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1st Class Mechanic

Company: Capital Area Transit
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

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 Body Repairs.

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 results.

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 tool repairs.

Provides maintenance information by answering questions and requests.

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 housekeeping.

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 external customers.

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 methods.

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 operations.

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 classification rank.

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.

Job requirements:

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 functions.

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 tasks.
  • 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 task requires.
  • 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 manuals.
  • 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 application.
  • 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 standards.
  • 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 Inspection License.
  • Must possess AC 608 and 609 certification.
  • Fare box certification preferred.

Capital Area Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Capital Area Transit, Harrisburg , 1st Class Mechanic, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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