Auto Mechanic/Technician

The primary duties of the Auto Mechanic/Technician are to conduct repairs on a fleet of vehicles ranging from regular maintenance including oil changes, minor and major tune-ups, to engine rebuild jobs.  The applicant should be able to repair automotive cooling systems, recondition axle assemblies, repair front and rear suspensions, and perform front and rear alignments.  In addition, the applicant should be able to repair electrical ignition systems and able to test alternator circuits and replace when required.  The applicant should be able to use in-house equipment such as an alignment machine, brake lathe, wheel balancer, and tire mounting machine.  The applicant for this position will be performing these and any other job related duties requested by the supervisor.


Applicant Minimum Standards for Auto Mechanic / Technician


Applicants for the Auto Mechanic/Technician positions must be at least 19 years of age on the date of employment. 


Applicants must be a high school graduate or have passed a General Education Development (GED) test indicating high school graduation level. 


Applicants must be a resident of the contiguous United States for a period of time sufficient to conduct a comprehensive background investigation.  Consideration will be given for military overseas assignments. 


If a military veteran, applicant must not have been discharged from any military service under less than honorable conditions and must not have been convicted of any court-martial higher than a summary. 


Applicant must possess provide his or her own tools. 


Applicant must possess a minimum of three ASE certifications. 


Applicant must have a minimum of three years experience in the automotive repair industry. 


Applicant must possess a current valid Texas driver's license and proof of liability insurance (before the date of employment) and have no more than three moving violations in the past three years and no DWI convictions.  


No convictions above a Class B misdemeanor or a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years nor have been on or currently on court-ordered community supervision or probation for any criminal offense above a grade of Class B misdemeanor or Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years.  Not currently under indictment for any criminal offense and never had a family violence conviction.


Applicant must have a stable credit history.  A consumer credit report is required and must be submitted during the application process. Applicants rejected due to their credit history will be advised.


Applicants must have a favorable employment history.  All information given regarding past employment will be thoroughly checked.  An unfavorable record may be grounds for rejection of the applicant’s employment application.   


After receiving a conditional offer of employment, all applicants must pass a drug screen and physical examination before they become employees of Montgomery County.  Half of the cost of these tests is the responsibility of the applicant.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability.

(Information updated April 19, 2006)


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