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Fleet Services has an outstanding opportunity for a Motor Equipment Mechanic to support the University’s transportation requirements by performing equipment maintenance on a wide range of university-owned motor equipment to meet the needs and production demands of our clients; and to perform journey-level work in the diagnosis, repair and service of automobiles, light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, buses, hydraulic systems, and diesel engines. The mechanic is responsible for preventative maintenance inspections and related repairs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Overhaul and repair gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuel engines on equipment such as automobiles, trucks, and buses. •Repair and maintain electric (EV), plug-in electric (PHEV) and hybrid vehicles. •Overhaul axles, clutches, differentials, and transmissions and disassemble, repair, and replace related parts and components within proper tolerances utilizing required tools. •Diagnose and repair all types of equipment problems including repair and/or rebuild engines and power train and related components and restore vehicles to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) tolerances and standards. •Diagnose and repair: tires, chassis, cooling, electrical, brakes (including ABS), steering, fuel injection systems, emissions, gas analysis, steering, suspension systems, electronic systems including microprocessor-based control systems and other related automotive systems. •Ability to troubleshoot sensor and ground problems associated with fleet vehicles. •Troubleshoot, maintain and repair lift gate and other hydraulic systems. •Repair and replace window glass, interior and exterior trim, and accessories such as radios, antennas, power outlets, and lights. •Apply touch up spray painting to vehicle bodies and equipment. •Perform drivability diagnostics; programming on computerized engine and transmissions control systems to optimize performance; state required vehicle emissions testing; vehicle safety inspections; preventive maintenance service on mechanical systems, wiring and electrical system grounds, and tune ups; replace spark plugs, wires, and related ignition parts. •Install and/or remove specialized equipment to meet department’s specific needs. •Install bed liners, bumpers, ladder racks, tow hitches, and related accessories. •Operate automated information systems for service and repair data retrieval, various diagnostic scan tools, scopes, meters, 4 gas infrared gas analyzers, PC connectable testers for data retrieval and service documentation, portable test equipment for service and repair data retrieval. •Operate standard shop equipment including: computerized wheel balancer, wheel alignment equipment, tire changing equipment, electrical tester, brake lathe, brake washer, parts washer, 4 wheel alignment system, various hydraulic service lifts, jacks, jack stands, presses, cutting torch, gas welder, MIG welder, overhead fluid dispensers, and various hand tools. •Operate OEM or designated troubleshooting equipment, hardware and software. •Operate Volt /ohm meter, circuit tester and hand held diagnostic equipment, such as fuel injection, vacuum, cooling system and compression testers. •Repair and maintain shop equipment. •Clean shop floors, benches and equipment as needed. •Properly use chemicals and solvents and understand hazardous communications, wastewater standards, fluid recovery, and disposal rules. •Maintain service, maintenance, repair and other related records on an automated information management system. •Complete vehicle maintenance work orders with a description of the maintenance needed, specific labor operation performed, and amount of time expended for each operation, services performed, updated mileage, expense parts used, and other related comments. •Knowledge and understanding of codes and formats for querying PCM's (OBD I & OBD II) and ability to follow precise diagnostic flow chart repair processes. •Ability to read and interpret various manufacturer wiring diagrams, electrical schematics and similar drawings. •Ability to keep up to date on increased sub-system complexity, wiring and control system revisions. •Identify parts and components needed and, using proper nomenclature, complete written parts requests. •Make service calls to rescue and repair disabled vehicles. •Explain vehicle operation and safety/emergency equipment to customers. •Performing new vehicle preparation and inspections (apply identification stickers, license plates, decals, and emergency equipment). •Prepare and inspect rental vehicles for interdepartmental transfer or outside sale. •Provide technical assistance and direction to automotive apprentice and service attendants. •Dispense fuel, wash and vacuum vehicles, transport vehicles to dealers and other service vendors. •Perform other related duties as assigned.
•Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. •Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. •Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. •Be responsible and accountable. •Use organizational skills and provide attention to details. •Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude. •Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous. •Exhibit a professional work ethic. •Continuously promote a safe work environment.
•Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an automotive or motorized equipment mechanic;
OR full journey status as an automotive or motorized equipment mechanic in a union;
OR four years of applicable work experience.
Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.
Additional Requirements include:
•Class B CDL with air brake and passenger endorsement OR must obtain a Class B CDL with air brake and passenger endorsement by the fifth month of employment. •All applicable CDL requirements including a pre-employment drug screening apply to this position. •Must have a good driving record. •Copy of DMV report may be requested. •Demonstrate a strong mechanical aptitude. •Demonstrated ability to continue education and training in automotive repair technology independently and as provided and directed by employer. •Good customer service skills;
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license. •ASE certification in Automobile (Engine Repair A1, Brakes A5, Engine Performance A8) and Medium/Heavy Truck (Gasoline Engines T1, Diesel Engines T2, Brakes T4, Preventative Maintenance and Inspection T8). •Master ASE certification. •High School Graduation or Equivalent. •5+ years’ experience in an automotive maintenance shop as a journey-level mechanic performing maintenance tasks equivalent to those defined for this position. • Computer or data entry experience.
Conditions of Employment:
•Steel Toe work shoes are required (at employer’s expense). •Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. •Regular and predictable attendance is required.
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