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City of Burnaby

Job Title:

Tradesman –Automotive Mechanic


Automotive Shop

Classification: Regular Duty

Purpose of Activities

The Automotive Mechanic is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the car and light truck fleet owned the City of Burnaby.

Tools and Equipment The Automotive Mechanic will use the following tools and equipment to perform his duties:

  • Automotive shop bay (seven bays inside building, four bays under canopy), vehicle hoists located at all seven inside bays

  • Hand tools (wrenches, screw drivers, sockets, chisels, punches, hammers, task light, cheaters, hammers, sledge hammer, etc.)

  • Air tools (1/2 and 3/4 inch impact gun, pistol and in-line grip)

  • Recycled oil/fluid drum with extension, funnels

  • Parts washer, solvent

  • Work bench with vise, step ladder, extension ladder

  • Forklift, cherry picker lift, floor jacks, jack stands

  • Parts room

Usual Methods

  • 1.

    Receive work order for vehicle.

  • 2.

    Locate the vehicle. The Automotive Mechanic will search for the vehicle in the five acre Works Yard. **

  • 3.

    Drive the vehicle into the shop bay.**

  • 4.

    Get out of the vehicle. Determine how to work on the vehicle based on the work order. Does the vehicle need to be raised on the hoist, can it be jacked off the floor with floor jacks or left on the floor. Bend, stoop, crouch or crawl under the vehicle to set the hoist supports, floor jacks and/or jack stands in the proper location under the vehicle.

  • 5.

    Raise the vehicle off the floor by raising the hoist or hand pumping the floor jack.

  • 6.

    Gather tools and equipment to perform the required repair.**

  • 7.

    Dismantle the vehicle parts and components to gain access to the defective part. The Automotive Mechanic will use hand, power and air tools to dismantle the parts. Parts size and weight will range from light to extremely heavy. Some parts are handled easily by hand while other parts will require the use of a mechanical lifting device (forklift, portable cherry picker). Note: Due to space limitations, a mechanical lifting device can not always be used as it can not be positioned appropriately. In this instance, which

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