Bus Mechanic (A) Lead - Transit Vehicle Maintenance
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Wichita, KS 67202
This is technical work in the diagnosis, repair, and preventive maintenance of cars, trucks, buses and vehicular equipment. Work may involve advising less experienced employees and/or temporarily supervising the shop. Assistance and/or direction are available from a supervisor.Examples of Work Performed:
Requests parts and materials.
Diagnoses, removes, repairs or rebuilds and replaces engines, transmissions, and other parts and drive train components.
Diagnoses and repairs electrical, drive line, suspension, steering, brakes and air conditioning systems and order proper parts for the job.
Maintains written record of work performed.
Assumes the responsibilities of the supervisor in his/her absence.
Performs the duties of Bus Mechanic B, Bus Mechanic’s Helper or Bus Utility Worker when needed.
Makes unassisted trade outs and/or on-street repairs in order to return a vehicle back to garage or back into service.
Assumes the responsibilities of Lead Mechanic as needed.
Designs, fabricates and modifies parts and equipment as needed for proper repair.
Completion of work assignments requires operation of a vehicle.
The examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.
Thorough knowledge of tools and equipment used in the trade and the ability to use these tools to perform repair work on vehicles/equipment.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Ability to obtain Type I and II Freon certifications and to obtain EPA 609 certification within one year of hire date.
Ability to weld using gas or electrical equipment.
Ability to read, interpret, and apply information contained in technical repair manuals.
May require the ability to climb onto equipment and make repairs as much as 25’ in height.
Ability to tolerate exposure to fluids and solvents used in vehicle repair work.
Ability to perform continuous manual and physical labor while standing on cement floor.
Ability to lift/carry bulky objects weighing up to 75 pounds (any heavier than 75 pounds then need to be able to lift with the assistance of another person) for distances of up to 100 feet.
Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of pressure using tools that tighten, loosen, or cut.
Ability to lift, bend, squat, kneeling, stoop, and twist as necessary to remove, repair, recondition or replace body, interior, suspension, and drive train parts and glass.
Ability to push/pull with up to 85 pounds of force to maneuver/handle equipment around work area.
Ability to maneuver and crawl into confined/tight spaces, and utilize a creeper as necessary to complete work.
Ability to perform repetitive/sustained forward as well as repetitive/sustained overhead work.
Ability to handle/operate necessary equipment to complete work.
Ability to work in inclement and extreme weather conditions including (but not limited to) rain, snow, ice, sleet, heat, and humidity.
Ability to demonstrate safe body mechanics while performing/completing work.
Ability to perform all above mentioned tasks on an infrequent basis, or higher.
Ability to provide one’s own hand tools as listed in maintenance plan and storage cabinet.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Kansas Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and to acquire Air Brake and Passenger endorsements within two months of hire.
Ability to obtain EPA 609 certification with one year of hire date.
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
High school diploma or equivalent and three years of experience performing a wide range of maintenance and mechanical repair work on light and heavy vehicles preferred. Bus and/or diesel experience preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. A minimum of (5) five years of unrestricted driving experience is required. Offers of employment is contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.
This position is represented by Teamsters Local 795 and includes Teamsters pension.
This position may require pre-employment testing at any or all of the following: Workforce Center, City of Wichita Human Resources department or the Transit department.
This is a safety-sensitive position that requires the most recent two-year Drug and Alcohol testing records and accident records.