JEFFERSON TRANSIT AUTHORITY (JTA)
POSITION TITLE: Mechanic 1
SUPERVISOR: Fleet & Facilities Manager
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Employees in this classification perform mechanical tasks involved with the preventative maintenance and minor repairs of diesel, gasoline, and propane powered vehicles and equipment either in the field or in a maintenance facility. Routine inspections, scheduled services, and minor mechanical repairs are performed independently in accordance with established standards and methods.
Salary range starts at:
$23.82 / hr. starting (Mondays – Saturdays)
$24.48 / hr. @ 6 mos.
· Perform preventative maintenance on diesel, gasoline and propane powered vehicles and equipment to include safety inspections, lubrication, exchanging of fluids, filters and other related tasks.
· Independently replace minor components such as belts, hoses, bearings, filters, tires, brakes, etc.
· Assist Mechanics with repair, replacement, and rebuild of major mechanical components including engines, transmissions, differentials, starters, alternators, radiators, compressors, and air and hydraulic systems.
· Perform minor roadside repairs, vehicle exchanges, and operator assistance such as snow chain installation.
· Conduct road tests of transit fleet vehicles to identify mechanical problems, confirm repairs, and determine if vehicles are in safe operating condition.
· Transport vehicles to third-party vendors for various repair work outside the scope of the maintenance facility.
· Maintain accurate maintenance records via agency fleet maintenance software.
· Use various hand and power tools and equipment such as vehicle lifts, impact wrenches, hydraulic jacks, presses, air compressors, power drills, micrometers, and tire mounting machines.
· Maintain a clean and orderly work area.
· Perform other duties as assigned by the Fleet & Facilities Manager and/or their designee.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
· Two or more years’ experience in medium or heavy duty truck and/or bus maintenance.
· High school diploma (or equivalent) required and completion of, or attendance to, an automotive/diesel mechanics training or similar recognized apprentice program.
· Knowledge of general operating principles and mechanics of diesel, gasoline, and propane engines.
· Knowledge of common safety hazards and standard precautions followed in heavy equipment repair facilities.
· Ability to safely handle and operate tools and equipment required for the service and repair of heavy equipment including hydraulic jacks, presses, impact wrenches, air compressors, grease guns, and vehicle lifts.
· Ability to understand and carry out both verbal and written instructions.
· Ability to work as a team and communicate effectively in a professional environment.
· Ability to recognize and understand required work through personal observation, verbal or written descriptions, and determine what is necessary to produce consistent, high quality results.
· Proficiency with computers and various other electronic equipment for diagnostic procedures, repair order completion, parts and inventory tracking, training, and other general administrative activities.
· Ability to perform all essential functions of the position as described above and physical activities as specified below under physical demands section in both indoor and outdoor environments.
· Operate vehicle service and repair equipment and shop tools utilized in the inspection, troubleshooting, servicing and repair of transit vehicles. Includes, but not limited to: electronic diagnostic tools, refrigerant recovery systems, welding and cutting equipment, drill press, metal brake, arbor press, grinders, vehicle hoists, sand blasters, pressure washers, brake lathes, tire machines, and forklifts.
· Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license at time of hire, be able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit within thirty days of hire, and obtain Class B CDL within 6 months of hire.
· Must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test as a condition of employment. This position is considered safety-sensitive, as defined by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), thus it is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and is subject to all other types of substance abuse tests as described in the policy. This is a non-exempt position as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
· Must possess roll away tool box and complete set of repair tools necessary to perform the essential functions of the position at time of hire.
· Must be willing to receive Hepatitis B vaccination (provided by employer) or sign waiver acknowledging risk of exposure to biohazards.
· If selected for the position, documentation of United States citizenship or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States will be required to establish identity and work authorization in accordance with the employer’s obligation under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
· Must pass a criminal record check.
· Must maintain personal hygiene and grooming standards appropriate within the work environment.
Full-time standard workweek (40 hours) during normal business times. Hours may vary according to work schedules and tasks to be accomplished with evening and weekend work necessary at times to accomplish the duties of the position as determined by the immediate supervisor.
Wage and benefits provided as specified in current union labor agreement.
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