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Mechanic Entry Level and Journeyman

Company: West County Transportation Agency
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

The West County Transportation Agency is a Joint Powers Agency formed of seventeen school districtsin Western Sonoma County. Our primary responsibility is to provide cooperative, centralized, costefficient, 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 VehicleMaintenance. The shop is staffed by Lead Mechanics, Mechanic IIIs, Mechanic IIs, and several ServicePersons. 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 andwell-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 successfulcandidates have a strong background in preventive maintenance and a thorough knowledge of air brakesystems and maintenance. We maintain compressed natural gas, gasoline, and diesel engines from allmanufacturers and also maintain vehicles with cutting-edge technologies that require an openness to learnand utilize computer diagnostics.Starting salary will be based on experience between $20.30 and $33.17 per hour. The Agency offersexcellent 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, andCalPERS retirement package. There is an incentive for the National Institute for Automotive ServiceExcellence (ASE) certification and an annual tool stipend.Interested persons must apply as soon as possible. The position is open until filled. Applicationsconsist of an application packet. Resumes and letters of recommendation or any other supportingdocumentation are encouraged and may accompany the application. Applicants will be subject toa pre-employment drug test and a background check.
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, to perform preventive maintenanceinspections, to perform general repairs on school buses and automobilesand perform all other related work as requested.
1. Perform preventive maintenance inspections on school buses and otherautomotive 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 asdirected 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 inthe 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 properlylicensed.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of:1. Title 13, CCR, regulations and vehicle code regulations pertaining to the design,equipment requirements and maintenance procedures of school buses in the Stateof 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.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE1. High school graduation or G.E.D.2. One year of apprentice level experience as a mechanic in the overall repair ofheavy and light automotive and other power driven equipment.MECHANIC IIPHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS POSITIONTerms used in this section are defined as follows:Rarely 1-10%Occasionally 11-33%Frequently 34-66%Continuously 67-100%…of the work daySitting: RarelyStanding: ContinuouslyWalking: ContinuouslyWaist Bending: FrequentlyNeck Bending: ContinuouslySquatting: OccasionallyClimbing: OccasionallyKneeling: FrequentlyCrawling: FrequentlyNeck Twisting: Occasionally to frequentlyWaist Twisting: Occasionally to frequentlyPushing/Pulling: Frequently up to 500 lbs at a time to move large pieces ofequipment on a dollyReaching:Above shoulder: ContinuouslyBelow Shoulder: ContinuouslyFull Extension: FrequentlyLifting:0-10 lbs: Continuously: weight up to 100 yards at a time11-25 lbs: Occasionally: weight up to 150 feet at a time26-50 lbs: Occasionally to frequently: weight up to 100 feet at a time51-75 lbs: Occasionally to frequently: weight up to 100 feet at a time76-100 lbs: Occasionally: weight carried several feet at a time or using dolly.Hand Activities:Repetitive Hand use: ContinuouslySimple Grasping: ContinuouslyPower Grasping: Occasionally to frequentlyFine Manipulation: OccasionallyHand/Arm twisting/turning: FrequentlyComputer Operation/writing: FrequentlyDISASTER SERVICE WORKERWest County Transportation Agency is a local government cooperative agency (joint powersagreement). 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 pressedinto service in the local community performing duties that are of a critical nature and required byyour supervisors at work
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