In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Motor Equipment Mechanic II
State Job Title: Motor Equipment Mechanic II
Department: Trades and Grounds
Job Code: H14X10
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Job Type: Full-Time
Timeframe: 52 Weeks
Shift: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Supervision Received: The Motor Equipment Mechanic II receives direct supervision from the Building Maintenance Supervisor II, and Assistant Director, Trades or other employees of higher grade who provide instruction, assign work and review performance through inspection for effectiveness.
Direct Reporting Staff: None
Salary: $1,625.22 Bi-Weekly
Motor Equipment Mechanics work under exposure to the harmful effects of exhaust fumes, gases, dust, noise, etc.; hazards such as moving parts of machinery, electrical shock, etc.; and hazardous conditions such as slippery floors and cramped and confined spaces; work outdoors in all types of weather; work varied shifts, weekends, holidays, and nights; are subject to standby (on call) work status; lift and carry heavy objects; and stand for prolonged periods of time.
General Statement of Duties:
The Motor Equipment Mechanic II performs inspections, troubleshoots and repairs motor vehicles and equipment for the department’s use, including trucks, cars, lawnmowers, snow blowers, tractors, weed whackers, chain saws and all other Trades equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential: Duties include but not limited to:
- Repairs and maintains Trades equipment and University vehicles using automotive equipment, i.e. hydraulic lifts, bumper jacks, buffers, air tools, and hand-held tools (wrenches, pliers, etc.).
- Performs diagnostic testing using apparatus/instruments, precision measuring equipment/devices (micrometers, calipers, etc.) to test engines, mechanical and electrical equipment (check or measure dwell, timing and idle speed) on all vehicles to include internal combustion engines, diesel engines, 2-cycle engines and 4-cycle engines.
- Determines use of appropriate materials and supplies to maintain/repair all trades equipment, grounds equipment and University vehicles.
- Maintains/updates shop manuals; interprets plans, specifications, blueprints, and drawings for trades equipment and University vehicles.
- Operates oxy-acetylene gas, mig and arc welding equipment.
- Determines proper disposal/storage of hazardous materials used for equipment and vehicle repairs.
- Operate snow removal and/or sanding equipment and vehicles.
- Operates other equipment used in automobile operation and repair, such as hydraulic lifts, bumper jacks and diagnostic testing equipment.
Qualifications Required at Hire:
- Knowledge of the principles of operation of 2-cycle engines; knowledge of the principles of operation of 4-cycle engines (mowers, weed whackers, 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines, etc.).
- Knowledge of principals and techniques used for automotive and equipment repair/maintenance.
- Knowledge of the types and uses of diagnostic testing equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance including devices for checking dwell, timing and idle speed.
- Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in automotive repair and maintenance.
- Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques for the storage of hazardous materials.
- Skill in the use of equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance.
- Skill in heavy equipment and automotive repair and maintenance.
- Skill in the use of hand held tools used in automotive repair such as wrenches, pliers, lifts, bumper jacks, buffers, air tools, etc.
- Skill in the use of an oxy-acetylene gas, mig and arc welding equipment.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as shop manuals, plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, etc.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to maintain accurate records.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment.
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
- Ability to work independently.
Qualifications Acquired on Job:
Knowledge and understanding of departmental, University, and state rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines, and the ability to apply them to unit activities; ability to use tools and equipment at the institution required to perform the duties of the position; familiarity with assigned area; knowledge of the specific laws, rules and regulations regarding safety in the workplace and the handling of hazardous materials; knowledge of state and University procedures governing the purchasing and requisitioning of supplies and equipment; ability to read and interpret documents, such as plans, specifications, blueprints, etc.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of automotive equipment such as automobiles, trucks, bulldozers, cranes, front end loaders, etc. or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
A certificate or diploma from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at the high school level or above, with a major in automotive shop practice may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
License and/or Certification Requirements:
Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class C or hoisting license.
For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
State job specifications for this position may be found at the department of higher education website: http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An online application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 29, 2020. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Location/Region: Westfield, MA