United States Postal Service Jobs – Automotive Technician

Website USPS

Job Description:

Performs routine and complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal fleet; troubleshoots and diagnoses more complex vehicle malfunctions using a variety of computerized test equipment; may provide assistance to lower level employees.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses operating difficiculties on a variety of vehicles and performs operational checks on engines; its major supporting systems, parts, components, assemblies; including emissions systems, electrical, computer and electronic controlled components.
  • Performs various computerized and electronic diagnostic tests using specialized equipment; interprets trouble codes and other information from electronic scanners and test analyzers; uses reference materials such as service manuals and wiring schematics to determine operational difficulties, driveability problems and evaluates performance efficiency.
  • Conducts visual and auditory vehicle inspections, road calls and road tests before and after maintenance and repairs; annotates vehicle problems on work orders.
  • Provides technical guidance and instructions to mechanics and technicians on more difficult repairs and in the use of specialized computer-aided diagnostic equipment.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs resulting from normal preventive maintenance inspections.
  • Prepares and updates vehicle records, maintains vehicle records; annotates labor time, parts and/orequipment and other pertinent data on work orders.
  • Performs engine tune-ups; removes, replaces, adjusts, cleans parts, components, assemblies and accessories; uses a variety of specialized test equipment to adjust systems and components to prescribed operating tolerances.
  • Troubleshoots malfunctioning vehicles resulting from road calls and identifies improperly functioning part(s) and repairs or replaces.
  • Repairs and replaces major components including transmissions , differentials, brake systems, power assist units, steering and suspension assemblies.
  • Performs other job related duties and responsibilities in support of primary duties.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of automotive fuel systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of fuel delivery systems, and
    related assemblies, such as fuel pumps, turbochargers, superchargers, inter- coolers, fuel injectors, and the interface of the
    fuel system with electronic controls.
  • Knowledge of automotive emission control systems refers to the terminology characteristics, and operation of emission control systems as they relate to overall engine operation and performance specifications and conformance to environmental quality regulations.
  • Knowledge of engine systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of engine valves, piston assemblies, engine bearings, cylinders, cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, crankshaft assemblies, compression ignition, and cooling system.
  • Knowledge of automotive power train systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of such components as clutches, universal joints, manual and computer enhanced automatic transmission systems, differentials, and drive axles.
  • Knowledge of automotive suspension systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of standard and computerized/air- controlled suspension, and standard and power assisted steering, as well as wheel alignment systems and steering geometry.
  • Knowledge of automotive braking systems refers to the terminology, characteristics, and operation of air and hydraulically actuated braking components such as cylinders, valves, linkage, calipers, sensors and control modules and anti-lock brake systems.
  • Ability to use technical reference materials and technical manuals refers to reading, comprehending, and interpreting technical information, such as illustrated parts breakdown, checklists, flow charts, electronic media, and schematics.
  • 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, and suspension and braking systems through the use of appropriate automotive test equipment.

Job Details:

Company:  USPS

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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