Auto Diesel Mechanic (4632)
Company: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Posted on: March 18, 2023
National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryPosition Description:
Position SummaryUnder minimum supervision, maintains automobiles,
buses, trucks, and hy-rail vehicles in good operating condition.
Must possess skills and experience comparable to professional
certification in diesel heavy equipment repair and maintenance.The
position is based at the VLA, 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico.
In addition to competitive pay, NRAO provides excellent paid time
off benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision
plans are effective first day of employment. NRAOs retirement
benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified
participants base pay. No contribution is required of the employee;
we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for
employee retirement contributions.Job Duties Summary
- Examines vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunction,
using computer diagnostic equipment.
- Plans work procedure.
- Raises vehicle with hydraulic jack or hoist, when
- Removes unit such as engine, transmission, or
- Disassembles unit and inspects parts for wear or
- Repairs or replaces parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves,
- Overhauls or replaces parts such as carburetors, blowers,
generators, distributors, starters, pumps, etc.
- Rebuilds parts such as crankshafts, cylinder blocks, etc.
- Rewires ignition system, lights, and instrument panel.
- Relines and adjusts brakes, aligns front end, repairs or
replaces shock absorbers, and solders leaks in radiator, etc.
- Mends damaged body and/or fenders by hammering out or filling
in dents and welding broken parts.
- Paints repaired areas.
- Replaces and adjusts headlights.
- Installs and repairs accessories such as heaters, mirrors,
windshield wipers, etc.
- May be required to secure pricing information from a variety of
sources, including soliciting bids from vendors.
- Records all repairs and maintenance for future reference,
maintains PC database as required.
- Operates all equipment repaired in Shop, including heavy
- Designs, builds, and modifies a variety of equipment for
- Proactive compliance with NRAO and legal safety policies and
procedures in own work area is expected.
- Other duties may be assigned.Competency SummaryMust be able to
weld. Must be able to read repair and maintenance manuals. Must
possess and maintain a valid NM Commercial Drivers License (CDL)
with no transmission restrictions; Class B (Class A preferred)
minimum with passenger bus endorsement required, or must obtain CDL
within six months of hire date. The ability to communicate clearly
and precisely, both verbally and in writing is necessary.Work
EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee
works in a shop area, and works outdoors. The employee works with
heavy equipment and machinery, as well as power tools, and may be
required to lift up to 50 pounds, unassisted. The employee must be
able to climb over and crawl under equipment. Specific vision
abilities include close vision, color and depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to drive and/or
operate a wide range of types of vehicle. The work site is
typically noisy.Position Requirements: Minimum EducationHigh School
graduate or GED. Preferred EducationTwo years of education or
formal training in the auto diesel technical field. Diesel Mechanic
Certificate from a technical school or Master of Automobile
Technician Certificate by the National Institute for Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE). Minimum ExperienceTwo years of related
experience; or equivalent combination of education and
experience.Preferred ExperienceSix years of experience in auto
diesel equipment or equivalent combination of education and
experience. Hydraulic experience strongly preferred. Ability to use
diagnostic test equipment preferred.Additional Requirements The
Observatory requires staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
to access our facilities. An offer of employment will be considered
contingent until the selected applicant provides proof of
vaccination. A selected applicant may request consideration for an
accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious
belief.Safety SensitiveThe selected candidate must successfully
pass a post-offer, pre-employment/pre-placement drug screen.
Failure to pass the Screen will disqualify the candidate from
employment consideration for a period of six months from the date
of the results.Application Instructions: Click the Apply button
below. You will need to be prepared to upload your current
CV/Resume and a letter of application describing interest and
suitability for the position.Equal Opportunity Employer
Statement:AUI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Minorities,
Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Individuals
with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view our complete
statement, please visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/nrao/jobs. If you
require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or
hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.PM20The NRAO is an equal
opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)PI206650231
Keywords: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Albuquerque , Auto Diesel Mechanic (4632), Engineering , Socorro, New Mexico
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