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Fleet Mechanic ASE III

Fleet Mechanic ASE III

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


Fleet Mechanic ASE III

Campus Services


Job Summary

Our Campus Services’ Transportation & Parking Unit:

We are committed to providing safe and reliable transportation and parking for the University community. This includes shuttle and van service, fleet management, parking, and our award-winning CommuterChoice Program which offers a few sustainable transportation options.

Under the Direction of the Lead Auto Mechanic:

  • Maintains diesel transit buses and gasoline service vehicles/diesel and gasoline off road equipment by completing inspections and preventive maintenance requirements; correcting vehicle deficiencies; making adjustments and keeping service records.  

  • Works closely with other members of the Fleet Management Services staff to provide direct customer service through a team effort. 

  • Complies with all Harvard safety policies, as well as state and federal vehicle requirements.

Position Description

  • Performs scheduled and non-scheduled vehicle and equipment maintenance in accordance with published industry standards.

  • Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts.

  • Complies with federal and state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and combustion control standards.

  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades;

  • Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering, and hydraulics

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical and regulation publications

  • Interacts with customers/ Harvard employees to understand the repair issues and defects pertaining to their vehicles

  • Completes work order forms and time sheets on a daily basis

  • Enhances maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions and maintaining supplies

  • Performs daily cleaning of fleet facility and performs related duties as required

  • Supports snow removal services on campus

Basic Qualifications

  • High school graduate and nine to twelve (9-12) ASE certifications minimum: Three (3) automotive; three (3) medium/heavy truck; two (2) bus. Equivalent OEM/Vendor Authorized trainings may be substituted for ASE certifications.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a diesel mechanic with background in engine and brake repair, use of diagnostic computer equipment.

  • Must possess a thorough technical understanding of current engine technology, pay attention to detail, be dependable, and have solid verbal communication and documentation skills.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a team in a medium to large sized professional, customer-focused fleet service center, servicing a variety of diesel/gasoline engine equipment, light and medium duty trucks and vans, and a wide range of transit buses. 

  • Experience repairing diesel engines and large lawn and snow equipment desirable. 

  • Must possess or obtain within 6 months of hiring date a Massachusetts state commercial driver’s license.

  • Must possess valid driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.

  • Current DOT physical required.  

Additional Qualifications and Skills

OBDII diagnostic tools, scan tools, basic computer skills

Special Requirements:

  • Must possess a complete set of truck/automotive hand tools.

  • Will be required to wear a uniform provided by employer.

Emergency Status Designation:

  • Critical Operations Personnel

Certificates and Licenses

  • Must possess or obtain within 6 months of hiring date a Massachusetts state commercial driver’s license with “Passenger & Air Brake” endorsements. 

  • Must possess valid driver’s license and have an excellent driving record. Current DOT physical required.

Physical Requirements

  • Required to bend, reach, and hold awkward positions for prolonged periods. 

  • The incumbent needs the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and to lift and transport various types of equipment and tools with the excess of 300 lbs. 

  • Must be able to push and pull heavy loads. 

Working Conditions


Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety, and well-being of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other healthcare individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website.


Interviewing at Harvard:

When Submitting Your Candidacy on our Harvard Career Site:https://hr.harvard.edu/jobs

  • Please provide a cover letter with your application (resume) and upload it as one PDF document:

Additional Information

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.

  • Harvard Central Administration & Campus Services is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

  • This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.

About Campus Services

Campus Services is a multi-department organization within Harvard’s Central Administration providing a wide range of non-academic services to the University community. We employ more than 1,600 employees, 66% of which are front-line service and trades workers. Our workforce is also quite diverse, with employees representing 20+ countries.

We service the university by supporting Campus Operations, supporting international students and programs, bringing the Harvard Community together and our Campus Services shared services.
Learn more about Campus Services at: www.campusservices.harvard.edu

Total Rewards:

Harvard’s Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees.  Comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities create a competitive and compelling total rewards package.  As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts.  To learn more about Harvard’s Total Rewards program visit our page: https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards


Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department at: https://accessibility.harvard.edu/


We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on the date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary caregivers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability, and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on-campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Programs, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options are handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts, and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function


Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

264013 Fleet Mechanic ASE III

Work Format




Salary Grade





42 - Int Un Oper Engineers Loc 877

Hourly Rate and/or Rate Range


Time Status


Pre-Employment Screening

CORI, Criminal, DMV, Drug Testing, Education, Employment, Identity, License/Cert.


Monday - Friday
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Days Off: Saturday & Sunday

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University Central Administration’s commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others and embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We aim to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that each of us experiences a profound sense of inclusion and belonging. ​For more information, visit our page: https://hr.harvard.edu/diversity-inclusion-belonging

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.