CHP Job Openings – Automotive Technician

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Job Description:

The Automotive Technician series of classes describes work involved in the performance of the following functions: fleet maintenance duties involving inspection, diagnosis, adjustment, mechanical and electrical repair, scheduling of a fleet of vehicles for maintenance and repair by private vendors, and maintenance of necessary vehicle fleet records. Equipment installation duties involve comprehensive safety inspection and testing of new vehicles, assembly, installation, removal and repair of special equipment, reconditioning of used vehicles to prepare them for sale, and conducting sales of vehicles. In addition, incumbents are expected to do other related work.

Job Responsibilities:

Maintain and repair departmental vehicles to ensure all vehicles are safe and in a well-maintained operating condition. Review vehicle defect reports for necessary mechanical and electrical repairs to vehicles, and inspect and verify the need for repairs. Routinely diagnose and inspect fleet vehicles for damage and perform preventative maintenance. Perform minor repairs as required, change and balance tires with assistance of the Coats 520 Wheel Lift and Coats 875 Wheel Balancer. Oversee equipment installation including the assembly, removal, and repair on motor vehicles. Visually check patrol cars daily, maintain report of vehicle mileage and insure required service is performed, and transport vehicles to vendor. Complete the Fleet Cost Data Input forms as required. Maintain on-going inventory of automotive parts and supplies. Prepare requisitions from State vendors for automotive supply items, coordinate the exchange of vehicles with Fleet Operations Section, ensure daily gasoline stock levels are checked and maintained.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to: Maintain both manual and computer records; make accurate arithmetical computations; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the work; and demonstrated skill in the operation and maintenance of motor vehicles.
  • Knowledge of: Automotive equipment terminology and parts used in automotive maintenance and repair, how they interact, and where they are located; and preventative maintenance and repair procedures; service requirements of motor vehicles; and record-keeping procedures..
  • Knowledge of: All of the above, and tools, equipment, and methods used in testing and repairing automotive equipment and automotive accessories; vehicle component warranties, their limitations, and requirements; and safety equipment and procedures for hazardous materials.

Job Details:

Company: California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Safety

Job Location: Visalia, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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