CDL not required to apply! Will train the right fit!
Under the supervision of the Transit Supervisor the Service Technician is responsible for maintaining District buses, vans, and support vehicles.
- Services, inspects, and repairs minor mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems in the field or at the shop.
- Diagnoses and repairs minor equipment malfunctions reported by transit drivers, lot attendant, dispatchers, and transit supervisor.
- Checks all lights on vehicles and repairs lights as necessary.
- Performs preventative maintenance tasks, which include: changing engine, transmission and differential fluids; changing filters; taking oil samples and recording appropriate information; and greasing all appropriate mechanical parts.
- Performs safety inspections of all District rolling stock and reports anything out of the ordinary to the Transit Supervisor.
- Sweeps and cleans work area and shop.
- Operates steam cleaner, cleaning engines, chassis, equipment, and parts.
- Maintains and repairs District vehicles, property, facilities and equipment.
- Fuels and cleans District buses and vans as needed.
- Completes Work Orders in a neat and orderly manner and assists the Dispatcher in maintaining accurate hours of time worked.
- Assists with road calls and changes out buses when necessary. This includes responding to early morning or late evening road calls on an on-call basis when necessary.
- Follows safe work habits and rules, wearing any safety equipment as required.
- Reports any unsafe working conditions to the Transit Supervisor.
- Installs bus stop signs, shelters and assists in maintaining stop locations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with other employees and the general public at the level necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
- Ability to analyze problems and resolve them diplomatically, professionally, and quickly.
- Ability to maintain positive relationships with drivers, supervisors, and office staff.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to perform basic math calculations.
- Ability to safely operate any transit bus or other District vehicle.
- Ability to work varying work schedules as required. District operates service seven (7) days per week from early morning to late evening hours.
- Experience and considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of various types of vehicles.
- Skilled in the operation of a variety of tools and equipment used in the repair of buses and other vehicles.
- Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
- Ability to handle and grasp hand tools, power tools, air tools, nuts, bolts, electronic controls, and other objects.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently, 50 lbs. occasionally, and 90 lbs. infrequently.
- Ability to walk and stand on concrete and uneven surfaces for at least 8 hours per day.
- Ability to bend, kneel and work with arms raised for prolonged periods of time.
- Ability to climb over and into vehicles or heavy equipment several times per day.
- Ability to frequently work at heights above 8 feet and occasionally work at heights above 20 feet.
- Ability to work in an environment involving exposure to bright lights, extreme temperatures, loud noise, dust, gas, and/or fumes.
- Must hold and maintain a valid Oregon Class B Commercial Driver’s License with necessary endorsements as prescribed by law.
- Must meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations physical qualifications for commercial drivers and ability to perform the physical functions of a driving position.
- Driving record that demonstrates adherence to safety in the operation of motor vehicles and adherence to traffic laws and regulations.
- Safety-sensitive function; Must submit to random DOT drug and alcohol testing in addition to pre-employment screening, Applicant must admit any positive drug or alcohol tests performed within the last two years. Subject to all TCTD drug and personnel policies.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Possession of a high school diploma or GED and successful experience working with the general public.
- Three to five years’ experience servicing automotive or heavy-duty equipment is required.