Transit Maintenance Crew Leader (Swing Shift) - Yakima, WA

Employer: City of Yakima

Job Description:
Transit Maintenance Crew Leader (Swing Shift
2:00 PM - 10:30 PM)
SALARY: $18.98 - $22.75 Hourly, $3,289.87 - $3,943.33 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 08/10/20
CLOSING DATE: 09/14/20 04:00 PM

The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training
and growth. The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
• Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
• FREE healthcare clinic!
• WA State PERS pension plan
• 3% employer contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
• Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
• Longevity pay
• Much more!
Monday - Friday, 2:00 PM - 10:30 PM.

- High school Diploma or GED and 3 years related experience and/or training in vehicle maintenance
operations and mechanical maintenance. Lead or supervisory experience preferred.
- Shall be subject to drug and alcohol testing, pursuant to the Department of Transportation (DOT)
regulations (49 CFR Part 40) and the Federal Transit - Administration's Regulations (49 CFR Part 655).

Must possess/obtain and maintain a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License with a
passenger endorsement within 6 months of employment. Must possess/obtain Basic First Aid
including CPR and AED.

Under limited supervision, provides guidance and oversight to the cleaning and servicing of transit
vehicles; may perform all functions of a Transit Vehicle Cleaner and Transit Service Worker.

- Oversees organizes, schedules, coordinates and assists with work duties for vehicle cleaners and service
workers; arranges with other departments for vehicle repair; identifies needed repair; Coordinates
outside repairs when necessary.
- Provides crew with training, assistance and monitors for quality control. Documents and reports
performance and behavioral issues as necessary. Works within established policies to evaluate staff
performance in accordance with City processes.
- Cleans inside of all transit vehicles sweeps, dusts, mops and cleans floors, seats, windows, mirrors,
steps, wheel well covers, walls, ceilings, handrails, fare boxes and other surfaces using brooms, mops,
squeegees, rags and towels. Uses household-type cleaning products. Vacuums tracks for securing
wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices. Removes gum, stains and debris from seats and
- Notes, identifies and reports seating, lighting and other components requiring repair and/or
replacement and conditions that could cause injury to passengers.
- Pressure washes designated areas of vehicles and wheel wells prior to entry into the vehicle washing
facility. Dries external vehicle surfaces after washing. Washes vehicles by hand in the event of vehicle
washing facility malfunction.
- Services transit vehicles with fuel and oil. Replaces all lamps and lights both interior and exterior;
replaces flasher units. Maintains anti freeze, other fluids and levels and performs other similar servicing
procedures. Checks exterior of Transit Division vehicles and inspects for evidence of damage, accidents
or repair and maintenance needs. Inspects tires for low, flat or scuffed tires in need of attention,
notifies garage. Adds air as needed. Checks lug nuts; tightens if loose or replaces if missing. Repairs
and/or replaces mirrors and windshield wipers. Makes adjustments to exit doors and interior driver's
fans so they operate properly. Adjusts wiper arms, generators, air compressors and power steering
units as needed. Modifies schedule holders and transfer cutters to fit vehicle bus design. Designs and
builds driver storage boxes. Paints wheels, minor scratches and interiors as needed. Maintains seat
belts in proper operating order; repairs and/or replaces as needed. Maintains records on maintenance
and mileage of transit coaches and staff vehicles. Prepares work requests for maintenance and repair
- Maintains vehicle security; Secures vehicles, equipment and buildings at the end of shifts. Orders
cleaning supplies and equipment. Mixes cleaning detergents to proper proportions.
- Inspects interiors for vandalism and unsafe conditions which could injure passengers or damage their
clothing. Wraps passenger assist bars with tape. Repairs, replaces, and/or recovers seats and inserts.
- Maintains fare boxes by un-jamming them, repairs mechanisms, and cleans interiors including view
windows. Maintains fare box vaults; keeps in good working order and appearance. Maintains
destination signs by putting them back on track, and replaces curtains.
- Field work will include but is not limited to: trimming trees and bushes around the bus stop zones or
locations that affect the routes; spraying for weeds; graffiti cleanup; painting over graffiti; remove
stickers and trash from the bus zones; maintain, replace and assist in installation of transit and bus
zones and surrounding areas.
- Responsible for making repairs to bus passenger waiting shelters on an as needed basis.
- May deliver replacement coaches to transit routes as needed. - May operate transit vehicles not requiring
a Commercial Driver's License within the compound. Fuels, checks fluids, inspects and reports repairs
to garage on transit vehicles as needed.
- Performs building maintenance/custodial and cleaning duties as needed including but not limited to:
sweeping, mopping, stripping, waxing and/or buffing floors; vacuuming or shampooing carpets;
washing windows and walls; dusting furniture; emptying waste receptacles and disposal of waste
materials; cleaning and sanitizing toilet facilities and replenishing supplies; cleaning drinking fountains
and glass doors.
- Requires regular and reliable attendance.
- Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques. Ability to train new staff in procedures
of City operations; instruct, oversee, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees; schedule work of
others; maintain records and prepare reports.

Knowledge of the use of hand cleaning equipment, pressure washers and vacuum cleaners. Working
knowledge of tools and the basic routine mechanical maintenance as related to transit vehicles and their
internal and external equipment as well as automobiles. Ability to perform strenuous labor under dirty
and uncomfortable situations and in all types of weather conditions. Ability to perform continuous
physical effort including frequent bending, walking, manipulation of and lifting of heavy departmental
equipment. Ability to operate transit coaches and maneuver them in close quarters with frequent
backing up. Ability to monitor work and relate oral instructions to bus cleaning contractor personnel.
Ability to perform duties with limited on site supervision.

Ability to read, write and speak English fluently to effectively communicate to groups of customers or
employees both verbally and in writing and to understand written and verbal instructions, product labels
and other related written materials. Must be able to interpret documents such as safety rules,
regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine
reports and notes of work accomplished and repair or replacement needs. Ability to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

Work will require occasional travel to a variety of locations. May work outside with all weather
extremes, and may be exposed to insects, pollen, dust, smoke, noxious odors, fumes, or chemicals,
solvents, oil, ink or vibrations, and/or traffic. Frequent climbing and balancing while on stairs and
other inclines. Frequent bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck while performing maintenance
items, cleaning and performing other tasks as assigned. Frequent kneeling/crouching/ crawling
while making repairs in confined spaces and awkward positions. Constant use of both hands and
arms in reaching/handling/grasping/ fingering while performing activities. Occasional heavy work
includes lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds and operation of a variety of vehicles, equipment,
hand tools and machinery. Constant use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing
while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public, performing
mechanical repairs and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and
maintain long-term and short-term memory. Will be required to wear safety protective gear when
necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential job functions.

Adverse weather conditions. Exposure to fumes, engine noise, detergents, dust dirt, dust, nontoxic
chemicals, potentially infectious human spillage, and gasoline and diesel fuel. Night and shift
work required. May work evenings and weekends

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $18.98-$22.75 HR, $3,289.87-$3,943.33 MO

Posted on August 31, 2020

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