MO Project: Contextual Branding

Motor Vehicle Mechanic

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanic
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is skilled mechanical work in the diagnosis, maintenance, repair, and service of motor vehicles.

Job Duties

Operates testing equipment to diagnose mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic system problems.

Repairs, replaces, and maintains engines, transmissions, pumps, starters, valves, gaskets, rings, seals, electrical systems, brakes, ball joints, wheel bearings, mufflers and exhaust systems, shock absorbers, struts, air conditioners, and related equipment.

Performs maintenance services to vehicles; checks and changes fluids and filters; rotates tires; adjusts and replaces belts, hoses, and valves; adjusts carburetors and fuel injection systems; and other related work.

Performs periodic inspections of motor vehicles; may track vehicle licensure inspections.

Repairs or replaces damaged fenders, panels, bumpers, and other vehicle body parts using air hammers, hand tools, and welding equipment.

Supervises and directs staff, offenders, or clients in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.

Maintains records of completed work orders, to include services and repairs to vehicles, and supplies/equipment ordered and used.

Performs test drives of vehicles to ensure problems are resolved.

Exercises independence in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Four or more years of experience as a motor vehicle mechanic, which included the repair of engines, transmissions, electrical and/or hydraulic systems; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Post-secondary training from an accredited vocational or technical school in motor vehicle mechanics may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 480 clock hours, or 30 earned credit hours, for one year.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of practices, methods, tools, and equipment of the motor vehicle mechanic's trade.

Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems of motor vehicles.

Introductory knowledge of repair and replacement methods, tools and equipment used in motor vehicle body shops.

Intermediate knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the motor vehicle mechanic's trade.

Skill in the use and care of tools and equipment required for the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.

Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical defects in motor vehicles.

Ability to supervise and instruct others in the maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.

Ability to maintain records.

Ability to work from specifications and follow instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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