General Repair Mechanic
RTD - Denver, CO

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Equipment Maintenance Supervisor


Brief Description This position is responsible for preventative maintenance, maintenance repairs, and inspections on RTD buses and vehicles. This includes conducting detailed inspections as well as removing, repairing, and replacing parts and components as necessary, while using tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner. Also maintains a clean, efficient, and safe shop area.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to the rules and regulations of the RTD Drug and Alcohol Policy.
This position requires Union Membership Detailed Description ESSENTIAL:

Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of RTD, working effectively in a diverse work environment, using prudent judgment at all times, performing duties in a safe manner, and assuring professional quality of services to all external and internal customers.

Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical problems on all RTD vehicles and equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance on all RTD vehicles and equipment, which includes RTD required inspections as well as annual Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections.

Operates vehicles while in strict compliance with RTD policies, directives, and procedures and all Federal and Colorado traffic laws and regulations. This includes using proper defensive driving techniques.

Performs on-street maintenance by operating RTD service/tow trucks.

Completes all necessary forms, which includes, but are limited to, repair orders, service truck logs, core and warranty tags, and parts slips.

Complies with RTD policies, directives, and procedures as well as environmental guidelines, such as the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in using shop tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner.

Identifies required parts for repairs and properly requisitions parts from appropriate storeroom.

Performs various physical duties to successfully complete job responsibilities. These can include, but are not limited to, bending, stooping, reaching, laying down, twisting, lifting and carrying various-sized and weighted objects.

Performs job responsibilities in a garage shop environment, which includes, but is not limited to, working with fumes, chemicals, various noise levels, at heights, in confined spaces, and in various outdoor weather conditions as required.

Attends daily crew meetings for work assignments and other instructions.

Reviews computer printouts of Maintenance Reporting System (MRS) reports to learn maintenance history of RTD vehicles.

All other job-related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements Experience in a heavy duty or flat rate mechanical shop.

Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age.

Not more than eight (8) points assessed against motor vehicle record (MVR) in the past two (2) years as well as possessing a continually valid driver?s license for the past two (2) years. Also no DUI, DWI, or reckless driving in the past 24 months.

Ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination by obtaining a DOT Medical Examiner?s Certificate for a minimum of a 1-year qualifying period and then maintain a current DOT Medical Examiner?s Certificate thereafter.

Ability to pass a RTD required Human Performance Evaluation (HPE) related to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job.

Ability to obtain and maintain a current valid Colorado Commercial Driver?s License with an air brake and passenger endorsement (Class A-P2).

Ability to obtain a State of Colorado ?Opacity Determination Certification? within 90-days of hire.

Ability to obtain a tow truck certification within 90-days of obtaining a CDL Class A-P2.

Ability to obtain certification as a forklift operator within 90-days of hire.

Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical principles for diesel and gas engines, fluid systems, electrical, power train, chassis, and preventative maintenance inspections.

Knowledge of braking, heating, air conditioning, hydraulic systems, and transmissions.

Knowledge of general preventative maintenance applications.

Knowledge of and the ability to employ standard defensive driving techniques.

Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, using proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation in a professional manner.

Ability to read and write English.

Ability to pay close attention to detail.

Ability to use prudent judgment and problem solving skills to make reasonable and appropriate decisions and recommendations.

Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision.

Ability to efficiently manage time and workload, which includes prioritizing, organizing, and following-through on a variety of tasks, assignments, and projects to meet deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to bend, stoop, reach, twist, and push/pull and lift up to 75 pounds in a proper safe manner.

Ability to work in a standard shop environment, which can include, but is not limited to, working with dust, fumes, exhaust, various noise levels, various temperatures, and chemicals for an extended length of time as well as in various outdoor weather conditions as required.

Ability to work in confined spaces, awkward physical positions, and at various heights.

Ability to possess 80% of the approved Maintenance Division tool list at the time of hire and obtain 100% at the end of probation/qualifying period.

Ability to take initiative and be a productive, contributing member of a team.

History of satisfactory attendance, which includes the ability to report to work in a punctual manner.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, which can include working various days, hours, and shifts.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.


An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics consistent with required qualifications as determined in the job analysis.


