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Temporary Vehicle Mechanic

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Boulder, Colorado





Employment Type:

Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

Transportation Services at CU Boulder encourages applications for a Temporary Vehicle Mechanic! To ensure that all University and State agency vehicles are properly maintained. Which includes regularly supervising preventative maintenance, repair and safety checks.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Transportation Services provides comprehensive transit, fleet management, and maintenance to serve the faculty, staff, students, and visitors at the CU Boulder. The University of Colorado vehicle fleet numbers over 600; a robust transit system moving 1.4 million riders per year at the CU Boulder campus; and mentorship for driver operations for campuses located in Aurora, Boulder, and Denver.

As such, we have the outstanding opportunity to influence the impressions of every member of our university community and our visitors. We are team-oriented professionals, dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and providing the highest possible customer service. Experience dynamic growth, self-directed efforts, in an exciting industry.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Vehicle Diagnose, Maintenance & Repair

  • Perform a full range of preventative maintenance and repair duties related to University vehicles, which includes cars, SUVs, vans, light duty trucks with computerized fuel injected systems-automotive gas, electric, hybrid engines.
  • Diagnose and make appropriate repairs on light duty vehicles as to return vehicles to users in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner.
  • Repairs may constitute use of specialized equipment and tooling.
  • Work performed includes inspecting, analyzing, and repairing defective or inoperable vehicle components. These duties include preventative maintenance services, drivability issues, no start problems, charging systems, wheels and tires, exhaust and emission control systems supplemental restraint components (air bag), law enforcement emergency lighting systems and other parts related items as needed.
  • Repairs are performed using a wide range of troubleshooting, testing and diagnostic equipment.
  • Inspecting vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately.
  • Inspect and replace vital wear points and expendable fluids.
  • Inspecting vehicle computer and electronic systems to repair, maintain and upgrade.
  • Conducting routine maintenance work striving to vehicle functionality and longevity. Report all findings following Transportation Services repair guidelines.
  • Record and report all safety issues.

What You Should Know

This is a temporary, full-time position anticipated to work Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.

This temporary role has the potential to be converted into a regular staff position!

What We Can Offer

The hourly pay for this position is $23.50 per hour.


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

Be engaged. Be visionary. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Two (2) years of full-time experience in automotive maintenance which must include inspecting, servicing and maintaining vehicles drivability, fuel injection, engine, suspension, transmission, differentials, electrical system (reading of wiring diagrams, wiring layouts) and installation of emergency equipment.
  • A valid U.S. Driver's License.
  • Motor Vehicle Type and Endorsements, if any: Class C acceptable preferred Class B with passenger endorsement.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Proven understanding of safety practices and procedures related to the automotive industry.
  • Ability to operate electronic diagnostic/scan tools.
  • Automotive Service Excellence(ASE) Certification (or similar certification) in brakes, suspension, transmission, engine repair and electrical is preferred however years of experience can be substituted.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 10, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential/critical 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 regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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