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Job Summary

Service Station Attendants are tasked with maintaining the cleanliness and general upkeep of the fleet of Transit vehicles. Service Station attendants may also be tasked with assisting with Transit Services staff with bus switches, erecting/dismantling route signage and various other tasks to promote uninterrupted operations of the department.


  • Dispense fuel for automobiles, trucks, buses, and transit coaches; appropriately park vehicles after fueling.

  • Clean bus interiors including all glass, dashboards, seats, floors, walls and other surfaces using powered equipment and manually as needed.

  • Inspect and perform minor maintenance on fuel facilities including replacement of nozzles, hoses, and filters and inspect fuel tanks for content level and leaks, and maintain appropriate records.

  • Maintain daily records of gasoline, oil, and diesel fuel dispensed.

  • Examine vehicles for damage or missing parts; compare against damage inventory records.

  • Operate automatic car wash by performing such duties as driving cars, trucks, buses, and transit coaches through the wash apparatus and park vehicles after cleaning.

  • Operate manual car wash by performing such duties as driving cars, trucks, buses, and transit coaches into barn at Baxter Road facility and moving mobile wash around said vehicles; park vehicles after cleaning.

  • Inspect and perform minor maintenance on automatic vehicle wash equipment including repair/replacement of washing wands, hoses, nozzles, brushes, soap lines and pump, and replenishing supplies related to said equipment.

  • Inspect all motor vehicle fluid levels, such as engine oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic oil, washer solvent, power steering fluid, etc., and refill as necessary.

  • Inspect tires for wear and air pressure.

  • Change, repair and replace motor vehicle tires, including the use of pneumatic tire changer, wedge and maul.

  • Obtain/maintain University of Michigan lift truck license and operate mechanical or hydraulic lift trucks.

  • Maintain supply of coolant, windshield solvent, and oils in fluids room adjacent to Kipke Drive facility pumps by use of mechanical or hydraulic lift truck.

  • Maintain supply of coolant, windshield solvent, and oils in fluids area at Baxter Road facility by use of mechanical or hydraulic lift truck.

  • Erect/dismantle various signages pertaining to transit services on route as well as those deemed necessary to be posted on bus/transit coach interiors.

  • Perform bus/transit coach switches for vehicles broken down on route as well as for vehicles required by mechanics for service.

  • Operate pneumatic hoist and grease-gun to lubricate motor vehicles.

  • Change oil, oil filters and air filters.

  • Inspect batteries for charge and adequate water levels.

  • Replace loose or missing battery cables.

  • Replace windshield wiper blades and burnt out light bulbs.

  • Maintain records of service performed on buses and transit coaches.

Required Qualifications*

  • A valid Michigan Commercial Drivers License, Group B with Air Brake, Passenger endorsement is required.

  • Requires working outdoors in all seasons and requires the ability to perform strenuous work under varying weather conditions.

  • Must be able to read, write, perform simple math, and demonstrate simple map reading skills.

  • Must be a conscientious worker with good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Must have a good driving record.

  • Must pass DOT physical and pre-employment drug screen.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of or experience with basics vehicle mechanics/maintenance.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle large vehicles in confined spaces.

  • Custodial experience preferred.

Licensure & Certification

NOTE: Driver license number must be included in application to be considered.

Work Schedule

Varied Nights, Sunday thru Satruday,  7:00 PM to 3:00 AM.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.