On/Off Road Equipment - Equipment Management Program 3.13

McNeese State University
Vice President of Business Affairs
Office of Environmental, Health, Safety & Hazardous Waste

1.0Purpose:

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

2.0Responsibility

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.

3.0Maintenance and Repairs

3.1
Eight service areas:
3.1.1
Electrical systems
3.1.2
Engine repair
3.1.3
Brake systems
3.1.4
Suspension and steering
3.1.5
Tune-up / drive-ability
3.1.6
Automatic transmission repair
3.1.7
Manual transmission and drive line repair
3.1.8
Heating and air conditioning
3.2
Duties include, but are not limited to:
3.2.1
Clean and service vehicles
3.2.2
Perform tune-ups, lube jobs, brake checks, and oil changes
3.2.3
Respond to service calls
3.2.4
Tow or drive vehicles to shop for repair
3.2.5
Change flat tires
3.2.6
Fill fuel tanks
3.2.7
Tests and replaces batteries as needed
3.2.8
Diagnosis minor mechanical problems
3.2.9
Rotates, aligns, balances wheels
3.2.10
Repairs carburetors, ignition systems, and electrical components
3.2.11
Performs general maintenance and repairs as needed
3.2.12
Verifies state vehicle inspection sticker is current
3.2.13
Perform visual checks and routine service:
3.2.13.1
Upon return after vehicle usage.
3.2.13.2
Monthly on every vehicle while using a walk-around checklist (Section 7: Forms).
3.2.13.2.1
Forms are kept on file in the automotive shop.

4.0Training and Experience

4.1
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.
4.2
Skill to perform manual tasks associated with vehicle service, maintenance, and repair.

5.0Safe Work Practices

5.1
Include, but are not limited to:
5.1.1
Personal protective equipment
5.1.2
Hand and power tool safety
5.1.3
Battery safety/jump starting
5.1.4
Safe lifting/back injury prevention
5.1.5
Fire extinguisher use
5.1.6
Hearing conservation
5.1.7
Hazard communication
5.1.8
Job safety analysis