Unit Rebuild Mechanic-External

Requisition Number:  7051
Pay Rate:  27.26

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Operations

Basic Function

The Unit Rebuild Mechanic must have a thorough knowledge of components and sub-assemblies typically found on buses and/ or other heavy-duty vehicles and their proper function. Additionally, the Unit Rebuild Mechanic must show a proficient knowledge and use of equipment, machining and specialized tools related to classification requirements. The Unit Rebuild Mechanic must independently rebuild and repair all components and sub-assemblies to completion under the supervision of a Mechanical Foreman. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Reworks and/or repairs assembled equipment components according to manufacturer’s specifications. 
  • Performs all work in accordance with quality standards and established safety procedures.
  • Identify and order 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 Mechanical Foreman.
  • At the discretion of the Mechanical Foreman, the Unit Rebuild Mechanic will work independently or assist other maintenance employees as directed with the rebuild and repair of all components and sub-assemblies. 
  • 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 required.

Education Requirement

High school diploma or equivalent is required.  Graduation for a related technical school preferred.  

Years & Experience Required

Minimum three (3) years mechanical repair/rebuild experience on automotive, medium or heavy-duty equipment.     

Knowledge & Skills Required

Automotive Service Excellence Certification (ASE) in diesel engines, drive train, brakes, and/or steering/suspension preferred.

A valid Texas Commercial 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