Job Description

Payroll Title:
Annual Full Pay Range
$43,848.00 - $57,837.60/Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#123052 Automotive Technician Assistant

Filing Deadline: Thu 6/1/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 5/23/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 6/1/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision, the Automotive Technician Assistant will assist Automotive Mechanics in maintaining and repairing automotive equipment. Typically at this level, the incumbent is acquiring operational skills in the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment, vehicle components and subsystems for UC San Diego's fleet such as automobiles, trucks, vans, electric scooters and carts, including alternative fueled vehicles such as full electric, hybrid and compressed natural gas vehicles.

  • May be required to work overtime.


  • Two (2) years of experience in servicing and assisting in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

  • Demonstrated experience in automotive preventive maintenance and general repair, or equivalent automotive technical training.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic automotive preventive maintenance and inspect vehicles for safety concerns, including brakes, tires, suspension components, belts and hoses, all fluid levels, lighting systems, automotive glass, and passenger restraint systems.

  • Basic understanding of automotive diagnostic equipment including Scanners and Multimeters.

  • Demonstrated ability to safely and legally operate and drive University vehicles including carts, autos, trucks and trailers, with a gross vehicle weight up to 11,500 pounds.

  • Proven ability to operate and maintain hand tools, power tools and equipment typically used in the automotive maintenance and repair industry.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations.

  • Basic computer and internet skills required to navigate Fleet Management Information systems, automotive technical information websites, timekeeping, online training and email communication.

  • Organizational skills necessary to prioritize workload and meet established deadlines. Ability to accurately record labor tasks and parts used.


  • DOJ/FBI and DMV background checks and clearances required prior to employment.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and participate in the DMV Pull Notice Program.

  • Must have the physical ability to perform essential duties and to work with and around noise related to automotive maintenance equipment.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $43,848 - $57,838 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $21.00 - $27.70

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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