1 Each Minimum 3 Drawer cabinet / roll around box


1 Each Ratchet

1 Set Metric Socket Set 5mm ? 14 mm

1 Set Standard Socket Set 3/16" ? 9/16"


1 Each Ratchet

1 Each Torque Wrench 0-200 IN. LB.

1 Each Extension bar 3" length

1 Each Extension bar 6" length

1 Each Air Impact

1 Each Air Ratchet

1 Set Metric Socket Set 9mm ? 17mm

1 Set Standard Flexible socket set 3/8" ? ?"

1 Set Deep well Socket Set 3/8" ? 7/8"

1 Set Standard Socket set 3/8" ? 7/8?

1 Set Impact Sockets 3/8" ? 7/8"

1 Each Universal Joint 90? swing


1 Each Ratchet

1 Each Torque Wrench 0-250 FT. LB.

1 Set Extension Bar ?3", 6" & 10" length

1 Each Air Impact Wrench (Suggest 500 FT. LB. Minimum)

1 Set Deep Well Socket Set 7/16" ? 1 ?"


1 Set Impact Socket Set 3/8" ? 1 1/4"

1 Set Standard Socket Set 7/16" ? 1 ?"

1 Set Metric socket set 10mm, 12mm ? 24mm

1 Each Universal joint ? 90? swing

1 Each Stud remover ?5/16" to ?" capacity


1 Each Strap / Chain type Filter Wrench

1 Each File handle ? 1/4" maximum capacity

1 Each File - 8" crosscut

1 Each File - 6" round bastard

1 Each File - 8" flat bastard

1 Each Flexible mirror

1 Each Flex magnetic pick-up tool ? lifts 8 oz.

1 Each Hacksaw ? flush cutting, 10" blade

1 Each Long nose pliers, 5"

1 Each Joint pliers - 16" (channel-locks)

1 Each Slip joint utility pliers

1 Each Wire strippers / crimp pliers

1 Each Diagonal cutting pliers, 6" long

1 Each Arc joint pliers, 8" long

1 Each Locking pliers, 10" long (vise grip)

1 Set Pry bar set

1 Set Heel bar set

1 Set Screwdriver set 8 ? 10 Piece Straight & Phillips including # 1, 2 & 3 Phillips

1 Each Adjustable end wrench - 6" length

1 Each Adjustable end wrench - 12" length

1 Set Combination wrench set 1/4" to 1 1/4"

1 Set Metric combination wrench set 6mm ? 24mm

1 Set Torx drive bits #4 - #50

1 Set Standard Allen-wrenches

1 Set Metric Allen-wrenches 6mm ? 14mm

1 Each Cotter key puller

1 Set Punch and chisel set

1 Each 12 foot tape measure

1 Each 12-24V circuit test light

1 Each Digital VOM / High Impedance

1 Each Flashlight

1 Each Combination snap ring pliers 45?

1 Each Combination Snap Ring pliers Straight

1 Each Compothane hammer

1 Each Heavy-duty hammer, 3lbs.

1 Each Hammer ball peen, 8 oz.

1 Set Awl and pick set

1 Set Feeler gauges

1 Each Tubing cutter
Additional Details How To Apply Registering with RTD's on-line job site makes it easy for you to apply by creating a profile that will be saved for future use.

Once you have identified an employment opportunity that you are interested in with RTD, simply click the APPLY NOW button and follow the instructions.

We strongly encourage applicants to use the on-line application process; however, you can mail or fax your resume, or apply in person at our Human Resource Division at 1600 Blake Street in Denver .
POSITIONS REQUIRING A MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD (MVR) : If the job for which you are applying requires a MVR, it must be received by RTD within three (3) business days of application submission. You may either hand deliver or mail the MVR to the address below. Please be sure to indicate the vacancy name (i.e. IRC653) and job title for which you are applying. If applying in person, please bring the MVR in with you at that time.
If not applying on-line, you may print a job application by clicking on the links below.

Employment Application | Driver Employment Application

Complete and mail to:
Regional Transportation District

Attn: Human Resources

1600 Blake Street

Denver, CO 80202
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The Regional Transportation District complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) , to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. RTD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

RTD offers a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

(pre-employment drug screen conducted)

RTD Job Hotline 303.299.2309

Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Amount of Travel Work At Home

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