Support Vehicle Technician
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston, Texas - Houston, TX

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Work Schedule: 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
Department Service Delivery/Support Vehicle

Basic Functions The Support Vehicle Technician must have a thorough knowledge of all components of METRO's Support Vehicles and their proper function. Ability to diagnose problems and effectively repair to completion in a timely and safe manner.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties Independently diagnoses and repairs all defects including minor body repair, electronic ignition and control systems, pollution control systems, carburetion systems, fuel injection, automotive/truck electrical components, drive back and suspension systems, tire repair, and air conditioning systems on all METRO support vehicles.
Able to work independently on the change, repair and adjustment of components or systems, such as in-frame overhaul and heavy unit removal and/or installation and associated electrical work, capable of using test equipment or specialized tools.
Required to complete all assigned jobs and road testing of vehicles, as required.
Performs duties of a Wrecker Operator, as assigned. May operate a light-duty wrecker; roll back wrecker or heavy-duty Wheel Lift Wrecker.
Completes all required reports and records in a timely and accurate fashion.
Maintains a clean and safe work area.
Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Additional technical school desired.
Employee will be required to obtain ASE Certification in ASE specialty areas A-1 to A-9, and T-2 to T-4 within 3 years of employment. Employee must maintain these ASE certification

Minimum three (3) years automotive and/or truck mechanical experience in some or all of the following areas:

Automotive: Engine repair, auto trans/transaxle, manual drive train/axles, suspension/steering, brakes, electrical/electronics, heating/air conditioning, engine performance, and Lt vehicle diesel engines.
Medium/Heavy Truck: diesel engines, drive train, brakes. Employee must possess a valid Texas Drivers License. Must be able to obtain an "A" CDL license within 6 months of employment and must maintain a valid CDL license while employed. Employee may be asked to obtain State Inspection License. Good working knowledge of electrical schematics and emissions, vacuum base schematics and use of maintenance manuals. Employee must have the ability to operate all METRO support vehicles. Employee must possess a full set of hand tools. Good (verbal/written) communication skills. Employee must be able to complete/fill-out written reports, records, and forms and be able to maintain or obtain other maintenance certifications or licensing as required.
A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check is required prior to the placement of any individual in a position that requires the operation of a

METRO revenue or non-revenue vehicle on behalf of METRO:
The Disqualifying Criteria is as follows:
  • Invalid, suspended, or revoked driver's license - Conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) within the preceding three (3) years - 2 or more DUI or DWI convictions with no time limit. - 3 or more moving violations within the last 3 years - Any accumulation of suspensions of over 1 year in length within the last 3 years - More than 2 accidents with indication of fault within the last 3 years - More than 3 accidents without an indication of fault within the last 5 years
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment. Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion,age,sex,national origin,veteran status or disability.