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SUNY Brockport
  • Position Number: 5295723
  • Location: Brockport, NY
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Service and Repair Assistant (Motor Equipment)

Job no: 496922

SUNY Budget Title: Service & Repair Assistant (Motor Equipment)
Salary Level/Grade: SG009
Work type: Full time
Location: Brockport, NY
Department: Facilities Automotive
Categories: Facilities Maintenance & Skilled Trade

Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University's curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.

Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint "Village on the Erie Canal," SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo - the fourth and second largest cities in New York State. Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!

SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.

Job Summary:
Position Summary:

A Maintenance Assistant Mechanic performs semiskilled motor equipment and mechanical maintenance and repair work, typically in an automotive repair shop. Performs the more routine repetitive tasks in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of automotive and mechanical equipment. Incumbents may perform journey level activities under supervision or after receiving detailed instructions. May also supervise a small crew of relatively unskilled workers (O.J.T. students).

Motor Equipment Maintenance:
  • Perform routine tasks in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of automotive and mechanical equipment, such as service/adjust hydraulic brakes, replace wheel bearings, and the removal and replacement of such components as starters, fuel and water pumps, gas tanks, carburetors, exhaust systems components, shock absorbers, springs, and radiators.
  • Perform minor engine repairs as well as tune-ups including the installation of points, plugs, condensers, and sets dwell and timing according to manufacturer's specifications.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections of vehicles following established schedules to insure safe and trouble-free performance.
  • Operate tow truck and other types of vehicles.
  • Follow specific instructions, incumbent may assist journey level positions in making major mechanical repairs i.e., disassemble/reassemble engines or mechanical equipment, cleaning parts, inspecting for wear, grinding valves/valve seats according to specifications.
  • Follow operator's manuals/specific instructions, makes repairs and performs routine service and preventative maintenance on a variety of mechanical equipment. Cleans or replaces defective parts, and checks and fills hydraulic units.
  • Perform welding using electric or oxy-acetylene welding equipment not requiring complex planning/layout or using special procedures.

  • Keep written records of work performed and account for labor and materials when required.
  • Maintain records relating to any certificates/licenses that are associated with this position.
  • Inspect vehicles and trailers, on request of their supervisor and when they have received their NYS Safety Inspection License.
  • Working in conjunction with the Ground's Equipment Grade 9, to Evaluate Grounds equipment that needs to be repaired. This would include prioritizing and discussing plans for the repairs.

  • Confer with supervisor to effectively schedule and complete tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Communicate effectively and performs the responsibilities of this position in a professional manner.

  • Attend vehicle/equipment related training, certification requirements.
  • Attend meetings.
  • Supervise, give instructions, provide assistance in the absence of or when directed by the shop supervisor.

Operating Needs:
  • Tow truck endorsement - within six months of hire.
  • Forklift operator's certification - within six months of hire.
  • NYS Certified Inspector's License (light and heavy duty) - within six months of hire.
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy labor, and overhead tasks requiring the use of vehicle lifts.
  • Must be willing to attend trainings, such as night courses, or weeklong training requiring travel.
  • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to work with others/team-customer service attitude.
  • Perform routine and emergency tasks involving scheduled/unscheduled overtime.
  • Able to work in inclement weather conditions, including being on campus during major snow removal.

Working Environment:
  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work: heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50lbs.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials, equipment, and situations.
  • Extensive standing and/or walking; occasional bending/stooping/squatting/crouching and pushing/pulling, repetitive movement of hand/wrist.
  • Exposed to outside elements of working with hazardous materials.
  • Schedule change based on needs of the college.
  • Extended hours to complete/perform scheduled or emergency functions/projects.
  • Most of the work is completed inside the Garage, but they may be required to work outside in the elements to get jobs completed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Non-competitive: two years of experience in mechanical work under the supervision of a
skilled tradesperson.


Completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course.

Candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years of experience in mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson or
  • NYS Certified Inspector's License (light and heavy duty).
  • Demonstrated ability to access and use computer-based vehicle and equipment programs, maintenance management software, automotive scanners/test equipment.

Work Schedule: 40 hours/week 7:00am - 3:30pm
Salary and Benefits:

May be benefits eligible; Find out more about benefits at Careers@Brockport! This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Application Instructions: Submit your application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references via our Employment Opportunities website at by June 9, 2024.

Background Investigation Statement:
All applicants are subject to a pre-employment background check.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Pre-employment drug test and DOT physical may be required for positions requiring a valid Class A or B CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement.

New York State Executive Order:
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations via email at

Non-Discrimination Statement/Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
SUNY Brockport does not discriminate. SUNY Brockport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the university community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Diversity Statement:
SUNY Brockport is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable environment that welcomes, values, and supports individuals and communities who affirm human dignity. The University provides opportunities for engagement, learning, growth, and transformation to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Reasonable Accommodations:
SUNY Brockport provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans, or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Human Resources or email your request to Tamara Gouger, AVP for Human Resources and ADA Coordinator, at Determinations or requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

SUNY Brockport is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The University actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the University.

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