Mechanic Technician

Job description

Reporting to the Garage Superintendent, the Mechanic Technician inspects, services and repairs motorized power equipment, including lawnmowers, bush hogs, weed eaters, leaf blowers, edge trimmers, chain saws, hedge trimmers, leaf collectors, snow blowers, garden tractors, small motors, generators, golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, etc.; Utilizes many strategies to diagnose the source and extent of the problem; Identifies problems in increasingly complicated mechanical and electronic systems using diagnostic equipment; Determines mechanical, electrical, and fuel problems and makes necessary repairs; Performs routine engine maintenance, lubricates parts, replaces spark plugs, etc.; Tests and inspects engines for malfunctioning parts; Repairs or replaces worn, defective, or broken parts; Disassembles, installs, and reassembles major parts, components and engines following repairs; and Documents inspections, test results, work performed, and parts used. In addition, this position models and promotes excellent customer service for internal and external customers; Deals calmly and effectively with others in difficult situations; Works well with other team members; Advises supervisor of customer needs, delivers appropriate responses, and monitors progress towards reaching goals and objectives, as directed; Reviews equipment issues, maintenance plans, and work performed with customers/clients; Executes priorities in order to improve response time and reliability; Maintains inventories of tools, materials, equipment, or products; Submits requests for materials, supplies, or equipment to supervisor; Performs work in-process and upon completion in compliance with instructions; Ensures completion of work adheres to established practices, highest quality standards, and overall acceptability of work; and Maintains designated working areas in a safe and orderly manner continuously free of trash and debris.

Job Title
Mechanic Technician

Requisition Number

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Department Name
3CP13:Phys Plt-Garage Services

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Repetitive motion; Working in cramped and uncomfortable positions; Loud noises; Temperature extremes; Fumes; Occasional risk of injury, including burns, cuts, punctures, from positioning equipment or materials.

While work is primarily performed in a garage environment, some work may occur out in the field and position holder may be exposed to elements of weather and temperature extremes, as necessary.


7:30 am - 4:15 pm (Monday - Friday).

Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.


MS Windows/Office; Kronos

Driver's License - Preferred

Completion of postsecondary technical/skills training program and three to five years of motorized power equipment repair experience - Preferred.

Certification from the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) - Preferred

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

High School + 5 Years

Associate's Degree + 3 Years — Preferred

Completion of postsecondary technical/skills training program — Preferred

Certification from the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) — Preferred

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Describe how your skills and experience make you a good fit for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe what "teamwork" means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Rate your level of expertise in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Windows, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • None
    • Basic
    • Average
    • Proficient
    • Expert
  4. * Describe what motivates you to do your best.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe what customer service means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 3/19/2018
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