Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic
Company: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 15, 2023
Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California,
combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the
depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an
unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part
of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today,
all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the
Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and
oversees all University activities and services related to physical
and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering,
physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and
space management, and the associated business services necessary to
support these functions. The University's main campus is spread
across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings
comprising more than 8 million square feet. The department includes
operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project
portfolio of approximately $500 million, and employs nearly 300
full time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus'
development and operation.
Under the direction of the Fleet Services Technical Staff
Supervisor the incumbents must be able to perform operational level
heavy duty vehicular and equipment maintenance and repair
The Heavy Duty Equipment Technician will inspect, maintain, repair,
diagnose, adjust and replace mechanical and electrical components
on University-owned vehicles and equipment. Vehicles and equipment
maintained includes but is not limited to passenger sedans, light
duty trucks, vans (both passenger and cargo), medium duty and heavy
duty trucks, fire and police vehicles, passenger transport buses,
tractors and landscape maintenance equipment, street sweepers,
standby generators (1-kw to 150-kw) and other vehicles and
equipment used in the day to day operations of the University.
Systems and sub-systems maintained and repaired include but are not
limited to the following: engine, transmission, ignition, fuel
delivery, charging and starting, exhaust, electrical, drive-train,
braking systems (both hydraulic and air actuated), air comfort,
steering, suspension and hydraulic systems.
The incumbent will also perform fabrication and welding duties,
operate and maintain shop tools and equipment and document work
performed. Further duties include TIG, MIG, Arc, and Fuel/Gas
welding, cutting, burning, and sheering of various metals including
but not limited to steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and cast
Salary Information: Salary Range: $31.01 - $40.28 / Hourly. Salary
commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: SX
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
- Full-time, Fixed
- Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
- Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
- Shift Includes: Day
65% - Maintenance/Repair/Metal Fabrication
- Perform or assist other Heavy Duty Equipment Technicians and
Automotive Technician Assistant in major repair and maintenance of
automotive and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment, including major
- Maintain and repair emission control systems to ensure
conformity to all local, state and Federal emission
- Perform maintenance and repair to vehicles and equipment
operating on gasoline, diesel motor fuel, propane, compressed
natural gas and electric powered vehicles and equipment.
- Read and interpret basic blueprints and execute metal
fabrication projects as directed.
15% - Diagnostic
- Inspect automotive and heavy equipment to determine corrective
action necessary, perform drivability diagnosis of
computer-controlled systems, and perform repairs in the most cost
efficient manner possible.
10% - Equipment Operation
- Operate vehicles and equipment during the course of maintenance
and repair. Utilize engine analyzers, emission analyzers, operate
shop tools and equipment, operate welding and fabrication equipment
and perform other related duties as needed.
10% - Record Keeping
- Prepare maintenance and repair records, prepare work orders
that accurately reflect time and materials used in the course of
- Journeyman level experience and skill in automotive heavy
vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair.
- Experience in the operation and maintenance of tools and
special tools used in the course of performing job duties.
- Ability to perform welding and fabrication operations required
in the course of performing job duties.
- Knowledge in the proper use and operation of diagnostic
equipment used in the course of performing job duties.
- Ability to properly inspect vehicles and equipment for needed
maintenance and repairs, and to perform those maintenance and
- Ability to safely operate University owned vehicles and
- Ability to work both individually and cooperatively with others
with minimal or no supervision.
- Ability to identify and correct hazardous conditions and to
exercise good judgment when to report unsafe and hazardous
- Ability to prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines,
flexibility to work with changing workloads and deadlines, good
customer service skills and the ability to work with
- Good interpersonal skills to effectively interact with
coworkers and the ability to exercise diplomacy in dealing with
diverse groups of people.
- Demonstrated experience completing advanced welding and
fabrication projects such as TIG, MIG, Arc, and Fuel/Gas welding,
cutting, burning, and sheering of various metals including but not
limited to steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and cast aluminum.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment
criminal history background check.
- Possess and maintain a Class B or above commercial driver's
license or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire, with
an acceptable driving record.
- Ability to safely lift parts, components and supplies while
bending, kneeling or stooping with or without accommodation.
- Ability to safely push and move equipment weighing up to 160
pounds with or without accommodation.
- Ability to occasionally work overtime with little or no advance
notice, and work on-call to respond to emergencies after hours as
necessary for emergency repairs.
- Ability to work shift work, 6AM to 2:30PM.
- The University of California has implemented a covering all
employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must
submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or
deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
- Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this
position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected
candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse
or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a
Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to
commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions,
requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained
UC Vaccination Policy:
With limited exceptions, for Covered Individuals under the Policy.
Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees
who physically access a University facility or program in
connection with their employment, appointment, or
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely
with NO expectation that they will physically access any University
location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the
employee is subject to policy.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety
procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively
promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential
accidents and injuries.
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application
materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the
hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the
IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit.
Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they
must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via
the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; . A computer is
available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located
at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100
Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more
or to request disability accommodations, call . Hearing impaired
are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at . UC Santa
Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer . click apply for full job details
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