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Mechanic Entry Level and Journeyman

Company: West County Transportation Agency
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The West County Transportation Agency is a Joint Powers Agency formed of seventeen school districts
in Western Sonoma County. Our primary responsibility is to provide cooperative, centralized, cost
efficient, safe and child-centered school transportation to the students of these school districts.
This is a full-time, year-round position and the incumbent will report to the Manager of Vehicle
Maintenance. The shop is staffed by Lead Mechanics, Mechanic IIIs, Mechanic IIs, and several Service
Persons. The Manager of Vehicle Maintenance and Facilities is the direct supervisor of this department.
We focus on the team approach and building a positive working environment in this professional and
well-equipped fleet shop. Mechanics at this Agency own and maintain their own tools.
The Agency operates and maintains many different types of equipment. It is critical that the successful
candidates have a strong background in preventive maintenance and a thorough knowledge of air brake
systems and maintenance. We maintain compressed natural gas, gasoline, and diesel engines from all
manufacturers and also maintain vehicles with cutting-edge technologies that require an openness to learn
and utilize computer diagnostics.
Starting salary will be based on experience between $20.30 and $33.17 per hour. The Agency offers
excellent health, dental, and vision benefits for the employee and dependents. The Agency pays for a
$50,000 life insurance policy for employees only, plus paid vacation time, accumulated sick leave, and
CalPERS retirement package. There is an incentive for the National Institute for Automotive Service
Excellence (ASE) certification and an annual tool stipend.
Interested persons must apply as soon as possible. The position is open until filled. Applications
consist of an application packet. Resumes and letters of recommendation or any other supporting
documentation are encouraged and may accompany the application. Applicants will be subject to
a pre-employment drug test and a background check.
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, to perform preventive maintenance
inspections, to perform general repairs on school buses and automobiles
and perform all other related work as requested.

1. Perform preventive maintenance inspections on school buses and other
automotive equipment.
2. Adjust brakes, clutches and recommend maintenance or attention for worn parts.
3. Keep detailed records of all work performed.
4. Repair and replace bus seats, windows and windshields as necessary.
5. Assist in the repair, tuning and replacement of all major and minor components as
directed to include brakes, clutches, starters, water pumps, alternators, radiators,
hoses, fuel pumps, filters and tires.
6. Request repair parts as needed.
7. Make emergency repairs to equipment in the field as directed.
8. Follow generally accepted preventive maintenance procedures for school buses in
the State of California.
9. Relate well with other staff and the community.
10. Fuel, oil and water buses.
11. Drive a school bus over regular routes or on special trips as requested if properly

Knowledge of:
1. Title 13, CCR, regulations and vehicle code regulations pertaining to the design,
equipment requirements and maintenance procedures of school buses in the State
of California.
2. Air brake systems and components.
3. Principles and methods of preventive maintenance inspections and vehicle repairs.
4. Tools and equipment and their use necessary to perform required duties.

Ability to:
1. Inspect and locate and at times repair mechanical and electrical defects.
2. Schedule inspections, repairs and document their completion.
3. Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
4. Obtain a valid Class B license.

1. High school graduation or G.E.D.
2. One year of apprentice level experience as a mechanic in the overall repair of
heavy and light automotive and other power driven equipment.
Terms used in this section are defined as follows:
Rarely 1-10%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequently 34-66%
Continuously 67-100%
---of the work day
Sitting: Rarely
Standing: Continuously
Walking: Continuously
Waist Bending: Frequently
Neck Bending: Continuously
Squatting: Occasionally
Climbing: Occasionally
Kneeling: Frequently
Crawling: Frequently
Neck Twisting: Occasionally to frequently
Waist Twisting: Occasionally to frequently
Pushing/Pulling: Frequently up to 500 lbs at a time to move large pieces of
equipment on a dolly
Above shoulder: Continuously
Below Shoulder: Continuously
Full Extension: Frequently
0-10 lbs: Continuously: weight up to 100 yards at a time
11-25 lbs: Occasionally: weight up to 150 feet at a time
26-50 lbs: Occasionally to frequently: weight up to 100 feet at a time
51-75 lbs: Occasionally to frequently: weight up to 100 feet at a time
76-100 lbs: Occasionally: weight carried several feet at a time or using dolly.
Hand Activities:
Repetitive Hand use: Continuously
Simple Grasping: Continuously
Power Grasping: Occasionally to frequently
Fine Manipulation: Occasionally
Hand/Arm twisting/
turning: Frequently
Computer Operation/
writing: Frequently
West County Transportation Agency is a local government cooperative agency (joint powers
agreement). All government employees in California are required to be disaster service workers.
Disaster service workers means that during times of war or natural disaster, you can be pressed
into service in the local community performing duties that are of a critical nature and required by
your supervisors at work
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Keywords: West County Transportation Agency, Santa Rosa , Mechanic Entry Level and Journeyman, Engineering , Santa Rosa, California

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