Mechanic 1st Class - Hoquiam, WA

Employer: Grays Harbor Transit

Job Description:
This position is a safety sensitive position subject to FTA preemployment, random drug and alcohol testing throughout the term of employment.

Job Summary:
This position is a union bargaining position under the direction of the Maintenance Manager. Under general supervision, performs journey-level work in the repair and maintenance of gas and diesel-powered automobiles, medium and heavy trucks, buses, grounds maintenance and other equipment. Repairs related systems such as pumps, transmissions, carburetors, hydraulics, brakes and others. Work is performed with significant latitude to diagnose and repair assigned equipment and is reviewed through direct observation, results achieved, customer satisfaction and individual conference. Regular attendance is an essential function of the job. Position requires ability to work weekends or shifts as shifts are assigned by Seniority Bid.

This job description is not intended and should be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.

Nature of Work:
Services and performs preventive maintenance of all transit coaches, paratransit vans, public use vanpool vans, maintenance vehicles and equipment. Inspects equipment; identifies problems; records findings, reports repair needs, and makes recommendations for future service needs. Uses computerized equipment to diagnose and program engine and transmission control systems to optimize performance; performs safety inspections; tunes, adjusts and services cars, trucks, buses and other automotive vehicles or transit equipment; may change and repair tires.

Uses manual and computerized diagnostic equipment and communicates with users to identify equipment problems, and/or repairs equipment to restore to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) tolerances and standards. Repairs, overhauls or rebuilds gas or diesel engines, pumps, transmissions, carburetors, hydraulic cylinders and systems, alternators, generators, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems including multiplexing, drive trains, suspension systems, steering, carburetion and fuel injection systems, emission systems, exhaust systems, wheel chair and other accessibility assistance systems, and other equipment. Operates lathes, drills and other shop machines; uses acetylene, MIG and arc welding equipment in fabricating and repairing equipment; tests and repairs electrical systems; modifies or repairs exhaust systems. Records repairs and inspection of vehicles and equipment.

Assists with annual inventory of parts and equipment. Ensures individual work area is clean and organized to maintain accessibility and prevent accidents and unsafe conditions.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities
• Requires regular and reliable attendance.
• Skill in the use of jacks, wrenches, grease guns, hydraulic hoists, cleaning materials, precision tools and equipment used in the service and repair of heavy equipment.
• The ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
• Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy equipment repair shops
• Working knowledge of modern methods, tools and equipment of the diesel and automotive mechanical trade;
• Working knowledge of the operation and mechanics of all diesel and gasoline internal combustion engines.
• Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions followed in diesel equipment repair shops.
• Ability to locate and correct defects in diesel automotive equipment.
• Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
• Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including other transit employees, outside contractors, suppliers, and the public.
• Ability to report to work on time and maintain a reliable attendance record to assure efficient and effective performance of job duties.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure.
• Ability to understand and follow posted work rules and procedures.
• Ability to follow directions from a supervisor

Qualifications, Licenses & Certificates:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school and completion of an apprenticeship in automotive equipment repair, journey-level mechanic status, or certification of ASE certification as a master automotive technician or master medium/heavy-duty technician. Any specialized training and education is helpful. Possession of a valid Washington State Commercial Driver’s License, Class A or B and air brake restrictions removed. Any specialized training and education is helpful.

Special Requirements:
Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation Physical and Substance Abuse test prior to employment. All applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States prior to employment.

Physical Activities/Requirements:
Work is performed primarily indoors. Continuous use of both hands in reaching, handling, grasping, fingering while performing duties operating/working on various vehicles, equipment and machinery. On rare occasions may be required to lift heavier weight with assistance of others or mechanical devices up to 100 pounds. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders, and inclines while maintaining balance. Physical strength and ability sufficient to perform manual labor for extended periods under extreme wet and cold, and generally unpleasant conditions. Continuously bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck/wrists while performing mechanical repairs and maintenance items. Occasional kneeling/crouching/crawling while making repairs in an awkward position. May work at heights, alone, with others, or in noisy work area. Continuously moving, sitting or standing for excessive periods of time. May work outside with all weather extremes, be exposed to smoke, electrical hazards, noxious odors, fumes, vapors, or chemicals, and/or unsanitary conditions. Continuous use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Unusual Working Conditions:
May perform shift work and work overtime as may be required. Must provide and maintain in the workplace a set of tools as required. This position requires significant physical ability and dexterity including: frequent standing and walking for prolonged periods on concrete surfaces; lifting and carrying parts, tools and equipment; pushing/pulling or forcibly moving heavy parts and equipment; bending, twisting at the waist, knees, and neck; working in awkward positions and in cramped quarters; kneeling, crouching and crawling; reaching, handling fingering and grasping requiring fine finger manipulations using both hands and arms; use of speech, hearing, sight feeling and sense of smell; and, eye/foot coordination.

