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

Body Repair Technician

Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 132286


SALARY RANGE: $23.70 Hourly
New employees will begin at 90% of starting rate for first six months.

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.

Supervisor Body Repair


Install, repair, and maintain the bodywork of RTA vehicles.

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.

  • Removes and replaces various body panels and parts on RTA vehicles.
  • Repairs damaged body parts on streetcars, light trucks, and other RTA vehicles.
  • Files, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, using power tools, hand tools, hydraulic jacking equipment, electrical routers, riveting guns, metal cutting gas torch, Mig welding and band saws.
  • Refinishes repaired surfaces using spray gun and sander.
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of RTA are carried out
  • Examine damaged RTA vehicles and estimate costs of repairs.
  • Make repairs or replace defective mechanical parts.
  • Make fiberglass repairs, shrink, and straighten metals, wood working knowledge, remove and replace windows & glasses, apply body filler and smoothing and be able to use frame straightening machine.
  • Performs other job related duties which are in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and be capable of obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Class B P license if required.
  • Must be able to read and write legibly for required reports and understands English.

Must possess a high school diploma, G.E.D. Vocational training in the Body Repair field is preferred.

Must have three (3) years paid experience in body repair, painting, and body welding.

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.

Work is primarily performed indoors, however, body repair personnel may be required to go outside in the weather to maintain Company vehicles, equipment, and components. Must be able to carry sixty (60) pounds. Job requires stooping, standing, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and walking for the entire shift. Must not be allergic to oils or solvents used by RTA. Must be able to wear proper PPE, such as full face respirator or dust mask.

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 - Body Repair Technician