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Vehicle Equipment Mechanic

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

Facilities is seeking a Vehicle Equipment Mechanic to be responsible for all phases of maintenance and repair for Bucknell fleet vehicles and equipment assigned to the Department of Facilities.  If you have the vehicle maintenance experience, and a cooperative, helpful nature – apply for this position here!

Duties include but are not be limited to:
• Service, maintain and perform minor repairs on all vehicles/equipment assigned to the Facilities Department. Perform maintenance and repairs on buses. Perform upkeep, maintenance and repair of all test equipment, tire changer, garage area, car wash and other related equipment as assigned.
• Perform pre-inspection of vehicles before annual state inspection.
• Oversee the operation and workload in the absence of the Fleet Supervisor.
• Monitor the status of Facilities Department vehicles being repaired in other shops and take follow up actions as necessary.
• Establish, maintain, and update maintenance records and forms for Facilities Department vehicles.
• Change snow tires, tires, grease and oil, filters, anti-freeze, batteries and other related items.
• Assist in establishing and maintaining a spare parts supply system and storage area.
• Maintain clean, safe and secure work and storage areas.
• Process purchase orders for repairs, parts and equipment.
• Detail and wash vehicles as workload requires.

Minimum Qualifications:
● 3 years prior vehicle maintenance experience to include buses.
● A degree or certificate in automotive technology or related field of study
● PA state vehicle safety inspector license
● Experience with basic tools to perform vehicle maintenance.
● Proven ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
● Ability to and willingness to work cooperatively with other employees and delegate work effectively.
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
● Thorough knowledge of safety procedures in the use of tools and equipment.
● Valid driver's license and safe-driving record for the past 3 years.
● A high school diploma or equivalent.

Other Requirements
● Must be able to work overtime, particularly when an emergency exists or special programs require it as determined by immediate supervisor.
● This position is classified as part of essential services. Individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or when the individual has concerns related to his/her personal safety.
● A post offer criminal background, driving record check and drug screening will be conducted.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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