Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic
Company: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: January 24, 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 duties.
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 aluminum.
Budgeted Salary: $31.94 - $41.49/hourly . Salary commensurate with
skills, qualifications and experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is
required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range
for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted range.
The salary shown above is the budgeted range the University
reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 1
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 Employee Classification: This is a Career
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: SX, Service
Job Code Classification: HVY DUTY EQUIP TCHN (008476)
Travel: Up to 25% of the time
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
system overhauls. Maintain and repair emission control systems to
ensure conformity to all local, state and Federal emission
regulations. 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. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- 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.
- Must possess a valid California Class A license to drive and be
able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull
- 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 do occasional work in confined spaces such as attics
and trenches while bending, stooping and/or kneeling with the
possibility of being exposed to live electrical circuits and
- Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary
in storing and moving materials.
- Ability to safely lift parts, components and supplies while
bending, kneeling or stooping with or without accommodation.
- The ability to lift light to moderate objects up to 40 lbs.,
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
- Ability to work overtime including evenings, nights, weekends
and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work
schedule shift as required.
- The University of California has implemented a COVID-19
Vaccination Policy 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
- 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 here . SAFETY
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.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability . click apply for full job details
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