STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: AUTOMOBILE-BODY REPAIR TECHNICIAN
Class Code: 0740-14 Date Established: 10-23-92
Occupational Code: 5-2-7 Date of Last Revision: 11-29-06
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform auto body repair or reconstruction work at the journeyman level on damaged state-owned vehicles and equipment.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Inspects damage and deterioration to determine structural integrity of vehicle equipment bodies.
· Inspects, appraises and prepares written estimates of damage to vehicles involved in accidents to provide insurance documentation.
· Shapes and installs vehicle equipment body or frame parts and prepares the unit for spray painting.
· Performs paint spraying operations on a variety of heavy mechanical and related equipment including trucks, graders, rollers, snowplows and parts.
· Completes vehicle life history cards to document inspections of maintenance and repairs.
· Performs semi-annual motor vehicles inspections to certify vehicle conforms to state requirements.
Skill: Requires skill in recommending routine changes in standardized operating procedures OR in retrieving, compiling and reporting data according to established procedures OR in operating complex machines.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to agency objectives by ensuring the accuracy of support activities within one or more organizational units. Errors at this level affect the work of others or have measurable monetary consequences, and require verification and correction in order to complete succeeding work operations.
Supervision: Requires no supervision of employees or functions.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and in making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Associate's degree from a recognized college or technical institute with major study in automotive repair, restoration or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Two years' experience performing auto body repair work in a large commercial or highway garage. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of standard practices of methods, procedures, tools and equipment of the trade, and skilled in their use and application. Skill in use of hand tools, power tools and brazing and arc welding equipment, such as torches and cutting tips to make necessary repairs. Ability to provide written estimates of repair work for damage on accident claims. Ability to order all parts and materials needed. Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees as well as associates. Ability to schedule work orders. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04