Trades Specialist (Auto Technician) at Miami University

Trades Specialist (Auto Technician) at Miami University

Job Type
Posting Date
March 12, 2019
Location of Position

Oxford, OH

Company Summary

Welcoming Workplace

Imagine the possibilities with a career at Miami…

Miami University is a major public university with a small college feel.  Creating environments for learning excellence and providing career opportunities in Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester and Luxembourg, our faculty and staff are the fuel that drives Miami!

We rank first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report.  Our opportunities for growth and advancement aren't limited to students in the classroom.  Our faculty, staff and student employees are highly valued for their contribution toward the Miami experience.

Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.  A true college town, Oxford features a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the main campus.  Our regional campuses are located in Hamilton, Middletown and the Voice of America  Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

Miami offers a great work environment and competitive benefits. We invite you to experience Miami and see how you can support the University’s academic mission.

Thank you for your interest in the career opportunities at Miami.

Duties and Responsibilities
Job ID: 6680 – FT – Classified AFSCME (hourly)

The Trades Specialist performs moderately complex repair or construction of university facilities or property which require specialized training in a skilled trade.   Performs repairs to gasoline and diesel equipment, to include trucks, tractors, lawn and garden equipment.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Reviews job orders and blueprints or drawings; inspects site and consults with client; determines best method to complete project.
  • Estimates amount of materials and equipment needed to complete project; arranges for materials to be at job site.
  • Performs complex repair or installation on University facilities and property using expertise acquired through specialized training in a skilled trade.
  • Assists outside contractors as needed; assists crafts persons from other trades as needed.
  • Maintains and cleans tools and equipment; maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner.
  • May prepare some paperwork; may maintain files.
  • Routine and preventative maintenance tasks on automotive equipment and small engines.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires nine months of training beyond high school in a skilled trade and two years of experience in that trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Driver's license required.
  • ASE certification preferred.
Required Experience

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