1st Class Mechanic
Role in organization: The position is critical in assisting
Capital Area Transit (CAT) in meeting our mission of mobility. The
impact of public transportation runs much deeper than a trip from
point A to point B. We are the means for which people have access
to experiences that alter their lives in meaningful ways. Our
culture of innovation and stewardship champions that mission. First
Class Mechanic specializes in complex diagnosis and repairs, as
well as inspections. This position also shows skills and abilities
in at least one major sub-system. Sub-systems include but are not
limited to Engine, Transmission, Air Brakes, Air System, Suspension
and Steering, HVAC, Electrical, W/C Lifts and Ramps, Hydraulics and
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Complies with safety policies and regulations. Uses proper
safety procedures when raising vehicles using portable post lifts,
jacks, hoist stands, and all other available equipment in the
performance of all assigned work. Complies with all safety policies
and procedures; uses personal protective equipment. Completes all
safety training as required.
Prepares for daily assignments by reviewing work orders as
directed by shift supervisor, or management. Works variable shifts,
irregular hours, and is available for overtime, all in accordance
with bid, CBA policy and response to emergency situations.
Ensures that Authority vehicles are safe and in compliance with
state and federal regulation as well as CAT policies and procedures
by performing preventative maintenance inspections using checklists
and performing PA state inspections. Removes vehicles from service
when necessary. Performs, but not limited to, greasing,
lubrication, inspection and repair of all interior and exterior
equipment and components on any vehicle owned by CAT.
Ensures timely repair of vehicles by independently diagnosing
and repairing all vehicle system and sub-system components to
include but not limited to, engines, drive train, transmissions,
brakes, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems,
heating ventilation and A/C. Completes all certifications to work
on all Authority fleet vehicles regardless of their type, fuel or
component systems and sub-systems as soon as training is made
available to them. Completes training for any newly introduced
technologies or components.
Contains costs by evaluating and estimating cost of equipment
repair to assist in determining whether to repair in-house, send
out for repairs or recommend other actions. Conserves resources by
using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job
Controls downtime of vehicles by receiving complaints and
requests for equipment service, makes evaluations, makes service
road calls to troubleshoot problems and make minor on-site repairs
and, as required, makes arrangements to tow disabled vehicle back
to shop for repair. Completes road testing of vehicles as required.
Keeps operations informed of maintenance status.
Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to
accomplish job results. Performs all building system, parts and
Provides maintenance information by answering questions and
Preserves written reference and complies with regulations and
policies by completing all required record-keeping and report
preparation timely and accurately.
Maintains a clean and safe work area by clearing floors and work
surfaces of trash and debris, returning working materials and
equipment to proper storage, and cleaning up spills.
Ensures knowledge and skills of technicians by providing
training and assistance to other employees in areas such as, but
not limited to, preventive maintenance, diagnosis and repair
skills, and safety compliance.
Maintains high ethical standards by ensuring compliance with
safety and required checklists and regulations.
Maintains a safe working environment by complying with all CAT
safety procedures and policies and maintaining good
Represents the Authority in a professional and positive manner
at all times.
Ensures compliance by following CAT's policies and procedures
and local, state and government regulations.
Contributes to the team effort by training assigned employees,
participating in problem solving methods, and maintaining a
cooperative relationship with coworkers and management.
Maintains trust, confidence and a positive image of the
organization by keeping information confidential and disclosing
only on a need to know basis; ensuring high ethical standards for
self; and using good customer service skills with both internal and
Ensures communication and positive image of Authority by
reviewing critical incidents, exceptions to policy and/or goal
achievement with Supervisor.
Maintains cooperative relationship with coworkers and management
by communicating necessary information, responding to requests,
building rapport; and participating in problem- solving
Supports the implementation, routine, and day-to-day functions
of the CAT Safety Management System (SMS) in accordance with the
Agency Safety Plan (ASP).
Contributes to effective communications within the organization
by establishing and maintaining effective communication lines with
all staff members and general public. Keeps management and staff
informed of critical information needed to ensure smooth
Maintains technical knowledge/skills by attending educational
workshops; reviewing and interpreting service and instruction
manuals, completing all certifications/recertification to work on
all Authority fleet vehicles regardless of their type, fuel or
component systems and sub-systems as soon as training is made
available. Also completes all training for any newly introduced
technologies or components. Failure to participate or successfully
complete certification/training programs may jeopardize
Responds to emergency situations by driving transit vehicles to
back-up operators or dispatchers.
Additional Tasks: Contributes to CAT team effort by performing
other assigned duties as needed.
Requirements listed represent the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability, mental/physical demands and work environments required to
perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Essential knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:
- High School degree or equivalent required.
- Six years of full time experience as a maintenance technician
diagnosing malfunctions, and repairing heavy-duty vehicles. Up to
one year of the required experience may be substituted by
successful completion of vocational education. Must have a minimum
of one year maintenance experience on transit vehicles.
- Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair principles,
procedures, methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of equipment and specialized tools.
- Knowledge of heavy-duty vehicle preventive maintenance.
- Knowledge of equipment repair cost estimation.
- Knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
- Ability to train others in maintenance technician job
- Ability to diagnose and repair heavy duty vehicles;
demonstrated problem solving skills and complete assignments.
- Ability to work independently and with other mechanics as job
- Ability to interact courteously and effectively with a diverse
staff and foster positive work environment.
- Ability to work variable shifts and to work overtime as
required to be able to meet CAT goals and objectives.
- Ability to follow and communicate both verbally and written in
English. Ability to read and interpret service and instruction
- Ability to adhere to DOT and FTA regulations concerning
operation of CAT vehicles, adhere to local traffic regulations, and
adherence to safety sensitive position.
- Ability to use and operate proficiently a computer database
- Ability to complete record-keeping and written reports.
- Knowledge of safe practices and the ability to safely operate
fleet vehicles and maintenance equipment.
- Must possess own hand tools.
- Must meet hiring qualifications including but not limited to,
minimum of 18 years of age, with additional criteria acceptable
driving record and background verification in accordance with CAT
- Must have regular attendance and punctuality.
Certificates and Licenses Required:
- Must possess valid Commercial Driver's License class "B"
operator's license with passenger endorsement and air brake
restriction lifted that is not under suspension or revocation, and
possess current automobile insurance coverage.
- Must possess a valid DOT medical card.
- This is a safety sensitive position subject to US DOT Drug and
Alcohol pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion
and return to duty testing.
- ASE certification preferred in at least four (4) of the
following certifications: H2 Diesel Engines, H3 Drive Train, H4
Brakes, H5 suspension and Steering, H6 Electrical/Electronic
Systems, H7 Heating, Ventilation, and A/C.
- Must possess a minimum Class 7 Pennsylvania State Motor Vehicle
- Must possess AC 608 and 609 certification.
- Fare box certification preferred.
Capital Area Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.