Transit Systems 2021-06-07 2021-07-12

Bus Mechanic

Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 132285


START RATE: $23.09 Hourly

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

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The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools and fun seekers to entertainment, shopping areas and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. RTA’s system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, two ferry routes and paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

Maintenance Supervisor, Lead Technician


This position involves labor intensive work which requires the employee to perform corrective repairs and preventive maintenance inspections on transit buses. Employee must be able to function well without close supervision, use current test equipment to diagnose problems, read and comprehend maintenance manuals and electrical diagrams and fully adhere to specific instructions.

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 upon request.

  • Diagnoses problems related to all phases of transit bus systems.

  • Performs wheel alignments and repairs including removal or replacement of parts on air brake systems, air conditioners, electronic fuel injectors, electronic transmissions, ABS. and hydraulic brakes, diesel powerplants and subcomponents, suspensions and cooling systems.

  • Performs preventive maintenance procedures and maintains records or logs for Company vehicles.

  • Diagnose problems related to propulsion, suspension, braking and steering.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of RTA are carried out.
  • Performs other job related duties which are in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA

  • Must be able to read and comprehend maintenance manuals and electrical diagrams.
  • Must be able to use current test equipment including but not limited to digital multimeters, starting/charging systems testers, Diagnostic scanners, and system testing equipment.
  • Must be able to understand English, read and write legibly for required reports.

  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or vocational training in automotive mechanics.
  • A.S.E. Master Technician certification is desirable. However, any A.S.E. certification is preferred.

Must have a minimum of three (3) years recent, verifiable experience as a mechanic

  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A P.
Must submit to criminal background check, the results of which must meet hiring criteria for the role.

  • Must be able to work outdoors and indoors under varying weather conditions. Job requires stooping, bending, climbing, kneeling, walking throughout the shift and at times the handling of parts ranging from 10 to 50 pounds or more.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and indoors under varying weather conditions. Job requires stooping, bending, climbing, kneeling, walking throughout the shift and at times the handling of parts ranging from 10 to 50 pounds or more.
  • Be capable of standing or walking for a full work shift.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to manipulate 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand and walk on uneven surfaces while working.
  • Must be able to work while in the following positions or conditions: sitting, bending, twisting, kneeling, reaching, crouching, lying down prone or supine, at shoulder level or above, or any combination listed above.
  • Must be able to work at heights on platforms and man-lifts. Must be able to work in pits and under lifted heavy equipment.
  • Must be able to work in all required Personal Protective Equipment and Safety gear.
  • Must be able to work in the assigned uniform approved by company

This is a Designated Safety Sensitive Position Covered under USDOT (Federal Transit Administration [FTA] Regulations). Drug and Alcohol Testing is conducted using FTA regulations.

NORTA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on job-related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority. This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Transit Job Listing - Bus Mechanic