Transit Systems 2018-07-31 2018-09-04

Journeyman Heavy Duty Diesel Bus Mechanic

Company: TriMet View more listings
Location: Portland, Oregon
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 103883


Perform and support a wide variety of repair and maintenance services on the District-owned Revenue Service Transit vehicles. These services include, but are not limited to: rebuild, repair and maintain engines, transmissions, differentials, all gear components and related component parts; repair and maintain passenger/operator seating and upholstery; complete repairs to the body and structure, prepare, and paint; provided welding, metal fabrication and machining services as necessary. Perform similar duties to District-owned Non-Revenue vehicles (NRVs). Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work.

Essential Functions:

1. Diagnose equipment system malfunctions (i.e., electrical, air brakes, suspension, heating and cooling systems, transmission, engine, lift, etc.). Identify any defective component or components. Complete all necessary repairs and replace any defective components.

2. Perform road call service on defective equipment when required. Identify the problem and take appropriate action to return vehicle to revenue service or to the garage.

3. Perform preventive maintenance inspections as assigned and determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and damaged parts.

4. Diagnose engine, engine component malfunctions and transmission defects. Identify defective components and complete repairs. Accurately fill-out/complete, and submit to the supervisor, parts issue slips and repair order/time tickets.

5. Use District equipment, parts, and supplies in a safe and efficient manner. Report any defects as needed.

6. Perform battery charging and maintenance when required

7. Repair and replace windshields, windows and mirrors as necessary.

8. Repair and replace vehicle interior parts and accessories.

9. Perform frame repairs and rubber flooring installation.

10. Perform machining operations by using metal turning lathes, drill presses, shapers, power backsaws, grinders, welding equipment and related hand tools.

11. Maintain a clean and organized work area.

12. Tag defective parts in support of the maintenance warranty program.

13. Perform related duties as required.

Position Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Five years experience working as a heavy duty diesel mechanic; transit agency and/or trucking fleet experience is preferred.

Two years of training in Diesel Technology and power systems at an accredited school or training program.

Valid Oregon Driver License. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Oregon Class "A" Commercial Driver License (CDL) with passenger (P) endorsement and without air brake restriction , and with a valid DOT medical card.

Must pass required physical examination with drug screen, and meet the physical activity requirements of the job, including the ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds.

Or any equivalent combination of training or experience.

Upon verification of prior experience, applicant must pass a qualifying written examination related to the Selection Criteria listed below.

Selection Criteria:

1. Ability to operate District revenue and service vehicles

2. Knowledge of maintenance and repair practices and procedures.

3. Knowledge of engine rebuild procedures.

4. Knowledge of maintenance and repair of transmissions and their components.

5. Knowledge of body repair practices and procedures.

6. Knowledge of welding and sheet metal fabricating.

7. Knowledge of machine practices and procedures.

8. Knowledge of maintenance and repair of differentials and gear components, including steering gears and flexible coupling transmissions.

9. Knowledge of vehicle upholstering procedures.

10. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.

11. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, management, and the general public.

12. Ability to work weekend, graveyard, swing, or day shifts and attend work on a regular basis.

13. Ability to successfully complete certification and recertification training as appropriate.

14. Ability to perform all essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum starting wage: $32.32

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TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.

Transit Job Listing - Journeyman Heavy Duty Diesel Bus Mechanic