Transit Maintenance Mechanic - Job Code #4516

Sarasota County Government
Job Description
Transit Maintenance Mechanic (Official Job Title: Heavy Truck Equipment Technician I - Bus):    Join our award-winning Fleet Team! Sarasota County Fleet Services has approximately 1,700 assets, both on and off the road, that are serviced by three maintenance facilities and four fueling sites. We have also implemented weekly, in-depth safety inspections and monthly shop inspections, with the goal of ensuring as much overview as possible in an effort to achieve high operating standards.
As a maintenance mechanic, you will perform skilled diagnosis, repair and preventative maintenance on medium and heavy-duty diesel and hybrid fixed route buses, and gas-powered support vehicles. Perform service calls as required and work with operations department to ensure buses are ready for daily service requirements. Our residents and visitors are reliant on the dependability of our buses and we need your help to keep them running!

  • Diagnose, maintain, overhaul, inspect and repair fixed route bus systems and components such as engines, transmissions, electrical, pneumatic, braking and hydraulic systems, wheel chair ramps and ADA equipment, fare-boxes and electronic equipment. Utilize laptop computer, hand held scanners, computer software, technical manuals and on-line media to correctly diagnose and repair vehicle systems and components. Perform service calls and trade buses out for operations department as required.
  • Diagnose, maintain, inspect and repair support vehicles systems and components such as engines, transmissions, electrical, hydraulic, and braking.
  • Enter repair information, labor hours and detailed notes into maintenance information system. Enter hours worked into time card system daily. Accurately fill out PMI forms and submit to supervisor in timely manner.
  • Clean shop, grounds, vehicle wash areas, and vehicles as required by operational need. Repair shop equipment as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
A High School Diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years of experience in automotive, heavy-duty bus or medium/heavy truck repair.  Must obtain CDL Class "B" with Air Brake and Passenger endorsement within six (6) months from date of hire and maintain in order to stay qualified within job classification. 

Preferred Qualification:     ASE certification in Transit Bus Brakes (H4) and Transit Bus steering and suspension (H5) not required at time of hire but should be obtained within the first year of employment. EPA section 608 and 609 certifications preferred but not required at time of hire.

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