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Mechanic II (Landscape Services)

Definition of Class

This position oversees and participates in the service and maintenance of designated equipment and University vehicles. The incumbent performs preventive maintenance as well as makes minor and major mechanical repairs on University vehicles, tractors, and other small engine equipment. The incumbent must have knowledge of diesel/gas engines and repairing electrical systems such as alternators, starters, wiring problems, etc. 

Examples of Work Performed
  • Supervises and conducts routine preventive maintenance as well as major mechanical repairs on University vehicles, tractors, mowers, golf carts, and small engine equipment.
  • Diagnoses vehicle problems and cost of labor by using Engine Analysis Machines, computerized diagnostic testing, and the Labor Estimate Guide.
  • Determines whether to repair the damaged part or replace it with a new part.
  • Prepares and maintains a written log that is updated to inform staff of the status of equipment and to record the service for each vehicle or equipment.
  • Straightens, fills, smoothes, and paints damaged areas of University vehicle bodies.
  • Purchases for resale automotive parts and related items used.  
  • Maintains records of each sale or repair and bills the appropriate department for services.
  • Constructs or modifies equipment according to plans, using an electric or acetylene welder.
  • Communicates with supervisor any problems with equipment and/or servicing vehicles in order to determine possible solutions.
  • Recommends the replacement of or the purchase of equipment, parts, and supplies.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Services and maintains equipment and University Vehicles as determined by the area in which assigned.
  2. Performs preventive maintenance as well as makes minor and major repairs on University vehicles, equipment, and any other related pieces of mechanical equipment.
  3. Repairs electrical systems such as alternators, starters, wiring problems, etc.
  4. Supervises and participates in the operations of the assigned area.
Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent GED.




Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties.




Incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a Class D Driver’s License within the first six months of employment.

Salary/Wage Information

Hourly range: $19.28/hour - $22.39/hour


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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Salary Range
$36,000.00 - 42,000.00
per Year
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University, MS 38677, US