Automotive Mechanic, Automotive Shop - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Oct 09, 2017
Dec 13, 2017
Full Time
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Automotive Mechanic, Automotive Shop - Facilities Management

The Automotive Mechanic performs work that helps to ensure comfortable, safe, and clean equipment for the University. S/he performs technical trades work to repair and maintain a wide variety of vehicles such as diesel buses, automobiles, and trucks; as well as small engine equipment such as utility carts, lawnmowers, and generators.  Reporting to the Garage Supervisor, and receiving information and instruction from the supervisor or designee, the Automotive Mechanic has duties that include but are not limited to:

Assessment and Preparation

  • Exercises independent judgement under minimum supervision to carry out preventive maintenance and repairs. 
  • Determines causes of vehicle and equipment operating problems by tracing, locating, and diagnosing defects. 
  • Selects and safely uses proper tools, equipment, devices, manuals, references, and efficient procedures and techniques. 


  • Works on gasoline, diesel and alternatively-fueled equipment, including hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer-controlled utility systems, controls, and features. 
  • Performs complicated duties on a fleet composed of a large variety of equipment spanning many model years that must be maintained and repaired to exacting tolerances and clearances.
  • Tears down components and assemblies on vehicles by removing parts such as pistons, valves, bearings, gears, and cylinders. 
  • Thoroughly tests equipment and vehicles after maintenance/repair work is completed. 
  • Connects, meshes, aligns, and adjusts items and systems to assure proper operation of the computer system or vehicle. 
  • Requisitions parts based on the vehicles diagnostics and manufacturer's specifications, or as directed by the supervisor.

Technical Manuals and Guides

  • Works independently, and when required with other mechanics, to perform all preventive maintenance and repair assignments in accordance with technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides. 
  • Ensures that work passes performance tests administered by the lead Mechanic. 
  • Reads and interprets sketches, specifications, and services manuals and use hand and specialty tools
  • Must be able to diagnose and understand electrical schematics, use Volt meter and computer scan tools.


  • Completes and submits forms and documents as required to ensure that information is properly recorded and stored. 
  • Records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on forms, documents, and/or into computerized record system.


  • Ensures that work complies with all applicable codes and regulations. 
  • Uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations. 
  • Remains up-to-date on department, University, and applicable trade codes and regulations.


  • High school diploma or certified equivalency
  • 1 to 5 years or equivalent experience in a repair facility or any combination of technical education and experiences equivalent to years of verifiable experience in problem diagnosis, repair, and inspection of a variety of automotive vehicles and engine-powered equipment
  • CFC certified in AC - preference for  ASE certification
  • Class B CDL driver's license
  • Ability to follow manufacture's repair manuals and use hand and specialty tools
  • Proficiency in automotive and transit air conditioning systems, air brakes, emissions devices, and fuel injection systems
  • Ability to diagnose and understand electrical schematics and to use Volt meter and computer scan tools
  • ASE certification a plus

The Automotive Mechanic is considered an emergency position that requires that incumbent reports to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time, regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late, or closing early.

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EEO Statement:

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