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The Auto/Diesel Mechanic is responsible for performing skilled preventative maintenance and repair work on motor pool vehicles, plant operation equipment, and tools. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

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Typical Functions:

Performs vehicle maintenance by changing oil, lubricating, replaces oil and air filters, cleaning vehicle interior, washing and waxing car exterior, checking tire pressure and rotating tires; checking coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid levels, and adding fluid as needed. Checks batteries and their fluid levels. Inspects lights, spare tire and tire tools, turn signals, brake lights, horn, seat belts and other systems on the vehicle. Winterizes vehicles by checking for proper antifreeze levels. Performs minor vehicle repairs, changes headlights, fuses, and bulbs that are inoperable. Repairs tires and fixes flats. Performs other repairs, which do not require special tools or equipment. Travels off-campus to retrieve vehicles, in need of repair, or pick up tools, supplies, and equipment needed for plant and facilities operation. Performs maintenance and repairs of grounds equipment, which includes tractors and assorted implements, for lift, skid loader, etc, as well as small engine equipment, such as lawnmowers, string trimmers, etc. Maintains service on shop equipment and tools. May fabricate parts and equipment and perform body work to repair vehicles. Prepares for prior approval from supervisors estimates of time, parts, and materials needed for repairs. Responsible for getting routine gas and diesel (or other fuel) for operation of equipment. Maintains supplies and equipment, maintains reasonable stock of oil, lubricants, filters, bulbs, fuses, and other supplies used in vehicle, buggy and small engine maintenance and operation. Maintains accountability of shop tools and test equipment, as well as records of repairs and routine maintenance needs. Responsible for keeping shop clean and organized. Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so as to get along with others. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the mechanical operation of diesel and gasoline powered engines as well as electric start engines. Knowledge of routine vehicle, buggy, and small engine maintenance and care for safe and efficient operation. Knowledge of manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations for diagnosis and repair of mechanical malfunctions. Ability to read, write, and follow technical information for repairs, as well as written and oral instructions. Ability to keep detailed records. Ability to operate equipment. Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers, employees, students, and the general public. Ability to read and decipher labels and directions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus three years of experience in a mechanical/maintenance setting. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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