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Vehicle and Equipment Mechanic

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S0230
Classification Title Vehicle/Equipment Repair Technician
Overall Position Competency Contributing
Working Title Vehicle and Equipment Mechanic
Position Number 006575
FLSA Non-Exempt
NC Salary Grade Equivalency 59 (For employment/re-employment priority purposes only)
Recruitment Range $28,000-$30,131
Position Summary

This position performs skilled small engine, automotive and heavy equipment mechanic work. The position also performs a wide range of progressively responsible tasks involving the service, inspection, repair, rebuild, and diagnosis of a diverse number of mechanical systems for a variety of gasoline, diesel, and alternative powered engines/equipment. Work ranges from inspection and service to highly complex mechanical system analysis using advanced diagnostic instruments and software. Work may include conducting parts/systems failure analysis and the calibration, adjustment and operation of engine analyzers. Standard operational guidelines, shop safety procedures, vendor manuals and manufacturer publications and bulletins are normally established and the position applies technical knowledge and skills, occasionally modifying standard practice and procedures due to unusual situations. The position must routinely determine materials, techniques, and tools to accomplish work assignments. Work assignments vary in complexity depending on the type of mechanical system and ancillary components/ equipment. Assignments are normally received in the form of written or verbal work orders, which usually indicate the general nature of the task or describe the nature of the problem. New or unusual assignments may be accompanied by more detailed instructions. Work is performed under general supervision and may be reviewed and inspected in progress or upon completion.

Division Administration and Finance
Department Campus Operations
Full-Time / Part- Time Full-Time
Months per Year 12 Months
Time Limited Position No
If time-limited, length of assignment Not Applicable
Minimum Education/Experience/Skills

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills

Two year minimum experience in the repair, maintenance and use of the following is preferred:

  • Knowledge and experience with the use of computers, for both diagnostics and data collection is highly preferred. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and on line purchasing systems is preferred. Knowledge and experience using a computerized work order system is preferred.
  • Small engines, two and four stroke engines to large commercial mowers.
  • Heavy Equipment such as tractors and backhoes
  • Vehicles-both domestic and foreign manufactured.
  • Emergency generators
  • Hydraulic lifts and systems.
  • Alternative powered vehicles and equipment
  • Utility vehicles
  • Snow Equipment

The ideal candidate will also have a State Inspection License. The desired candidate will have willingness and availability to enroll in training classes as required for new equipment.

Work Schedule and Hours

Typical hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasional work on evenings and weekends may be needed to meet the needs of the department.

Competency Profile http://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/classification-compensation/comp-profiles

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions Summary

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.

Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Date 11/28/2017
Closing Date 01/02/2018
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Asheville website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Jobs
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Job Target
    • Local Jobs
    • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
    • Student Affairs
    • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
    • The Urban News
    • Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
    • Other
  2. * Which of the following best quantifies your experience in the repair and/or maintenance of vehicles and/or mechanical equipment?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 - 2 years
    • More than 2 but less than 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Do you currently have a NC State Inspection license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you ever used SciQuest or another E-Procurement system?
    • Yes, I've used SciQuest.
    • Yes, another E-Procurement system.
    • Yes, both SciQuest and another E-Procurement System
    • No, I am not familiar with E-Procurement systems.
  5. * Breifly describe your experience using computer diagnostics. (If none, respond "n/a".)

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Documents
  3. Resume