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Mechanic, Lead

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Mechanic, Lead

Location: Facility Srv: Transportation
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 605819
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Special Information

  • This position is being reposted. If you have already applied, you do not need to reapply
  • Successful candidate must obtain Class A or B CDL within 6 months of hire.

Job Description

This position performs mechanical repairs and services on medium/heavy duty fleet buses, trucks, and miscellaneous equipment, as well as on modern fleet vehicles. This position oversees repairs, and performs maintenance/repair of vehicles, machinery, and heavy equipment to ensure proper working techniques and methods are being utilized effectively and efficiently. The position acts as contact person for Shuttle Services and as such resolves daily malfunctions, schedules repairs, orders parts and monitors Zonar vehicle maintenance system.

The person in this position shall follow all applicable NAU Service Policies and Procedures and environmental protection and procurement practices.

Mechanical maintenance and repair of University Vehicles -55%
  • Performs regular scheduled preventive maintenance, tune-ups, etc.
  • Performs diagnosing operational, mechanical, hydraulic, air and electrical malfunctions on assigned equipment, and regular preventive maintenance on heavy vehicles with emphasis on servicing engines, chassis, drive trains, electrical systems, transmissions, brakes and tires.
  • Overhauls and repairs engines and transmissions on gas and diesel equipment; repairs and maintains heavy equipment (loaders, graders, backhoes, dump/bucket trucks, forklifts and storm drain cleaners); troubleshoots and repairs or replaces digital electronic components and computers.
  • Overhauls, repairs and/or replaces vehicle parts such as on steering and brake systems.
  • Repairs electrical/hydraulic wheelchair lifts on transit buses. Includes repairs on entry doors and openings.
  • Suspension repairs such as shock absorbers, front end parts, tires, and wheels and check for proper tire alignment; includes air suspension systems on buses, dump trucks, and bucket trucks.
  • Repairs and overhauls mechanical, electrical, air and hydraulic and cooling systems 12 and 24 Volt electrical system repairs.
  • Service such as belts, batteries, starters and alternators.
  • Troubleshooting electrical malfunctions in transit and coach bus lighting and accessory/ control systems.
  • Road tests equipment after maintenance has been completed

HVAC/AC maintenance and repair - 15%
  • Troubleshoots and repairs A/C systems. A/C systems include transit and coach bus HVAC

Administrative Duties - 15%
  • Requisitions parts, computes work orders and prepares service records and reports as required
  • Acts as contact person for Shuttle Services and as such resolves daily malfunctions, schedules repairs, orders parts and monitors Zonar vehicle maintenance system
  • Completes required paperwork, inputs data in computer and maintains daily records.

Leadership and Technical Knowledge - 10%
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to assigned mechanics.
  • attends meetings, classes and communicates with supervisors, co-workers, and customers on a daily basis.
  • Works within a diverse student and employee population and environment.

Other duties as assigned - 5%
  • May be required to be on call during snow removal operations and available for emergency repairs.

Essential Physical Requirements:
  • Extensive physical effort; requires stair climbing, heavy lifting, handling, pushing or moving objects up to 50 pounds (or greater with the use of mechanical assistance); constant standing/walking.
  • Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, toxic chemicals, biohazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates or 2-year trade school certificate relating to automotive repair AND
  • 5-8 years of experience in diagnosis, repair and maintenance of heavy equipment OR
  • Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Possession of current Arizona class C or higher driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ASME Master Technician Certification
  • Certification of Electrical/Hydraulic wheel chair lifts.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Extensive range of knowledge of all types of diesel and gasoline vehicles.
  • Air and Hydraulic brake and steering systems inspection diagnosis and repair procedures.
  • Computerized diagnostic analyzer use procedures and practices.
  • The operating principles of alternative fuel, hybrid, gasoline and diesel fueled engines.
  • Power/drivability system inspection, diagnosis trouble shooting and repair.
  • Welding and fabricating skills.
  • Shop safety principles and procedures.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Operating shop tools and equipment.
  • Estimating time and cost of repair maintenance work for a wide variety of heavy equipment.
  • Scheduling/ coordinating heavy equipment service and repair to maximize utilization.
  • Follow oral and written instruction.
  • Interpret repair manuals, service and recall bulletins.
  • Utilize a PC and PC programs as they relate to fleet maintenance management systems.
  • Manage time effectively.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs and push/pull 90 lbs.
  • Communicates effectively
  • Balances competing priorities.
  • Exercises good judgment and professionalism in a fast-paced setting
  • Performs inspections and makes necessary adjustments to conform to vehicle specifications
  • Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, NAU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by January 18, 2022. For questions about vaccines and medical or religious accommodations, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.

Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL, you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere to the clearinghouse requirements.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


Salary range begins at $47,634. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

FLSA Status

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours worked.


This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System; paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website. Classified Staff employees are in a probationary status for their first six months at NAU.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Application Deadline

Applications received by May 2, 2022 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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