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City of Wichita Bus Mechanic (B) - 317 - Vehicle Maintenance in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11523354

This position is a helper to a Journeyman mechanic. The work involves performing a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled mechanical tasks in and around a garage in assisting a mechanic who maintains and repairs diesel and related mechanical equipment. The employee performs duties in accordance with established trade practice and specific oral instructions. Work is subject to close supervision while in process and upon completion. Work is supervised as needed by a higher level mechanic or other supervisor.Work hours: 4:30 PM to 1:00 AM, day off of TuesdayWork schedule depends on shift bid and seniority and may change. Schedules are bid twice per year. Examples of Work Performed:

+ Assists in the repairs and maintenance of all bus systems with guidance.

+ Cleans, oils, greases, washes and polishes buses.

+ Performs preventive maintenance inspections on buses.

+ Dismantles and prepares bus equipment for general repairs.

+ Cleans and assembles tools.

+ Assists in changing and repairing tires, checking and installing batteries, and painting buses.

+ Cleans work shop and garage and arranges storeroom.

+ Performs the duties of Bus Utility Worker when needed.

+ Makes unassisted trade outs that do not require mechanical repairs.

+ These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.

Requirements of Work:

+ Some knowledge of the principles of bus mechanics and of the common practices, materials, tools and equipment of the trade

+ Ability to do semi-skilled mechanical repair tasks, and to make routine mechanical installations and adjustments

+ Ability to understand and carry out simple written and oral instructions

+ Skill in the routine use of the standard tools of the mechanic trade

+ Ability to lift, bend, and twist as necessary to remove, repair, or recondition and replace body parts, interior parts, suspension parts, and glass.

+ Ability to tolerate exposure to fluids and solvents used in vehicle repair work.

+ Ability to perform continuous manual and physical labor while standing on a cement floor.

+ Ability to lift and carry bulky objects weighing up to 50 pounds (heavier objects with the assistance of another person).

+ Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of pressure using tools that tighten, loosen or cut.

+ Ability to work independently on the night shift

+ Ability to provide own hand tools and storage cabinet should job assignment require the use of tools on a regular basis

+ Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Kansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake and Passenger endorsements within six months of hire.

+ An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

+ Ability to read, interpret and apply information contained in technical repair manuals.

Required Experience and Training: Experience in servicing and assisting in the repair of vehicular equipment, plus mechanical trade courses and a minimum of two years of unrestricted licensed driving experience are required. High school diploma or equivalent is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.This position is represented by Teamsters Local 795 and includes Teamsters pension. This posit ion may require pre-employment testing at any or all of the following: Workforce Center, City of Wichita Human Resources department or the Transit department. This is a safety-sensitive position that requires the most recent two-year Drug and Alcohol testing records and accident records.