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Bus Mechanic - (2100007C)

Company: Chicago Transit Authority
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

MAKE UP TO $39.42 Dollars per hour! 1 ā€“ 12 months of service $31.537 13 ā€“ 24 months of service $35.479 25+ plus months of service $39.42 APPLY NOW: HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? Join us for a job fair on Saturday October 1, 2022 from 9am to 12:30pm. Learn more about the role and speak directly to a representative from the department! DESCRIPTION: Under direct supervision, performs comprehensive maintenance and repair work on Authority buses. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs troubleshooting, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance work on various bus systems and components. Inspects, aligns, replaces, adjusts, and repairs various bus components and systems. Uses instruments and gauges, including computers, to test and determine causative factors of component or system malfunctions or failures. Performs various tasks in regards to the preventative maintenance of transit bus vehicles, systems, and components. Receives, records, and verifies work repair data, as required, into the MMIS. Prepares written reports, as required, and performs administrative functions relative to vehicle repair documentation. May perform vehicle servicing/cleanliness functions on revenue and non-revenue vehicles as required. Operates buses and other Authority vehicles in and around bus shop/garage areas and along public right-of-way. Performs related duties as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must possess a minimum of two (2) years of verifiable work experience in automotive, truck, or bus repair and maintenance, or applicable military experience, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position. Possession of a certificate/diploma in medium/heavy duty or diesel engine vehicle repair from an accredited trade/vocational school or college will count as verifiable experience. Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration. Required to have an acceptable driving record and a valid State of Illinois Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or a valid State of Illinois CDL permit with Knowledge and Air Brakes endorsements. Must pass a mechanics practical test that includes both a physical and a written performance test prior to hire. Must obtain forklift certification, as required by OSHA, through the CTA Bus Maintenance Training Department. EPA 608 Certification in refrigerant handling and recycling is a plus. ASE Transit Bus or Medium/Heavy Truck Certifications is a plus. Must be willing to accept the job related responsibility and accountability that this position requires. Chicago Transit Authority requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated. If you are offered employment, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment and as part of the hiring process. Visit for full notice. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must meet and maintain physical requirements in order to safely perform all job duties and tasks. Must have the strength to stand for extended periods of time when inspecting buses and making repairs and adjustments. Must be able to walk to various areas of the bay to retrieve parts and spot check buses. Must be able to lift and carry parts, equipment, and materials weighing up to 100 pounds including: fire extinguishers, tire assemblies, barrels of oil, fuel tank drain pans, and various bus parts and components. Must be able to climb approved ladders and scaffolds and maintain balance when working atop bus roofs. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl when repairing bus floors, walls, etc., and when working underneath buses and in hard to reach spaces. Must be able to reach for tools and parts while working on buses. Requires manual dexterity for making repairs and adjustments on equipment. Requires visual acumen and the ability to see in and distinguish colors. Must be able to hear verbal instructions, announcements, alarms, and horns. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of the operations of truck and bus automatic transmissions and various types of rear axle configurations. Working knowledgeable of shop theory, operation, and methods and procedures used in the repair and analysis of bus and truck propulsion, steering, and ā€œsā€ cam air brake systems. Working knowledgeable of the correct use of hand and power tools including mechanic tools used in the repair of diesel, gasoline, and alternative fuel engines, transmissions, air conditioning systems, steering systems, air brake systems, and various other vehicle components. Working knowledge of the operations of diesel, gasoline, and alternative fuel engines. Working knowledge of the safety, environmental, and hazardous issues and concerns involved in working in bus garage/shop areas. Basic knowledge of the principles, theories, functions and inter-relationships of the various vehicle systems and components i.e. electrical/electronic, mechanical, and air conditioning. Good oral and written communications skills. Basic math skills related to the duties of the position. Basic computer skills. Ability to operate Authority revenue and non-revenue vehicles in and around bus garage/shop areas and on and along public right-of-way. Ability to read, interpret, and understand diagrams, schematics, blueprints, sketches, bulletins, and procedures. Ability to use pertinent test equipment including computers, gauges, and various types of hand held, mechanical and electronic testing or diagnostic equipment. WORKING CONDITIONS: Subject to the results of Bus Maintenance Garage and System Picks as scheduled. Exposed to outside weather conditions including: extreme hot and cold, humidity and dampness, and noise and vibration. Exposed to various mechanical, atmospheric, and chemical hazards. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED: Various lifting and hoisting equipment used in raising and lowering vehicles. Computers. Date posted: 09/22/2022

Keywords: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago , Bus Mechanic - (2100007C), Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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