Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Massachusetts


Motor Equipment Mechanic IIJob no: 503741
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Transportation Services
Categories: Transportation

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Motor Equipment Mechanic IV, the Motor Equipment Mechanic II provides mechanic support for the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles and equipment. Repair work productivity will be closely managed in accordance with published auto and truck labor guides.

Essential Functions

- Assists in the development and delivery of a systematic program for preventive maintenance scheduling and repair.
- Inspects diesel and gasoline engine equipment to locate trouble and determine needed repairs.
- Ability to utilize vehicle maintenance computer system and vehicle diagnostic computer systems.
- Repairs engines, transmissions, ignition systems, and replace damaged parts.
- Works closely with other members of Fleet Services staff to provide direct customer service through a team effort.
- Obtains MA State Inspection License for both Passenger and Commercial vehicles and perform yearly state inspections on state vehicles brought to Fleet Services.
- Uses and maintains the computerized fleet vehicle and inventory system; instruct/teach other members of the team.
- Performs scheduled and non-scheduled heavy vehicle (such as loaders, dump trucks, bucket trucks, etc.) and equipment maintenance in accordance with published industry standards.
- In the absence of the Motor Mechanic IV, approves time worked for members of team.
- Repairs and maintains electric vehicle fleet.
- Follows all Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance policies and procedures, including proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
- Performs road calls and makes repairs to UMass vehicles, including Class A and Class B vehicles, either on the road or in the garage.
- Interacts directly with customers to ensure high levels of satisfaction.
- Transports vehicles, including Class A and Class B vehicles, to and from facilities outside the University for outsource repairs and refueling.
- Performs daily cleaning of garage.
- Uses the Fleet database and the office attendance program to complete work order forms and time sheets on a daily basis.
- Performs occasional minor auto body repairs.
- Works on snow equipment (e.g., plows, plow frames, sanders, etc.).
- Ability to operate brake drum and rotor grinder.
- Adjusts and repairs brakes, carburetors, hydraulic pumps, cylinder heads, valves, and similar components.
- May work first or second shift. Will be assigned other hours and occasional on-call responsibilities as needed as part of the essential personnel team supporting the garage during snow and other emergency events.
- Functionally supervises the following positions: Motor Equipment Mechanic I, Metal Worker I, and Laborers.
- Performs job responsibilities in an environmentally compliant and responsible manner reflective of University policies, procedures, and goals relative to environmental compliance and stewardship
- Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an auto mechanic, including three (3) years’ experience as a heavy equipment mechanic, with background in basic engine and brake repair; hydraulic systems; and use of diagnostic computer.
- Must be able to pass a NIDA 5 Drug Screen, per Federal CFR 49.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a team in a customer-focused automotive service center, specializing in gasoline and diesel heavy-duty trucks and equipment, including snow removal equipment.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Considerable knowledge of tools, parts, and methods used in mechanics trade.
- Considerable knowledge of motor equipment construction and functions.
- Skill in use of the tools and equipment employed in automotive repairs, rebuilding, and adjustment work.
- Skill in diagnosing and repairing defects in automotive equipment including the use of computerized diagnostic tools.
- Ability to use a gas, arc, or mig welder.
- Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods and under varying climatic conditions.
- Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
- Supervisory skills and expertise.
- Understanding of the hazards and safety precautions of the automotive trade.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

- Three (3) National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications. Medium/heavy truck certifications preferred at hire and required before the end of the six-month probationary period.
- Valid Massachusetts Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Air Brakes endorsement preferred at hire. Class A with Air Brakes endorsement (or active progress toward that license) is required within the six-month probationary period.
- 2A and 1C Hoisting License preferred at hire and required before the end of the six-month probationary period.
- Both Passenger Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle Massachusetts State Inspection Licenses by end of the six-month probationary period.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

- Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods and under varying climatic conditions.
- Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm (40 hours per week)

Salary Information

Grade 14

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Nov 7 2019 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 13 2019 Eastern Standard Time

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