This position is responsible for diagnosing, maintaining and repairing heavy-duty diesel coaches and other various support vehicles operated by Community Transit in the field or at the Operations Base.
The Vehicle Maintenance section operates three shifts (day, swing and graveyard), seven days a week. Work schedules and locations are based on a seniority system and Graveyard and Swing Shift vacancies will be the most likely openings. Swing and graveyard shift employees receive a shift differential.
Employees work a 40 hour per week schedule with two consecutive days off, but not necessarily Saturday and Sunday. Employees must be able and willing to work any shift, including any combination of days off.
What you’ll get to do in this position:
• Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects in hybrid and diesel-powered buses and other heavy motorized mechanical equipment.
• Operate and maintain electronic diagnostic and related equipment including computer programs and scanning tools.
• Diagnose, dismantle, repair and overhaul all types of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, automatic transmissions, differentials, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic systems.
• Perform wheel alignments, adjust/replace brakes and repair pumps, starters, injectors, lights, steering gears, generators and air conditioning systems.
• Install, maintain and repair a variety of auxiliary systems, equipment and electronics including fare collection, communication and related components.
• Operate hydraulic lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, diagnostic computers and software.
• Document work done, material used and how time is spent.
• 4 years experience in mechanical repair on diesel and or gasoline powered equipment, including electrical, gas engines, diesel engines, air systems, suspensions and air and hydraulic brakes. OR Two years experience and completion of a 2-year vocational or community college diesel mechanics program. (Applicants may certify this requirement through successful completion of an Apprenticeship Program that incorporates this level of education and experience.)
• Possession of a complete set of heavy equipment tools and roll away tool box at time of hire.
• Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State driver’s license and WA State CDL license with P1 endorsement, & airbrake restriction removed, within 90 days of hire.
• Willingness and ability to work any shift assigned to meet the needs of the agency, including nights, weekends, & holidays.
• Must be able to clearly communicate (read, speak and write) English.
• Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen. Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy equipment repair shops.
Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:
• The use of jacks, wrenches, grease guns, hydraulic hoists, cleaning materials, precision tools and equipment used in the service and repair of heavy equipment and other tools of the trade.
• Repair and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, gas engine, diesel engine, transmission rebuild and air systems.
Qualification to enter this position requires the following abilities to:
• Locate and correct minor and major defects in gasoline and/or diesel powered equipment.
• Use diagnostic meters for troubleshooting computerized components.
• Understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
These instructions and materials are in English. Preferred ASE certifications that relate to this work are:
• Transit Bus Certification Tests (H1 – H8)
• Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist Certification Test (L2) School Bus Certification Tests (S1 – S7)
• Medium-Heavy Truck Certification Tests (T1 – T8)
Preferred but not required: Current WA State CDL holder with passenger endorsement and airbrake restriction removed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Medium – Heavy Work: Ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds constantly to move objects. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions, carrying and driving.
Selection Process – Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, references and various performance tests.
Application Process – Only on-line applications accepted and must include completed application with job history listed and supplemental questions.
Applicants for this job may also be considered for other openings of this position up to 6 months after the date this job closes. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. This position is considered safety-sensitive under the U.S. Department of Transportation and is subject to drug and alcohol testing under both DOT and Community Transit authority