Fleet Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic
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Manhattan, KS 66502
Essential duties for the Mechanic includes skilled work involving the maintenance of buses or related components, including: general vehicle maintenance functions, oil changes, brake repairs and changes, gasoline engine tune ups, changing and replacing tires, replacing light bulbs, replacing wiper blades, replenishing fluids (as necessary), services transmissions and rear axles, steering components and chassis, repairs and replaces mufflers, tailpipes, and other exhaust components, and performing other repairs as assigned such as some field service/repair work.
The Mechanic performs routine, scheduled and preventative maintenance inspections and requirement repairs to the Agency’s fleet vehicles according to the Agency’s standards of operations which include compliance with federal and state mandates. The Mechanic carries out the Agency’s Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedules, and ensure complete preventative maintenance is performed according to the schedules.
Perform road calls and may work after hours, if needed to diagnose malfunctions and perform vehicles repairs including steering, electrical, cooling brakes systems, drive trains, suspension, transmissions, etc.
The Mechanic repairs and maintains auxiliary systems and equipment on the buses, such as bike racks, signs, fare collections, cameras, and lift operations.
May assist with general building and grounds (mowing/snow removal) maintenance, custodial, and other duties as necessary to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the transit facility. Secure, maintain and ensure the safe operation of maintenance equipment, maintenance bays, and all mechanical systems in the facility.
The position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but could potentially serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department. However, there may be times they are asked act as a lead person in the supervisor’s absence.
The Mechanic contributes to the performance of the Agency’s best practice maintenance vision, by providing quality maintenance work through following the maintenance policies, and procedures to aid and improve operational performance. Contributes thoughts and recommendations regarding the Agency’s policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the maintenance department.
The Mechanic communicates effectively with drivers to assist in processing and resolution of all pre and post trip driver reports. This includes working with drivers to assist in diagnosis of vehicle problems while in their route and determining if a bus is deemed unsafe to be in service.
Communicate effectively with dispatch and drivers on the vehicle maintenance schedules when vehicles are pulled for repairs and preventative maintenance. Provide a customer service oriented approach to communication with dispatch and drivers.
The Mechanic maintains records of completed repairs, time worked and materials used. Enter and extract data in automated vehicle maintenance system.
The Mechanic serves as a back-up at times for bus cleaning and washing.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of current diagnostic techniques and equipment used in fleet repair operations.
• Competent in problem solving.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated confidentiality, and strong organizational skills.
• Knowledge of maintenance facility laws/regulations associated with safety and applicable laws/regulations and procedures that apply to vehicles and repair facility.
• Ability to interpret and apply City, County, State, and Federal regulations.
• Ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently.
• Willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the business.
• Embraces personal challenge.
• Is self-aware, resilient, optimistic and open to change.
• Focused and target driven with a positive, can-do attitude.
• Demonstrated reading, writing, presentation and interpersonal skills necessary to complete required paperwork and written documentation.
• A collaborative and flexible style with a strong customer service mentality committed to lifelong learning.
• Requires ability to research wide range of problems that are presented; requires ability to obtain the knowledge and understanding of current FHATA policies and procedures.