The work involves responsibility for supervising and providing technical direction to a staff performing maintenance and repairs; production coordination and scheduling; parts and record keeping; and support services for all motor driven equipment and motor vehicles in an automotive repair shop. The shop operations supervised by employees in this class make both major and minor repairs to passenger cars and motor trucks. An employee in this class supervises a number of employees involved in the maintenance, repair and servicing of motor equipment. The Garage Manager or other administrative superior exercises general supervision over the work of an employee in this class. Does related work as required.


Establishes work priorities and repair schedules.

Reviews work orders and records to identify rates of productivity, kinds of repair tasks performed and time required to perform such tasks to utilize staff effectively and to maintain the efficiency of shop procedures.

Observes operations, meets with staff, and reviews reports to ensure the achievement of work schedules.

Implements and enforces safety procedures for operations.

Reviews repair history for equipment types and individual pieces of equipment to identify failure trends and for diagnostic purposes.

May assist in making special repairs to vehicles.

When assigned to Onondaga County Department of Drainage and Sanitation:

Supervises staff performing maintenance and repair work on heavy motor truck equipment.


Good knowledge of the practices and techniques of making mechanical, electrical, electronic and hydraulic repairs on automotive and other motor driven equipment.

Good knowledge of the operation and use of automotive and other motor driven equipment.

Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of shop equipment.

Working knowledge of effective supervision.

Working knowledge of methods and practices of administering repair shop operations.

Working knowledge of department policy and standards, including safety rules and regulations applicable to the motor equipment shop operation.

Working knowledge of the proper use of automotive repair parts, equipment, materials and supplies.

Working knowledge of the storekeeping and inventory control practices followed in a motor equipment maintenance shop.

Ability to organize and direct the activities of repair shop employees.

Ability to identify problems and take effective remedial action.

Ability to train and supervise others.

Ability to read and interpret technical repair manuals, circuit diagrams and blueprints.

Ability to make accurate diagnoses of mechanical, electrical or hydraulic problems for self‑propelled and non self‑propelled automotive equipment.

Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.




One (1) year of permanent competitive class status in the title of Automotive Mechanic Crew Leader.

Open Competitive:

Five (5) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, as an automotive mechanic, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State Non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.


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