University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Fleet Mechanic

Fleet Mechanic—Job Standard

Job Family: Skilled Craft
Series: Mechanic Trades
Job Code: 5123
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status:UE

This title is part of a two-tiered career progression within the Mechanic Trades Series consisting of Mechanic, Mechanic Supervisor, and Fleet Mechanic. The progression for Mechanic is to either Mechanic Supervisor or Fleet Mechanc.

Job Overview

Perform complex repairs and maintenance on vehicles, automotive equipment, and machinery in support of University operations.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform complex repairs and maintenance on vehicles, automotive equipment, and machinery in support of University operations; use judgment in prioritizing work activities and in decisions regarding mechanical applications within established guidelines; make recommendations to improve processes, increase cost-effectiveness and enhance service efficiency.

Perform duties specific to trade area: select tools, equipment, and materials; oversee and/or set up, prepare, and clean work area and materials; test, examine, and determine resolution of equipment/mechanical malfunctions using standard or specialized equipment; provide leadership and assist in identifying priority work orders for repairs or related services; ensure completion of projects and assignments based on a comprehensive knowledge of University and external procedures, standards, and regulations.

Perform routine to complex maintenance on equipment, University vehicles, and machines; troubleshoot, repair, modify or replace defective components, units, materials or equipment; install, assemble or overhaul structural/functional components, accessories or parts; inspect and evaluate results to ensure consistency and quality of finished product; may provide mechanical assistance at vehicle breakdown sites.

Maintain and oversee documentation and records; may provide administrative reports; use desktop applications.

Participate in and may provide area safety training.

Operate University vehicle on/off campus.

Provide functional supervision to University staff, designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

High school diploma, formal trades training and four years' specific experience required. Specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months may be required. Valid driver's license ability to obtain and driver's check required. Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to obtain may be required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Initial and continued employment may be dependent on satisfactory results of alcohol and drug testing. May be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing specific job tasks. 

Last modified June 30 2015 04:27 PM