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Automotive Electronic Technician

Company: Forsyth County, North Carolina
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties Benefits Supplemental QuestionsForsyth County Automotive Services maintains a fleet of 600 plus vehicles and equipment; includes both non emergency as well as all emergency vehicles that are used by the Sheriff's Department, Animal Services, and Emergency Services. Automotive Services manages four motor pool locations and multiple fueling locations. The Division also maintains a fully stocked parts inventory. With the high demands of maintaining a Fleet of vehicles responsible for the safety of our citizens the daily tasks can be very exciting and require a high level of dedication.The Automotive Electronic Technician performs complex repairs on a variety of County Owned Vehicles and or Equipment. Ability to operate software packages to perform fleet maintenance is essential. Install electrical/electronic components into new and existing emergency and fleet vehicles in accordance with component and vehicle specifications to insure proper and safe operation. Monitor inventory and keep up with new innovations and make informed suggestions to improve efficiency of installations and procurement of components. Read and interpret wiring diagrams of vehicles and electronic components, evaluate and program new equipment, diagnose and replace or repair installed older or new components.Distinguishing Features: Employees in this position must ascertain and install components to upfit vehicles. Some components require programming and setup along with collaboration with Sheriffs IT and MIS Departments to insure vehicles are compatible and operable when released. When necessary, will perform maintenance and repairs to complete preventive maintenance and assist other technicians with light/heavy/electrical repairs.* Ability to carefully remove equipment from older and out-of-service vehicles to reinstall in newand in-service-vehicles and/or to store for future use.* Ability to use computer and internet based aftermarket and manufacturers websites fordiagnosing/ repairing/ and modifying while retaining original safety systems in correct operation.* Ability to diagnose original manufacturer's electronic safety components and repair whennecessary.* Ability to intelligently communicate and work with other department personnel/ vehicleoperators/ component manufacturers on installations/removals/ diagnostics of vehicles.* Ability to apply electrical principles and formulas.* Ability to lift 50-100 lbs occasionally, 25-50 lbs frequently or up to 10-20 lbs constantly.Minimum Education and Experience: - High School Diploma or GED required.* 5 years experience installing and up-fitting vehicles required.* Must possess ASE Certifications and be eligible to receive and pass GM or AC Delco specialized electronics training.* Valid driver's license required.* An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for the minimum requirements.* Current EVT Certification preferred.* Technical experience of diagnostics and electrical repairs preferred.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: - Install electrical/electronic components into new and existing emergency and fleet vehicles inaccordance with component and vehicle specifications to insure proper and safe operation.* Monitor inventory and keep up with new innovations and make informed suggestions to improveefficiency of installations and procurement of components.* Read and interpret wiring diagrams of vehicles and electronic components, evaluate and programnew equipment, diagnose and replace or repair installed older or new components.* Remove complete front and rear bumper cover assemblies including front and rear encapsulatedlamps, headliners, heating and air conditioning in order to install and modify for requiredelectronic equipment installation.* Modify vehicle components and fabricate mounts to install and comply with safety of occupantsand allow vehicle original equipment, including air bags and other restraints, to operate asdesigned by the manufacturer.* Maintaining a specific license such as a driver's license in good standing, without a lapse or lossof a privilege to drive in compliance with North Carolina law, and in compliance with applicableDOT standards for commercial motor vehicle drivers if required to perform the duties assigned tothe position.

Keywords: Forsyth County, North Carolina, Winston-Salem , Automotive Electronic Technician, Engineering , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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