Department/DivisionMaintenance / Vehicle Maintenance
PaygradeIAM - Technician
Supervision Received FromOperations and Maintenance Director
Under general direction, performs highly skilled mechanical tasks in the diagnosis of malfunctions, preventative maintenance, repair and overhaul of gasoline, diesel, and/or hybrid powered vehicles and equipment. Positions in the technician classification are distinguished from Apprentice Mechanic position by the greater complexity of work assignments performed under general supervision.
In the absence of supervisor, may be asked to assume supervisory responsibilities over the other mechanics. He/she will also carry out other supervisor duties as required.
Comprehensive knowledge of gas and/or diesel engines and mechanical principles.
Trained on the proper use of electronic diagnostic equipment; knowledge of later model vehicle computer systems, fuel injection, air conditions, and hybrid systems.
Must have working knowledge of PCs and know how to enter data into a database.
Must have knowledge of Windows computer program.
Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions necessary in the mechanical trade.
Ability to perform necessary tasks of the vehicle maintenance function with only general supervision.
Ability to diagnose and repair major and minor mechanical and electrical defects.
Ability to communicate effectively with staff and the general public.
Physical ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Skill in operating a variety of hand and power tools used in mechanical maintenance work.
Must possess basic welding skills.
Must possess a complete set of hand tools and tool box at time of appointment.
Must be able to work days, swingshift, graveyard, weekends, and/or holidays if required.
Must possess (or be able to obtain within 30 days of appointment to position) and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements (See Note below); must maintain an acceptable driving record level throughout employment as monitored by periodic reviews of driving record.
NOTE: Heavy duty technician classifications require possession of a Class B Commercial Driver's License with passenger and air brake endorsement; auto mechanic classifications require possession of a Class C Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement.
Must pass a job-offer employment related physical examination to include a drug and alcohol screen prior to appointment.
Effective May 18, 2009: Must pass a Washington State Patrol and/or other agency type background check.
Duties are primarily performed in a vehicle repair facility where the employee may work in close quarters and be exposed to hazards related to noise, chemicals, heavy equipment, power tools, and electrical systems. Duties require the visual inspection of vehicles and the physical movements necessary to perform inspections and repairs, including bending, kneeling, and crouching, and lifting in excess of 50 pounds. Duties require the operation of System vehicles for road testing and may require night, weekend, and holiday work hours.
Training and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED, and successful completion of appropriate schools relating to gasoline and/or diesel powered vehicles.
Completion of four (4) year state approved journey level apprenticeship program or completion of ASE Master Certification desirable.
Four (4) years experience in vehicle maintenance and repair.
Or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.
Individual may be required to attend school/workshops on a yearly basis to maintain skill level necessary to carry out position responsibilities.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.