Test Track Driver

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Engineering
University Test Track
Full/Part Time:


Drive vehicles in accordance with established procedures including but not limited to durability, handling and performance testing. Drive bus, heavy truck or other vehicles that require Class A Commercial Driver`s License. Operate truck to haul materials, sweep track, plow snow and spread anti-skid material. Operate lawn mower and tractor to cut grass, remove snow, etc. Fuel vehicles with diesel, gasoline, methanol, and natural gas. Maintain and check vehicle fluid levels. Maintain logs and provide written documentation as necessary. Drive vehicles to and from Altoona Bus Testing Center. Assist with performance tests. Monitor vehicle gauges and indicators to ensure that vehicle is operating within the specified normal ranges. Record comments in driver’s log book and report all problems to Shift Leader. Operate equipment such as vehicle hoists, pneumatic tools, drills, saws, and axle scales. Load and unload vehicles by hand/or mechanical devices. Under the direction of Shift Leader or Supervisor, perform maintenance on tractors, lawn mowers, snow plows, etc., to include lubrication, filter changes, etc. Maintain inventory for tools and equipment at work site. Maintain work area in clean and orderly condition. Job Requirements: Requires the use of commercial English, grammar and arithmetic such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions; simple use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings, specifications, schedules, wiring diagrams, together with the use of adjustable measuring instruments, graduates and the like requiring interpretation in their various applications; or the posting, preparation, interpretation, use and checking of reports, forms, records and comparable data. Requires a Pennsylvania Commercial Driver`s License (CDL) Class A with passenger endorsement (P). 6 to 9 months of effective experience. Shift: 11:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Days Off: Saturday, Sunday NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TESTING FOR ALCOHOL AND CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES (49 CFR PART 40), AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS AS PER 67 PA. CODE 231.85. 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.

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