Transit Systems 2024-06-10 2024-07-08

Mechanic First Class

Capital Area Transportation Authority
Lansing, Michigan

Job ID: 150584
Job Status: Full-time


Job Summary - Essential Functions:
Inspection, diagnosis, and repairs, both major and minor, to various types of equipment and their components, including the duties of a Mechanic Second Class, Mechanic Helper, Utility, and the following areas:

  • Complete diesel tune-up, overhaul, and components

  • Complete gas overhaul

  • Complete light and heavy-duty transmission overhaul

  • Machining – i.e., valve grinding

  • Differential overhaul

  • Suspension – air spring, hydraulic

  • Pneumatic Systems – brakes, steering, accessories

  • Hydraulic Systems – Brakes, Steering, Accessories

  • Electrical Systems – starting and charging

  • Ignition, Gas tune-up, Scope Analysis

  • Chassis Wiring and Accessories

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Installation and Removal of Fareboxes

  • Welding – general knowledge and basic application

  • Minor body work and panel replacement

The candidate must provide a complete set of tools to efficiently perform the job described. This includes a complete set of mechanics tools (excluding special tools) up through 1¼ inch size wrenches and sockets, including metric tools required to do the job up to 20 mm.

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license from the State of Michigan and submit a clean five (5) year driving record with application.

  • Must possess a Michigan Chauffeur based “BP” temporary instruction CDL permit (T.I.P.) prior to hire date.

  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan Group B Commercial Driver License with Passenger and Air Brake Endorsement within 90 days of hire.

  • Must be able to obtain an Industrial Forklift permit within 30 days of employment.

  • CATA does operate 7 days a week, and you are expected to be available to work any shift This is not seasonal or on-call work.

  • Able to read and speak English with comprehension and follow procedures and policies.

  • Very neat appearance.

  • Exceptional attendance is required to meet ongoing service requirements for public transportation. Must be dependable.

  • Consistently provide prompt, courteous, and appropriate service to the public.

  • Must be able to pass a physical examination, vision screening, and drug screen administered by a physician designated by the Capital Area Transportation Authority.

  • Must be able to pass the ASE test on Preventative Maintenance (PM), six (6) of the State of Michigan certification tests and pass a written qualification test administered by the Authority with a passing score of 70 percent (70%).

  • Punctual and reliable attendance as necessary to meet ongoing service requirements for public transportation.
This job description is stated in general terms and does not describe all duties which may be assigned or required.

Application Information
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