Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Department: Fac Svcs-Transportation Svcs (126700)
College/Division: Administration and Finance
Salary Range: $4,807 - $6,142 per month.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
The Facilities Management and Development (FMD) organization is a unit within the Administration and Finance division and is responsible for the management and development of facilities on the university campus. The Auto/Equipment Mechanic works within the Transportation shop of the Facilities Operation Department of FMD which is responsible for providing quality maintenance and minor repair and renovation services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations. The purpose of Transportation Services is to maintain a fleet of approximately 580 vehicles and equipment. The campus fleet consists of buses, vans, trucks, sedans, generators, mowers, scooters, golf carts, and other miscellaneous vehicles.
Under general supervision, the Auto/Equipment Mechanic performs journey-level automotive and/or heavy equipment mechanical work for preventative maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of automotive, maintenance, construction and/or other power-driven equipment for the campus, including university vehicles and generators; cleans and maintains materials, tools and equipment used in the performance of duties; performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures; maintains a safe and clean work environment; and consults and works with other trades workers.
The following examples illustrate typical work activities and are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive:
Inspect automotive, maintenance, construction and/or farm equipment to determine necessary corrective action.
Perform smog tests and diagnostic tests using engine analyzers.
Diagnose and repair electrical systems in vehicles and equipment.
Make minor-to-major repairs to automotive and/or equipment; fabricate, construct and/or modify new or special equipment, mechanical, engine and body parts.
Install and repair special equipment;
Operate and maintain tools, machinery and computerized systems used in the maintenance, repair and fabrication of automotive, maintenance and/or construction equipment.
Troubleshoot and repair all systems, components, pump, and compressor engines.
Perform minor welding and brazing work.
Provide estimates for the cost of materials and labor for maintenance and repairs.
Inspect completed work to ensure compliance with standard trade practices.
Maintain vehicle inspection, maintenance and repair records using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
Prepare standard reports; provide instruction and lead direction to semi-skilled and unskilled assistants.
Serve as a campus vehicle inspector.
Respond to emergency breakdown calls for vehicles and emergency generators.
Answer questions regarding transportation needs, vehicle maintenance schedules, locating and ordering parts and materials.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience as an automotive and/or equipment mechanic which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard apprenticeship program.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, DEGREES, CREDENTIALS:
Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Possession of (or have the ability to obtain) and maintain a valid California Class B Commercial driver's license and the approved medical certificate within six (6) months of hire.
Thorough knowledge of automotive and/or equipment mechanics including electrical systems, brake and engine overhaul.
Thorough knowledge of methods, tools, materials, equipment and computerized systems used in the maintenance, adjustment and repair of engines, equipment and accessories.
Working knowledge of wiring and electrical theory and engine principles.
Working knowledge of hydraulic systems
Working knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to automotive and other power-driven equipment, including applicable smog regulations.
Demonstrated ability to make skilled repairs to automotive, maintenance and/or construction equipment.
Ability to diagnose mechanical and electrical malfunctions and perform a variety of skilled repairs on equipment.
Ability to work from schematics, drawings and sketches to fabricate parts; and perform required welding.
Ability to inspect vehicles and equipment and determine extent of repairs; accurately estimate the cost, time and materials of mechanical work and repairs.
Ability to maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and computerized record keeping systems and prepare standard reports.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Ability to provide instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants.
Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Ability to perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.
Knowledge and ability to service and repair emergency generators.
Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position and follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism in entering occupied areas including student residential halls, faculty and staff offices and other university space.
Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Applicants must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test. Hired employee will be enrolled in and subject to random alcohol and drug testing as per HR 94-32.
Must possess a good driving record.
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
This position classification has been defined as non-exempt and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
Review Begin Date: 05-11-2017
Requisition Number: 104444
To Apply: All applicants must apply online at: https://www.calpolyjobs.org.
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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