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General Repair Mechanic (Vehicle)

Regional Transportation District - Denver • Denver, CO

Posted 22 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Other Great Industries
Engineering, Installation - Maint - Repair, Skilled Labor - Trades

Job Description

Position Demographics

This position requires union membership.

Department:  Bus Operations
Reports to:    Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Supervises:   None

Description of Work

This position is responsible for preventative maintenance, maintenance repairs, and inspections on RTD buses and vehicles. This includes conducting detailed inspections as well as removing, repairing, and replacing parts and components as necessary, while using tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner. Also maintains a clean, efficient, and safe shop area.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to the rules and regulations of the RTD Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL:

Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of RTD, working effectively in a diverse work environment, using prudent judgment at all times, performing duties in a safe manner, and assuring professional quality of services to all external and internal customers.

Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical problems on all RTD vehicles and equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance on all RTD vehicles and equipment, which includes RTD required inspections as well as annual Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections.

Operates vehicles while in strict compliance with RTD policies, directives, and procedures and all Federal and Colorado traffic laws and regulations. This includes using proper defensive driving techniques.

Performs on-street maintenance by operating RTD service/tow trucks.

Completes all necessary forms, which includes, but are limited to, repair orders, service truck logs, core and warranty tags, and parts slips.

Complies with RTD policies, directives, and procedures as well as environmental guidelines, such as the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in using shop tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner.

Identifies required parts for repairs and properly requisitions parts from appropriate storeroom.

Performs various physical duties to successfully complete job responsibilities. These can include, but are not limited to, bending, stooping, reaching, laying down, twisting, lifting and carrying various-sized and weighted objects.

Performs job responsibilities in a garage shop environment, which includes, but is not limited to, working with fumes, chemicals, various noise levels, at heights, in confined spaces, and in various outdoor weather conditions as required.

Attends daily crew meetings for work assignments and other instructions.

OTHER:

Reviews computer printouts of Maintenance Reporting System (MRS) reports to learn maintenance history of RTD vehicles.

All other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

2 year's work experience in a mechanical shop, or a degree from a recognized automotive/diesel school, or completion of the RTD DTECH program.

Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Not more than five (5) points assessed against motor vehicle record (MVR) in the past two (2) years and 10 points in 7 years. Also no DUI, DWI, or reckless driving in the past 5 years.

Ability to pass a RTD required Physical Ability Assessment (PAA) related to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job.

Ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and be issued a Medical Examiner Certificate that is valid for at least one year, and a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License Permit with an air brake and passenger endorsement (Class A-P).

Ability to pass RTD basic mechanics test and interview.

ONCE HIRED THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET AND SUSTAINED TO MAINTAIN EMPLOYMENT:

Ability to pass RTD on-the-job Maintenance Training.

Ability to pass RTD on-the-job Driver Training and maintain CDL for remainder of employment.

Ability to pass RTD on-the-job Class A CDL Training and maintain classification for remainder of employment (this will take place within 2 years of employment).

Ability to pass a RTD required Physical Ability Assessment (PAA) related to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job.

Ability to pass RTD on-the-job Tow Certification Training and maintain certification for remainder of employment (this will take place within 2 years of employment).

Ability to pass RTD on-the-job Forklift Training (this will take place within 2 years of employment).

Ability to use a computer for diagnostic and date entry purposes.

Demonstrated ability to bend, stoop, reach, and push/pull and lift up to 60 pounds in a proper safe manner.

Ability to work in a standard shop environment, which can include, but is not limited to, working with dust, fumes, exhaust, various noise levels, various temperatures, and chemicals for an extended length of time as well as various outdoor weather conditions as required.

Ability to work in confined spaces, awkward physical positions, and at various heights.

Ability to possess 80% of the approved Maintenance Division tool list at the time of hire and obtain 100% at the end of probation/qualifying period.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, which can include working various days, hours, and shifts.

