repairs a variety of automotive equipment, including heavy buses, heavy trucks, and alternative fuel powered equipment.
Overhauls and maintains a variety of heavy-duty gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuel automotive
equipment, including trucks from one-half ton to ten ton capacity, school buses with gross vehicle weight of from 7,000 to 40,000 pounds, crawler and wheel tractors, and rollers.
Overhauls and maintains passenger automobiles, air compressors, forklifts, skiploaders, etc.
Diagnoses sources of trouble or failure in automotive equipment, including those in electronic
Performs repair work, such as installing engines and installing piston rings, fitting bearings,
aligning rods, completely overhauling internal combustion engines, tuning up and timing engines, repairing or replacing electronic components, repairing clutches, overhauling transmissions including automatic types, overhauling single- and two-speed differentials, removing and balancing wheels, and inspecting and repairing mufflers and smog control devices.
Adjusts and repairs hydraulic loading systems and controls, mechanical vacuum boosters,
hydraulic and air brakes, suspension systems, steering assemblies, and ignition systems, including the setting of voltage regulators, generators, and alternators.
Lubricates engines and chassis and performs preventive maintenance checks.
Performs simple electric and acetylene welding.
Cleans tools, equipment, and the work area.
Road tests vehicles.
Matches tires on dual wheels.
Performs related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS AMONG RELATED CLASSES
An Automotive Mechanic (Bus-Truck) repairs and maintains heavy-duty buses and trucks, passenger automobiles, and other automotive equipment.
An Assistant Garage Supervisor assists in supervising fleet maintenance personnel in the repair of a variety of automotive equipment, and is responsible for a garage during an assigned shift.
An Automotive Mechanic performs mechanical repairs on automobiles and other light duty gasoline-powered equipment and assists in repairing heavy duty-equipment.
General supervision is received from a Garage Supervisor or an Assistant Garage Supervisor. Work direction may be exercised over apprentices in the trade, a Garage Assistant, or a Garage Attendant.
Principles of automotive mechanics, electrical systems, and emission controls
Automotive repair tools, including their proper use and care
Automotive diesel engines, alternative fueled power engines, including CNG and propane
equipment systems, and hydraulic loading systems
Safety practices required in the use of garage equipment and the performance of repair work
on electrical and fuel systems
California Vehicle Code relating to requirements of air brake systems in heavy trucks and
Operate and adjust brake grinding equipment, motor analyzers, drill presses, welding
equipment, synchronograph equipment, smog emission equipment, and hydraulic presses
Operate dynamometers, electronic analyzers, various automotive diagnostic scan tools, and
Use and read precision instruments such as micrometers and dial indicators
Read manuals and specifications and select proper parts from catalogs
Diagnose malfunctions by reading instruments and hearing improper operation
Access standard District computer software applications, including e-mail and required on-line
Work cooperatively with other employees
Special Physical Requirements:
Safely lift and carry automotive parts and equipment weighing at least 50 pounds
Crawl under vehicles and stretch to reach components requiring repair or replacement
Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency.
Completion of a four year apprentice training program in heavy duty automotive equipment repair, or four years of equivalent experience, which must have included two years of mechanical repair work on heavy-duty buses or trucks.
A valid Class B California Driver License with a “passenger” endorsement will be required prior
to the completion of the probationary period.
Must furnish a roll away tool box and hand tools of the trade up to 1-1/4 inch.
Effective January 1, 1995, all employees in this classification are subject to the Federal Highway Administration regulations for drug and alcohol testing as required by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.
This class description is not a complete statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skill, and/or abilities. Management retains the discretion to add or change typical duties of a position at any time.