Lead Automotive Diagnostic Technician (One or More Positions) (Lateral and External)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7082734 (Ref.No. P0003384)
Posted: August 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

20-Saddleback College
Summary Description:
Under direction from the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, leads, oversees, and performs the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for diagnosing, performing maintenance, and repairing automotive and other power-driven equipment; oversees the daily operation of the transportation repair function; plans repairs and preventive maintenance of college vehicles and equipment; ensures college owned vehicles and equipment are maintained to safe standards for staff and student use; and maintains a variety of records including vehicle repair and inventory documents.

Knowledge of:
Operations, services, and activities of a fleet maintenance and repair program. 
Principles of lead supervision and training. 
Computerized diagnostic equipment and other tools and equipment used in troubleshooting and diagnosing malfunctions in gas and diesel powered vehicles and equipment. 
Modern methods and procedures used in the overhaul, repair, maintenance and adjustment of gas and diesel powered equipment. 
Operation, repair and maintenance of internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment. 
Operation, maintenance and repair procedures and ability to apply them to specific repairs and work schedules. 
Methods, materials, equipment and tools used in routine welding and fabrication work. 
Tools, equipment, and procedures used in the overhaul, repair and adjustment of gas and diesel powered equipment. 
Methods and techniques of performing diagnostic troubleshooting services. 
Principles and methods of preventive maintenance. 
Methods, materials, practices and tools of equipment repair. 
Operational characteristics of standard automotive equipment. 
Inventory control and purchasing procedures. 
Basic mathematical principles. 
Principles and practices of record keeping. 
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. 
Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Lead, organize, and review the work of staff. 
Independently perform the most difficult automotive maintenance and repair duties. 
Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures. 
Plan vehicle usage to avoid out of stock down time. 
Make operational and mechanical decisions. 
Accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate the cost and time of repairs. 
Order and replace malfunctioning parts as needed. 
Use computerized and other testing and diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles and perform minor and major maintenance and repairs accordingly. 
Learn and understand new electronic and computer controlled fuel emissions systems. 
Test, adjust, maintain and repair mechanical, air, hydraulic, air conditioning and electrical systems, including integrated, complex and technical, computerized systems involving engine, electronic fuel Injection, emission controls, electronic overdrive transmissions, anti-lock brakes and electronic climate control. 
Operate computers and other electronic diagnostic and testing equipment and tools used to maintain and repair vehicles. 
Perform a variety of welding work. 
Safely and effectively operate a variety of power and hand tools used in heavy and light equipment repair. 
Maintain clean and orderly work areas. 
Maintain a variety of records and reports related to work performed. 
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures. 
Work independently in the absence of supervision. 
Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students. 
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the troubleshooting, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles including integrated, complex and technical, computerized systems involving engine, electronic fuel injection, emission controls, electronic overdrive transmissions, anti-lock brakes and electronic climate control.

Three years of journey-level experience performing a full range of skilled maintenance and repair of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles, including integrated, complex and technical, computerized systems involving engine, electronic fuel injection, emission controls, electronic overdrive transmissions, anti-lock brakes and electronic climate control.

License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability. Possession of an EPA certificate is desirable.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a shop environment; occasional field environment with some travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a mechanic shop environment; walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:
Interested applicants must complete the online application, apply for the position, and attach the specified “REQUIRED” documents. 
To be considered, each section on the application must contain the requested information (do not state “SEE RESUME” or leave blank). Included on the application, applicants must provide (on the application) at least three (3) professional references, preferably from current supervisors, previous supervisors (from the past five years), colleagues or coworkers who can address professional competency and appropriate practical skills, or other professional references. The Office of Human Resources (OHR) may request additional references. 
In addition to a full complete application, applicants are required to attach all “REQUIRED” documents. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment. 

OPTIONAL: You may attach/upload any relevant, job related licenses, certificates or transcripts to “LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE” or “TRANSCRIPTS” under “OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS” in the “APPLICANT DOCUMENT” / “DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR APPLYING” section of the application. 
Applicants bear sole responsibility for ensuring that their applications are complete and “REQUIRED” documents are attached prior to the “INITIAL SCREENING DATE.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Any supporting documents submitted must reference the Job Opening ID numbers and may be attached online, faxed to 949-340-8007, mailed via U.S. Mail under separate cover, or hand delivered to the District offices. 
This recruitment will remain “OPEN UNTIL FILLED.” For guaranteed consideration, a complete application, and all “REQUIRED” documents are required to be submitted electronically by the “INITIAL SCREENING DATE.” Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

Duties and Responsibilities
Lead, plan, train, and review the work of assigned staff responsible for diagnosing, performing maintenance, and repairing automotive and other power-driven equipment; perform the most complex work of the unit including assigning and prioritizing automotive/equipment maintenance repair work.
Train assigned employees in their areas of work including proper vehicle maintenance work and safety methods, procedures and techniques.
Supervise the use, care and operation of a variety of mechanical repair equipment including machine lathe, grinders, sanders, and welding equipment.
Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Inspect, diagnose, and locate mechanical and electronic problems on College automobiles, trucks, and a variety of diesel and gasoline powered maintenance equipment and grounds equipment.
Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment.
Service, overhaul, repair, and adjust engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches; tune up engines; replace ignition parts; clean and adjust carburetors; diagnose and repair automotive electrical, air conditioning and climate control systems.
Service, repair, overhaul, and adjust automotive and equipment braking systems including disc, hydraulic, and air brakes.
Prepare and replace such components as generators, distributors, relays, lights and switches; diagnose and repair computerized control systems, ignition systems, power steering and cooling systems. 
Weld, fabricate and assemble parts and equipment for automotive and heavy equipment; perform oxygen, heliarc and acetylene gas welding and brazing; perform mobile welding and cutting duties around campus as necessary.
Maintain and/or monitor college gasoline storage/dispensing facility; issue and encode fuel cards for staff; order fuel as necessary; maintain records; generate monthly usage reports for tax and chargeback purposes.
Perform Health Department required gasoline storage tank justification procedures; prepare gasoline use reports; maintain California Highway Patrol required safety and maintenance records for District passenger vans; prepare Bureau of Automotive Repair required reports or the smog certification of the fleet; meet with government inspectors from CHP, AQMD, and Health Department as required; conduct safety inspections of vehicles before road trips.
Advise on which vehicles should be dispatched for specific trips; advise grounds and maintenance personnel on the operation and maintenance of their equipment and vehicles.
Plan, schedule and implement maintenance/preventative maintenance programs for District/College vehicles and equipment; recommend the replacement or elimination of vehicles and equipment; and monitor the day to day operation of transportation shop.
Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; assure the timely purchase of parts and materials used for repair and maintenance; maintain files of equipment catalogs, service and parts manuals; maintain work, time, and material records.
Perform related duties as required.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.


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