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  • 1) Repairs and overhauls automobiles, buses, trucks, and other automotive vehicles: Examines vehicle and discusses with customer or AUTOMOBILE-REPAIR-SERVICE ESTIMATOR; AUTOMOBILE TESTER; or BUS INSPECTOR nature and extent of damage or malfunction.

  • 2) Plans work procedure, using charts, technical manuals, and experience.

  • 3) Raises vehicle, using hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle.

  • 4) Removes unit, such as engine, transmission, or differential, using wrenches and hoist.

  • 5) Disassembles unit and inspects parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and thickness gauges.

  • 6) Repairs or replaces parts, such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings, using mechanic's handtools.

  • 7) Overhauls or replaces carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.

  • 8) Rebuilds parts, such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks, using lathes, shapers, drill presses, and welding equipment.

  • 9) Rewires ignition system, lights, and instrument panel.

  • 10) Relines and adjusts brakes, aligns front end, repairs or replaces shock absorbers, and solders leaks in radiator.

  • 11) Mends damaged body and fenders by hammering out or filling in dents and welding broken parts.

  • 12) Replaces and adjusts headlights, and installs and repairs accessories, such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.

  • 13) May be designated according to specialty as Automobile Mechanic, Motor; Bus Mechanic; Differential Repairer; Engine-Repair Mechanic, Bus; Foreign-Car Mechanic; Truck Mechanic.

  • 14) May be designated: Compressor Mechanic, Bus; Drive-Shaft-And-Steering-Post Repairer; Engine-Head Repairer; Motor Assembler.




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DOT:   620.261-010

Job Number: 449