Fleet Mechanic ~ Fleet Technician

Keolis Transit America, Inc.

Pomona,CA  

2019-12-01 2019-12-31
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For over 100 years, we’ve been helping more people travel safely, comfortably and efficiently than anyone else in the world.

“Thinking Like A Passenger” means we are completely focused on exceeding expectations for the rail and transit operations we manage.




KEOLIS IS HIRING A Fleet Mechanic/Technician in our POMONA, CA office!  Come grow your career with us - the industry leader!

For over 100 years, Keolis has been helping more people travel safely, comfortably, and efficiently than anyone else in the world.  Keolis is an innovative partner working continuously to create solutions to meet the needs of our customers . . . today and in the future!  We€™ve been managing complex passenger transportation for more than a century and we€™re on a constant quest to find better ways of helping our customers achieve their goal of providing superior service to their communities.  

Position Summary:

Performs skilled repairs and maintenance of buses and other mechanical equipment of the transit department.  This includes emergency repairs, regular and periodic inspection, and maintenance procedures to reduce frequency of repairs and lower the cost of operation and maintenance. Troubleshoot, repair, and rebuild engine components, transmissions, drive trains, suspensions, cooling systems, electrical/electronic systems, fuel systems, hydraulic or air brake systems, steering, or exhaust systems.  Perform other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor. Must maintain a valid California Commercial Class B CDL driver€™s license.

Core Competencies/Responsibilities:

  • Perform journeyman-level diagnostic repair and maintenance of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses, automotive vehicles, or mechanical equipment
  • Service buses, automobiles, trucks, diagnosing trouble and making repairs or adjustments
  • Inspect buses and other transit vehicles to assure compliance with health and safety standards.
  • Federal regulations; use diagnostic equipment to evaluate the operation and repair of engines, electrical, automotive systems, and equipment
  • Inspect, adjust, troubleshoot, and repair braking systems, balance and align wheels, rotate tires, etc
  • Complete major and minor overhaul or rebuild of engines, transmissions, and differentials
  • Check, change, or refill oil, fuel, transmission, brake, and other fluids
  • Coordinate with other maintenance personnel an efficient program for scheduling and performing preventative maintenance of buses and equipment
  • Performs required safety inspections
  • Operate a variety of precision power and hand-held engine, electrical, or other testing diagnostic equipment and tools used in a repair shop
  • Keep legible records and make reports related to all repairs
  • Respond to bus breakdowns on the road
  • Maintain the bus garage in a clean, orderly, and safe manner, free from hazardous conditions, in compliance with all health and safety regulations
  • Perform road tests to evaluate malfunctions, needed maintenance, or check on recent repairs
  • Perform other vehicular maintenance as may be required 

Required Qualifications: 

  • A pre-employment physical is a requirement of the candidate selection process for this position
  • Drug and alcohol testing is a requirement of the candidate selection process for this position
  • Random and periodic drug and alcohol testing is required of this position 

Education:

  • A high school diploma or GED equivalency sufficient to assure the ability to read and write English and to perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance

Experience:

  • Combination of training and experience that has provided the applicant with the required knowledge and abilities to successfully perform job duties PLUS 3 year€™s experience as a journey-level mechanical maintenance experience, including experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy diesel/natural gas powered equipment
  • Basic English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and report and/or letter writing

 Licenses and Certificates:

  • Possession of a valid Class B Commercial California driver€™s license

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment necessary for the repair and maintenance of a variety of automotive and diesel equipment
  • Diesel, gasoline, and alternatively fueled engines and related equipment repair and maintenance procedures
  • Hydraulic and air brake systems, shock absorbers, doors, and other coach equipment
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
  • Occupational hazards of the mechanics trades and applicable health and safety laws, regulations, and practices
  • Operation and use of hand, power tools and equipment used in gasoline or diesel engine repair and maintenance of related parts or equipment, including CNG and high tech diesel engines
  • Fuels, fluids, and chemicals used in maintenance and operation of buses and other automotive vehicles, including compressed natural gas, gasoline, oil, transmission or brake fluid, battery acid, etc.
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Standard arithmetic and basic business English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Inventory methods and practices; proper record keeping techniques
  • Skill in operating manual and automated office equipment, including a personal computer
  • Spreadsheet and word processing software programs to maintain records and reports

Ability to:

  • Identify, diagnose, and repair mechanical defects or problems
  • Adjust motors and equipment and skillfully use the tools of the mechanics trade
  • Operate diagnostic equipment
  • Read, interpret, and understand maintenance manuals, mechanical and electrical schematics or diagrams
  • Understand and carry out assigned work with minimal supervision
  • Use good judgment in recognizing scope of authority
  • Learn and use technology and computer software applications as appropriate to the work environment
  • Read, understand, interpret, and follow laws, rules, regulations, processes, policies, and methods of the office, the District, and the State of California
  • Communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing
  • Understand and be sensitive to those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Determine and meet schedules and time lines
  • Perform mathematical calculations with speed and accuracy
  • Maintain accurate, neat, and legible records and reports
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality
  • Set an example of professional appearance and conduct

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Physical, mental, and emotional stamina to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Mental acuity to collect and interpret data, evaluate, reason define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, make valid judgments and decisions
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity sufficient to write, use a telephone, operate and maneuver machinery and vehicles such as floor jacks, hand tools, diagnostic equipment, etc.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications are HIGHLY desirable; particularly applicable bus certificates
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and regulations
  • Previous experience in a school district or government entity
  • Experience, understanding, and maintaining cooperative and effective relationships with persons of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

 

KEOLIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

This employer will consider qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with Los Angeles Ordinance 184652.


Please note: Job duties or specific job title could vary; where covered by a collective bargaining agreement the provisions of that agreement may prevail.

For Los Angeles positions:
Keolis will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the LA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance

KEOLIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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