Mechanic Technician-REPOST
Metropolitan Council - Saint Paul, MN

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Recruitment Type: Available to all internal and external applicants.

An eligibility list will be created to fill current positions and future openings in 2013.

Metro Transit is the largest provider of transit service in the seven-county metropolitan area and one of the country's largest transit systems. We are currently adding Mechanic Technician positions to repair and maintain Metro Transit buses, vehicles, equipment and parts/components. Working for Metro Transit Maintenance Division provides you many exciting opportunities:

Go Greener!: Leading the transit industry in the reduction of petro-fuel consumption via multiple alternative fuel technologies. This includes bio-fuels and hybrid electric propulsion.

Advanced Vehicle Technology: Experience in Go Greener technology, PLC (programable logic control) and vehicle/computer integration technology.

Excellent Facilities: Facility amenities include vehicle ventilation, parallelogram hoists and fall protection.

Comprehensive Training Program: Employees are trained on all facets of bus maintenance processes, procedures and technologies.

Bus Maintenance Certification Program: Employees are tested by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) on seven (7) areas of technical expertise (H2 Transit Bus: Diesel Engines; H3 Transit Bus: Drive Train; H4 Transit Bus: Brakes; H5 Transit Bus: Suspension and Steering; H6 Transit Bus: Elec./Electronic Systems; H7 Transit Bus: HVAC; H8 Transit Bus: Preventive Maintenance and Inspection). For each area in which an employee successfully certifies, $0.15 per hour is added to their wages (an employee who certifies in all seven areas would have $1.05 per hour added to their wages). Employees must re-certify every five years to stay abreast of current technology and retain their hourly wage increase.

Examples of Duties:
Repairs vehicles and equipment; diagnoses, inspects, repairs, replaces, rebuilds and adjusts various systems and components. Performs inspections on buses, vehicles and equipment. Greases, changes oil, filters and other fluids as part of inspection process using grease guns, fluid dispensers, torque wrenches, etc. Completes bus changes/service calls; tows buses with service truck on service calls. Welds, fabricates, cuts metal, wood and other materials to repair vehicles and equipment. Cleans work areas, buses and equipment using power sweepers and scrubbers, pressure washers, chemicals, soap, and floor dry. Completes miscellaneous shop work (fuels/cleans/sweeps buses, directs traffic, empties trash, fills windshield wash buckets, markups, drives forklift, moves recycling bins, measures fluid tanks using a dip stick, moves buses, drives buses through wash racks, etc.). Operates a forklift as required. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Education/Experience: Graduate of a two year vocational school program in Diesel Mechanics or related field OR high school diploma/GED and two years of full time vehicle diagnostic/repair experience as a Mechanic.

License Requirements:
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Ability to get class “A” commercial driver’s license permits with Combination Vehicle, Air Brake, General Knowledge and Passenger Endorsements. These must be obtained prior to start date. Forklift certification obtained during training following hire. Desired Qualifications: Experience driving buses, diesel trucks and other heavy-duty equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Aptitude for all aspects of vehicle repair.
Mechanical aptitude.
Ability to diagnose power-train, hydraulic and electrical issues.
Ability to navigate computer software and website programs for component/system troubleshooting.
Ability to effectively follow troubleshooting guides in all forms (hard copy, computer software, website).
Basic welding and Oxygen/Acetylene cutting torch skills. Computer Skills : Skilled in computer use related to diagnosing or troubleshooting electrical problems.

Language Skills : Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate in English.

Human Relation Skills : Promotes an equitable, positive and respectful work environment that values diversity among all employees. Requires tact, courtesy and cooperation in dealings with others.

Supplemental Information:
Union/Grade: ATU/Wage Class 61
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive: Yes

Work Environment: Work is performed in a maintenance garage setting. This position may require working in wet or hot, humid non-weather conditions and in high precarious places up to two thirds (2/3) of the time. This position may also require, up to one third (1/3) of the time, working in outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and work with explosives.

Physical Requirements: This position may require, up to two thirds (2/3) of the time, standing, walking, talking or hearing using hands to finger, handle or feeling and reaching with hands and arms, lifting up to fifty (50) pounds. Two thirds (2/3) or more of time may be used to work near moving parts or equipment in the presence of fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibrations. May also be required to lift more than 100 pounds with assistance.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on the results of:
Minimum Qualifications Review Education and Experience Rating Written Exam Performance Tests - Tool Identity, Black Box, Circuit and Control Module Oral Exam All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check which includes verification of education and employment, a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Criminal Background Check: Applicants convicted of a felony, misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor in the last seven (7) years may be disqualified if the underlying conduct is job related; or involves unlawful sale, trafficking or conspiracy to sell unlawful controlled substances or possession of a controlled substance; robbery, fraud, embezzlement; or violent or sex related crimes.

Other convictions are not an automatic bar to employment and each case is considered on its individual merits as well as the type of work sought. Making a false statement or withholding information (misrepresentation) will cause an applicant to be barred from consideration for the position.

Metropolitan Council employees who are applying for positions, which are Safety Sensitive; supervisory/managerial; located in Finance, Information Services (IS), Human Resources; or have access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers, transit fare cards will be required to pass a criminal background check.

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify human resources at 612/349-7558.

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