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Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

Employees Human Resources - Classification Compensation

Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Mechanic, Master

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6226

UW Job Family: 62

SOC Code: 51-4121

Pay Grade: 19

Date: April 08, 2005

Job Purpose:

Repairs, maintains, and rebuilds heavy equipment and/or gasoline/diesel-powered vehicles used in University construction projects or as part of the University fleet of vehicles. Welds a variety of equipment, vehicles, and/or structures necessary to meet established city, state, and federal standards for construction and/or safety.

Minimum Qualifications


Vocational School, On-the-Job Experience, or Associate's Degree


Four years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Current or past certification in welding
  • Valid driver's license
  • Ability to obtain a valid class B Wyoming commercial driver's license with airbrake designation within one year of employment (Note: Some positions may require CDL-P upon employment).
  • Some positions may require ASE Certifications in medium and heavy trucks (all 8 categories).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems as they apply to diesel engines, passenger vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Shop mathematics and metal properties.
  • Machining and layout procedures.
  • Inspection and cleaning principles for vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Computerized maintenance management principles as related to supplies, equipment, and parts ordering, and inventory management.
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul of transmissions, rear axels, and diesel and gas engines.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Perform a variety of arc and gas welding to fabricate items, effect repairs on equipment or to construct structurally sound repairs.
  • Read, prepare and interpret construction drawings, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • Read, understand, and follow safety procedures.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Select appropriate materials based on application and amounts required.
  • Inspect, diagnose, maintain, and repair a wide variety of heavy equipment, fixtures and vehicles.
  • Use diagnostic equipment/software and associated tools of the trade.
  • Diagnose and repair transit vehicles utilizing diagnostic computer software.
  • Perform safety inspections on a variety of vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Properly and safely drive a wide variety of vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Discern colors.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Perform preventive maintenance and repairs to heavy equipment, buses, diesel engines, vans, and cars including major rebuilding and warranty work, using a variety of manual and power tools.

Operate and inspect maintenance and construction equipment or passenger vehicles to determine defects and analyze causes of malfunctions, as needed or required by law.

Examine parts for excessive wear using precision tools including micrometers and dial indicators.

Design and fabricate specialized attachments/replacements for vehicles/heavy equipment.

Specify and order specialized parts, as necessary, to repair and maintain equipment.

Perform routine roadside service and towing of disabled equipment when needed.

Operate heavy equipment or vehicles, as directed; train others in use, operation, and maintenance.

Read and interpret technical manuals, schematics, plans, and specifications for rebuild and/or repair of vehicles, equipment, structures.

Perform snow removal duties as required.

Interact with outside vendors as needed.

Supplemental Functions:

May perform repairs on handrails, fire escapes, snow removal equipment, sanitation trucks and containers, etc.

May assist other Physical Plant or Transportation welding personnel as required.

May perform routine maintenance, repairs, or rebuilds on specialized mechanical equipment throughout campus, as requested by supervisor.

Working Conditions:

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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