Mechanic B - San Francisco, CA

3 weeks ago
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Transdev Services


Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.


Performs routine maintenance on equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Installs equipment, engines, hoses, batteries, tires, wheels/brakes, HVAC, wiring, etc., or programs to meet specifications. Watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure equipment is working properly. Services, repairs, adjust, and tests machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical principles. Inspects equipment, structures, etc., of materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Adjust and reline hydraulic brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment (where applicable).
  • Align front ends (where applicable) and service suspension systems.
  • Attach test instruments to equipment, and read dials and gauges in order to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Must be qualified to disassemble and overhaul internal combustion engines, pumps, generators, transmissions, clutches, and differential units.
  • Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
  • Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
  • Inspect, repair, and maintain automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery such as pumps and compressors.
  • Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, motor analyzers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
  • Operate valve-grinding machines to grind and reset valves (where applicable).
  • Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
  • Must be qualified to install or rebuild diesel engines.
  • Recondition and replace parts, pistons, bearings, gears, and valves.
  • Repair and adjust seats, doors, and windows, and install and repair accessories.
  • Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels. Able to work on multiplex systems.
  • Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  • Must be qualified to repair and maintain parts of the engine, such as fuel injection systems.
  • Test drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.   Have appropriate driver’s license for facilities needs or the ability to obtain one.
  • Use hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists (where applicable for your specific location).
  • Other duties as directed and or assigned, to include and to ensure the safe operation and efficiency of the department. 
  • Other duties as required.

Mechanic A: 5+ years’ experience. Must be able to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair the most difficult of all vehicle and equipment service. Must be able to teach Mechanics B and C, as time permits, more complex repair techniques. Must demonstrate superior mechanical skills and mentoring capabilities. Must possess a CDL license with a passenger endorsement or have the ability and willingness to obtain one. Optimally, will possess 609 and 608 air conditioning certificates and at least five H or T series ASE certifications of which two must consist of T6, T7, H6, or H7. 


 Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED
  • Must be age 21 or older

 Education, Licensing, and Certifications Preferred:

  • Appropriate Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications preferred
  • Master Mechanic certification preferred


  • 5 or more years of progressive experience in the repair and maintenance of all types of heavy duty transit equipment

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Broad understanding of all mechanical systems related to transit vehicles
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to read blue prints, schematics, and other mechanical diagrams
  • Ability to read and write routine reports, forms, and other documentation or correspondence
  • Ability to organize and perform work efficiently; strong attention to details
  • Ability to coach others and monitor their work for accuracy and completeness

Travel requirement (as a percent): <5% for occasional on-the-road repairs


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must submit to drug testing and a background check
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical examination

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to manipulate, handle or feel; reach with hands or arms; and talk or hear. 
  • Frequently required to sit.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel crouch or crawl; and smell.
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold and in a damp environment with moderate noise. 
  • May be exposed to water, fumes, and chemicals.



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Veolia Transportation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status. 


Drug free workplace


If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check


This opportunity was made possible by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Contract Compliance Office’s Employee Training Program.


Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law—Discrimination is Prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and by Executive Order No. 11246 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—Administered by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prohibits discrimination because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, or National Origin by Employers with 15 or more employees, by Labor Organizations, by Employment Agencies, and by Apprenticeship or Training Programs. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact:

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

1801 L Street NW., Washington, DC 20507


Executive Order No. 11246—Administered by The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs prohibits discrimination because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, or National Origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment by all Federal Government Contractors and Subcontractors, and by Contractors Performing Work Under a Federally Assisted Construction Contract, regardless of the number of employees in either case. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact:

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210

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