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Lead Mechanic

Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 24, 2023
Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title
Lead Mechanic

Automotive Shop

Compensation Title

Position Number

Position Status

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 6:30a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Hours per Week

Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

Provide safe and appropriate transportation to meet the University’s needs and to provide safe work vehicles and equipment for Operation and Maintenance personnel and the Campus Community.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Perform diagnostics on cars, trucks and equipment in order to complete general repairs and service maintenance to vehicles. Perform minor autobody repairs and some minor welding.
  • Provide assistance to the Supervisor for all administrative duties, including monthly data for fuel and vehicle repairs for interdepartmental billings, employee timekeeping, Pcard purchases for supplies and parts needed for repairs.
  • Assume managing personnel in absence of the Supervisor, including planning, assigning and checking work.
  • Maintains a Commercial Drivers License with a passenger endorsement to provide bus transportation for university needs.
  • Provide safe and aesthetically appropriate transportation for the University.
  • Keep complete and accurate record keeping of work performed, parts and supplies. Completion of work orders in CMMS system for data reporting purposes.
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures. Complete all required safety and compliance training.
  • Report to work during Snow events to assist in repairing any vehicles or equipment
  • Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma/ GED required with 3 years of related experience with 1 year of previous related management experience.

Commercial Driver’s License is preferred but not required. (Must obtain within 6 months of hire date.)

Must possess ability to perform mechanical repairs on all types of vehicles/engines including gasoline powered, diesel powered, battery powered, etc., prefer ASE certification.

Must be able to perform emergency mechanical repairs on roadsides and in adverse weather conditions including but not limited to extreme heat/cold, snow, ice, rain, etc.

Must be physical able to perform frequent medium heavy to maximum exertion.

Must possess basic computer skills.

Must be flexible to work any and all hours associated with responding to perform mechanical repairs to snow/ice removal equipment during Winter months.

Minimum Education
High School Diploma

Preferred Education
Technical School Certificate

Minimum Experience
3 years

$19.04/hr minimum

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Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  2. * Do you possess a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License with Passenger endorsement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe in detail your automotive mechanical experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please list any licenses or certifications you might have that are directly related to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have the ability to perform medium to heavy physical exertion on a regular basis, including lifting up to 50 pounds or more?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Are you able to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme heat, cold, rain, etc?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No response
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. References

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