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This Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic requires a self-motivated individual who is willing to perform manual labor; has the ability to withstand irregular and long hours during winter weather conditions; has the ability to tolerate prolonged exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors and loud noises.
The position services RIT equipment and vehicles and performs New York State inspections on licensed and unlicensed vehicles and equipment. This person also receives direction for day-to-day activities from the Lead Vehicle/Equipment Mechanic.
The position is part of the FMS Grounds Department, and is considered essential personnel. This means that this person must be willing to work a flexible schedule including call-in work that could encompass various shifts, weekends, holidays, Institute emergencies, and times other than normal work schedules.
Maintain and repair RIT vehicles and equipment. This includes:
Maintaining and processing work records of expended labor and material costs into computerized system
Evaluate, diagnose & repair vehicles and equipment.
Perform complex equipment repair work involving automotive, light duty/heavy duty trucks and other equipment
Inspect equipment, analyze trouble and plan sequence of repair
Perform road service on equipment as required
Approachable, with good customer service skills
Computerized record keeping and documentation
Investigate concerns and equipment malfunctions from various departments
Analyze performance of vehicles/equipment
Working knowledge and skills in welding, brazing and cutting, hydraulics, engine rebuilding, sharpening blades, and minor auto body repair.
Stewardship of the University property, equipment, and tools. This includes all department equipment and all University landscape and pro
Winter snow removal and seasonal maintenance. This includes proper techniques for removing snow from roads, walkways, parking lots, and stairs. Safely and efficiently operate vehicles and powered equipment necessary to perform these tasks.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED
Vocational school certificate in automotive Technology, NYS DMV Inspectors Certificate-Light Vehicle #1
NYS Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement
4 to 6 years’ experience in the following
Must have knowledge of OBD 2 diagnostics
Knowledge of alternative fuel vehicle systems
Considerable knowledge of internal combustion engines, automotive electrical systems, transmissions differentials and other components of automotive systems
Skills in the operation of a variety of tools and equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance activities
Current NYS DMV Inspectors Certificate-light Vehicle #1
Must maintain a valid NYS Commercial Driver’s license with appropriate endorsements
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Computer skills in using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and, Excel), computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), Project Tracker, and Oracle applications.
Ability to perform physical activities such as standing or walking for long periods, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, crawling, and climbing ladders or scaffolding.
Able to lift 51 pounds
Ability to effectively communicate
Curriculum Vitae or Resume Cover Letter
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career ...education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
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