OR

An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics consistent with required qualifications as determined in the job analysis.

RTD BASIC TOOL REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL REPAIR MECHANICS

1 Each Minimum 3 Drawer cabinet / roll around box

¼' SOCKETS & DRIVE TOOLS
1 Each Ratchet
1 Set Metric Socket Set 5mm – 14 mm 
1 Set Standard Socket Set 3/16' – 9/16' 

3/8' SOCKETS & DRIVE TOOLS 
1 Each Ratchet
1 Each Torque Wrench 0-200 IN. LB.
1 Each Extension bar 3' length
1 Each Extension bar 6' length
1 Each Air Impact 
1 Each Air Ratchet
1 Set Metric Socket Set 9mm – 17mm
1 Set Standard Flexible socket set 3/8' – ¾'
1 Set Deep well Socket Set 3/8' – 7/8'
1 Set Standard Socket set 3/8' – 7/8'
1 Set Impact Sockets 3/8' – 7/8'
1 Each Universal Joint 90º swing

½' SOCKETS & DRIVE TOOLS 
1 Each Ratchet
1 Each Torque Wrench 0-250 FT. LB.
1 Set Extension Bar –3', 6' & 10' length
1 Each Air Impact Wrench (Suggest 500 FT. LB. Minimum)
1 Set Deep Well Socket Set 7/16' – 1 ¼'
1 Set Impact Socket Set 3/8' – 1 1/4'
1 Set Standard Socket Set 7/16' – 1 ¼'
1 Set Metric socket set 10mm, 12mm – 24mm 
1 Each Universal joint – 90º swing
1 Each Stud remover –5/16' to ¾' capacity

MISCLEANEOUS HAND TOOLS
1 Each Strap / Chain type Filter Wrench
1 Each File handle – 1/4' maximum capacity
1 Each File - 8' crosscut
1 Each File - 6' round bastard
1 Each File - 8' flat bastard
1 Each Flexible mirror
1 Each Flex magnetic pick-up tool – lifts 8 oz.
1 Each Hacksaw – flush cutting, 10' blade
1 Each Long nose pliers, 5'
1 Each Joint pliers - 16' (channel-locks)
1 Each Slip joint utility pliers
1 Each Wire strippers / crimp pliers
1 Each Diagonal cutting pliers, 6' long
1 Each Arc joint pliers, 8' long
1 Each Locking pliers, 10' long (vise grip)
1 Set Pry bar set
1 Set Heel bar set
1 Set Screwdriver set 8-10 Piece Straight & Phillips 
including # 1, 2 & 3 Phillips
1 Each Adjustable end wrench - 6' length
1 Each Adjustable end wrench - 12' length
1 Set Combination wrench set 1/4' to 1 1/4'
1 Set Metric combination wrench set 6mm – 24mm
1 Set Torx drive bits #4 - #50
1 Set Standard Allen-wrenches
1 Set Metric Allen-wrenches 6mm – 14mm
1 Each Cotter key puller
1 Set Punch and chisel set
1 Each 12 foot tape measure
1 Each 12-24V circuit test light
1 Each Digital VOM / High Impedance 
1 Each Flashlight
1 Each Combination snap ring pliers 45º
1 Each Combination Snap Ring pliers Straight
1 Each Compothane hammer
1 Each Heavy-duty hammer, 3lbs.
1 Each Hammer ball peen, 8 oz.
1 Set Awl and pick set
1 Set Feeler gauges
1 Each Tubing cutter

At RTD we believe happy employees make happy customers. That's why we offer a complete benefits package with a lot of extra perks.

  • A competitive salary
  • Paid in-house training programs
  • Professional training/education allowances
  • Growth potential
  • Several medical, dental and vision plan coverage choices
  • An excellent retirement savings plan
  • A fitness/wellness center
  • and so much more!
Benefits may be available on a pro-rated basis to some part-time positions.

For more information on Benefits, please click here.
 
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