Mechanic III diagnoses vehicle malfunctions, performs preventive maintenance and repairs various types of transit and support vehicles, either in the field or at the Operations garage. Mechanic III duties also include general vehicle repair, skilled in some aspects of paint and body repair, basic electric/electronic diagnosis and repair. This position requires supervision. Mechanic III reports to the Maintenance Supervisor on duty.
Responsible for operating Agency revenue service vehicles safely to include 29 to 40 ft buses used in public transportation in the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Assumes responsibility for the safety of Agency customers and equipment; performs routine vehicle inspections to ensure proper operations. Communicates appropriate information to customers, Supervisors and other designated to receive such information. Answers inquiries from customers and others. Follows Agency transportation guidelines, operating rules and procedures. Responsible for collecting fares, overseeing the safety of passengers, resolving problems, providing good customer relations and maintaining public trust. Arrives on-time and works independently with minimal supervision, however, work performance is carefully and frequently evaluated by supervisor through monitoring of bus schedule adherence, driving record, and the courteous treatment of the public.
The Fleet Technician is responsible for all facets of bus maintenance including but not limited to; high level diagnostics, perform various types of preventive maintenance, repair of all subsystems associated with a transit bus or support vehicle either in the field or at Operations garage.
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Drug tests are required for all positions. Participation in HRT’s Drug Free work place program is a requirement for all employees, and therefore is a condition of employment.