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Motor Equipment Mechanic II

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Facilities

If you are looking for an exciting career and great benefits, look no further!

UMass Dartmouth is the place for you! 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:   Incumbents of positions in this series inspect, troubleshoot and repair motor vehicles and equipment for use by agency personnel; consult with operators, manufacturers or dealers’ representatives regarding specifications or problems relating to the operation of motor vehicles and/or equipment; write repair orders and specifications for new vehicle sand equipment; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to maintain and repair motor vehicles and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Follow the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.   

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction):

Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from Motor Equipment Mechanic III or other employees of higher grade who provide policy and procedural guidance, assign work and review performance through inspection and reports for effectiveness.

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF:  Incumbents of positions at this level exercise direct supervision (i.e., not through an intermediate level supervisor) over, assign work to and review the performance of 1 – 10 skilled craft and/or other personnel.

THEIR STAFF: None

 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.   Repair motor vehicles and equipment by overhauling, rebuilding, replacing or adjusting gasoline or diesel engines, carburetors, distributors, alternators, generators, starters, differentials and transmissions according to manufacturers’ specifications.

2.   Service vehicles and equipment by changing and repairing tires, adjusting brakes and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed to ensure their optimum working order.

3.   Repair and overhaul electrical circuits and units including all warning light circuits, arrowboards, electronic spreader circuits, electric motor circuits and electric solenoid circuits.

4.   Perform body repairs and windshield and window replacements.

5.   Operate snow removal and/or sanding equipment and vehicles.

6.   Operates other equipment used in automobile operation and repair such as hydraulic lifts, bumper jacks and diagnostic testing equipment.

7.   Maintain records of vehicle service.

8.   Order fuel.

9.   Repair and overhaul equipment of increasing complexity such as bulldozers, cranes, basket trucks, etc. 

10. Issue inspection stickers.

11. Maintain records or employee attendance.

12. Solicit bids from outside vendors for repairs and decide whether repairs will be done in house or by outside vendors.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Required):

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of automotive equipment such as automobiles, trucks, bulldozers, cranes, front end loaders, etc. or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions in the Massachusetts State Specifications which and be found at https://www.mass.edu/forfacstaff/classificationspecs/home.asp.

 

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 2 Motor Vehicles Operator’s License.
  2. Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class C or hoisting license or ability to obtain within six months of hire.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge, skills, abilities):

Motor Equipment Mechanics work under exposure to the harmful effects of exhaust fumes, gases, dust, noise, etc.; hazards such as moving parts of machinery, electrical shock, etc.; and hazardous conditions such as slippery floors and cramped and confined spaces; work outdoors in all types of weather; work varied shifts, weekends, holidays, and nights; are subject to standby (on call) work status; lift and carry heavy objects; and stand for prolonged periods of time.

1.      Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of automotive repair and maintenance.

2.      Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held tools used in automotive repair and maintenance such as wrenches, pliers, etc.

3.      Knowledge of the principles of operation of internal combustion engines.

4.      Knowledge of the principles of operation of diesel engines.

5.      Knowledge of the types and uses of materials and supplies used in automotive repair and maintenance.

6.      Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance such as hydraulic lifts, bumper jacks, grinders, buffers and air tools.

7.      Knowledge of the types and uses of precision measuring equipment and devices such as micrometers, calipers, etc.

8.      Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in automotive repair and maintenance.

9.      Knowledge of the types and uses of diagnostic testing equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance including devices for checking dwell, timing and idle speed.

10.    Knowledge of the principles of operation of 2-cycle engines.

11.    Knowledge of the principles of operation of 4-cycle engines.

12.    Knowledge of the principle of carburetion.

13.    Knowledge of the principles of operation of the various components of motor equipment.

14.    Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques for the storage of hazardous materials.

15.    Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in automotive repair and maintenance.

16.    Knowledge of troubleshooting techniques used in automotive repair and maintenance.

17.    Knowledge of the types and uses of oxy-acetylene gas welding equipment.

18.    Knowledge of the apparatus and instruments used for testing engines and other mechanical or electrical equipment.

19.    Skill in the use of equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance.

20.    Skill in the use of hand held tools used in automotive repair such as wrenches, pliers, etc.

21.    Skill in the use of precision measuring equipment and devices such as micrometers, calipers, etc.

22.    Skill in the use of oxy-acetylene gas welding equipment.

23.    Ability to work independently.

24.    Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, and regulations governing motor vehicle operation.

25.    Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

26.    Ability to read and interpret documents such as shop manuals, plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, etc.

27.    Ability to exercise sound judgment.

28.    Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

29.    Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

30.    Ability to maintain accurate records.

31.    Skill in heavy equipment and automotive repair and maintenance.

32.    Ability to understand the laws, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle inspection.

33.    Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

Department:  Facilities Operations

No. of Positions-1

Internal/External -X

State Funded-X

Weekly Salary: $853.16

Hours:   Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 2:00pm

Grade: -14

Union: AFT Maintainers

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits* such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

Benefits: Benefits at UMass Dartmouth

 

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge’s, skills, abilities):

1.      Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of automotive repair and maintenance.

2.      Knowledge of the types and uses of hand held tools used in automotive repair and maintenance such as wrenches, pliers, etc.

3.      Knowledge of the principles of operation of internal combustion engines.

4.      Knowledge of the principles of operation of diesel engines.

5.      Knowledge of the types and uses of materials and supplies used in automotive repair and maintenance.

6.      Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance such as hydraulic lifts, bumper jacks, grinders, buffers and air tools.

7.      Knowledge of the types and uses of precision measuring equipment and devices such as micrometers, calipers, etc.

8.      Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in automotive repair and maintenance.

9.      Knowledge of the types and uses of diagnostic testing equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance including devices for checking dwell, timing and idle speed.

10.    Knowledge of the principles of operation of 2-cycle engines.

11.    Knowledge of the principles of operation of 4-cycle engines.

12.    Knowledge of the principle of carburetion.

13.    Knowledge of the principles of operation of the various components of motor equipment.

14.    Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques for the storage of hazardous materials.

15.    Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in automotive repair and maintenance.

16.    Knowledge of troubleshooting techniques used in automotive repair and maintenance.

17.    Knowledge of the types and uses of oxy-acetylene gas welding equipment.

18.    Knowledge of the apparatus and instruments used for testing engines and other mechanical or electrical equipment.

19.    Skill in the use of equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance.

20.    Skill in the use of hand held tools used in automotive repair such as wrenches, pliers, etc.

21.    Skill in the use of precision measuring equipment and devices such as micrometers, calipers, etc.

22.    Skill in the use of oxy-acetylene gas welding equipment.

23.    Ability to work independently.

24.    Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, and regulations governing motor vehicle operation.

25.    Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

26.    Ability to read and interpret documents such as shop manuals, plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, etc.

27.    Ability to exercise sound judgment.

28.    Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

29.    Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

30.    Ability to maintain accurate records.

31.    Skill in heavy equipment and automotive repair and maintenance.

32.    Ability to understand the laws, rules and regulations governing motor vehicle inspection.

33.    Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

 

REMARKS:      

Position requires employee to be “on call” at the discretion of Facilities Management to respond to situations that arise during holidays, weekends or evenings after assigned shift hours.

 

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for INTERNAL applicants is July 14, 2022

The review of all applications will be ongoing.

 

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