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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7216

AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN III

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly skilled technical work supervising, participating in, and coordinating the installation, maintenance, adjustment, modification, and repair of highly complex electronic and electrical equipment used by the county mobile equipment fleet.

Work involves lead supervision, coordination, and participation in the work of skilled technicians involving maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment, repair, and rebuilding of a variety of highly complex emergency vehicle electrical-electronic equipment. Work includes the responsibility for planning, scheduling, assigning and inspecting all phases of the automotive electrical work performed. Employees exercise considerable independence in supervising and scheduling the various technical phases of repair, installation, modification, and maintenance. Assignments are received from a technical superior in the form of oral instructions and written service orders. Work is reviewed through inspection of work in progress and by satisfactory completion of daily workload schedules.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This classification is distinguished from Automotive Electrical Technician II by the greater supervisory responsibilities and the greater experience requirements.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs a variety of highly complex electrical and electronic equipment.

Lays out, schedules, assigns and inspects the work of skilled automotive electronic technicians in diversified maintenance and repair of various electronic equipment in passenger vehicles, light and heavy duty trucks and other related equipment.

Participates in and coordinates the installation, adjustment, and maintenance of special electrical-electronic equipment such as emergency vehicle warning lights, strobe and siren systems. Designs, specifies and installs custom vehicular charging systems.

Assists in developing vehicle specifications including electrical-electronic load requirements. Includes rehab/rebuild requirements.

Assists in developing training and safety standards and requirements for automotive mechanics, technicians, and vehicle operators.

Estimates time and materials required for proposed jobs; maintains records and prepares and submits reports; requisitions supplies and equipment.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, materials, tools, and procedures as applied in the automotive electrical trade.

Considerable knowledge of federal and state DOT and other applicable emergency vehicle legal specifications.

Knowledge of the practices, testing devices and related equipment used in the automotive electrical trade.

Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline and diesel engines and of repair and maintenance characteristics of a wide variety of automotive equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to plan, assign, inspect and coordinate the work of skilled technicians and mechanics conducive to good order, performance and morale.

Ability to use and care for various shop tools, machinery and equipment involved in the maintenance of all phases of automotive electrical equipment.

Ability to interpret and work from technical diagrams, schematics, and blueprints.

Ability to troubleshoot malfunctions, detect faulty characteristics and to repair or replace faulty parts.

Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports relative to work performed.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school; considerable experience in electrical automotive systems, including some supervisory or leadworker experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

A.S.E.(automotive and heavy duty truck electrical) certification and a valid Florida driver's license.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics
Certification: No
Work Locations: Equipment Management
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E1/91


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