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Dart Diesel Transit Mechanic in Des Moines, Iowa

Tentative work schedule of Wednesday through Friday 3:00PM to 1:30AM & Saturday 12:30PM to 11:00PM

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, this Diesel Transit Mechanic installs maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs communications and electronic equipment used on buses and other vehicles as well as repairs, maintains and troubleshoots hybrid, gasoline and/or diesel-powered equipment within a diversified fleet.

Essential Functions of this Position:

  • Performs field and bench service maintenance on buses including, but not limited to, two-way radio, destination sign, public address, Fuel focus, AVL, AVI, APC, Wi-Fi, Fare boxes, cameras, and silent alarm system on buses

  • Responsible for bench repairs on circuit boards on the component level of electronic communication equipment (including, but not limited to, mobile radios, cameras, control heads, handsets, destination sign modules, power supplies, encoder boxes, microphones and amplifiers) as well as electronic fare collection equipment (including but not limited to bill modules, coin modules, power supplies, processor boards, keyboards, and related electromechanical modules)

  • Installs, tests, repairs and removes electronic communication and other electronic equipment as needed; 1) Programs and operates automatic test equipment to aid in the troubleshooting of electronic equipment; 2) Removes electronic equipment from vehicles taken out of service; 3) Performs preventive and remedial maintenance 4) Operate computer diagnostic equipment to determine problems with vehicle systems

  • Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul vehicle systems to ensure DART vehicles are ready for safe and reliable operation

  • Diagnoses malfunctions and performs vehicle repairs (e.g. adjust/test steering, electrical, cooling, lubricating, braking systems, drive trains, suspensions, power steering units, clutches, transmissions and oil, temperature, gas regulating components, adjust/test/rebuild engines etc.) and related assigned duties within qualification level, in accordance with all relevant Federal, State/Provincial and local guidelines and requirements. Test-drives vehicles to ensure repair resolved the problem; arranges for and obtains appropriate inspections and approval of all major repairs before vehicle is released from maintenance facility

  • Perform routine scheduled vehicle maintenance including lubrication, inspection for wear, and adjustments

  • Identifies and reports any additional maintenance and/or repairs found necessary in conducting assigned repairs and maintenance including repairs and maintenance required to be performed by Technicians with a higher qualification level

Additional Functions of this Position:

  • Maintains a safe, clean, productive and efficient work area including ensuring work area is in compliance with all relevant guidelines and requirements

  • Records time spent, parts used and repairs and/or maintenance conducted on appropriate form(s)

  • Performs road calls and utilizes company equipment to assist in the diagnosis of vehicle malfunctions

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education required; Two year degree in diesel mechanics or a related field preferred

  • ASE Certification is preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years of mechanic repair experience(transit bus experience) preferred

  • Must obtain Transit Bus ASE Certifications within 6 months of employment