University of Utah Job Description
Performs a wide variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks on the journeyman level in maintaining, servicing, and repairing all manner of diesel, heavy duty, and related mechanical equipment. Ensures maximum use and operation from University vehicles through proper service and repair.
One day comprehensive examination; successful completion of an approved 4 year, 8,000+ hour accredited apprenticeship program in Automobile Mechanics; and four years of shop experience, two of which are in diesel repair or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); and certification by the State Highway Patrol to perform safety inspections on vehicles, heavy equipment and buses, and by the county to perform emission testing on vehicles, heavy equipment and buses or receive certification within six months of hire required. Licensed by the Environmental Protection Agency to diagnose and repair air conditioning units using the freon recovery system; demonstrated customer service skills; and oral and written communications skills to deal effectively with others also required.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in Diesel repair preferred.
Certification for state inspection is accomplished by passing a written test administered by the Utah State Highway Patrol. Certification for emmissions is accomplished by completing a 40 hr course and passing of a test using University equipment. Licensing for freon recovery system requires completion of a one day class and passing grade on the written test.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The job requires considerable knowledge of the procedures, hazards, and safety practices applicable in making mechanical and electrical repairs. Skill in the use of automotive mechanic tools and acetylene and electric arc welding equipment is also important.
This position also requires knowledge of and maintenance of the diesel bus fleet with the accompanying records and schedules. The incumbent needs to maintain contact with the manufacturer on any updates or changes that are introduced.
Occasionally, the incumbent may be called to operate the wrecker in retrieving stalled or disabled vehicles.
Incumbents must be recertified each year for state inspection and emmissions testing.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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