Auto/ Truck Mechanic

Requisition Number:  6281
Pay Rate:  19.90

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Operations

Basic Function

The Auto / Truck Mechanic must:

  • have a thorough knowledge of components on METRO’s support vehicles and their proper function as required           for selected job classification. 
  • show a proficient knowledge and use of test equipment and  specialized tools related to selected classification rerequirements.  
  • independently diagnose and repair all defects to completion  in a timely manner under the supervision of a Mechanical Foreman.  

Performs 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

  • Performs Preventive Maintenance Inspections (PMI) on the support vehicle fleet.
  • Inspects and/or test and observe defective equipment to troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions of major components and complete assemblies.
  • Performs diagnosis and repair of brake systems, suspension, steering and alignment.
  • Proper use and interpretation of laptop computer and related software. Must be able to read and interpret refrigerant, hydraulic, and pneumatic pressure gauges and understand the proper use of battery/charging system analyzers.
  • Services and diagnose electrical systems utilizing test instruments such as laptop computer.
  • Assists in the servicing and diagnosing of exhaust after-treatment systems and electronic engine controls.
  • Inspects and verifies dimensions, clearances, and torque of part fasteners to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  • Road tests vehicles when necessary to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Completes all required reports and records in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Assists in work direction with mechanics as assigned.
  • 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 mechanical repair experience on automotive, medium or heavy duty equipment.

Knowledge & Skills Required

A valid Commercial Texas Driver’s License is required for the job 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