Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
93160 06 ST G1 N 743-03 11/30/2018
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JOB CODE: 93160

DEFINITION: This is skilled work inspecting, maintaining, and repairing automotive vehicles and equipment.

An employee in this job conducts inspections of state-owned automotive vehicles and equipment to ensure proper operation, maintenance, and repair. Work involves reporting inspection findings and making recommendations on corrective measures to economize on the repair and maintenance of state-owned automotive vehicles and equipment. In the Department of General Services, work may include inspecting the buildings used to house and maintain automotive equipment to ensure adequate physical space and conditions. In the Department of Transportation, work also includes reviewing, processing, and maintaining the records of assignments, operations, operating costs, and disposition of a departmental automotive fleet assigned to field installations or departmental personnel. Work in the Department of Transportation also involves maintaining contact with bureau directors, automotive equipment dealers, and garage proprietors to determine departmental vehicle requirements, prepare purchase specifications, review fleet operation costs, and to record and review related details of fleet assignment and use. General supervision is received from an administrative supervisor through observation and review of reports for conformance to established departmental policies and procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Inspects state-owned automotive equipment located throughout the state to ensure proper operation; maintains, repairs, and inspects vehicles, including all vital moving parts; road tests vehicles to check performance and safety; and diagnoses existing or developing defects.

• Inspects new vehicles and equipment to ensure order specifications are met.

• Prepares title paperwork and information for input into database.

• Examines damaged or used vehicles to determine the advisability to repair, dispose, or reassign them.

• Negotiates with dealers or garage owners concerning charges for repairs, parts discounts, and to ensure warranty inspection.

• Recommends corrective or preventive measures to be followed by operators and field personnel to economize on equipment maintenance, repair, and replacement.

• Inspects buildings used to house and maintain automotive equipment to ensure proper facility utilization and maintenance.

• Prepares reports and makes recommendations orally or in writing concerning the findings of inspections.

• Determines agency vehicle requirements through consultation with departmental officials.

• Assigns or reassigns vehicles to organizational units or individuals on the basis of need and utilization reports.

• Reviews automotive reports submitted by assignees for mileage, service, repair, and accident or loss; maintains cost analysis records; and compiles and maintains departmental records for internal management purposes and submission to the Department of General Services.

• Reviews and processes estimates for vehicle repairs and services; determines warranty coverage; approves or reconciles invoices for payment for minor repairs and services; and reviews major changes for submission to the Department of General Services.

• Issues instructions orally and in writing to vehicle assignees regarding proper vehicle use and care, preparation of reports, regulations, and similar matters.

• Prepares specifications to procure additional automotive equipment.

• Reviews inspection reports to determine if vehicles are being properly serviced and maintained.

• Assigns or conducts visual inspections of damaged vehicles to determine the cause of damage and recommends departmental action.

• Reviews for approval or rejection requisitions for automotive accessories, tires, and batteries; estimates needs and initiates documents to procure and maintain stockroom supply of accessories.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of automotive vehicles and equipment.

• Knowledge of recordkeeping practices.

• Knowledge of automotive mechanical failures and proper maintenance and repair techniques.

• Ability to interpret and follow oral and written instructions.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• Two years of journey level experience in automotive maintenance and repair;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training.


• Certain positions require possession of an active Pennsylvania non-commercial Class C driver’s license or equivalent and any endorsements necessary to operate specific equipment.

• All positions in the Department of Transportation require possession of an active Class B Pennsylvania Class B Commercial Driver’s License or equivalent with the L restriction removed.

• All positions in the Department of Transportation require possession of an active Medical Examiner’s Certificate in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations.