Automotive Technician II



Position Overview:

Performs maintenance and repairs on automotive, industrial equipment, diesel powered equipment, small gas engines, ONG alternative fuel and electrical vehicles. Provides general maintenance services, such as oil change, water and antifreeze, fluid checks, and tune ups on all university vehicles. Performs diagnosis and service of A.B.S. electrical (utilizing scan tools) including bench overhaul, testing of starting, charging, and various electronically controlled systems; familiarity with wire repair, electrical schematic reading and diagnosis of power train controls of recent model vehicles.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Performs maintenance and repairs on automobile vehicles to include gasoline, natural, and diesel powered automobiles and small engines. Provides service (lubrication, oil change, water and anti-freeze, windshield fluids, belts and hose inspections and replacements, air pressure and tire checks) on automotive vehicles and industrial equipment. Performs diagnostics and repairs on air conditioning systems to include R-12, R-134 recovery, recycling, charging and leaks, and performance testing. Replaces worn and/or broken parts. Performs minor tune-ups and engine repairs. Performs body repairs and painting as required. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on University vehicles and maintenance equipment. Performs diagnosis, service and repair of engines, transmissions, differentials, and other assemblies. Performs welding and fabrication set-up as required. Inspects job repairs and determines what materials are needed and what methods to use for repairs. Performs OEM repairs as required, studies work drawings and schematics, etc. to ensure proper wiring, insulation and maintenance of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems of vehicles. Performs diagnosis and testing of refrigeration systems to include recovery, recycling, charging and leak and performance testing. Performs diagnosis and service of A.B.S. electrical (utilizing scan tools) including bench overhaul, testing of starting, charging, and various electronically controlled systems; familiarity with wire repair, electrical schematic reading and diagnosis of power train controls of recent model vehicles. Observes, communicates, complies with and enforces Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) provisions; analyzes supplies and materials used in the performance and training of HVAC operational duties. Performs duties and complies with needs of special events, before, during, and after the special events are completed. Available to help a facilities emergency. This may necessitate the use of a radio for after hours call backs. Further, a prearranged shift change may be implemented for predictable emergencies like inclement weather. Performs other related duties as necessary to support the UCO mission.

Qualifications

Qualifications/Experience Preferred :

Three years experience in automotive mechanic trade; skilled in the use of tools, and diagnostic instruments including D.V.O.M. Effective oral and written communication skills. Knowledgeable of ASME, fire ratings and codes, DVOM and ADA requirements. Strongly Preferred: Air conditioning certification license and CNG License.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Able to work with tools of the trade with demonstrated competency. Sufficient dexterity and coordination to operate equipment common to the trade. Reads, understands manuals and instructions printed in English and documents legibly in same. Good oral and written communications are a requirement in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. Ability to work safely and be protected in areas with fumes or airborne particles and toxic and/or caustic chemicals. Ability to kneel, bend and stand for long periods of time. Ability to work in and around moving mechanical parts of equipment. Ability to see and read meters; dexterous enough to work with tools of trade.

Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This position requires a physical. The physical requirements are:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. regularly and 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry 200 feet.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry up/down 30 stairs.
  • Ability to walk regularly for long periods of time across the campus.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use and reach with hands and arms regularly.
  • Ability to climb in high places using a ladder or balance frequently.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend and crawl occasionally.
  • Ability to push or pull dolly loaded with up to 120 pounds for 300 feet occasionally.
  • Must have close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  • Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Pass PFT (pulmonary function test)

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