Automotive Equipment Mechanic (527621)

Cal State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills
May 5, 2023
Carson, CA
Job Type



Working Title: Automotive Equipment Mechanic

Department Name/Division: Facilities/Administration and Finance

Classification Title: Automotive Equipment Mechanic

Classification Salary Range: $5,787 - $7,396 per month.

The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $5,787 per month.

About the Department/Position:

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Building Trades, the Auto Equipment Mechanic performs skilled, journey-level work in the overhaul, repair, maintenance, service, and adjustment of campus small engine, automotive, electric vehicles, light/heavy lawn, and construction equipment, including related electrical, cooling, hydraulic and related system repairs. The incumbent is also responsible for keeping general repair records and all necessary state records and documents required, including the filing of related vehicle reports and documents related to the CSU system and other regulatory agencies. Provide instruction and lead direction as needed. Work may involve exposure to hazardous materials.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Repairs and maintains Campus electric carts, using a variety of hand and diagnostic tools.
  • Determines the type of repairs required by reading work orders, talking to cart operator, or test-driving cart.
  • Tests operational performance of motor, using a voltmeter, and ammeter.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts, such as brushes, armatures, and controllers. Rewires electrical systems, and repairs or replaces electrical accessories, such as horn and headlights, forward and reverse switch, and controller.
  • Tests and recharges or replaces batteries. Lubricates moving parts and adjusts/replaces brakes and belts.
  • Perform structural repairs to the body of the cart, seats, and fabric tops.
  • Repairs and replaces equipment as appropriate.
  • Oversee the bi-monthly maintenance of the electric cart fleet by designated Facilities Service personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience as an automotive and/or equipment mechanic which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard apprenticeship program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of automotive and/or equipment mechanics including electrical systems and brake and engine overhaul.
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, tools, materials, equipment, and computerized systems used in the maintenance, adjustment, and repair of engines, equipment, and accessories.
  • Working knowledge of wiring and electrical theory and engineering principles.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic systems.
  • Working knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to automotive and other power-driven equipment, including applicable smog regulations.
  • Must be able to make skilled repairs to applicable automotive, maintenance, and/or construction equipment.
  • Diagnose mechanical and electrical malfunctions; perform a variety of skilled repairs on equipment.
  • Work from blueprints, drawings, and sketches to fabricate parts; perform required welding.
  • Inspect vehicles and equipment and determine the extent of repairs; estimate cost, time, and materials of mechanical work and repairs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of experience directly servicing, maintaining, repairing, fabricating, and painting electric vehicles/carts
  • Strong electrical/mechanical system troubleshooting and repair skills for electric vehicles. Proven experience in electric cart body repair and fabrication including TIG welding and Plasma cutting experience.

To view the full position description, click "Position Description" above.

General Information:

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California
  • The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to .
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here .

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Closing Date/Time: May 17, 2023

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