TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2006-805

ISSUED   OCTOBER 27, 2006

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

AUTOMOTIVE AND DIESEL MECHANIC, SUPERVISOR AND EQUIPMENT FOREMAN

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Title

Job

Code

Pay Schedule

and Range

1.

          Automotive Mechanic

93110

S4

2.

          Automotive Mechanic Supervisor

93120

S5

3.

          Diesel Mechanic

93130

S4

4.

          Automotive Equipment Foreman

93140

S6

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 11, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Automotive Mechanics, Diesel Mechanics and Automotive Mechanic Supervisors Maintain, repair, overhaul and inspect automobiles, trucks, tractors, graders, air compressors, etc.  You will troubleshoot, test, install, adjust, assemble, replace and repair various components of the equipment.  Automotive and Diesel Mechanics may function as lead workers over helpers or semi-skilled workers.  Automotive Mechanic Supervisors plan, lay out and assign work to mechanics, semi-skilled workers; maintain work records and prepare reports.


Automotive Equipment Foremen
Supervise equipment operators, mechanics and other garage personnel in the maintenance, repair and dispatch of automotive and maintenance equipment, and the upkeep of the building facilities used for equipment storage and maintenance.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement.

 

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Automotive MechanicFour years of experience in the automotive mechanic trade; OR completion of an approved apprenticeship; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Automotive Mechanic SupervisorThree years of experience as a journey-level automotive mechanic.

 

Diesel MechanicThree years of experience as a journey-level automotive mechanic, which included 1 year of experience in diesel engine fuel systems and diesel equipment repair and maintenance or completion of a recognized course of study within the diesel mechanics trade; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Automotive Equipment ForemanTwo years of experience as an Automotive Mechanic Supervisor; OR 2 years of experience as an Automotive Mechanic or Equipment Operator B; OR 4 years of experience in the operation or  maintenance of a variety of automotive, groundskeeping or construction equipment; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

For some jobs, hiring agencies may require that persons hired meet additional requirements.  For those specific jobs, offers of employment will be made ONLY to individuals who meet the following additional requirements:

 

Certification as a Pennsylvania Certified Inspection Mechanic; (Automotive Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic and Automotive Mechanic Supervisor).

 

Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license of the class appropriate to the vehicle operated and supplemented by the endorsements required by law for operation of specific equipment; (Automotive Mechanic and Automotive Mechanic Supervisor).

 

Possession of a CFC-12 Refrigerant Recycling Certificate, a 134A Refrigerant Recycling Certificate, or a Compressed Natural Gas Certificate; (Automotive Mechanic and Automotive Mechanic Supervisor).

 

One year of experience or training in the repair or maintenance of diesel engines; (Automotive Mechanic Supervisor).  

 

Clarification of Requirements

 

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.  For Automotive Mechanic Supervisor ONLY, no substitutions are permitted for the required experience.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

There are 54 filled positions:  41 Automotive Mechanics, 2 Supervisors, 2 Diesel Mechanics, and 9 Foremen.  These are geographically distributed in 36 Counties, mostly in rural areas.  The primary employers are the Department of Public Welfare and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Five Automotive Mechanic vacancies are expected within the next 12 months.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

There are no current positions or expected future job openings in Philadelphia.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, P.O. Box 2675, Room 222, Health and Welfare Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105; Telephone (717) 787-5068 OR 1-800-346-4254

 

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Human Resources, 7th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 8768, 4th & Market Streets, Harrisburg, PA  17105-8768; Telephone:  (717) 787-9737; Internet:  www.dcnr.state.pa.us.

 

Human Resource Offices of State-owned facilities operated by the Department of Public Welfare or forest districts and state parks operated by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (see local phone directories under “State Government”).

 

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission Office.

 

The 2 1/2 hour test will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

Number of Questions by Job Title

 

Subject Area

Auto. & Diesel Mech.

Auto. & Mech. Supv.

Auto. Equip. Foreman

Engines – Gasoline and Diesel

10

10

10

Rear Axle and Transmission

10

10

10

Fuel Injection and Carburetion

10

10

10

Cooling System

10

10

10

Hydraulic and Air Brake Systems

10

10

10

Exhaust and Emission Systems

10

10

10

Tools and Troubleshooting

20

20

20

Electrical System

5

5

5

Oil and Lubrication

5

5

5

Suspension System

5

5

5

Shop Safety

10

10

10

Supervising Employees

--

15

15

Training Employees

--

--

10

Total

105

120

130

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Civil Service Commission Offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test will also be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Allentown, Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commission’s Information Services Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  A new application is required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us or submit your completed paper application to:

 

State Civil Service Commission

(ATTN:  Applications)

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-

 

3058, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only)

 

(717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St. Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Avenue, Room 410, Pgh., 15219;

 

Telephone (Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us  

 

 

2.

Pennsylvania CareerLink Centers

 

 

3.

The Human Resource Offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."