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Mechanic II - TransitCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #11-05 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Mechanic II - Transit Department: Transportation Services Division: Transit Supervisor: Operations Supervisor Job Summary Under general direction, performs general service, diagnosis, maintenance and repairs of heavy duty transit coaches and other equipment in the City transit fleet. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Performs welding, fabrication and component rebuilding and reconditioning services in hydraulic pumps and other units on a wide range of equipment, as assigned. Inspects City transit fleet and equipment for safety defects and road worthiness; removes vehicles from service due to defects; inspects mechanical functions including the suspension, steering, brakes, lights, tires, hoses and exhaust systems. Diagnoses mechanical problems, electrical components, cooling components and chair lifts, and determines the extent of necessary repairs. Repairs, adjusts and rebuilds engines, transmissions, differentials and clutches. Raises vehicles using hydraulic jack or hoists to remove, rebuild or replace units such as an engine, transmission or differential. Performs preventive maintenance on all buses and equipment; tunes up engines; replaces, fits and adjusts components; replaces parts including fuel injectors, fuel pumps, strainers, fuel lines, fuel tanks and bearings. Wires, diagnoses and reconditions electrical systems and computerized engine and transmission controls. Repairs and replaces components such as generators, distributors, relays, lights, switches, brakes, suspension and steering. Relines brakes, replaces master cylinders, boosters, air brake components and turns drums and rotors. Replaces, fits and adjusts radiators, water pumps and hoses. Answers service calls and performs repair work in the field in a timely manner. Job Class #11-05 Transit Page 2 Updated 8/17/2018 Assists in sign shop, fabrication and installation. Assists in general building maintenance; welds and repairs leaks. Assists in training of new Mass Transit Operators. Loads and unloads freight. Cleans work area and shop; repairs and maintains equipment used in repair of vehicles. Prepares new vehicles for service and removes older ones from fleet. Performs preventive maintenance to the transit bus fleet Reports time and material costs on work orders on computerized fleet maintenance system; completes time sheets, repair order forms and other related work on computerized fleet maintenance system. Furnishes personal hand tools for use in performing job duties. Responds to emergencies such as removing wheelchair-bound passengers stranded on buses. Contacts other transit facilities to share information and trade parts; contacts public when assisting with stranded passengers or explaining service related issues; May have contact with vendors. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. 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 stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Job Class #11-05 Transit Page 3 Updated 8/17/2018 Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school degree or equivalent required. Three years of experience in heavy duty bus maintenance or in a related field required. Air brake inspection certification required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver's license with air brake and passenger endorsement required within 90 days of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification One year of college from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body or vocational training beyond high school in auto mechanics, welding, fabrication and component rebuilding and reconditioning preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of safety defects. Knowledge of gasoline and diesel engines, electrical systems, computerized engine control and fuel systems. Knowledge of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. Skills in the use of tools and repair equipment including engine, electrical and digital diagnostic equipment and precision measuring equipment. Ability to diagnose engine malfunctions and perform necessary repairs. Ability to read and interpret service manuals, diagrams and technical information. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and compute torque values, metric conversions and measurement of equipment tolerances. Ability to prepare written and computerized repair orders. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.