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Automotive Technician

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Facilities Management

Job ID: 265618

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Performs car, truck and automotive vehicle maintenance on campus vehicles. Responsible for scheduling and performing general overhaul and minor mechanical and electrical repairs. Performs general, preventative and supportive maintenance tasks including detection and correction of mechanical failures. Establishes and implements shop safety policies and procedures.


1. Performs light repair work (i.e. oil changes, tire rotations, brake services and inspections)
2. Assists other technicians and/or other staff members on emergency and corrective maintenance
3. Coordinates and assists in the repair and service of vehicles and diesel powered automotive equipment and small engines
4. Establishes priorities, schedules and assigns work
5. Maintains clean and safe work environment adhering to ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) standards
6. Inspects, adjusts or replaces defective parts
7. Diagnoses, disassembles, rebuilds or repairs two (2) and four (4) cycle engine equipment
8. Performs preventative maintenance on backup generators

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Five (5) years related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Operate heavy machinery and electrical equipment
Operate and work in extreme temperatures and heights including aerial lifts and ladders

Proposed Salary

The budgeted salary range is $24.26 to $25.70 per hour.  Offers are based on relevant experience. 

Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Able to operate and use hand and power tools, and scanners and equipment
Able to operate equipment used in repairing or servicing motorized equipment
Able to work independently with little direction and establish effective working relationships with others 

Knowledge of tools, equipment and procedures used in general overhaul, repair and maintenance of automotive equipment and small engines 
Knowledge of principles of internal combustion engines and gasoline and diesel engines
Knowledge of basic technologies involved in electrical, hydraulics and fuel systems
Knowledge of appropriate health and safety standards and regulations
Knowledge computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and training
Knowledge of proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, technology, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management and project management skills
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone etiquette

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