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Posting NumberS05270PWorking TitleAUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC IIDepartmentFMD Svcs-Automotive CenterAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA Facilities Management Division is the largest of 7 divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 800 personnel within the Facilities Management Division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University of Georgia.

College/Unit/Department websitefmd.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meed departmental goals, deadlines, and/or emergencies.

Advertised Salary$25,175 - $32,500Posting Date10/07/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/16/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification TitleSkilled CraftspersonFLSAJob FamilyEquipment OperationFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

Performs manual work at the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of automotive and related equipment. Work involves performance of skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of automobiles, trucks, buses, mowers and other vehicular equipment in accordance with standard trade practices. Works under general supervision using independent judgment as to methods of repair after receiving instructions or work orders. A supervisor may check work during repair or test run equipment after work is completed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

*Ability to use electrical and hydraulic schematics to diagnose and repair automotive systems and components.
*Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair of automotive equipment.
*Knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline engines and of mechanical repair of trucks and construction equipment.
*Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
*Ability to diagnose defects in automotive equipment and make necessary repairs.
*Ability to interpret and work from sketches and pencil diagrams.
*Skill in the use and the operation of tools and machinery used in automotive repair work.
*Knowledge and use of the internal work order and parts management systems.

Physical Demands

*Walk, stand, climb stairs, squat, bend, work with hands above head.
*Work from a standard and/or extended ladder.
*Lift up to 40 lbs throughout a normal 8 hour work day.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?YesIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Performs preventative maintenance on all assigned vehicles and equipment.
Performs general overhaul and repair work on automobiles, buses, movers, trucks, tractors, hay-balers, and over all automotive equipment.

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Inspects, adjusts, and replaces defective parts including valves, pistons, and bearings.
Repairs cooling, fuel, and exhaust systems.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Repairs and overhauls brakes, ignition systems, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies, repairs & installs hydraulic controls, and tunes motors using standard testing equipment.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

May inspect, repair, overhaul, and assemble automotive electric equipment such as generators, distributors, and starters.

Percentage of time15Duties/Responsibilities

Uses mechanical hand and power tools and equipment such as; grinders, sanders, oil presses, lathes, testing and welding equipment as well as other shop tools.

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Completes paperwork and records for repairs.
Purchases needed parts for the shop.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED Completion Certificate?
    • Yes, I have completed high school and have a HS Diploma
    • Yes, I have completed my GED and have a GED Completion Certificate
    • No, I have not completed high school and do not have a GED
  3. * Are you willing to lift 75 lbs frequently throughout the day as well as stand, stoop, bend, lift squat, and work with hands above the head?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 10/8/2020
    Application Due: 1/6/2021
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