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Automotive Mechanic (056-000-018)

Office: Vehicle Maintenance
Salary: $17.29/hr. - $20.17/hr.

Announcement Date: 10/25/2021


Under general supervision, is responsible for inspecting, diagnosing, repairing, and performing preventive maintenance on both vehicles and equipment in order to ensure the proper and safe working condition of County‑owned equipment and vehicles. Reports to the Shop Foreman.


Reviews job orders in order to determine areas of concern and needed repairs, and reviews preventive maintenance schedules in order to schedule work.

Diagnoses various types of gasoline and diesel equipment and vehicles for Fairfield County including motor graders, bulldozers, loaders, chain saws, lawn mowers, welders, dump trucks, buses, ambulances, fire trucks, vans, and cars. Adjusts, repairs, or replaces defective, broken, or worn parts. Overhauls all major components which include engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, air conditioning units, differentials, etc.

Repairs and rebuilds carburetors, front ends, alternators, and hydraulic systems.

Obtains estimates on repair parts, etc. as required.

Services and performs preventive maintenance on County‑owned vehicles which includes checking all fluid levels, changing oil and filters, checking and rotating tires, repairing lights, conducting inspections on vehicles; checks brakes and replaces shoes, pads, wheel cylinders, master cylinders; turns drums and rotors as needed, etc.

Utilizes brake lathe, electrical tester, engine analyzer, mechanics tools, battery and alternator, welding machine, drills, vises, grinders, Freon recycling machine, mechanic’s tools, diagnostic instruments, etc., in repairing, diagnosing, and performing preventive maintenance work on vehicles and equipment.

Prepares reports after work is completed in order to record information relative to repair work and maintenance work performed such as costs, time spent, etc.

Must adhere to all applicable safety regulations, procedures, and practices necessitated by job assignment.

Must use all safety equipment applicable to job assignment.

Maintains garage area in clean and orderly condition.

Delivers and picks up vehicles. Makes road calls as needed.

Picks up parts from vendors as needed.


Performs other related duties as required.


High school diploma with training in automotive field and one to two years of experience in automotive mechanic trade, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Certifications preferred but not required.

Must possess a valid S.C. driver’s license and ability to obtain commercial driver’s license obtain within 12 months.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7AM - 3:30PM

Fairfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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