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Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic

Company: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic


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.


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

Schedule Information:

  • 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 appointment

    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 repairs.

    • 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 repair operations
    • Ability to safely operate University owned vehicles and equipment.
    • 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 conditions.
    • 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 interruptions.
    • 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 notice program.
        • 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 machinery.
        • 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 2:30PM.
        • 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 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 here . SAFETY STATEMENT

          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.

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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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