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Job Description

Job Description

Responsible for supervision of the maintenance and repair of Boston College vehicles and equipment along with other duties as
The lead mechanic is directly responsible for fleet management record keeping including repair and PM work orders, financial record keeping related to expenses and analysis on overall fleet condition and our asset replacement program.
Prepares parts, requisitions, material records and establishes proper parts inventory.
 Establish and maintain effective working relationships with our university partners who are reliant on fleet management services provided by the Service Garage.
Receives general supervision from higher level management. Exercises direct supervision over shop mechanics and facilities services personnel as it pertains to the proper maintenance and repair of all University assets.

Please post before noon March 21, 2024. Employees who would like to be 

considered for this position should apply at the Department of Human 

Resources, 129 Lake Street Room 110, before 5:00 pm on March 28, 2023

Chris Laflamme 3/21
John Bogdan 3/21


•            Mandatory 7-10 years as an established fleet mechanic at an academic institution, construction company, landscape
maintenance/construction operation, local municipality, golf course or equivalent
•           Strong computer skills in Microsoft office, fleet management software and or Boston College software platforms
•            High school diploma, trade school certificate or equivalent
•            Read, understand and follow written and oral instructions such as factory service bulletins, automotive, light truck,
and/or heavy construction equipment manuals and memorandums
•           Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of technical assigned staff.
•           Keeps fleet maintenance records to include dates of service, repairs made, parts used and recommended future service;
participates in the evaluation of vehicles due for replacement and the selection of replacement vehicles.
•            Maintain any Continuing Education requirements for servicing vehicles
•            Valid MA driver’s license
•            Requires technical expertise in the following areas:
o    Techniques and methods of overhauling and repairing light, medium and heavy gasoline, alternate fuel and diesel
powered equipment and related components.
o    Theory, care and operation of gasoline and diesel powered internal combustion engines and mechanical
components for the maintenance and repair of heavy and other mechanic equipment
o    Diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance work
o    Repair and overhaul light, medium and heavy gasoline and diesel-driven powered equipment
o    Methods, materials, tools and equipment of the trade and their use in the maintenance and repair of heavy and
other mechanical equipment
o    Preventative Maintenance inspection methods
o    Methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline-powered
light, medium and heavy equipment
o    Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work
o    Diagnose and repair diagnostic trouble codes
o    Familiar with State and Federal mandated inspections for vehicles and equipment
o    Comply with all applicable OSHA/EPA laws and regulations regarding materials waste and storage and handling

o Repair and overhaul all-terrain vehicles such as John Deere Gator. Bobcat Toolcat, John Deere Tractor
• Must be able to perform calculations, communicate orally, read, comprehend, write, reason and analyze.
• Must be able to bend, sit, squat, stand, crawl, walk, climb, push/pull, kneel, handle objects (manual dexterity), reach
above shoulder level and use fine finger movements.
•  Must be able to lift over 50 pounds.
•            The employee will be subject to the following Environmental Conditions on the job:
o    Will be exposed to excessive noise
o    Will be around moving machinery
o    Exposure to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity
o    Will be exposed to dust, fumes and gasses
o    Will drive motorized equipment
o    Will work in confined quarters with proper PPE