Motor Coach / Bus Mechanic
MOTOR COACH / BUS MECHANICS / TECHNICIANS
PAY: Commensurate with experience.
SHIFT: Morning or afternoon/evening. To be determined after the interview. Must be able to work holidays, weekends and evenings.
Do you love vehicles, have some experience working as a mechanic and want to learn more to grow in your career? If you answered yes to all the above, we may just have the perfect opportunity for you! In this role, under supervision of the Shop Foreman, you will be performing a variety of routine and preventative large vehicle repair and maintenance tasks including trouble shooting, inspection, and repair of company owned buses and their operating systems.
- Examines the vehicle and discusses with supervisor or other mechanics the nature and extent of the damage or malfunction.
- Plans work procedure, using charts, technical manuals and experience.
- Raises vehicle, using hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units or parts attached to underside of vehicle.
- Removes units, such as diesel engines, transmission or differential, using wrenches and hoist.
- Disassembles units and inspects parts for wear, using micrometers, calipers, and thickness gauges.
- Repairs or replaces parts using mechanics hand tools.
- Replaces, generators/alternators, starters, and pumps.
- Determines condition of parts such as brake drums and rotors using micrometers.
- Relines and adjusts brakes, aligns front end, repairs or replaces shock absorbers.
- Replaces lights and instruments. Replaces and adjusts headlights, and installs and repairs accessories, such as radios, mirrors, heaters and windshield wipers.
- Drains & properly disposes fluids including oil, transmission, differential, radiator, etc. into appropriate receptacles using hand tools to remove plugs, caps, etc. Cleans units as required.
- Installs replacement parts such as oil, fuel and air filters, belts, hoses, caps, windshield wipers, bulbs and lenses, and other routine maintenance items as needed or scheduled.
- Refills radiator using proper mixture of 50/50 premix antifreeze and pressure tests system at 5psi.
- Checks and refills all other fluid levels according to recommended fluid types and levels.
- Inspects, tests, repairs and recharges air conditioning and heating systems.
- Inspects, tests, repairs or replaces hydraulic system components.
- Lubes vehicle using lube gun. Replaces grease fittings as needed.
- Performs multi-point safety checks on vehicle such as tire tread depth and wear patterns.
- Accurately and timely completes check lists and other related paperwork.
- Test-drives vehicle to ensure work orders and assigned maintenance tasks have been properly and safely completed.
- May be required to perform other related duties as requested.
Education: Minimum High School graduate or equivalent preferred. Formal diesel and/or heavy-duty vehicle training preferred.
Experience: Experience in the field of Automotive, Bus, Truck or diesel engine repair preferred.
Skill at: Inspecting, diagnosing, testing, and repairing buses or other vehicles and their systems. Skill at following both verbal and written instructions.
Knowledge of: Use and care of hand tools, equipment, and machinery, safe work practices.
Licenses: Valid Florida driver’s license with a good driving record for test driving motor coaches on company property. Must be over age 18.
Special Requirements: Must have own hand tools or be willing to acquire hand tools. Must be able to work holidays, weekends and evenings.
MUST BE NON- TOBACCO USER.
• Must be able to obtain access of any component on the vehicle with the vehicle in any position.
• Must be able to use tools or work aids to work, move, guide or place objects or materials onto or into vehicle to accomplish repair tasks. Also, must be able to exercise considerable judgment in the selection and adjustment of appropriate tools, objects or materials to accomplish these tasks.
• Must be able to sustain a work load consisting of exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (occurring up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (occurring 1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (occurring 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
• Must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.
• Must be able to understand and utilize practical applications of fractions, percentages, decimals, ratios and proportions.
• Must be able to read and comprehend safety rules, instructions in the use of shop tools and equipment, repair manuals, and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work.
• Must be able to calibrate, monitor, and utilize test equipment and machines, and inspect various components of the vehicle.
• Must be able to communicate in clear fluent English with drivers, other mechanics, parts counterpersons, vendors, co-workers and other persons.
MDS718 (Revised 12/28/2020)