Transit Systems 2019-10-01 2019-11-04

Automotive Technician (Mechanic Helper)

Company: Capital Area Transportation Authority View more listings
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 116629

Do you want to be part of the team that puts safe and dependable buses on the road, providing almost 11,000,000 rides per year?

The successful candidate must have experience in performing:

  • Lube, oil and filter service

  • Chassis inspection and adjustment

  • Balancing and handling large tires

  • Rebuilding non-mechanical component parts

  • Basic electrical repairs to lighting systems

  • Seat and windshield wiper repairs

  • Complete set of tools through 1¼ size wrenches and sockets, as well as metric tools up to 20 mm

  • Candidate must possess and maintain a valid State of Michigan driver’s license and submit a clean five (5) year driving record and have the ability to obtain a CDL B with passenger and air brake endorsements

  • CATA requires three years of working experience performing the duties described above; an Associate’s Degree in Diesel Service Technology is preferred

  • Candidate must pass a pre-employment skills test with a passing score of 70% prior to hire, as well as a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening

  • Capable of assisting a heavy duty mechanic

  • Ability to qualify for an Industrial Fork Lift Permit

  • ASE Preventative Maintenance certification is required prior to hire

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Supervises: N/A

Starting Salary: $18.00/hr for the first 90 days and increases every six months until the top rate, currently at $27.58, is achieved

Shifts will be assigned by the labor agreement and may include midnights and/or weekends.

Application Deadline: Oct. 25, 2019

Ready to Apply?
  1. Go to the Secretary of State’s Office and get your clean driving record.

  2. Submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining qualifications.

  3. Complete an application. Applications can be picked up at CATA, downloaded at, or request one by sending an email to

  4. Submit complete application package and driving record via CATA’s website (, drop off in person, email to, or fax to (517) 367-7275.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Transit Job Listing - Automotive Technician (Mechanic Helper)