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Job Standard for Mechanic

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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 Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06347
  • Pay Grade: I
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Mechanical


To perform journey-level maintenance, repair and overhaul of gasoline and/or diesel powered vehicles, equipment and related hydraulic, electrical, and electronic component systems; fabricate, install and retrofit related ancillary devices; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: safety precautions and procedures relating to mechanical equipment and repair shops; the use, care, and disposal of hazardous automotive material and waste.

Experience: diagnosing and repairing gasoline and/or diesel automotive and construction type equipment; using mechanics’ tools and related specialized equipment to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines and related drivetrain, electrical, and hydraulic systems; preparing records and reports; diagnosing and repairing electronic and computer controlled motor vehicle systems; reading and interpreting technical service manuals. Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience welding and fabricating specialized vehicular devices.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
  • Ability to inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Mechanic must:

  • Diagnoses mechanical, electrical, electronic, and hydraulic problems in vehicles and equipment; estimates costs of repairs, labor, and parts; repairs, overhauls, and rebuilds engines and related mechanical and hydraulic systems; troubleshoots, designs, fabricates, and installs electronic controls, hydraulic systems, and electrical circuits; removes, repairs, or rebuilds component parts; diagnoses and repairs heating, cooling, and emission systems; performs preventive maintenance; mounts and balances tires; makes front-end repairs; uses specialized devices; operates equipment such as lathes, hydraulic and mechanical presses; rebuilds, repairs, or services air-conditioning systems, small gasoline engines, power saws and mowers and other motorized equipment; may operate equipment; cleans and maintains equipment and shop area; may repair damaged bodies and frames;
  • Prepares records of repairs, costs, and time involved; prepares specifications and requisitions; maintains inventory of supplies; may operate a computer for recordkeeping; may prepare inspection reports for federal compliance.
  • Trains others in the overhaul, repair, and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; performs inspections and operates vehicles and equipment to evaluate capabilities, repair work accomplished, and compliance with safety regulations.

35% of Time the Mechanic

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Mechanic

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Incumbents work around heavy equipment, toxic fumes, gasoline, diesel fuel and solvents, and high voltage up to 80,000 volts. Some positions require incumbents furnish their own hand tools, travel overnight, work irregular schedules and be on-call. Field repairs are made in all weather conditions. Incumbents may be required to obtain certifications such as in welding, mobile air conditioning, air brake mechanics, emissions, or other areas determined necessary by the employing department. These positions involve performing strenuous work and lifting and carrying objects weighing approximately 80 pounds and hearing and eyesight acuity to detect engine noises, read gauges, and detect metal fractures.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Mechanic

Career Path

Mechanical Systems Supervisor

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.