5415 Parking Mechanic


TITLE Parking Mechanic




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Parking-Transit Supervisor

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director, Safety and Transportation


The Parking Mechanic services and installs parking meters and electronic gate arms on campus, performs minor parking lot maintenance, calibrates computerized counter systems in parking facilities, maintains supplies, installs parking signs and assists with the replacement of light bulbs in parking lot fixtures, sets up barricades and signage to control traffic flow, transports departmental and motor pool vehicles for repairs and cleaning, installs stencils and accessories on departmental vehicles, and collects meter money.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.

Experience: At least two years of experience in a construction trade or in mechanical work is required. Meter repair or experience repairing NCR machines is preferred.

Skills: A mechanical aptitude is required. The ability to use small hand and power tools and to repair mechanical equipment is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. The ability to repair electronic equipment is preferred.

Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to fifty pounds on a frequent basis. The ability to work at heights on a mobile lift or ladder is required. Must be able to tolerate prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires the range of physical motion necessary to operate manual and power tools and test equipment and to move throughout campus. Work is performed both indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which contain hazards. Employees in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees and must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather.

Other: The position will be exposed to and will use chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed. A valid Missouri driver’s license is required.


1. Assures that mechanical and electronic parking meters operate correctly by providing required maintenance, maintaining a supply of parts, changing meter batteries on a biannual basis, and repairing broken meters.

2. Installs parking meters by coordinating with the Grounds Department to dig a hole and then setting the post, assembling the parking meter, and attaching it to the post.

3. Prepares a schedule of meter collections on a quarterly basis and provides schedule to the Parking-Transit Supervisor, First Shift Supervisor, and SPD Substation Sargeant, rotate meter collection routes on a weekly basis, collects money from meters and deposits collection at the Bursar’s Office, collects the money deposit bags and receipts from the Bursar’s Office after the weekly deposits are counted, and returns the receipts to the Parking-Transit Supervisor.

4. Helps to control traffic flow and parking by maintaining and repairing electronic gate arms on parking lots and transit ways, constructing spare gate arms and maintaining an adequate reserve supply to support parking lot and transit way demands, and setting up signage and barricades daily and on an as needed basis.

5. Keeps parking lots useable by performing minor lot maintenance which includes

striping, relocating curb bumpers, and other miscellaneous repairs.

6. Helps to maintain the parking sign plan by ordering and storing signs, removing old signs, and installing new signs, including coordinating with the Grounds Department to dig the hole and then setting the post and attaching the sign to the post.

7. Conducts lot and area safety surveys, takes immediate corrective action where possible, reports hazards that are not immediately correctable, and makes recommendations on ways to improve traffic flow and parking efficiency.

8. Supports the department by performing routine checks and cleaning departmental utility vehicles and transporting departmental and motor pool vehicles for repair and cleaning.

9. Maintains a clean, orderly shop area with an adequate stock of needed supplies.

10. Assists the electrician in changing light bulbs in parking lots fixtures.

11. Installs tool boxes, trailer hitches, and fire extinguishers on departmental vehicles.

12. Installs stencils on University vehicles prior to delivery to departments, conducts a biannual vehicle marking inspection and replaces damaged and faded stencils as needed, and maintains a reserve supply of vehicle stencils.

13. Performs weekly inspections and calibration of computerized parking counter systems.

14. Assembles office furniture and mounts office accessories and pictures on walls as needed.

15. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

16. Remains competent and current by reading information about meters, signage, and electronic gate arms and attending training and/or courses required by the Parking-Transit Supervisor.

17. Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Safety and Transportation by performing other duties as assigned.


The Parking Mechanic is supervised by the Parking-Transit Supervisor and may supervise assigned student employees.




Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job

Level 2 - 100 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills

Level 3 - 550 Points: General mechanical or technical aptitude and specific knowledge and experience in a skill, craft, or trade. The ability to perform standard procedures, operations, and/or operate specific equipment, that is required through at least two years of experience and previous training is required.

Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 75 Points: Irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities at this level may include tracking budgeted spending, limited purchasing authority, and tracking inventory.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 2 - 50 Points: Specific guidelines and established routines exist, but some judgment in applying guidelines and deviating from standards must be exercised. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations requires the employee to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application and in making minor deviations to adapt guidelines in specific cases. At this level, the employee may also determine which of several alternatives to use. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred to a supervisor.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 3 - 100 Points: The purpose is to advise or counsel students, coworkers, or the general public, or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals and where relationships are generally cooperative. Contacts are moderately structured and routine.

Factor 6: Work Environment

Level 3 - 70 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials. Alternatively, the work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as poor ventilation. Loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold. The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable. The nature of the work environment may produce moderate levels of stress.

Factor 7: Physical Demands

Level 4 - 150 Points: Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as climbing ladders, frequent lifting of objects over 50 pounds, crawling or crouching in restricted areas. Occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing 75 pounds or more is required.

Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources

Level 2 - 40 Points: Jobs at this level might require frequent but routine responsibility for facility security, public safety, equipment, or money.

Factor 9: Complexity

Level 3 - 450 Points: The work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the supervisor and the department and involve the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each project or assignment, and the course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves elements that must be identified and analyzed to discern interrelationships.