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3.13 On / Off Road Equipment

Vice President of Business Affairs

Office of Environmental, Health, Safety & Hazardous Waste

Posted On: October 10, 2013 |


  1. To ensure good practices are followed during the maintenance and repair of vehicles in the University’s transportation program.


  1. It is the responsibility of the personnel in the University’s automotive shop to safely perform routine, scheduled, preventive and emergency maintenance and repairs on vehicles in the transportation program.
  2. Manuals are provided as resource guides for new assignments while other tasks are performed based on experience.

Maintenance and Repairs

  1. Eight service areas:
    1.   Electrical systems
    2.   Engine repair
    3.   Brake systems
    4.   Suspension and steering
    5.   Tune-up / drive-ability
    6.   Automatic transmission repair
    7.   Manual transmission and drive line repair
    8.   Heating and air conditioning
  2.   Duties include, but are not limited to:
    1.   Clean and service vehicles
    2.   Perform tune-ups, lube jobs, brake checks, and oil changes
    3.   Respond to service calls
    4.   Tow or drive vehicles to shop for repair
    5.   Change flat tires
    6.   Fill fuel tanks
    7.   Tests and replaces batteries as needed
    8.   Diagnosis minor mechanical problems
    9.   Rotates, aligns, balances wheels
    10.   Repairs carburetors, ignition systems, and electrical components
    11.   Performs general maintenance and repairs as needed
    12.   Verifies state vehicle inspection sticker is current
    13.   Perform visual checks and routine service:
      1.   Upon return after vehicle usage.
      2.   Monthly on every vehicle while using a walk-around checklist (Section 7: Forms).
        1.   Forms are kept on file in the automotive shop.

Training and Experience

  1.   Sufficient education and experience is needed to demonstrate needed knowledge and abilities to perform vehicle service, maintenance, and repairs in a safe and efficient manner.
  2.   Skill to perform manual tasks associated with vehicle service, maintenance, and repair.

Safe Work Practices

  1. Include, but are not limited to:
    1.   Personal protective equipment
    2.   Hand and power tool safety
    3.   Battery safety/jump starting
    4.   Safe lifting/back injury prevention
    5.   Fire extinguisher use
    6.   Hearing conservation
    7.   Hazard communication
    8.   Job safety analysis

Document Details

Issue Date: 05/10/04
Review Date: 03/15/2021
Revision NO: 0.0
Revision Date: None
Revision Note: None