Transit Systems 2020-09-04 2020-10-09

Diesel Mechanic ll

Company: Petersburg Area Transit View more listings
Location: Petersburg, Virginia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 125607

Salary: $27,821.00 - $45,821.00 Annually

Close Date: Continuous


The purpose of this class within the organization is to repair and maintain diesel transit buses and equipment. This class works under close to general supervision according to set procedures but determines how or when to complete tasks. The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the class, as necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Repairs and maintains buses and paratransit vans.
  • Orders and stocks parts ensuring purchasing guidelines are met.

  • Maintains a sufficient level of parts in the department.

  • Monitors vendors and determines if repairs should be outsourced.

  • Works an on-call for after hour emergencies; makes emergency road repairs.

  • Repairs and maintains fare-box and systems.

  • Ensures buses are ready for daily runs.

  • Assists maintenance technicians as needed.

  • Diagnoses bus multiplexing systems.

  • Conducts shop meetings to ensure procedures are followed.

  • Detects, diagnoses, and corrects mechanical defects.

  • Responds to emergency calls for buses and paratransit vans.

  • Oversees shop operations and ensures safety procedures are followed.

  • Documents repairs and works closely with Transit Operations Bus Maintenance Manager to ensure proper training and tools are available for staff.

  • Fills in for Transit Operations Bus Maintenance Manager in his absence.

  • Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands: Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

  • Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent.

  • Requires two years' experience or more of progressively responsible experience in repairing diesel heavy powered-driven equipment to include multiplexing and electrical; considerable knowledge and experience in repairing diesel or heavy powered-driven transit buses.
An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the position.

Preferred Qualification: Familiarity with Federal and State OSHA safety procedures.

Special Certifications and Licenses:
  • Valid Virginia, or another state with reciprocity, Driver's License.

  • Valid Virginia, or another state with reciprocity, Commercial Driver's License, Class A or B, with passenger endorsement and Air Brakes.

  • Valid Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card.

  • Good Driving Record Requirements consistent with the City of Petersburg's Administrative Regulation - Employee Driving Record:

    • Must not have more than six (6) demerit points within the past thirty-six (36) months;

    • No major violation within the past thirty-six (36) months; and

    • No misdemeanor suspension within the last twenty-four (24) months.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance: The City of Petersburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City of Petersburg to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Transit Job Listing - Diesel Mechanic ll