AC & Heat Mechanic A starting pay up to $30.66

Requisition Number:  6568
Pay Rate:  29.77

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Operations

Basic Function

The A/C and Heat Mechanic “A” must have a thorough knowledge of all air conditioning and heating components (HVAC) installed on Authority operated vehicles. Must show a proficient knowledge and use of test equipment and specialized tools related to classification requirements. Must independently diagnose and repair all defects to completion. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Performs Preventive Maintenance Inspections (PMI) on vehicle HVAC systems installed on METRO’s revenue fleet.
  • Independently diagnoses and repairs all air conditioning and heat defects on Authority vehicles under the supervision of a Mechanical Foreman.
  • Proper use and interpretation of laptop computer and related HVAC system software.
  • Performs inspections and uses approved test equipment and specialized tools, gauges, and diagnostic equipment associated with air conditioning and heat repair work.
  • Road test vehicles when necessary to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Assists in work direction with mechanics as assigned.
  • Perform the duties of a Transit Bus Repair “A” as assigned.
  • Participates in on-going training in accordance with METRO’s Maintenance Training Program.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area.
  • Completes all required reports and records in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Education Requirement

High school diploma or equivalent.  Graduation from a related technical school preferred.

Years & Experience Required

Three (3) years of mechanical repair experience on heating, electrical and air conditioning systems, or five (5) years general heavy-duty mechanical experience, with at least one (1) year of heating, electrical or air conditioning.

Knowledge & Skills Required

Must be able to obtain EPA 608 & EPA 609 MVAC Handling Certification within 90 days of employment.


A valid Commercial Texas Driver’s License (CDL) with “P” endorsement is required and must meet METRO’s Requirements regarding motor vehicle records.  Must obtain Texas Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of employment.  The ability to drive any Authority owned vehicle.  Able to maintain or obtain additional certification/licenses as required.  Possess complete knowledge of all tools and equipment in shop related to job classification.  Must maintain a basic set of personal hand tools to perform repairs related to job classification with exception of specialized tools provided by METRO.  Ability to complete written reports, records and forms. Must be able to speak, read and write English.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston