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General Transit Bus Garage Mechanic D at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

General Transit Bus Garage Mechanic D

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Landover, MD, MD Full-Time
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THIS JOB OPENING IS BEING USED TO FILL CURRENT AND FUTURE VACANCIES IN THIS CLASSIFICATION AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS, VARIOUS SHIFTS AND VARIOUS ASSIGNED DAYS OFF.

Minimum Qualifications

Education
  • High School Diploma or possession of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    • Vocational or technical mechanical training in transit bus, automotive, medium/heavy truck or school bus maintenance
    • The following vocational/technical training can be substituted for two (2) years of full time work experience at ALL levels:
      • three (3) years high school mechanical training;
      • two (2) years tech school mechanical training; OR,
      • two (2) years college mechanical training

Experience

Twelve (12) months following the achievement of a particular grade level (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), an incumbent may be advanced to the next grade level provided he/she has taken and passed any required written or practical tests, acquired any required certifications and has met acceptable fitness for duty, work record and job performance requirements.
  • Level D
    • Two (2) years as a Garage Mechanic, or related experience
  • Level C
    • Three (3) years as a Garage Mechanic, or related experience
  • Level B
    • Four (4) years as a Garage Mechanic, or related experience
  • Level A
    • Five (5) years as a Garage Mechanic, or related experience
  • Level AA
    • Six (6) years as a Garage Mechanic, or related experience

Certification/Licensure
  • Technical Certification/Licenses in 1 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or Military Occupational Specialty code (MOSC) for Military experience in related field
  • Satisfactorily pass all required ASE and WMATA certification tests following new hire training
  • Valid Class B Commercial Drivers (CDL) or CDL Learner's Permit from jurisdiction of residence is required prior to appointment with proper endorsements (for Level D only)
  • Valid Class A Commercial Drivers (CDL) from jurisdiction of residence is required for Level B to AA Lead positions
  • Intra State Commercial Driver's License with Passenger, Air Brake and tow truck operations indorsements is accepted with a provisional appointment valid until the age of 21
  • Level D
    • One (1) current ASE certification in one field (Transit Bus, Automotive, Medium/Heavy Truck or School Bus) or any of the following:
      • Military Occupational Skills Course (MOSC) certifications in a related field
      • Associates degree in Automotive Technology; or
      • Two (2) years of vocational training in transit bus, automotive, medium/heavy truck or school bus maintenance from an accredited school recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Level C
    • One (1) current ASE certification in one field (Transit Bus, Automotive, Medium/Heavy Truck or School Bus)
  • Level B
    • Two (2) current ASE certification in one field (Transit Bus, Automotive, Medium/Heavy Truck or School Bus)
  • Level A
    • Four (4) current ASE certification in one field (Transit Bus, Automotive, Medium/Heavy Truck or School Bus)
  • Level AA
    • Current ASE certifications of H2, H3, H4, H5, and H6
  • Level AAL
    • Current ASE certifications of H2, H3, H4, H5, and H6

Preferred
  • N/A

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary

The General Transit Bus Garage Mechanic performs skilled vehicle maintenance that includes troubleshooting, disassembly, repair, assembly and/or installation of automotive/diesel engines, transmissions, large and small electric/pneumatic/hydraulic components, chassis and vehicle body repairs for bus and automotive fleet, in the operation maintenance and repair of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s vehicles and equipment.

Job Levels : At each successive grade level of this job (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), the incumbent is expected to demonstrate increased, distinguishing levels of proficiency and efficiency in knowledge, skills and abilities when performing the assigned duties and essential functions described in this job description

" AA Lead" Level: In addition to independently performing the most complex aspects of the duties and essential functions described, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring work responsibilities of a group or team are properly completed in a timely manner and acts in the absence of the supervisor as required.

Essential Functions
  • Performs, in compliance with established procedures and maintenance standards, basic to more complexed maintenance work on WMATA vehicles, to ensure safety and reliability of parts and equipment.
  • Utilizes established procedures for operation, installation, maintenance and repair of WMATA's vehicles and equipment
  • Performs major repairs on all designated component parts of vehicles and analyzes and corrects those components having special or new problems, to appropriately maintain a safe operation and maintenance of WMATA vehicles and related components.
  • Performs major engine work by conducting technical diagnostics, to ensure continuity of operations and reliability of parts and equipment.
  • Performs all task conformance with safety and maintenance practices and procedures, to comply with safety regulations and conduct all activities in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Uses various types of test equipment and related specialized tools associated with job assignment, in accordance with applicable codes and principle standards. Completes required documentation and reports by using the proper forms and tags
  • Responds to and assists in emergencies such as securing or safeguarding WMATA vehicles and equipment, fire/life/safety and snow emergencies, to promote the Authority's transit-supporting goals and to provide high-quality customer service.
  • Performs tasks which may include heavy physical labor. Works various hours, locations, and days as required.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

Closing

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.
 

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