Open until filled
An employee in this position will perform skilled mechanical tasks in preventive maintenance, the diagnosis of malfunctions, and the repair and overhaul of various types of automotive and light diesel vehicles and equipment. Typical duties will include performing preventive maintenance functions to maintain safe and reliable operation of vehicles and equipment; performing tune-ups on various types of automotive and special purpose equipment powered with gasoline, compressed natural gas and light diesel engines; testing electrical systems and components using specialized testing equipment and repairing or rebuilding systems as required; performing general overhaul, maintenance and repairs on gasoline, compressed natural gas, and light diesel-powered automotive and special purpose equipment including engines, drive trains, brakes, exhaust, fuel, emissions, electrical, steering, cooling, chassis, suspension systems and heating and air conditioning systems; inspecting, adjusting and repairing accessory equipment such as sanders, snowplows and wheelchair lifts; removing, rebuilding, repairing and replacing manual or automatic transmissions from automotive and special purpose equipment; performing basic gas, arc and wire feed welding for the repair of automotive equipment; repairing and maintaining body interior including door locks, window controls, and wheelchair tie downs; entering work order data on Agency personal computers and on handwritten work orders; performing general cleaning of work areas in the maintenance facility and performing other related duties as assigned.
Starting wage: $27.12 per hour
Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of: the principles of gasoline, compressed natural gas, and diesel engines; the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices related to automotive maintenance and repair; the hazards and safety precautions followed in automotive and equipment repair shops. Ability to: read and understand equipment maintenance and repair manuals; use OEM diagnostic software, perform basic writing skills; perform basic mathematical computations; work as part of a team in a directed work team environment; perform computerized work order methods and procedures; read and understand gauges and meters; pass a job related examination; pass federally required drug and alcohol testing mandates; drive all job related vehicles and maintain a valid WA State driver’s license and CDL.
Required: High school graduation or GED equivalent. Three years experience as a journey level mechanic in automotive and/or light to medium duty truck maintenance and considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices related to the maintenance and repair of light to medium duty vehicular equipment. Desired: Valid, applicable certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Familiarity with work order software. Degree or certificate from automotive technical college.
Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License at time of hire and be able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License permit (with third party testing certificate) within 30 days of hire. Must obtain CDL Class B within 90 days of hire. Must possess a complete set of automotive tools and a rollaway toolbox necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the position including the ability to maneuver objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must possess certifications in air conditioning and emissions testing within six months of date of hire. Must be willing to work any shift. Assignment to swing or graveyard shift is likely.
How to Apply:
Submit a completed Pierce Transit application form and a supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Applications materials may be obtained at www.piercetransit.org/careers, from the Pierce Transit receptionist at 3701 96th Street SW, PO Box 99070, Lakewood, WA 98496-0070 or by calling 253.581.8000. Completed application materials may be emailed to Jean Carlson at email@example.com, faxed to 253-984-8224, or mailed to the address above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received.
Applicants who, in the judgment of Human Resources, most closely match the requirements of the position may be invited to an oral review panel. Applicants who pass the interview panel may then be scheduled for a job related exam. Selection of applicants for referral to the panel will be determined by a review and evaluation of the information submitted in the application documents. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications and abilities as they relate to the position.