Vehicle Maintenance/Auto Mechanic

University of Puget Sound   Tacoma, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on May 3, 2024
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The University of Puget Sound's Facilities Services Department is hiring a Vehicle Maintenance/Auto Mechanic responsible for the maintenance, repair, and search for purchase of all transportation fleet equipment for the university.

This position will be able to take advantage of Puget Sound's generous benefits package, including:

• Medical, dental, and vision
• Retirement plan options and 403(b) contributions
• Paid vacation, floating holiday, and campus bonus holidays
• Education benefits, such as full tuition for employees and their families*
• Access to university facilities and entertainment (fitness center, pool, library, concerts, lectures) and more!

Please note:

-Positions that work less than .75 FTE (1,560 hours per year) do not qualify for long-term disability or education benefits.
-Positions that work less than .50 FTE (1,040 hours per year) will accrue paid sick leave but are not eligible for additional benefits.
-Temporary positions that work at least .50 FTE (1,040 hours per year) will be eligible for benefits after 6 months of continuous employment.

This position is:

• a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE), non-exempt position.
• expected to work with the various university departments on their needs for vehicle maintenance, repair and/or purchase.
• responsible for dealing with vendors for parts and materials for the maintenance and repair of university owned vehicles and gas powered equipment.

To be considered for this role, a candidate must:

• be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• be familiar with carbureted, injected motorized equipment as well as two cycled motors; able to troubleshoot vehicles from the 1950's to present; and capable of rebuilding, removing and replacing transmissions.
• perform a variety of skilled automotive mechanical maintenance functions, including using tools of the trade; transmission testing equipment, oscilloscopes, battery charger, and computer testing equipment.
• lift between 50 – 75 pounds on a regular basis.
• respectfully work, communicate, and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.

Compensation and Benefits:

• The pay range for this position is $26.00 – $28.37 per hour.Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
• This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
• For more information on Puget Sound's non-exempt staff benefits package, visit: Summary of 2024 Benefits for Staff Members in Non-Exempt Positions.pdf (
• For the Campus Holiday and Bonus Day Schedule, visit:

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of all required background checks and, if applicable for the position, a drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

About Puget Sound:
Puget Sound is a national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington. To learn more about the university, visit "About Puget Sound" on the university's website (

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply today through our University website! ( All candidates must complete an application through our official website for consideration.

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