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Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic

University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
  • Expired: June 14, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Heavy Duty Fleet MechanicABOUT 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 world.DEPARTMENT OVERVIEWPhysical 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.JOB SUMMARYUnder 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.Salary Information: Salary Range: $31.01 - $40.28 / Hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.No.

of Positions: 1Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main CampusUnion Representation: SXTravel: Up to 25% of the timeBenefits Level Eligibility: Full benefitsSchedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: DayJOB DUTIES: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

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