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Eastern Washington University
  • Position Number: 2563513
  • Location: Cheney, WA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Maintenance Mechanic 2-Auto Shop

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Easterns 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the states second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelors and masters degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 masters degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Job Summary:
  • Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic 2 in the Auto Shop. This position is responsible for completing the work of a journey-level trades worker in the inspection, diagnoses, making major or minor mechanical repairs, preventive maintenance on all university owned/leased/contracted vehicles and motorized equipment.
  • On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

Required Qualifications:
  • Physical ability to do the work
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid drivers license
  • Require completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade or four year of experience as a journey-level worker in vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Class B Combination Drivers License (CDL) and the (H) Hazardous Materials Endorsement, (N) Tank Vehicle Endorsement, (P) Passenger and Air Brake endorsement which must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency which includes the use of Outlook Calendar, Word and Excel.
  • Experience entering information into a computerized system for tracking maintenance/repair work.
  • Tracking and monitoring hazardous waste disposal.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Currently possess a CDL with the required endorsements
  • Experience specifically with AIM and Mitchell 1 software
  • Experience working in a business or shop with duties performing estimates.
  • Possess ASE Certification
  • Possess a good driving record
  • Experience working in a higher education institution

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty: Plan, layout and complete your work of a journey level trades worker in the Auto Shop.   
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty: Must be competent in computer programs concerning the automotive shop.  Must be able and competent to learn and operate Mitchell 1 Teamworks for history, past and present maintenance, work order submittals and other related duties associated with Mitchell 1 Teamworks.  AIM is a program that is also required to understand and use.  And all other applicable programs as they become available.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty: Train temporary or student workers in the duties that they are required to perform.  Direct them in the absence of the lead.  
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: Inspects, diagnoses, and makes needed repairs to vehicles and equipment brought to the shop or assigned in the field.  
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: Estimate and submit work in Mitchell 1 Teamworks that you will be performing in the Auto Shop.  
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty: Operate the Propane and use refueling truck owned by the University to fuel our 41 emergency generators located throughout campus.  Keep appropriate records for fueling and billing.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: Assist with inventory control and security of shop tools and equipment. 
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 30
Responsibility / Duty: Operate, maintain, and repair all vehicles and equipment such as pickups, cars, backhoe, heavy trucks, tractors, buses, riding mowers, emergency generators, motor driven landscape equipment and other miscellaneous items.     
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty: Operate and maintain all job-related equipment such as vacuum gauge, voltage and regulator tester, wheel balancer, drill press, wheel pullers, jacks, air tools, digital volt meters, computerized diagnostic devises and software, tire changing and balancing equipment, vehicle lifts, hoists, and other miscellaneous items.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Random drug testing due to the Commercial Drivers License requirement.

Salary Information: $52,476 $59,460

Posting Date: 09/24/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 10/17/2021
Screening to Begin: 10/18/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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