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  2021-10-26     Santa Cruz Metro     110 Vernon Street  

Santa Cruz METRO is currently recruiting for Mechanic I

Santa Cruz METRO provides excellent benefits for employees and eligible dependents including medical, dental, vision and CalPERS (retirement pension).

Under general supervision, a Mechanic I performs a limited range of semi-skilled tasks in the mechanical maintenance, repair, and modification of buses, automobiles, and trucks and other Santa Cruz METRO vehicles and equipment and provides assistance to higher level Mechanics.

Duties include, but not limited to: 

  • Removes and replaces seats and glass for doors and windows, removes, installs, and repairs electronic fare boxes, exterior advertising signs, and bike racks, inspects, adjusts and repairs and/or replaces brakes; removes and installs tires
  • Performs safety and preventative maintenance inspections as required, lubricates chassis, changes transmission and engine fluids and filters; inspects, removes, and replaces hoses and belts, bulbs and wiper blades, assists higher level mechanics with repairing and adjusting compressed natural gas (CNG), diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, and other vehicle systems and components; assists with maintaining, diagnosing, inspecting, and repairing CNG and diesel supply tanks, fuel delivery systems and related components
  • Learns to inspect, diagnose and repair vehicle electrical systems, learns to inspect, reline and adjust brakes; remove and install tires; perform wheel alignments, and perform other vehicle maintenance tasks.
  • May assist with emergency repair road calls.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of progressively responsible experience performing heavy-duty mechanic work. OR Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience performing light-duty automotive repair work. OR Graduation from a certified maintenance training program (or program meeting Santa Cruz METRO standards) AND six (6) months of experience performing mechanic work.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a current, valid California Class “B” Driver’s License with “P” Passenger endorsement. Must possess tools (up to ¾ inch drive) necessary to perform the duties of the position and a rollaway toolbox.
  • Knowledge of: basic principles, practices, methods, equipment, materials, tools and procedures used in the maintenance, service, and repair of automotive and heavy-duty engine operation; safe mechanical work practices, basic vehicle and equipment overhaul and repair procedures, engine tune-up procedures, basic electrical and hydraulic systems, proper use of hand, electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic tools and diagnostic equipment, welding and oxygen-acetylene equipment used in the routine repair, maintenance, and service of vehicles; standard electronic diagnostic equipment, basic air brake systems, methods of maintaining information in digital or hard copy files, methods of prioritizing, planning and organizing work, time management techniques, customer service techniques, basic mathematics including percentages and basic statistics and the effective use of modern office equipment, personal computers, and applicable standard business software.

  • All new Santa Cruz METRO employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Salaries are on a six-step salary range schedule with 5% increases yearly.

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