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Motor Vehicle Inspector

Job Summary

Responsible for examining motor vehicles to ensure vehicles operating on state highways meet all requirements established by the state's department of motor vehicles.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Inspect automotive vehicles to ensure compliance to emission standards and governmental regulations.
  • Inspect accessories, air lines, and electric circuits.
  • Check for damage, broken headlines, leaks, and faulty blinkers.
  • Test vehicle for wear-and-tear damage.
  • Inspects and assesses the condition of all of the vehicle's essential mechanical systems and components.
  • Check for improper adjustment.
  • Approve or deny vehicular inspection and issue inspection stickers.
  • Suggest improvements to vehicle that fails inspection.
  • Keep records of vehicles inspected.
  • Check for illegal equipment installed on vehicle.
  • Change oil.
  • Replace fluids.
  • Check preventive maintenance programs.
  • Investigate complains, accidents, and operations.
  • Prepares reports based on findings from the inspections to be presented to the fleet's manager and/or mechanics.
  • Explains and interprets related laws and regulations and communicates with the fleet's manager and mechanics to help ensure the fleet's compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Prepare reports based on findings.