Auto Body/Collision Repair (External)

Requisition Number:  7044
Pay Rate:  20.50

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Operations

Basic Function

Auto Body/Collision Repair must have a thorough knowledge of collision repair and refinishing techniques on METRO’s revenue vehicles as required for selected job classification, show a proficient knowledge and use of equipment and specialized tools related to classification requirements, possess the ability and skills to diagnose problems and efficiently perform all phases of paint and body repairs in a timely and safe manner under the supervision of a Foreman.  Perform duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.  The specific job classification level will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

Works independently on all phases of mixing, color matching, priming and painting of all parts of METRO operated vehicles and support equipment.
Prepares all surfaces including the removal of old surface and all necessary related duties needed to insure a quality finish.
Proficient use of specialized tools; equipment, paint guns and welders to complete assigned repair. 
Repairs and refurbish transit buses according to manufacturer’s specification.
Performs all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures.
Identifies and orders parts necessary to complete repairs and routine maintenance.
Maintains work area appearance and safety.
Completes all required reports and records in a timely and accurate fashion.
Performs other projects and tasks as assigned by the Foreman.
At the discretion of the Foreman, will work independently or assist other Maintenance employees.
Participates in on-going training in accordance with METRO’s Maintenance Training Program.
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 assigned.

Education Requirement

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

Years & Experience Required

Minimum three (3) years paint and body repair experience including general mechanical experience. 

Knowledge & Skills Required

Automotive Service Excellence Certificates (ASE) in Collision Repair & Refinishing and/or Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair Certificates (ICAR) preferred.

A valid Commercial Texas Driver’s License 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