Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$53,600 - $111,600/Year
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Work Schedule:
Nights, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#127800 Heavy Duty Fleet Garage Supervisor

Filing Deadline: Mon 3/11/2024

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 2/1/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/26/2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Receives predetermined work assignments that are subject to a moderate level of control and review. Supervises team or shift of operational / technical personnel to ensure technical adequacy, timeliness, and regulatory compliance.

Supervises evening vehicle repairs operations to achieve continuous improvement of the Fleet Services maintenance and repair facility for approximately 90+ University owned heavy duty vehicles (GVWR 14,000 lbs +) to include, but not limited to: buses, boom and box trucks. Coordinate, supervise, monitor, and support night operations that ensure vehicle maintenance and repairs are completed on time and according to customer requests. Order and track all vehicle parts using customized software programs. Generate detailed reports for California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) and Garage Fleet Services head. Effectively communicate with Garage Fleet upper management and maintain positive relations with vendor and manufacturer representatives. Ensures compliance with numerous regulatory agencies, which include CUPA, storm water, hazardous waste, MSDS sheets, and PPE's. Directly support the University’s strategic shift to ZEV heavy duty equipment, by providing subject matter expertise and ensuring garage technician staff are trained and equipped to effectively support the maintenance and repair of current, and future, University operations involving heavy duty zero emission and alternative fuels, which includes technology such as hybrid, EV, plug-in hybrid, CNG/RNG, hydrogen fuel cell.

Available Shift: Monday-Friday - 3.30pm-12.00am


  • Supervisory experience; ability to effectively supervise technical personnel. Progressive professional years of experience in automotive maintenance and repair including progressive experience in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise assigned shop personnel in teams as well as on an individual basis. Ability to provide effective leadership skills to staff. Skill in understanding effective operational and human resource practices.

  • Interpersonal skills, service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, ability to multi-task effectively in a high volume environment, organizational skills and effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and electronically with a wide variety of campus customers and outside vendors. Demonstrated skill and ability to provide exceptional customer service. Demonstrated ability to independently follow through and prioritize workloads. Ability to develop and monitor solid positive employee relations within the department and the University community.

  • Working knowledge of university policies and procedures. Ability to understand and uphold the policies and procedures set by the University and the department. Demonstrated ability to use independent and sound judgment with tact and diplomacy. Skill in effectively negotiating and exchanging ideas and information with others in order to formulate appropriate policies and programs as they relate to vehicle maintenance and repair operations.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, and manage staff time and effort accordingly to provide exceptional customer service. Demonstrated ability to work in a service environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities. Ability to work together with other departmental teams to contribute to overall performance and service output of the Fleet Services department.

  • Working knowledge of repair, maintenance and storage of fleet vehicles. Ability to perform industry-standard diagnostic and troubleshooting testing. Advanced skilled and knowledge related to the repair, maintenance and storage of heavy duty vehicles to include, but not limited to, buses, vans, trucks, Substantial skills and knowledge of vehicle preventive maintenance, break down repair, and troubleshooting techniques. Ability to perform diagnostic testing typically used in the automotive industry. Make recommendations based on findings. Demonstrated ability to read and interpret automotive mechanical drawings and wiring diagrams, troubleshoot specifications, manufacturers' and factory specifications to assess and evaluate appropriate repairs Knowledge of industry trends relating to sustainable practices and technology. Demonstrated ability of supporting transition from ICE fleet to ZEV.

  • Ability to operate personal computers, office software, computerized vehicle maintenance programs, and other specialized diagnostic devices and power tools. Ability to operate personal computers using a variety of software packages including MS Outlook; Word; Excel; Access; HBS (timekeeping) systems, etc. Knowledge of computerized vehicle maintenance programs and the ability to effectively operate devices and software programs such as: vehicle scanner tools for data, laptop programs for pulling data about bus engines and transmissions, Experience using fleet management programs used for repair and maintenance work orders, billing and invoicing, scheduling repairs, scheduling staffing, time keeping and record management of documents for audit purposes

  • Knowledge of all applicable codes, rules and regulations related to maintenance and repair of fleet. Knowledge of all applicable codes, rules and regulations related to the maintenance and repair of University owned motor vehicles.

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical and budget operations. Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and make adjustments with regard to financial issues. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations typically used in the trade. Demonstrated ability to prepare project budgets and to effectively utilize available resources.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain specialty certification within automotive industry such as the Automotive Service Excellence certifications (ASE). Ability to obtain and maintain ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications; a worldwide organization that promotes and certifies automotive technicians and/or AA degree in automotive technology. Ability to obtain ASE certifications in: Light Duty Brakes, Light Duty Steering and Suspension, Light Duty Manual Drive Train, Light Duty Automatic Drive Train, Technical Automotive and Truck Service Writing (5 certifications in all). Ability to obtain and maintain the next level certification: Certified Master Technician (with 8 certificates total). Ability to obtain specialty certification within automotive industry pertaining to Alternative and Zero Emission fuel sources.

  • Ability to model and advocate UCSD Principles of Community

  • Demonstrates competency and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Ability to temporarily provide supervisory coverage or oversight of other teams as needed.


  • Must maintain a valid California class C driver license.

  • Must maintain a valid California CDL class B driver license with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements, or possess the ability to obtain the license and endorsements within 6 months of hire date.


  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications

  • Certification in maintenance/repair of Alternative Fueled, EV or Zero Emission Vehicles


  • FBI/DOJ Background check and clearances required prior to hire.

  • DMV Driving Record clearances required prior to hire.

  • DMV Employer Pull Notice Program EPN

  • Must maintain a valid California class C driver's license.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications.

  • Occasional flexing of shift may be required to meet in-person with senior management and/or attend training.

  • Must be able to work nights.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,200 - $119,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.18 - $57.28

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).

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