3.13 On / Off Road Equipment
Vice President of Business Affairs
Office of Environmental, Health, Safety & Hazardous Waste
- To ensure good practices are followed during the maintenance and repair of vehicles in the University’s transportation program.
- 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.
- Manuals are provided as resource guides for new assignments while other tasks are performed based on experience.
Maintenance and Repairs
- Eight service areas:
- Electrical systems
- Engine repair
- Brake systems
- Suspension and steering
- Tune-up / drive-ability
- Automatic transmission repair
- Manual transmission and drive line repair
- Heating and air conditioning
- Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Clean and service vehicles
- Perform tune-ups, lube jobs, brake checks, and oil changes
- Respond to service calls
- Tow or drive vehicles to shop for repair
- Change flat tires
- Fill fuel tanks
- Tests and replaces batteries as needed
- Diagnosis minor mechanical problems
- Rotates, aligns, balances wheels
- Repairs carburetors, ignition systems, and electrical components
- Performs general maintenance and repairs as needed
- Verifies state vehicle inspection sticker is current
- Perform visual checks and routine service:
- Upon return after vehicle usage.
- Monthly on every vehicle while using a walk-around checklist (Section 7: Forms).
- Forms are kept on file in the automotive shop.
Training and Experience
- 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.
- Skill to perform manual tasks associated with vehicle service, maintenance, and repair.
Safe Work Practices
- Include, but are not limited to:
- Personal protective equipment
- Hand and power tool safety
- Battery safety/jump starting
- Safe lifting/back injury prevention
- Fire extinguisher use
- Hearing conservation
- Hazard communication
- Job safety analysis
Issue Date: 05/10/04
Review Date: 03/15/2021
Revision NO: 0.0
Revision Date: None
Revision Note: None