Transportation Motor Vehicle Mechanic

June 24, 2022
Jacksonville, FL
Job Type


Union pay rate: $28.81

The Motor Vehicle Mechanic repairs, rebuilds, or overhauls major assemblies of internal combustion automobiles, buses, trucks or tractors. Work involves most of the following: Diagnosing the source of trouble and determining the extent of repairs required; replacing worn or broken parts such as piston rings, bearings, or other engine parts; grinding and adjusting valves; rebuilding carburetors; overhauling transmissions; and repairing fuel injection, lighting, and ignition systems. In general, the work of the Motor Vehicle Mechanic requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent.

Essential Functions:    

  • Keeps equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
  • Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions; replacing parts and components; repairing body damage.
  • Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
  • Complies with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.
  • Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting.
  • Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
  • Accomplishes maintenance and organization mission by completing related results as needed

Marginal Functions:    Performs GSA calls for approval of repairs. Submits Purchase Requisitions to Material Expeditor.  Safely operate shop equipment. Performs other duties as requested.

Required Education / Skills:

Lifting, Energy Level, Dependability, Persistence, Time Management, Attendance, Independence, Safety Management, Problem Solving, Dealing with Complexity, Analyzing Information. Must supply own tools to perform work.

Certificate / License / Registration:

ASE Certification

Forklift Operator Certification


Travel: None   

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting: Up to 50 lbs  25%
  • Climbing: Occasionally required to perform repairs and inspections
  • Crawling: Occasionally required to perform repairs and inspections
  • Special clothing/equipment (Slip resistant hard toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection in designated areas) 100%
  • Unusual physical requirements: Sitting (20%), Standing (30%), Bending (25%), Stooping (25%)
  • High noise level: 25%

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Outside and open bay shop office environment 100%
  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: When working outside
  • Hazardous conditions – Slips, trips and falls; pinch points; scrapes and cuts; 25%
  • Travel/transportation requirements: May require occasional local travel, 20%

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated, handheld device: 20%
  • Required to operate vehicles and forklift 25%
  • Tools used in trade:  Shop equipment, Tire changers, balancer, brake lathe, vehicle lifts and jacks, hand tools, 55%

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Potential for overtime
  • Shift:  Day
  • Necessity for regular attendance: 100%
  • Urgency for punctuality: 100%
  • Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday-Friday.  Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important.  Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary.  Must have flexibility of work days to cover weekend testing and repair requirements.

Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)    

Must complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, health performance evaluation, and background check.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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