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Stephen F. Austin State University Automotive Service Technician I in Nacogdoches, Texas

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Job Title Automotive Service Technician I

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

FLSA Non-Exempt

General Job Description

This is a skilled craft position responsible for performing routine motor vehicle, grounds, and road maintenance equipment maintenance and repair work. Works under close supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Auto Shop Foreperson.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs routine and preventative maintenance on university vehicles, grounds, and road maintenance equipment.

  • Diagnoses and repairs university vehicles and equipment including, but not limited to, minor tune-ups; major tune-ups; electrical, heating, and air conditioning systems and components; transmission/transaxle; suspension; steering; brakes; hydraulics; and engine overhauls.

  • Replaces defective parts.

  • Lubricates parts, changes oil, and dispenses gasoline to vehicles and equipment.

  • Operates tow truck, hand and shop tools, scan tools, and other diagnostic equipment as necessary.

  • Performs routine safety inspections on fleet vehicles.

  • Performs Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle inspections on fleet vehicles.

  • Schedules maintenance on vehicles and equipment. Maintains accurate preventative maintenance schedules.

  • Maintains accurate gasoline and oil usage records and service repair notes.

  • Completes assigned work orders. Processes invoices for internal billing purposes.

  • Initiates requests for supplies and parts.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment. Identifies and reports potential hazards.

  • Stays abreast of developments and emerging trends related to the field of mechanics and electronics.

    Non-Essential Job Functions

  • Assists with set-up and break-down for university events.

  • Performs general asphalt and/or concrete work including, but not limited to, seal coating, crack sealing, and asphalt/concrete paving.

  • May perform alternative fuel installation, inspection, and repair.

  • May perform work in varying environmental conditions when vehicle breakdowns occur.

  • Serves as backup to other departmental staff when assigned.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, welding techniques.

  • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair techniques.

  • Knowledge of electrical and computerized systems and emission control systems.

  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

  • Ability to use standard tools and equipment of the profession, including scan tool equipment.

  • Ability to perform maintenance, to follow detailed instructions, and to interpret drawings and diagrams.

  • Ability to operate a tow truck.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to accurately maintain records of materials, supplies, time, and work performed.

  • Ability to obtain SFA driving certification prior to employment.

  • Ability to obtain State of Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle inspection certification within six months of employment.

  • Ability to maintain currency of knowledge and skills, to include adapting to changes in the field.

  • Physical condition adequate to permit full performance of duties.

    Physical Demands

    Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Required Experience and Training

Two years of experience in an automotive shop, service department, or related setting is required. Experience with major overhauls, electrical troubleshooting, and computer controls is required. State of Texas Department of Public Safety vehicle inspection certification are required within six months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Vocational training school or equivalent is preferred. Experience working on various types of mechanical equipment is preferred.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.

This is a safety-sensitive position subject to drug and alcohol testing.

This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Min Pay Rate

Mid Pay Rate

Salary Information Salary Grade - 17

Specific Job Requirements/Duties for this Posting

Is Background Check Required? Yes

Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S2024-020

Candidates Eligible to Apply Open to all qualified applicants

Number of Positions Available 1

Posted Date 02/12/2024

Review Start Date

Close Date

Work Schedule

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Quick Link

Contact Information

Contact Name Perry Brown

Contact Phone (936) 468-4411

Contact Email

Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have technical questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Which of the following best represents your education background?
  • Attended school but did not receive High School Diploma or GED

  • Completed High School Diploma or GED

  • Completed Associate's Degree or two years of college

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree

  • Completed Master's Degree

  • Completed Doctoral Degree or ABD

    • How many years of experience do you have in an automotive shop, service department or related setting?
  • 0 to less than 2

  • 2 to less than 4

  • 4 to less than 6

  • 6 or more

    • How many years experience, if any, do you have with major overhauls, electrical troubleshooting, and computer controls?
  • None

  • 1 year

  • 1 to >2 years

  • 2 to >3 years

  • 3 to >4 years

  • 4 to >5 years

  • 5 or more years

    • How many years, if any, do you have working on various types of mechanical equipment?
  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 to >2 years

  • 2 to >3 years

  • 3 to >4 years

  • 4 to >5 years

  • 5 or more years

    • Do you currently have, or will you have at time of employment a valid Texas Driver's License?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Do you have (or will you be able to obtain within 6 months of employment) a State of Texas DPS vehicle inspection certification?
  • Yes

  • No

    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Resume