• Mechanic A

    Job Locations US-MA-Dorchester
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/28/2018 5:15 PM)
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    Transdev Services
  • Overview

    Transdev North America 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.


    Overview of Position:

    Safely performs inspections and repairs to school buses to ensure the highest quality transportation service.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Ensures buses operate in a safe, comfortable, like-new condition by performing high quality maintenance repairs and inspections .
    • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and repair on vehicles.
    • Diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical, HVAC, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
    • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution to solve problems.
    • Rebuild engines, transmissions and other components .
    • Test drive buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
    • Performs road calls when needed.
    • Repair and adjust seats, doors, and windows, and installs and repairs accessories.
    • Inspects and varifies dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
    • Keeps assigned work area clean.
    • Other related duties as assigned.


    Education, Licensing, and Certifications:

    • A High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.).
    • Must have a valid driver's license.
    • Must maintain an excellent motor vehicle record.
    • Must have and maintain a current DOT certification.
    • Must have and maintain three (3) ASE certifications in school bus, heavy truck and/or transit bus.
    • A valid Class B Commercial Driver's License with passenger and school bus endorsements a plus.



    • Three (3) to five (5) years of recent bus or heavy duty truck repair experience.
    • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.


    Skills and Knowledge Required:

    • Strong knowledge of HVAC systems, and various heavy equipment engines, transmissions, starting and charging systems, air brake systems, electrical systems, and component overhaul procedures.
    • Ability to operate 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.
    • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a safe manner.
    • Must be able to comprehend parts books and maintenance manuals, and accurately complete any necessary reports or other documents.
    • Must possess basic computer knowledge.


    Pre-Employment Requirements:

    • Drug testing, pre-employment physical, and background screenings including a criminal background check and fingerprinting.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations can possibly be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the hands, fingers, arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and legs and moving the whole body such as climbing, lifting, squatting, balancing, walking, stooping, handling of materials, moving the steering wheel, and operating foot pedals freely while seated in bus seat.
    • The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud.
    • Vibrations and fumes or airborne particles may also be present.
    • Exposure to weather conditions prevalent at the time, which can be very hot in the summer months and cold during the winter months.


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    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.


    Transdev 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
    EEO is the Law Poster:


    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


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