Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Q1011 / Transport Vehicle Service Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 08

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs or assists in the performance of daily safety and service inspections, routine system diagnoses, and basic maintenance and/or repairs on University mass transit and related vehicles. Cleans, details, fuels, and road tests all vehicles in the fleet on a regular basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs main engine, engine ignition, fuel system, and engine emission control system inspection and diagnosis.
  2. Performs inspection and problem diagnosis of suspension, steering, power assist, and alignment systems.
  3. Inspects and diagnoses maintenance/repair requirements for brake systems, to include hydraulic systems, disc and drum brake applications, air brake systems, and/or anti-lock brake system operations.
  4. Performs electical system diagnosis and repair, which may include starting and charging systems, electrical wiring systems, gauges and warning systems, and accessory systems.
  5. Diagnoses and repairs ventilation systems, heat and air conditioning systems, refrigerant recovery, and mechanical systems repair.
  6. Performs daily safety inspections and routine troubleshooting of all vehicles in the mass transit fleet.
  7. Performs all phases of routine maintenance required for the operation of mass transit vehicles; peforms road tests on vehicles for quality control purposes.
  8. Ensures that vehicle interiors and exteriors are clean and serviceable at all times; regularly cleans and details vehicles as necessary.
  9. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  10. May be required to drive passengers over a scheduled route as needed for special events or during staff shortages.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to inspect, diagnose, and maintain mass transit vehicles and various types of associated equipment and sub-systems.
  • Ability to use automotive diagnostic equipment and hand and power tools.
  • Automotive repair and maintenance skills.
  • Ability to perform vehicle safety inspections on mass transit vehicles in accordance with prescribed procedures.
  • Ability to properly and safely drive a mass transit vehicle.
  • Vehicle cleaning and detailing skills.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is a requirement for this job.
  • As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017