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Equipment Mechanic III


Transportation Services

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



Posting Close Date:


Job Summary

The Department of Transportation Services at CU Boulder is hiring an Equipment Mechanic III. This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of heavy duty equipment and light duty equipment, with special considerations to the university’s Transit Dept. These repairs include working on trucks with hydraulic implements, lift equipment, emergency lighting, and the overhaul/rebuild/replacement of automotive components. This position also services the unique systems that are outfitted on the variety of transit buses. These systems are including but not limited to ADA lift systems, articulated couplers, and mobile HVAC systems. Also, the Equipment Mechanic III is an alternate source of contact for the shop. This position will also be a back-up to the shop supervisor and some of the administrative duties of the supervisor.

Who We Are

Transportation Services administers the Buff Bus routes connecting residence halls with campus, Buff Bus advertising, university's fleet vehicles and oversees campus sustainable commuting options.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Rebuild, replace and overhaul engine, transmission, alternator, starter, fuel systems, brakes, computer control units, air conditioning, etc., with operational resources in a manner so as to return vehicles in a timely, proper and cost-effective manner. 
  • Maintain all documentation and fleet management database information.
Preventative Maintenance 
  • Diagnose and repair defective auto and equipment components. 
  • Inform serviced parties (customers) of vehicle condition.
  • Prepare all necessary documents and comply with all rules, regulations, practices, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). 
  • Advise of possible solution (i.e. repair, replace, fabricate).
Shop support
  • Act as alternate contact for shop in absence of shop Supervisor. 
  • Schedule vehicles repairs as needed. 
  • Assist in the requisition of parts and information for fleet as needed.
Fabrication and/or Modification
  • Oversee and perform discretionary alteration and modification of obsolete parts or tools. 
  • Guarantee quality and safety is top priority.
Professional Development 
  • Attend appropriate classes and look to industry standards as well as trends that will need additional education. 
  • Take Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests.
 Vehicle Recovery
  • Assist stranded motorists in emergency circumstances such as providing information and performing service and calling for tow truck if needed during business hours as well as weekends and evenings when Supervisor is not available.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated starting salary is $50,400.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • 5 years of experience on heavy duty vehicles with emphasis on buses.
  • 2 years of experience on light duty automotive vehicles.
  • 2 years of experience with diesel engines.
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
  • Ability to obtain or have P2 passenger endorsement within 3 months of hire.
  • Preplacement physical and drug screening required.

What You Will Need

  • Able to work in in a team environment.
  • Must be able to think critically and to solve problems.
  • Able to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Have good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Communication skills.
  • Collaboration.
  • Reliability.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • ASE Certifications.
  • Subject to random drug test.

Special Instructions

University Staff:
To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by October 22, 2018. 

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer