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Auto Mechanic Entry

Apply now Job no: 499922
Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 740201 - Physical Plant - Work in Progress
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:
AME-E/Minimum: 26,785

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Diagnoses, services, maintains/repairs and overhauls vehicles, equipment, and their component parts using hand tools, power tools, and testing equipment.
2. Work on a wide range of systems and components including mechanical, electrical, fuel injection, emission control, brake, ABS, air conditioning, and hydraulic systems, and vehicle or equipment engines, transmissions, differentials, glass, and body components.
3. Work with jacks, lifts, hoists, stands, and similar devices. Uses specialized shop machines, gauges, and tools.
4. Overhauls, adjusts, and tunes diesel and gasoline engines; grinds valves; and overhauls transmissions. Change engine and transmission fluids.
5. Repairs and replaces brakes, pistons, crankshafts, bearings, clutches, and hydraulic drivers. Replace worn or broken parts. Welds parts or attachments to equipment.
6. Diagnose problems, implement solutions, and determine type and quality of parts, materials, and hardware to be used.
7. Interpret service and overhaul manuals, specifications, blueprints, diagrams, procedures, and technical bulletins.
8. Recommend and order items needed for purchase.
9. Document job time and materials used.
10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent plus 1-2 years experience-or-any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department Of Human Resources Management.
Experience in mechanical engine repair.
CDL Class B requirement with air brake and passenger endorsement.
This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing in compliance with DOT regulations

Preferred Qualifications:
Formal on-the-job training in automotive diesel mechanics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Duties and tasks are standardized. Performs some more advanced tasks as part of training and development. Resolves routine problems and refers more complex issues to higher levels.
Works under direct supervision and selects from a variety of established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks.
High School diploma of equivalent plus 1-2 years. Equivalent to apprentice level in area of specialization.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Extensive Knowledge of ignition and carburetor systems, fuel injection systems, hydraulics, synchronizing equipment, vacuum and test gauges, brake testing, wheel alignment and related equipment.
Frequent, heavy, or intense physical requirements combined with exposure to a number of disagreeable elements, such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, and chemicals. Constant precautions required.
Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressure from persons other than immediate supervisor.
Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing, or balancing, talking, hearing. handling. objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Job occasionally requires sitting,
stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:
Submit application and any requested documents online.

Restricted Clause:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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