Other Requirements
• Knowledge of computer programs and process to read and maintain records in Fleet Software.
• Knowledge and experience with Computer Based Diagnostic Software
• Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including other transit employees, outside contractors, suppliers, and the public.
• All applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States prior to employment.

Tools Required for Mechanics:
Possession of a complete set of heavy equipment tools and a roll-away tool box at the time of appointment.

ATTENTION MECHANIC I APPLICANTS: YOU MUST HAVE ALL THE TOOLS LISTED BELOW AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE THESE TOOLS TO APPLY, BUT YOU MUST HAVE THEM IN ORDER TO BEGIN THE MECHANIC I POSITION.
· 6" Diagonal Cutting Pliers
· 6" #1 Phillips Screwdriver
· 5" Needle Nose Pliers with Side Cutter
· 6" #2 Phillips Screwdriver
· 6" Slip Joint Pliers
· 6" #3 Phillips Screwdriver
· 6" Multi-purpose Pliers (Water Pump)
· Deep Socket Set 7/16" to 7/8"
· 1/2" Capacity Ignition Pliers
· 1/2" Drive Socket Set 3/8" to 1-1/4"
· 14" Capacity Ignition Pliers
· 3/8" Drive Socket Set 3/8" to 3/4"
· 7" Vise Grip Pliers
· 1/4" Drive Socket Set 3/16" to 1/2"
· 8" Adjustable Wrench
· 1/2" Drive Ratchet
· 12" Adjustable Wrench
· 1/2" Drive Flex Handle
· 1/4" to 1 1/4" Combination Wrench Set
· 1/2" Drive 3" Extension
· Allen Wrench Set - Sizes .05" to 9/16"
· 1/2" Drive 6" Extension
· 8" Piece Basic Ignition Wrench
· 1/2" Drive 10" Extension
· Flare Nut Wrench Set - Sizes 1/4"
to 7/8"
· 3/8" Drive Ratchet
· 8 oz. Machinist Ball Peen Hammer
· 3/8" Drive Flex Handle
· 12 oz. Machinist Ball Peen Hammer
· 3/8" Drive 3" Extension
· 8 oz. Plastic Tip Hammer
· 3/8" Drive 6" Extension
· 4" Flat Blade Screwdriver
· 3/8" Drive 10" Extension
· 6" Flat Blade Screwdriver
· 1/4" Drive Ratchet
· 3" Flat Blade Screwdriver
· 1/4" Drive Flex Handle
· Set 3/8" Drive Univ. Sockets –
7/16" to 5/8"
· 1/4" Drive 3" Extension
· Set overhead Valve Feeler gauges --
· 1/4" Drive 6" Extension
· Blades from .0015 to .035
· Hacksaw Frame and Blades
· Set Punch and Chisels
· Flashlight
· Brake Adjusting Tool (Star Nut Adjustment)
· 1-1/4" x 7-1/2" Putty Knife
· 16" Lady Foot Pry Bar
· Rolling Cabinet (3 drawer chest)
· Metric Allen Wrench Set
· Test Light
· 3/8" Drive Metric Sockets 9mm-19mm
· 5/8" Spark Plug Socket
· 1/2" Drive Metric Sockets 10mm-19mm
· 13/16" Spark Plug Socket
· 6mm-19mm Combination Wrench Set
· 12" Adjustable Wrench
· Brass Drift
· Retrieval Tool (Magnetic or Mechanical)
· 3 Point File
· Pocket Knife
· 10" Round Bastard File
· Special Fastener Tools, as required
· Torx sockets/internal and external
10" Flat Bastard File

Grays Harbor Transit has a policy of a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace. Employment is contingent on passing a Department of Transportation physical and substance abuse test. Hired applicants will also be subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment.

Grays Harbor Transit is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.

Contact Person: Katie Heikkila
Phone: 3605322270
Email: kheikkila@ghtransit.com
Location: Hoquiam, WA
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: 27.92 HR

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Posted on December 18, 2020

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