University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations


Mechanic—Job Standard

Job Family: Skilled Craft
Series: Mechanic Trades
Job Code: 5113
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 Mechanic.

Job Overview

Perform general repairs and maintenance of 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 general repairs and maintenance of equipment and machinery in support of University service operations; use judgment in mechanical applications within established guidelines.

Perform duties specific to trade area: select tools, equipment, and materials; set up, prepare, and clean work area; test, examine, and assist in determination and resolution of equipment/mechanical malfunctions using standard or specialized equipment; complete projects and assignments based on general knowledge of industry standards and University guidelines.

Assist with and perform routine maintenance on equipment, University vehicles, and/or mechanical systems; review specifications, schematics or blueprints; repair, modify, or replace defective components, materials or equipment; install, assemble or overhaul structural/functional components, accessories or parts; may provide mechanical assistance at vehicle breakdown sites.

Maintain and update parts inventory and repair procedure records; use desktop applications; produce and submit daily reports.

Participate in area safety training.

May operate University vehicle on/off campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalen to: 

High school diploma,completion of formal apprenticeship and three years specific experience required. Specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Valid driver's license and Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to obtain, and driver's check may be required. 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 rquired to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing specific job tasks. 

Last modified June 30 2015 04:27 PM