This is a skilled mechanical position responsible for all types of repairs and maintenance to Valley Transit buses and related equipment. Work involves the repair and replacement of engines, transmissions, electrical components, air systems, etc., general servicing and preventative maintenance procedures, emergency repair work and minor building maintenance. Work is performed under moderate supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor.
Examples of Duties:
• Inspects, services and repairs engines, transmissions, electrical equipment and air systems such as brakes, compressors and tires.
• Inspects, services and repairs axle and other supporting systems.
• Performs body work.
• Performs preventative maintenance and general servicing to vehicles including changing fluids, greasing, safety checks, etc.
• Performs emergency road work to buses and related equipment, replacing on the road vehicles when necessary.
• Road tests vehicles to diagnose mechanical problems and evaluates service after repairs.
• Answers radio calls.
• Maintains regular punctual and predictable attendance, works overtime and extra hours as required.
• Assists with parts inventory and distribution.
• Performs general building maintenance as needed including snow and ice control.
Requires considerable experience in the repair and maintenance of transit vehicles and training beyond the high school level in mechanical/automotive maintenance or related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
• Thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of diesel engines, mechanical electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems on transit vehicles.
• Thorough knowledge of tools, equipment, methods and practices used in the repair and maintenance of transit vehicles.
• Thorough knowledge of transit operations.
• Knowledge of the precautions necessary to work safely in all aspects of the job, including in and around vehicular traffic.
• Ability to obtain and maintain ASE Certifications in gas and diesel engines, drive trains, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems and State of Wisconsin AG-136 Freon Certification.
• Ability to drive a bus and operate a variety of related repair and maintenance equipment.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written instructions.
• Ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment in stressful or emergency situations.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
• Ability to withstand adverse weather conditions.
• Possess and maintain a valid Wisconsin Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the P endorsement and a Federal Medical Card.
City of Appleton, WI - 14 months ago