Mechanic Duties

Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority

Class Title: Mechanic
Department: Maintenance
Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Assistant General Manager, maintains vehicles and equipment in working order by performing routine maintenance and repair to gas- and diesel-powered bus fleet, support vehicles, and related tools and equipment in accordance with professional standards of vehicle repair.

Essential Duties:

  • Routinely performs preventative, routine and complex repairs to ignition, fuel, transmission, air/hydraulic brakes, suspension, steering, and cooling systems of fleet vehicles.
  • Troubleshoots vehicle mechanic problems and diagnosis needed repairs.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of vehicle inspections, repairs and maintenance according to California Highway Patrol standards.
  • Responds to road calls as necessary.
  • Adjusts and installs engine components.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area and shop.
  • Mounts and rotate tires, annually studs tires and as needed installs snow chains.
  • Maintains an accurate daily log of work, which includes date and description of work completed.
  • Maintains appearance of vehicles by cleaning interior/exterior as necessary.
  • Maintain a supply of required tools.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Substantial knowledge of industrial safety, shop safety rules/procedures and regulations applicable to a bus maintenance facility.
  • Considerable knowledge of electrical computer controls, diagnostic computers, and other tools used in the maintenance and repair of large vehicles.
  • Ability to read and understand technical information found in vehicle repair manuals, service change bulletins, including parts and supply manuals.
  • Skilled in repairs of heavy-line equipment.
  • Ability to write and communicate orally.
  • Ability to use shop equipment and tools, including oxy/acetylene and arc welding equipment.
  • Ability to perform job functions in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Ability to follow direction.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class B Commercial Driver’s License and a driving record which demonstrates adherence to safety principles and traffic laws and regulations. Must obtain a valid California Class B Drivers Permit within 15 days of being placed in this position and must obtain a valid California Class B Commercial Driver’s License within 45 days of being placed in this position..
  • Valid medical certificate: ability to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations physical qualifications for commercial drivers.
  • No criminal conviction which may, in the sole judgment of the Authority, constitute a threat to property or the safety of others.
  • Must own basic tools set.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in maintaining large-vehicles, preferably buses.

Working Conditions:

  • Working environment varies from usual shop working conditions to the outdoors and direct exposure to inclement weather. Work can entail frequent standing and/or walking and occasionally cleaning up bodily fluid spills.
  • Must occasionally lift or move materials weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Must drive on occasion.
  • Must travel on occasion to attend training meetings and between facilities.
  • Must work varied hours and days.