Transit Systems 2021-03-29 2021-05-03

Lead Mechanic

Company: Windham Region Transit District View more listings
Location: Mansfield Center, Connecticut
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 130752

Position Overview:
The Lead Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of Windham Region Transit District vehicles, facilities, and grounds. This position is a participatory lead technician role, responsible for vehicle repair as well as oversight of the district’s maintenance program and personnel.

Essential Job Functions

  • Repairs and maintains diesel and gasoline engines and bus equipment
  • Keeps in regular contact with the Operations Manager and Administrator.
  • Schedules and administers fleet maintenance assists in troubleshooting problems with equipment.
  • Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatch and other operations personnel.
  • Supervises maintenance operations. Plans and distributes the work. Delegates responsibilities as appropriate and monitors performance. Involved in personnel actions (e.g. hiring, promotions, and discipline).
  • Maintains vehicle, equipment, and facility repair records in fleet management software.
  • Ensures compliance on a day-to-day basis with state, federal, and District requirements.
  • Works closely with the Administrator providing status of maintenance and budget requirements. Reviews repair orders.
  • Orders fuel for vehicles, orders parts, and subcontracts repair work.
  • Supervises bus fueling and cleaning. May arrange services for building and ground keeping.
  • Identifies and recommends actions to improve operating efficiency.
  • Trains and motivates maintenance staff.
  • Works over scheduled hours as required.
  • Required to perform hands-on vehicle repairs and work activities
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • Must be able to work in a crouched position or on the back lying on a mechanic’s dolly beneath motor vehicle equipment.
  • Subjected to dust, dirt, and grease conditions.
  • Sit for up to several consecutive hours at a time.
  • Frequently use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Frequently use arms, elbows, shoulders, and wrists.
  • Frequently bend knees.
  • Frequently reach with hands and arms at, below and above shoulder level
  • Occasionally stand, walk climb, bend, stoop, squat, twist, and crouch or climb stairs.
  • Occasionally lift, push/pull and/or move up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is also frequently required to hear and speak.

  • Must possess a valid Connecticut Driver’s License with a Class B CDL and passenger endorsement.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of hands-on mechanical supervisory experience
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Computer skills.
  • Industry experience repairing and maintaining diesel engines and transit bus equipment is preferred.
  • Ability to learn, to interpret, and to apply District’s policies and work independently without immediate and constant supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all coworkers and the general public and to use good judgment in recognizing the scope of authority.
  • Ability to pass a DOT physical performed by WRTD’s physician.
  • Attend training classes provided by the District and successfully completes each course.
  • Subject to FTA drug and alcohol testing requirements.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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