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LEAD AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN (AG)
OCCUPATION CODE: 5823-0005
JOB LEVEL: P7-10

BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
5000B
(5823-0005) LEAD AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN (AG)


DOCUMENT DATE:
May 5, 2005

FUNCTION:
Serves as a lead automotive technician working group leader for lower level employees at a maintenance facility or an auxiliary garage without dedicated supervision; personally performs the most complex automotive maintenance and repairs on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal fleet as necessary.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given above.

REQUIREMENTS:
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 and maintain paperwork refers to the ability to complete forms and oversee vehicle maintenance, stockroom, safety, and environmental records for the operation of a facility to include recording estimated repair time (E.R.T.). 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 and procedures. 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. Ability to schedule the work of others refers assigning work to lower- level employees, e.g., prioritizing and redirecting work, based on vehicle maintenance requirements.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service's Test 943, Test 944, and Test 941.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants who qualify under this standard may be required to satisfactorily complete a prescribed training course(s) prior to reassignment or promotion.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
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.

  Occ Code: 5823-0005

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