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Mechanic Journey

Location: Everett, WA
Job # 6173735
Mechanics diagnose vehicle malfunctions, perform preventive maintenance and repair and overhauls various types of transit and support vehicles, either in the field or at the Operations Base
 Essential Duties:
1. Inspect and repair mechanical and electrical components on coaches and other vehicles, including engines, alternators, starters, transmissions, differentials, drive lines, radiators, air brakes, hydraulic brakes and cooling systems.

2. Documents all repairs and records labor hours on appropriate forms.

3. Performs general cleaning work in the garage and other related work as required.
 Minimum Qualifications:

Five years experience in mechanical repair on diesel and or gasoline powered equipment, including electrical, gas engines, diesel engines, air systems, suspensions and air and hydraulic brakes.

Formal education in automotive/HD diesel mechanices (up to 2 years) can be substituted for 2 years work experience.  (Applicants may certify this requirement through successful completion of an Apprenticeship Program that incorporates this level of education and experience.)

Possession of a complete set of heavy equipment tools and a roll away tool box at time of hire.

Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State driver's license and WA State CDL license with P1 endorsement, with passenger and airbrake restriction removed, within 90 days of hire.

Willingness and ability to work any shift assigned to meet the needs of the agency, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Must be able to clearly communicate (read, speak and write) English.

Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.
 Entry Requirements:
Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

1. Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy equipment repair shops.

Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

1. Skill in use of jacks, wrenches, grease guns, hydraulic hoists, cleaning materials, precision tools and equipment used in the service and repair of heavy equipment and other tools of the trade.

2. Skill in repair and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, gas engine, diesel engine, transmission rebuild and air systems.

Qualification to enter this position requires the following abilities to:

1. Ability to locate and correct minor and major defects in gasoline and/or diesel powered equipment.

2. Ability to use diagnostic meters for troubleshooting computerized components.

3. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams. These instructions and materials are in English.

Preferred ASE certifications that relate to this work are:

Transit Bus Certification Tests (H1 - H8)
  • H2 - Diesel Engines
  • H3 - Drive Train
  • H4 - Brakes
  • H5 - Suspension & Steering
  • H6 - Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • H7 - Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • H8 - Preventive Maintenance & Inspection (PMI)
Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist Certification Test (L2)

School Bus Certification Tests (S1 - S7)
  • S1 - Body Systems & Special Equipment
  • S2 - Diesel Engines
  • S3 - Drive Train
  • S4 - Brakes
  • S5 - Suspension & Steering
  • S6 - Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • S7 - Air Conditioning Systems & Controls
Medium-Heavy Truck Certification Tests (T1 - T8)
  • T2 - Diesel Engines
  • T3 - Drive Train
  • T4 - Brakes
  • T5 - Suspension & Steering
  • T6 - Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • T7 - Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • T8 - Preventive Maintenance Inspection
 Proficient Performance Requirements:
Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position's duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

1. None Listed

Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position's duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

1. None Listed
 Physical Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying, driving.
This position is considered safety-sensitive under the U.S. Department of Transportation and is subject to drug and alochol testing.
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