Mechanic - Athletics Fields

Florida State University Tallahassee
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January 20, 2023
Florida State University
Job Title: Mechanic - Athletics Fields
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 53664

Department of Athletics - GroundsEqual Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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Maintains, services and repairs turf equipment including but not limited to: power mowers, reel mowers, blowers, vacuums, edgers, spray equipment, paint machines, etc. Daily adjusts reel mower blades for performance of cut.

Service and performs preventative maintenance and repairs on: utility vehicles, golf carts, tractors, trucks, forklifts, etc.

Repairs and replaces engines, transmissions, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, pumps and fuel injection systems. Test drives and drives Department owned vehicles as required.

Assist Turf Management crew with maintenance of athletic fields including, but not limited to: mowing, blowing, painting, edging and landscaping.

Performs welding on engines, frames and bodies of vehicles and equipment. May order parts and provide temporary repairs as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor or higher authority. Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency and two years experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to two years. Technical or vocational degree in appropriate mechanical trade area may substitute for experience.Ability to perform minor repairs of engines and small equipment.Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.Ability to work a flexible scheduled to include some evening and weekend hours if needed.Proof of a valid Florida or Georgia driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news

Learn more about our university and campuses.Pay Plan

This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.FSU Total Rewards

FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.Schedule

Must be able to work flexible hours to include evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Veterans' Preference

Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements, in employment by the state and its political subdivisions and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. Veterans' Preference applies to University Support Personnel System (USPS) positions only.

IMPORTANT: To claim Veterans' Preference, select "yes" to the question on the application questionnaire and upload a DD-214 (or equivalent), the Veterans' Preference Certification form, and other documentation if applicable with your online application before midnight of the position closing date.

Click the links for eligibility information and required documentation, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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