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Job Standard for Mechanic, General Repair

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Mechanic, General Repair Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 6349
  • Pay Grade: G
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Mechanical


To perform scheduled maintenance, service, and minor repair of vehicles and heavy duty construction type equipment; may operate a service station; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: the operation of internal combustion engines and related power trains, hydraulic, and electrical systems; servicing requirements and maintenance procedures for motor vehicles.

Experience: interpreting and applying technical information contained in mechanical maintenance service manuals; listening to and visually inspecting vehicles to detect mechanical wear, damage, or reasons for failure; performing engine tune-ups and replacement of mechanical parts; adjusting and repairing mechanical systems such as brakes, clutches, steering components, shock absorbers, and lighting equipment; using common tools associated with repair of motor vehicles and equipment. Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Ability to determine causes of operating errors and decide what to do about it
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Mechanic, General Repair must:

  • Test drives and/or inspects vehicles and equipment for wear, damage or specific problems that might affect performance; checks lighting and charging systems for proper operation, and repairs as necessary; performs engine tune-ups, including diagnosing items needing repair or replacement and adjusts or replaces items as necessary; services vehicles and other motorized equipment; removes and replaces filters and batteries; checks and recharges air conditioning systems; adjusts and repairs brakes, clutches, steering components, shocks, and struts; removes and installs alternators, generators, starters, water and fuel pumps, carburetors, steering mechanisms, mufflers and clamps; steam cleans and washes vehicles; uses tools associated with the mechanic trade; cleans and maintains shop, tools, and equipment; prepares records and reports; may assist journey mechanics by: setting-up equipment and assembling tools for major engine, transmission, and powertrain repairs; assisting in alignment; body, frame, and fender repair; hydraulic repair; and windshield and glass installation; maintains pool car fleet; inspects and verifies that vehicles meet bid specifications; may conduct small engine repair; operates vehicles to evaluate work required and/or performed.

35% of Time the Mechanic, General Repair

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Mechanic, General Repair

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Incumbents work with flammable and toxic materials. Work may be in a motor pool service shop or in a large repair shop under the direction of a journey mechanic or shop supervisor. Incumbents learn to use specialized tools and testing equipment, and to maintain and repair major components of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, drive trains and related component systems. Incumbents may be required to work overtime, with overnight travel to repair field equipment. These positions involve performing strenuous work, bending, stooping, and lifting and carrying objects weighing approximately 80 pounds.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Mechanic, General Repair

Career Path

Mechanic, Small Engine, Mechanic, Body and Fender, Mechanic

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.