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Title: Vehicle Service Worker I
Company: Santa Cruz METRO
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 150120
At Santa Cruz METRO, we care about moving people. We strive to attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Many of our employees have worked for us for more than 20 years and come from diverse, cultural and professional backgrounds. METRO promotes high performance, diversity and equal employment opportunities.

At METRO, you will enjoy a competitive salary, CALPERS pension, a robust health/dental/vision benefit program, public service loan forgiveness program, 457 plans, career development, free bus passes, and longevity pay.

Santa Cruz METRO is hiring for Vehicle Service Worker I.

Under general supervision, a Vehicle Service Worker I performs a limited range of unskilled vehicle service and shop maintenance duties while learning to perform the full scope of journey-level work; cleans and maintains departmental equipment; maintains a variety of service records, and performs related work as required.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Cleans and maintains departmental equipment; Vacuums, sweeps and/or mops interior of buses and other Santa Cruz METRO vehicles; Empties trash receptacles on buses; Washes Santa Cruz METRO vehicles; Operates automated bus washing equipment; Cleans windows in Santa Cruz METRO vehicles; Checks fuel, lubrication, coolant, and hydraulic system fluid levels and replenishes as necessary; Checks tire wear and inflation; Maintains proper service records, including all fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid used on equipment; Completes reports on all service work performed. Performs general housekeeping duties in garage and equipment yard; Posts and removes internal advertising and notice materials from buses. Drives Santa Cruz METRO buses and vehicles between yards for servicing as directed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of experience servicing automotive, agricultural and/or construction equipment.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a current, valid California Class "B" Driver's License with "P" Passenger endorsement.

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:
Acceptable standards for the cleaning and routine maintenance of Metro buses; commercial cleaning practices, supplies, and equipment; basic operation of equipment such as sprayers, industrial fueling stations, buffers, cleaners, and other cleaning equipment; general safety practices related to vehicle maintenance work; proper use of cleaning tools, equipment, and supplies, including the use of various chemicals; basic time management techniques.

Other Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass requisite a background check.

  • May occasionally work extended hours or hours outside of regular schedule

  • This position requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) based on the tasks assigned; safety shoes are required at all times.

  • A valid California Driver's License will be required at the time of appointment and throughout employment.

APPLICANT PROCESS:  Applicants must complete and submit an official Santa Cruz METRO on-line application and any other required documents specified on the job announcement from our website, . A separate application must be filled for each open position.  Resumes will be accepted and are recommended, but may not be substituted for the required application.  The standards and minimum requirements as stated on the front of this job announcement represent only the minimum required to file an application.  Meeting the listed standards does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited for an examination or interview as the Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to the most qualified for the position as determined by the Santa Cruz METRO staff.  Certification of candidates from the Eligible List to the hiring department may be made each time there is a vacancy.  Santa Cruz METRO is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.   Santa Cruz METRO will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 831-420-2542.

Salary: $18.97 - $24.22 per hour. Salaries are on a six-step salary range schedule with 5% increases yearly.

For a complete job description and more information on the Santa Cruz METRO, please click the link:

Open until filled.

Questions? Call 831-420-2542/43

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