Transit Systems 2018-02-08 2018-03-15

HVAC/Electrical Mechanic

Company: Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation dba IndyGo View more listings
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 100913

Position Title: HVAC/Electrical Mechanic

Safety Sensitive: Yes

Supervisor’s Title: Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/CBA

Department: Fleet Services

Division: Operations


The HVAC/Electrical Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all air conditioning, heat and electrical components and their operation on all corporate vehicles with a primary function being electrical and secondary being HVAC.


To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions listed below. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.


  • Performs repairs, inspections, required adjustments, testing, troubleshooting, cleaning, lubrication, and scheduled maintenance on all electrical, air conditioning and heat related components in accordance with wiring diagrams, schematics, refrigeration flow diagrams, operation manuals and manufacturers maintenance instructions.
  • Performs preventive, scheduled, unscheduled or corrective maintenance, troubleshoots and tests all vehicle systems, subsystems and components using precision measuring equipment such as multimeters to test defective electrical equipment; flow meters, pressure gauges, leak detectors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic control testers and air velocity indicators for HVAC testing; brazing torches and soldering irons to repair leaks in tubing and piping; and other instruments and tools as required. Observes HVAC and refrigeration systems and components in operation to detect potential failures or locate causes of malfunctions. Dismantles devices and removes defective parts. Inspects used parts and equipment for changes in calibration, dimensional requirements and manufacturers specifications. Tests and calibrates systems and equipment to ensure proper system operations using test equipment or precision measuring instruments.
  • Maintains HVAC and refrigeration systems by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and leak detection tests, soldering or brazing tubing and piping, installing and replacing filters, metering devices and solenoids, recharging refrigerant systems and adjusting or calibrating thermostatic and automatic expansion valves to manufacturers specifications using approved procedures and test equipment.
  • Maintains HVAC and refrigeration service controls (temperature, pressure, solid state and pneumatic) by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and tests, removing, replacing or repairing defective or worn parts and adjusting or calibrating to manufacturers specifications using approved procedures and test equipment.
  • Maintains HVAC and Electrical components (circuits, wiring, starters, relays and motors) and mechanical components (compressor valves, piston rings, condensers, evaporators and air handling units) by performing scheduled maintenance inspections and tests; removing, replacing and repairing defective or worn parts; cleaning and lubricating components as needed.
  • Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies which require movement of buses involved in incidents and accidents.
  • Completes relevant paperwork and reports.
  • Performs all tasks and assignments within the established safety practices and maintenance guidelines.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • None.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • High school diploma or its equivalent required; Formal trade school or an Associate’s degree in automotive, diesel or engineering program or a related field preferred.
  • EPA Refrigerant Technician certification required.
  • ASCE Certifications preferred.
  • Five years or more of automotive/diesel electrical repair.
  • Valid Indiana commercial driver’s license with passenger and air brake endorsements is required; or the ability to obtain the required license within six (6) months of hire. *INDYGO WILL PAY FOR CDL TRAINING*


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Advanced knowledge of vehicle maintenance and how to install/maintain/repair relevant equipment; this includes knowledge related to preventative maintenance, related safety guidelines/parameters, mechanics, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and the vehicle structure/body.
  • Ability to select and use correct parts, tools and test equipment to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance required to maintain HVAC systems and support equipment.
  • Ability to operate special shop equipment (drills, grinders, fork trucks, hoists, cranes) and uses various tools.
  • Operational knowledge of mandated safety principles related to personal protective equipment, chemical hazards, lockout/tag out and general shop safety and cleanliness practices.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong listening skills.
  • Above average decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
  • Basic mathematical abilities (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division).
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage tasks and time effectively; flexibility and adaptability are required.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with supervisors and coworkers.


The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The company will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently with work checked on a regular basis.
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time, to kneel/bend, and to move throughout the workday, occasionally between departments and/or facilities.
  • Strong sensory skills, such as good hearing, dexterity, feeling, and good eyesight, including peripheral vision.
  • Ability to speak clearly.
  • Requires exposure to heavy machinery/equipment, excessive noise, extreme temperatures, fumes/odors, some hazardous materials, and dirt/dust.
  • Must be able to pass all post offer physical testing and be able to complete all physical job functions as defined in the Functional Job Description.
  • Ability to work night and weekend work shifts and overtime on a regular basis due to assignment shifts being picked bi-annually according to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

IndyGo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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