Small Bus Technician / Mechanic (RTS Access)

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Regional Transit Service Full Time
 Rochester, NY
$23.30 an hour

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Company Information:

Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a regional transit authority established by New York State with more than 1,000 employees who proudly serve customers and business partners in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, RTS partners with the community it serves to provide vital, safe, and sustainable transportation services to nearly 8 million people each year. We carry out our mission by connecting our customers to jobs, school, healthcare, shopping, and recreational activities every day.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for maintenance and repair of buses in the RTS Accessfleet to standards set by company regulations for motor vehicle inspections and safety standards. This is a Union environment in association with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 282.

COMPENSATION: $23.30 per hour

WORK HOURS:Afternoons and evenings, possibly weekends.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Inspect and test equipment at prescribed intervals of time and usage or upon malfunction or breakdown
Disassemble, inspect, and replace worn or broken parts
Fit and adjust new or repaired parts
Test drive vehicles for diagnosis and completed repair
Notify supervisor of potential dangerous equipment and corrective action to be taken
Maintain a clean and safe working environment

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Drive service vehicle to disabled buses and make necessary repairs or change buses
Repair and maintain bus radio, CAD/AVLand camera systems
Plow and salt facility lots and sidewalks as necessary.
Performs all other assigned duties related to the overall maintenance and repairs of company's revenue and non-revenue vehicles.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED required
Vehicle maintenance experience and/or vocational training in automotive or diesel mechanics preferred
CDL Class "B" License or Permit with passenger endorsementdesired, but not required. (Must obtain Class "B" permit prior to start date).
Clean driving record
Required to supply own hand tools

DESIRED COMPETENCIES PREFERRED- WILLTRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON!:

Ability to diagnose and repair body electronic systems and engine electronic systems; Ability to diagnose and repair air conditioning systems; Diesel experience would be helpful but not required; Experience in hydraulic brake and air brake systems; Must be capable of replacing, bleeding and adjusting brake shoes, pads, rotors, wheel bearings and calipers; Experience in a variety of electrical systems including charging, cranking, lights, interlock and lift systems; Familiar with the use of tire equipment for mounting and balancing wheels; Use of torches and welding equipment needed at times; Must become familiar with the operation of our fleet maintenance software system and properly utilize it; Ability to receive correction and follow directions as well as being self-managing; Strong computer literacy skills; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic, or scheduled form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.The employee works near moving mechanical parts.The employee is occasionally exposed to risks. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Additional Information:

Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees in accordance with state and federal law. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

RGRTAis committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. RGRTAwill make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Pursuant to Federal Transit Administration regulations, all applicants for employment in safety-sensitive positions must be given a pre-employment drug test. An applicant may not be assigned safety-sensitive functions unless the individual has a verified negative test result. RTS is required by law to test for various substances, including cocaine, amphetamines, opioids, PCP and marijuana metabolites. Please be advised that marijuana stays in the system for an extended period of time, sometimes more than 30 days, and can cause a positive test result long after use.




Company Information:

Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a regional transit authority established by New York State with more than 1,000 employees who proudly serve customers and business partners in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, RTS partners with the community it serves to provide vital, safe, and sustainable transportation services to nearly 8 million people each year. We carry out our mission by connecting our customers to jobs, school, healthcare, shopping, and recreational activities every day.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for maintenance and repair of buses in the RTS Accessfleet to standards set by company regulations for motor vehicle inspections and safety standards. This is a Union environment in association with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 282.

COMPENSATION: $23.30 per hour

WORK HOURS:Afternoons and evenings, possibly weekends.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Inspect and test equipment at prescribed intervals of time and usage or upon malfunction or breakdown
Disassemble, inspect, and replace worn or broken parts
Fit and adjust new or repaired parts
Test drive vehicles for diagnosis and completed repair
Notify supervisor of potential dangerous equipment and corrective action to be taken
Maintain a clean and safe working environment

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Drive service vehicle to disabled buses and make necessary repairs or change buses
Repair and maintain bus radio, CAD/AVLand camera systems
Plow and salt facility lots and sidewalks as necessary.
Performs all other assigned duties related to the overall maintenance and repairs of company's revenue and non-revenue vehicles.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED required
Vehicle maintenance experience and/or vocational training in automotive or diesel mechanics preferred
CDL Class "B" License or Permit with passenger endorsementdesired, but not required. (Must obtain Class "B" permit prior to start date).
Clean driving record
Required to supply own hand tools

DESIRED COMPETENCIES PREFERRED- WILLTRAIN THE RIGHT PERSON!:

Ability to diagnose and repair body electronic systems and engine electronic systems; Ability to diagnose and repair air conditioning systems; Diesel experience would be helpful but not required; Experience in hydraulic brake and air brake systems; Must be capable of replacing, bleeding and adjusting brake shoes, pads, rotors, wheel bearings and calipers; Experience in a variety of electrical systems including charging, cranking, lights, interlock and lift systems; Familiar with the use of tire equipment for mounting and balancing wheels; Use of torches and welding equipment needed at times; Must become familiar with the operation of our fleet maintenance software system and properly utilize it; Ability to receive correction and follow directions as well as being self-managing; Strong computer literacy skills; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic, or scheduled form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.The employee works near moving mechanical parts.The employee is occasionally exposed to risks. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Additional Information:

Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees in accordance with state and federal law. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

RGRTAis committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. RGRTAwill make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Pursuant to Federal Transit Administration regulations, all applicants for employment in safety-sensitive positions must be given a pre-employment drug test. An applicant may not be assigned safety-sensitive functions unless the individual has a verified negative test result. RTS is required by law to test for various substances, including cocaine, amphetamines, opioids, PCP and marijuana metabolites. Please be advised that marijuana stays in the system for an extended period of time, sometimes more than 30 days, and can cause a positive test result long after use.


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