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JOURNEY LEVEL MECHANIC
Multiple positions available

Position Summary:

Under direction, employees in this classification perform skilled mechanical tasks in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of natural gas and diesel powered vehicles and equipment. Essential functions: systematic diagnosing of malfunctions to include fuel, electrical systems, programmable logic controls and mechanical systems; repairs, adjusts or replaces complete or integral parts of natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, drive trains and differentials, lubrication, cooling, exhaust and air or hydraulic systems; removes, rebuilds and replaces automatic transmissions in buses, trucks and automobiles; inspects, adjusts, troubleshoots and repairs bus door operation, air ride systems, steering systems, and wheelchair lifts; makes bus changes throughout the Pierce Transit service area; notifies the Fleet Assistant Manager, or delegate, of necessary repairs that had not been previously assigned; enters work order data on Agency personal computers; maintains a clean and orderly work area; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Salary:

Starting Wage: $30.41 per hour | Wage Range: $30.41 - $32.87 per hour


Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools, and standard practices related to the maintenance and repair of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment; principles of spark-ignited or diesel powered engines; safety precautions followed in heavy equipment repair shops.

Ability to: use jacks, wrenches, grease guns, hydraulic hoists, cleaning materials and other tools and equipment used in the service and repair of heavy equipment; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; work with other employees in a directed work team environment; conceptualize required work through personal observation or a verbal description and determine what is necessary to obtain quality results; perform computerized work order procedures; pass a job related examination; pass federally required drug and alcohol testing; drive all job related vehicles and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and CDL as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

Required:Any one of the following: 1) 3 years of journey-level mechanical work experience OR 2) Completion of a 2-year diesel mechanic vocational course of study plus 2 years journey-level mechanical work OR 3) Completion of a 4-year diesel mechanic apprentice program. Desired: Journey level mechanic work experience on natural gas or propane-powered spark ignited vehicles or equipment.


Special Requirements:

Must be willing to work any shift (assignment to swing shift, graveyard and/or weekends likely). Must possess a complete set of heavy equipment tools with a roll-a-way toolbox and a valid Washington State Driver’s License at the time of hire. Must be able to obtain a Class B Commercial License Permit (CLP) within thirty days of hire and obtain a Class B CDL with Air Brake and Passenger endorsements within 90 days of hire. Must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job as described above including the ability to maneuver objects weighing up to fifty pounds.

How to Apply:

Submit a completed Pierce Transit application form and supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Resumes will be accepted only if they are attached to a completed Pierce Transit application form. Application packets may be obtained below, from the Pierce Transit administrative building located at 3701 96th Street SW, PO Box 99070 Lakewood, WA 98496-0070 or by calling 253.581.8000. Completed packets may be returned to the PO Box listed above, jecarlson@piercetransit.org, via fax at 253-984-8224, or to the Pierce Transit administrative building.

Download Application Form HERE | Supplemental Questionnaire HERE


Selection Procedure:

The most competitively qualified applicants who meet the position qualifications will be invited to appear before an oral review panel. Selection of applicants for referral to the panel will be determined by the information supplied on the application and accompanying documents. The most competitive applicants who successfully complete the oral review process will be invited to participate in a practical exam. Selection of finalists will be made from those who successfully complete the practical exam; selection process may include a final interview with the hiring authority. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application materials to permit the Agency to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities, and attributes as they relate to the position.

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