skip to main content columnskip to left navigationskip to horizontal navigation

Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6040

Occ. Group: 415.178

Automotive Mechanic

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in executing maintenance and repair of automotive, construction, and maintenance equipment both gasoline and diesel powered and performing related work as required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Performs general overhaul and repair work on light and heavy vehicles, gasoline and diesel motors, tractors, buses and other mechanical equipment.

Performs such repair and maintenance as removing heads, relining brakes, replacing clutches, rebuilding and replacing starters and generators, changing oil filters, tuning engines, and repairing and replacing flat tires.

Uses diagnostic equipment in repair of motor vehicles and equipment.

Schedules regular maintenance for all state-owned vehicles and equipment.

Picks up supplies, equipment, and parts.

Maintains shop records and reports.

Performs other work as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of standard practices and equipment of the automotive mechanic trade.

Knowledge of the principles and operation of motor vehicles and equipment.

Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, construction equipment, and maintenance equipment.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to perform a variety of repair and maintenance tasks.

Ability to use the necessary tools and the required skill.

Ability to operate a variety of light and heavy equipment.

Ability to perform manual labor.

Ability to understand written and oral instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public and other employees.

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Successful completion of the tenth grade. Experience in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

  Date     Skill         Eval         
10/1/80      5     532023213

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

icon for left menu icon for right menu