Automotive Technician

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
04/04/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
86557
Grade:
03
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Department:
Buildings and Grounds
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

Service and repair automobiles, trucks, various pieces of road, farm, lawn, and golf course equipment. Locate problems accurately; determine extent of repairs needed; perform needed repairs. Select and order necessary replacement parts or assemblies. Remove, disassemble, repair, reassemble, reinstall, test, and adjust equipment and/or component parts such as gasoline and diesel engines, standard and automatic transmissions, alternators, and generators, carburetors, electrical systems, drive shafts and differentials, brake systems, etc. Perform minor repairs, as well as major overhauls on automobiles, trucks, and other equipment under qualified supervision, as required. Detect unusual conditions or defective materials and report to supervisor. Diagnose problems which occur with automobile climate control systems. Identify the problem, using various types of diagnostic equipment including pressure gauges, compression testers, etc. Determine how to correct the problem, extent of repair work needed, and select and order replacement parts. Remove, disassemble, repair, reassemble, install, test, and adjust as appropriate air conditioning compressors, condensers, receiver/dryers, expansion valves, evaporators, throttle valves, and other component parts of climate control systems. Replace rotary valves, reed valves, pistons, or otherwise overhaul automotive air conditioning compressors, condensers, receiver/dryers, expansion valves, evaporators, throttle valves, or repair component parts when possible. Inspect vehicles according to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Inspection regulations. Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly condition. Requisition parts from stock room and record same. Occasionally, answer questions for and direct the work of lower grade employees. Occasionally, perform minor body repair to vehicles. Operate various pieces of testing and repair equipment, such as analyzer, wheel aligners, wheel balancers, and other equipment necessary to determine extent, and repair vehicles. Maintain record of inspections performed on vehicles. Job Requirements: Requires the use of advanced shop mathematics, together with the use of complicated drawings, specifications, charts, tables, handbook formulas, all varieties of adjustable measuring instruments and the use of broad training in a recognized trade or craft. Equivalent to a complete accredited, indentured apprenticeship or equivalent to high school plus a 2-year technical college education. Work from complex drawings, sketches and samples. Use a wide variety of precision measuring instruments. Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of a wide variety of mobile equipment such as automobiles, trucks, farm equipment, lawn and golf course equipment and various movable road and service equipment, and automobile air conditioning equipment; PA Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Class A, Tanker Endorsements with L & C Restrictions removed, MACS or equivalent air conditioning certification, Class 1 and 3 PA State Inspection License and Emissions Certification. Over 2 years up to and including 3 years of effective experience. NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TESTING FOR ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (49 CFR PART 40) Shift: 3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Days Off: Saturday, Sunday NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES THAT YOU OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AS A PART OF YOUR JOB DUTIES. A VALID DRIVER`S LICENSE AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORDS CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO STANDARD BACKGROUND CHECKS. NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TESTING FOR ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (49 CFR PART 40), AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS PER 67 PA. CODE 231.85.

 

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These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088