Under direction, to facilitate instruction in assigned department by preparing or supervising the preparation of demonstration materials and the distribution and control of study materials and equipment, and to do related work as required.


  1. Prepares laboratory apparatus, charts, displays, and models used in an assigned instruction field; plans the scheduling of work so that instructional materials are ready for appropriate lab at appropriate time.
  2. Receives, issues, stores, and cares for equipment, materials, and chemicals; maintains inventory records on equipment and other materials; orders equipment repair.
  3. Orders, receives, issues, invoices, and inventories automotive parts, materials and labor required during the automotive lab hours.
  4. Initiates and processes requisitions for obtaining replacement of equipment and supplies; calls in orders for automotive parts (engine, transmission, brakes, etc.).
  5. Operates, uses, and may repair or adjust a variety of equipment necessary for conduct of work; may include operating customers’ vehicles for diagnostic purposes.
  6. Accepts repairs requests and informs potential customers of liability, cost and time requirements.
  7. Schedules work with the instructors and formulates estimates of costs and time to complete required repairs.
  8. Maintains stockroom and lab rooms in a clean and orderly condition, or supervises their maintenance; maintains security of stockroom, labs, and library collections.
  9. May supervise laboratory aides and the work of student helpers; may advise or answer questions from students using laboratory.
  10. Keeps records, duplicates materials and performs other clerical duties related to the operation of the automotive laboratory, including using basic computer programs such as word processing, internet search engines and spreadsheets in a Windows platform.
  11. At the request of a supervisor, shall perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Department Laboratory Technician I – Engineering and Technology Division.


Education and Experience:  High school graduate or equivalent and eighteen (18) units of post secondary technical education or a Certificate of Achievement in the field of Engineering or Technology.  A minimum of one year of automotive service experience. Valid Class 3 California Drivers License.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of laboratory equipment, materials, supplies and procedures appropriate to assigned area; knowledge of elementary stock control methods; knowledge of shop safety and fire prevention.  Ability to instruct students; ability to plan and organize workload so that laboratory materials are available and set up at appropriate time; ability to keep records and carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and instructors; ability to work with students in a multiethnic environment.


One year of paid laboratory experience is desirable.


Ability to lift, for the purpose of physical installation, equipment weighting fifty (50) pounds.  Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.

Probationary Period:  One year.

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