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1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

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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, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6210

UW Job Family: 62

SOC Code: 49-3023

Pay Grade: 18

Date: April 08, 2005

Job Purpose:

Performs safety inspections, maintenance, and emergency roadside service to University-owned and University-affiliated motorized vehicles and trailers; responsible for providing replacement of disabled vehicles, towing, and transportation of individual(s) associated with disabled vehicle.

Minimum Qualifications


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


Two years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid Wyoming Driver's License is necessary.
  • Must be able to obtain a Wyoming Commercial Driver's License after employment.
  • Some positions may require ASE Certifications (all 8 categories).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Inspecting and cleaning processes and procedures.
  • Troubleshooting, installing and repairing of automotive and mechanical equipment and machines.
  • Methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of fleet equipment including gasoline and diesel engines and complex mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical operating systems.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Federal, State and local laws, regulations and guidelines related to assigned work.
  • Operation and care of electrical systems.
  • Hydraulic and electrical systems.
  • Safe work practices.
  • Repair and overhaul of transmissions, engines and rear axels.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Adjust focus, identify and distinguish between colors, and judge distance and spatial relationships.
  • Apply mechanical repair and maintenance of assigned vehicles, equipment and machinery.
  • Use hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to sufficiently and safely operate the tools and equipment necessary to perform essential functions.
  • Use endurance and dexterity required for maintaining awkward positions such as climbing, stooping, and twisting for extended periods of time and in various weather conditions.
  • Move and manipulate heavy objects (50-100 pounds) regularly.
  • Read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
  • Diagnose and repair vehicles utilizing computer diagnostic software.
  • Use hand and power tools applicable to the trade.
  • Perform inspections and make necessary adjustments to conform to job specifications.
  • Accurately use calipers, micrometers, gauges, and other related measuring tools.
  • Test systems and/or operations in compliance with published standards.
  • Provide technical instruction in area of expertise.
  • Lead and coordinate emergency work projects.
  • Set priority and work schedules.
  • Communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with essential functions.
  • Make sound decisions.
  • Diagnose defects in a wide variety of fleet equipment.
  • Interpret and work from service manuals, specifications, and diagrams.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Present ideas and concepts orally and in writing.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Retrieve disabled vehicles, provide replacement vehicle and/or transport passengers accordingly; perform roadside repairs.

Operate and inspect vehicles to determine defects and analyze causes of malfunction; perform vehicle safety inspections.

Read and interpret vehicle manuals and schematics to perform complex repairs/maintenance.

Disassemble and reassemble vehicles; examine parts for excessive wear using micrometer, calipers and gauges.

Repair and replace parts to resolve malfunctions; clean equipment/parts by washing with solvents, soaps and water or steam cleaning; perform preventive maintenance on equipment/parts to ensure work life and efficiency.

Supplemental Functions:

Research technical data and recommend automotive upgrades as technology advances.

Supervise shop clean-up; keep supervisor notified of shop workload and operations.

Conduct inspections of equipment and supplies; order supplies and monitor inventory.

Coordinate outside service calls; assist in assigning/prioritizing workload.

Working Conditions:

Shop/garage environment and vehicles; regularly exposed to outdoor conditions, noise, fumes, vibration and electrical, mechanical, chemical, and fire hazards; occasionally subject to confined spaces, poor lighting, and elevated heights; regular travel to repair or transport disabled vehicles.

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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