Buncombe County Employment  

Job TitleAuto Mechanic II
AgencyGeneral Services
Salary Range$32,165 - $35,562
Job LocationGeneral Services
Closing Date9/3/2014
Job Details

General Statement of Duties
Work in this class involves the repair, maintenance, and rebuilding of gasoline or diesel powered automotive equipment. Work is performed on the journeyman level in accordance with established automotive repair and maintenance practices. Some individuals in this class may be given difficult specialized assignments in the repair of magnetos, carburetors, fuel injection systems, vacuum boosters, and generators. Work assignments are received from a garage supervisor and are usually accompanied by general instruction regarding the repairs to be made, but the actual determination as to the repair methods or procedures to be followed is made by the Mechanic II who will secure the advice of the supervisor on the more difficult jobs. Work may be inspected in the process through observations by or discussions with the supervisor; or on completion, through road tests by the supervisor or other departmental personnel. 

Special Requirements
May require current certification by the EPA as a Type I, II, III or Universal technician as required by 40 CFR part 82, subpart F. NC Emission Inspection License. ASE Certified. Air Conditioning Certification. Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina

Examples of Work
Grinds valves, turns armatures, adjusts carburetors, adjusts timing mechanisms, and repairs and replaces connecting rods, cam shafts, bearings, and piston rings. Repairs, adjusts, or replaces generators, transmissions, clutch assemblies, as well as oil, fuel, and water pumps. Repairs and replaces differentials, drive shafts, front end and steering mechanisms. Tests and adjusts or repairs fuel injection pumps, generators, distributors, and other related ignition or fueled mechanisms. Aligns and balances wheels, repairs and replaces brake drums, relines brakes, and fills braking system with fluid. Repairs and adjusts steering assembles. Operates boring bar and other specialized power tools to recondition complete motor assemblies. Checks lighting and wiring mechanisms to ensure proper functioning of headlights, spotlights, tail lights, and parking lights. Disassembles damaged or worn tracks of tractors or power shovels and replaces worn parts. Performs related duties as required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of the operating principles of internal combustion engines. Working knowledge of the methods of adjusting and repairing the electrical wiring and generating systems of automotive equipment. Ability to determine the causes of and the methods to be used in the repair of improperly operating automotive equipment. Ability to read and comprehend repair manuals. Physical strength and agility sufficient to move relatively heavy objects and to perform manual labor for considerable periods of time. Working knowledge of computers. Knowledge of electronic diagnostics. Working electric/electronic knowledge. 

Minimum Education and Experience
Completion of high school and five years of progressive experience in the repair of automotive or heavy equipment; Factory Trained – Ford, GM or Chrysler or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Additional Information
Position available as of October 1, 2014. 

How can I apply for County Employment?

Applications are accepted for posted position vacancies only. You can apply online or pick up a job application at the County Human Resources office.

The full application package contains the Buncombe County application for employment, work history continuation sheet, Buncombe County authorization for release of personal and confidential information and the Buncombe County drug screening through urinalysis applicant consent form.

A college transcript must accompany applications for Social Worker positions. Please attach a copy or have your college send one to:

Buncombe County Human Resources
200 College Street, Suite 403
Asheville, NC 28801

Should you require special assistance to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 828-250-4166.


  • Resumes are not accepted in place of applications and will not be accepted via e-mail. A resume may accompany a completed application for a posted vacancy.
  • Drug screen consent & personal information release documents are required with all applications.
  • To apply for more than one position, you must submit a separate application for each position.
  • Be sure to indicate on the application the specific position for which you are applying.

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