Mechanic - Richland, WA

Employer: Ben Franklin Transit (BFT)

Job Description:
Mechanic I
Salary: $61,401.60 - $69,035.20 Annually
Location: Richland WA, WA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Maintenance Fleet
Job Number: 202100042

Ben Franklin Transit provides exceptional and cost-effective transportation services that consistently exceed customer expectations while promoting the principles and practices of livable communities and sustainable development.

We value customer service, collaboration, diversity, fiscal accountability, innovation, sustainability and safety. Employees and representatives of BFT are expected to uphold our values and mission.

Perform mechanical work in the maintenance, repair, and services of gasoline powered vehicles, heavy and light duty equipment, small engines and related mechanical equipment. Perform diagnosis and repair of vehicles and electrical systems according to manufacturer standards. This position is subject to ongoing random DOT drug testing requirements under FTA regulations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities/KSA:
Perform minor repair, inspection, and lubrication of transit vehicles, such as buses, trolleys, vans, and support vehicles.
Remove, repair, and install component parts of vehicles per manufacturer specifications.
Conduct safety and preventative maintenance inspections as required by applicable Federal, State, and Agency guidelines.
Troubleshoot systems to locate causes of problems.
Locate and repair minor air leaks, short circuits and water leaks.
Perform full brake lining replacement including wheel bearing replacement.
Remove, repair, or replace vehicle tires as needed.
Perform pressure tests of cooling systems.
Test battery condition and voltage output.
Maintain and install lighting circuits, alarms, safety circuits, interlocks, ignition systems, environmental systems, and related components.
Inspect fare box vaults to ensure proper functioning; make repairs and/or replace when necessary.
Perform maintenance on destination signs.
May perform necessary service and minor repairs on road calls.
Prepare accurate records of each repair performed on vehicles.
Maintain cleanliness in the shop.
Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -
High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must have a complete set of hand tools.
Must obtain and maintain the following licenses and certifications:
Commercial Driver License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements and corresponding medical certification, or ability to obtain within 180-days of employment.
First Aid certification, or the ability to obtain within 180-days of employment.
Forklift Certification, or the ability to obtain within 180-days of employment.

Three years of experience in mechanical work on diesel and gasoline powered equipment.

Operation and basic techniques of materials, tools and methods used in the diagnosis, repair, maintenance, and servicing of diesel and gasoline vehicles and related equipment.
Operation and basic theory of cooling, heating, fuel, ignition, hydraulic/air, electrical, automatic transmission, and brake systems.
Operate shop equipment and other tools necessary to maintain and diagnose vehicle problems.
Understand and apply industrial safety rules, regulations, and procedures as applied to a transit maintenance facility.
Operate a variety of equipment, i.e. forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.
Effectively read, understand, and use technical information found in repair manuals, service change bulletin, and applicable technical documents, including parts and supply manuals.
Keep legible and accurate records.
Learn new technologies, policies, procedures and guidelines established by professional organizations and/or governing agencies.
Utilize office equipment and other relevant technology (software and systems) to meet business needs.
Understand, follow, and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Work as a team member and independently; effectively apply organizational and time management skills; meet deadlines and comply with Agency policies.
Exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Focus on tasks and recall details; handle frequent interruptions.


Agency: Ben Franklin Transit
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, Washington, 99352

Contact Person:
Location: Richland, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $61,401.60 - $69,035.20 YR

Posted on December 06, 2021

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