Under general supervision, the Automotive Technician is responsible for the maintenance, repair, diagnostics, and service of automotive diesel, hybrid, and alternative fuel equipment. This is a Journey level position.
Work 8-10 hours standing, bending, stooping, reaching, walking and lifting.
Work in awkward positions under dashes.
Safely lift heavy objects such as transmissions, wheels and tires of various weights.
Manual dexterity to use hand and power tools and shop equipment.
Safely work and repair equipment located in cramped areas.
Work in awkward positions.
Trace electrical wiring by color.
Wear protective clothing (i.e., steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.)
This position is subject to completion of a Pre-Placement Medical Exam provided by Employee Health Services at no charge to the applicant.
Employee is personally responsible for following safety procedures/guidelines.
Must provide basic tools and toolbox to perform job and store tools.
Must meet reasonable deadlines set by supervisor.
Work in a loud environment with variable seasonal temperatures both outdoors and indoors.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Work hours to be arranged which will be determined by customer and department needs and shift available.
Restricted vacation during peak demands.
Travel to and attend meetings, trainings, or conferences that may be several days and requiring overnight stays.
Work alternate work schedule and overtime with minimal notice to meet deadlines and operational needs.
Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Must obtain a SMOG LICENSE within 6 months of hire.
Experience performing automobile and light truck diagnosis and repairs, including alternative fuels, hybrid, and advanced technology vehicles.
Experience to identify motorized equipment defects and deficiencies. Skill to identify required repair parts.
Experience working in an automotive repair facility. Experience operating and maintaining shop equipment and trade tools.
Experience using repair manuals, diagnostic technology, on-line technical manuals and manufacturers web-sites.
Customer service and communication skills to provide courteous service in person, on the telephone, and via email; to convey a professional and business-like image to a diverse student, staff and general public population.
Skill to record and document time, material, and repairs made.
Skill to operate tow trucks.
Knowledge of shop safety practices and the correct and safe use of tools and equipment. Knowledge of correct handling, proper storage, and disposal of toxic substances.
Computer skills to perform basic key pad, data entry, and use various computer based diagnostic equipment.
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications.
Completion of a formal 4 year Mechanic/Automotive apprenticeship.
Skill to bend, mold, and fabricate metal, plastic, plexiglas, fiberglass, or other materials.
Skill to weld using GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, SMAW, or oxy-acetylene equipment.
Possess E0 and E1 certifications (inspect and repair).
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