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Automotive Tech II (29292)

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Job Details

Job Details

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Staff

Education Level: High School

Salary Range: $14.63 - $16.34 Hourly

Travel Percentage: Negligible

Job Shift: Day


Schedule: Full Time position, M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

Position Overview:

Performs maintenance and repairs on automotive, industrial equipment, diesel powered equipment, small gas engines, alternative fuel and electrical vehicles. Provides general maintenance services, such as oil change, water and antifreeze, fluid checks, and tune ups on all university vehicles. Performs diagnosis and service of automatic braking systems, electrical (utilizing scan tools) including bench overhaul, testing of starting, charging, and various electronically controlled systems; familiarity with wire repair, electrical schematic reading and diagnosis of power train controls and body controls of recent model vehicles.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Performs maintenance and repairs on automobile vehicles to include gasoline, electric and diesel powered automobiles and small engines and equipment. Provides service (lubrication, oil change, water and anti-freeze, windshield fluids, belts and hose inspections and replacements, air pressure and tire checks) on automotive vehicles and industrial equipment. Performs diagnostics and repairs on air conditioning systems including R-12, R-134 and R1234YF systems. This includes recovery, recycling, charging, leak testing, and performance repairs. Replaces worn and/or broken parts. Performs minor tune-ups and engine repairs. Performs body repairs and painting as required. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on University vehicles and maintenance equipment. Performs diagnosis, service and repair of engines, transmissions, differentials, and other assemblies. Performs welding and fabrication set-up as required. Inspects job repairs and determines what materials are needed and what methods to use for repairs. Performs OEM repairs as required, studies work drawings and schematics, etc. to ensure proper wiring, insulation and maintenance of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems of vehicles and equipment. Performs diagnosis and testing of refrigeration systems to include recovery, recycling, charging and leak and performance testing. Performs diagnosis and service of automatic braking system electrical (utilizing scan tools) including bench overhaul, testing of starting, charging, and various electronically controlled systems; familiarity with wire repair, electrical schematic reading and diagnosis of power train controls and body controls of recent model vehicles. Observes, communicates, complies with and enforces Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) provisions; analyzes supplies and materials used in the performance and training of HVAC operational duties. Performs duties and complies with needs of special events, before, during, and after the special events are completed. Available to help a facilities emergency. This may necessitate the use of a radio for after hours call backs. Further, a prearranged shift change may be implemented for predictable emergencies like inclement weather. Performs other related duties as necessary to support the UCO mission.

Qualifications Qualifications/Experience Preferred:

Three years experience in automotive mechanic trade; skilled in the use of tools, and diagnostic instruments including D.V.O.M. Effective oral and written communication skills. Strongly Preferred: Air conditioning certification license.


Able to work with tools of the trade with demonstrated competency. Sufficient dexterity and coordination to operate equipment common to the trade. Reads, understands manuals and instructions printed in English and documents legibly in same. Good oral and written communications are a requirement in order to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. Ability to work safely and be protected in areas with fumes or airborne particles and toxic and/or caustic chemicals. Ability to kneel, bend and stand for long periods of time. Ability to work in and around moving mechanical parts of equipment. Ability to see and read meters; dexterous enough to work with tools of trade.

Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This position requires a physical. The physical requirements are:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. regularly and 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry 200 feet.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry up/down 30 stairs.
  • Ability to walk regularly for long periods of time across the campus.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use and reach with hands and arms regularly.
  • Ability to climb in high places using a ladder or balance frequently.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend and crawl occasionally.
  • Ability to push or pull dolly loaded with up to 120 pounds for 300 feet occasionally.
  • Must have close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  • Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Pass PFT (pulmonary function test)


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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