BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(5823-0004) LEAD AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
May 5, 2005
Serves as a working group leader for lower level technicians and
mechanics in a vehicle maintenance facility or an auxiliary garage;
personally performs the most complex repairs and maintenance on all
types of motor vehicles used in the postal fleet; provides work guidance
and direction to lower level employees.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given
This section is composed of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs)
which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each
KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified
positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily.
Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of
experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.
Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of
each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in automotive
components or systems refers to a proficiency in observing, testing,
analyzing, and isolating sources of trouble in automotive systems or
their components, such as, electrical/electronic systems, engine, power
train, fuel delivery, suspension, and braking systems through the use of
appropriate automotive test equipment.
Ability to use automotive test equipment refers to the knowledge of, and
proficiency with, various types of electrical/electronic diagnostic test
equipment, such as voltage/amperage testers (VAT), multimeters (VOM),
test lights, scanners, gas analyzers, etc.
Ability to make minor and major repairs to automotive components or
systems refers to a proficiency in replacing parts, making adjustments,
and rebuilding automotive systems or their components, such as
electrical/ignition, emissions, fuel delivery, engine, suspensions,
power train, braking systems, intake, exhaust, and starting aids.
Ability to prepare paperwork refers to the ability to record information
and data to complete forms, such as parts requests and estimated repair
time (E.R.T.), as it relates to the operation of a facility.
Ability to work with others refers to the ability to work safely and
efficiently in cooperation with fellow employees to perform the duties
of the position to include the test and repair of electrical/electronic
and mechanical problems using the appropriate diagnostic equipment
Ability to work without (immediate) supervision refers to the ability to
perform safely and efficiently the duties of the position, such as
planning and executing work activities without direct supervision.
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service's Test 943, Test
944, and Test 941.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
Applicants who qualify under this standard may be required to
satisfactorily complete a prescribed training course(s) prior to
reassignment or promotion.
At the time of appointment, applicants must have a valid driver's
license from the state in which they live. Applicants must also
demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. Applicants selected
under this qualification standard must successfully complete the
required Vehicle Familiarization and Safe Operation training, including
demonstration of the ability to safely drive a vehicle of the type used
on the job.