Career Opportunities

Facilities Management

Automotive/Equipment Technician

Posting Date

1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title: Automotive/Equipment Technician - Senior

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Grounds Supervisor and is responsible for the mechanical maintenance and repair of all campus owned motorized equipment and vehicles. Responsibilities include identifying, scheduling, and performing preventive maintenance and repair work.  This position requires knowledge of many different types of hand, power, air, and diagnostic tools.  Work is preformed independently, and in a timely manner with limited supervision.   Knowledge and experience to carry out all mechanical needs such as small engine repairs, major engine and drive train overhauls, tire repairs, tune ups, and metal fabrication is required. The position requires good communication skills to deal with the customers and fellow employees. This position performs bi – annual vehicle and ATV inspections.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance including lubrication, filters, fuel systems, and ignition systems on both gas and diesel engines.
  • Schedule and perform all preventative maintenance on Public Safety, Shipping and Receiving, and Facilities vehicles as needed. Understand and apply technical information contained in maintenance manuals and repair bulletins.
  • Trouble shoot vehicle engine problems and maintenance needed with the use of a Snap-on Modis engine analyzer.
  • Maintain and repair electrical, exhaust, cooling, brake, hydraulic, and suspension systems.
  • Perform tune – ups, repair electronic ignitions, fix fuel injection systems, and electronic systems.
  • Adjust and replace clutches and drive train components.
  • Maintain and repair snow plows, sanders, and related equipment.
  • Rotate, balance, repair, and change tires.
  • Instruct other personnel in appropriate maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Perform Bi-annual inspections, and reports on all Facilities vehicles, and ATV’s.
  • Keep records of all repairs on equipment maintenance sheets.
  • Adjust and replace clutches and drive train components.
  • Adjust and repair carburetors and fuel system components.
  • Sharpen and replace lawn mower blades.
  • Schedule service work with department users and fleet manager.
  • Source parts, prices, and maintain inventory stock or parts and materials.
  • Apply production and quality control principles and procedures to maintenance and repairs.
  • Use gas and arc welding techniques and other metal working tools to repair, replace, and fabricate parts or components as needed.         
  • Paint new or exposed metals or surfaces as required. Make minor body work repairs.
  • Operate all departmental equipment; including loaders, backhoes, tractors, mowers, and snow removal as required by work load of department.
  • Regularly participate in snow and ice removal operations.



  • Ability to perform maintenance and repair procedures for large and light trucks, passenger cars, and a wide variety of small, medium, and large equipment
  • Knowledge and ability to operate both gas and diesel engine vehicles
  • Knowledge of welding techniques for equipment repair and metal fabrication and the ability to use both electric and gas welders
  • Understanding of techniques for safe and efficient operation of turf maintenance, construction, and snow removal equipment
  • Knowledge and ability to use a wide variety of hand tools, wrenches, and power tools in performing repairs on grounds equipment
  • Knowledge of safe and proper operation and maintenance of lawn care and snow removal equipment
  • Ability to read and follow instructions
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and operation skills in snow and ice removal operation
  • Knowledge, skills, and operations of safe chainsaw usage
  • Basic computer knowledge and skill
  • Knowledge of 2- and 4-cycle small engine repair

  • Vocational technical training in Automotive Repair and diagnostic equipment required
  • Possession of, or eligibility to obtain, a valid driver's license upon appointment. Individual will be required to obtain a Wisconsin Commercial Driver's License after appointment
  • Required to wear safety glasses and steel toe safety shoes in performance of job duties. Other personal protective equipment will be supplied based upon tasks performed

  • Physical strength and stamina to perform required work, including being able to bend, stoop, kneel, lie on your back on a creeper for short periods, climb, lift up to 80 pounds, and work on your feet for a long period of time
  • Ability to perform physical labor, including operation of tools and equipment

  • Ability to tolerate extreme outdoor ranges on a year round basis

The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills, the ability to interact effectively with a diverse community, and the willingness to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as be part of a collaborative team. This position also requires the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work, carry out multiple work assignments, and be able to adhere to and follow written and verbal instructions. Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness, and resourcefulness are essential for this position.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  The work hours for this position will be 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work screen examination will be conducted on the finalist(s).  A six-month probationary period is required for this position. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Maximum salary of $20.00.
This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "13895"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Automotive/Equipment Technician"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Human Resources
Phone: (920) 465-2390

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.