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Vehicle Equipment Technician III

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: University Staff

Official Title: Vehicle Equipment Technician III
Business Title: Vehicle Equipment Technician
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $20.00-$22.00
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Terms of Employment: Continuous
Position Summary:

Performs diagnosis, maintenance, and repairs to automotive vehicles, large engines, diesel engines, hydraulic systems, air brake systems, large agricultural vehicles, and related equipment to ensure effective functioning of vehicles and equipment.

Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position. Must have a valid WI driver’s license and be authorized to drive a University vehicle upon appointment. This position will require a background investigation.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

  • Inspects, maintains, and repairs complex parts and systems for large-engine vehicles and equipment under general supervision to ensure optimal and safe operation
  • Identifies and troubleshoots complex vehicle and large-engine issues and collaborates with work unit staff to resolve issues
  • Documents completed maintenance and repairs according to established policies and procedures
  • Serves as a point of contact to individuals providing information and updates about vehicle and large-engine maintenance and repairs
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to grasp, lift and or carry tools, equipment or supplies, up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Physically be able to work in various positions, i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping or kneeling.
  • Ability to wear protective equipment, i.e. respirator, hearing and eye protection, welding helmet, etc.
  • Analytical skills necessary to diagnose and correct the cause of both common and infrequent failures in equipment and systems
  • Knowledge of essential job functions and ability to safely perform the duties with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges, dusty and dirty environments to complete job assignments.
  • Ability to read, interpret and disseminate information contained in technical manuals, repair bulletins, schematics, specifications and related instructional materials.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule and expedite work request.
  • Must be well organized in relation to work orders, tools, equipment, materials, and general organization of the Auto Shop.
  • Maintain a professional and service orientated relationship with customers and co-workers; present a neat, clean appearance at all times.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

(Essential functions and responsibilities of the position must be able to be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation.)

  • Vocational degree and or certification in automotive repair.
  • Prior experience as an automotive/service technician.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazard and safety requirements in the automotive industry.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance programs and the ability to develop and implement an effective program.
  • Basic data entry skills to record and print work orders in the computerized maintenance management system; Ability to work with computers to record data, and communicate using email.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to maneuver / drive a variety of vehicles for the purpose of snow plowing sidewalks and parking lots.
  • Knowledge of safe chain saw operation and tree trimming practices or willingness to attend classes or seminars on the topics.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Resume and contact information for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Wednesday, October 12th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or