Mechanic "A"

  • South San Francisco, California
  • May 01, 2024
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $73,320.00 - $102,627.20 Annually USD

Job Description


The Mechanic ‘A’ reports to the Maintenance Supervisor, and is responsible for performing journey-level mechanic work which includes rebuild and overhaul work on transit buses, non-revenue vehicles, and other maintenance shop equipment on District property in support of public transportation services for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans).

WORK LOCATION: South San Francisco and/orSan Carlos, CA

WORK SCHEDULE: Varies - day, nights, weekends and holidays (in accordance to CBA)

Essential Functions & Duties

  • Perform major mechanical work such as rebuilds and overhauls to restore transit buses and related equipment to their operable conditions.
  • Diagnose, identify, and repair major defects on all systems/components of transit buses, fleet vehicles, and other District equipment on property and in the field.
  • Perform bus inspections and preventative maintenance on all passenger coaches.
  • Perform service and repairs on road calls.
  • Identify and utilize shop tools, diagnostic equipment and programs, and technical information to perform various work such as inspections, maintenance, repairs, rebuilds, overhauls, and installation on a variety of automotive, diesel, and hybrid vehicles.
  • Reference vehicle and part manuals to look-up electrical schematics and sub-systems information to troubleshoot malfunctions and for repair requirements for transit buses, automotive, diesel, hybrid, and gasoline equipment.
  • Prepare written reports such as documenting defects and repairs on inspection forms and work orders.
  • Perform computer-related functions on vehicle sub-systems that allow for data input, retrieval, diagnostics, and repairs.
  • Provide guidance and/or assistance to other mechanics including lower classifications on proper use of equipment and performing their mechanical duties.
  • Articulate task/job status through both written, verbal, and electronic forms.
  • Work schedule may consist different shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays at any of two District operated facilities (North Base - South San Francisco and South Base - San Carlos).
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees, District property, and the public from injury or harm. Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of full-time journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of automotive, transit, gasoline, diesel, or hybrid vehicles.
  • Must possess a valid Class C California driver license with a safe driving record, and must be able to obtain a Class B permit with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsements within seven days of hire.
Other Qualifications
  • Must be able to obtain a 608 and 609 Air Conditioning Certification prior to completing probation (120 Days).
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment process including medical examination, drug screen, and background check.
  • Must possess good driving record.
  • Must have effective oral and written communication skills.

Below is a summary of the comprehensive benefits provided to District full-time employees:

Health and Welfare Benefits:
  • Healthcare Benefits -District employees are offered a choice of healthcare providers under the CalPERS Health Benefits Program.The District will contribute ninety (90) percent towards monthly premiums for full-time employees. Fifty (50) percent for part-time employees.
  • Free Dental and Vision Benefits provided - Employer Covers Premiums
  • Free Employee Assistance Benefit - Employees are entitled to 5 face-to-face sessions or telephonic or web-video consultations for problem-solving support per incident, per calendar year.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified Health or Dependent Care expenses.

Retirement Medical Benefits:
  • Long Term Disability Insurance - After 90 days of total disability, Administrative full-time employees are eligible for 60% of monthly income covered by the District.
  • Health and Wellness - Gyms located at most work locations and discounted Weight Watcher Membership Option.

Holidays and Paid Time Off:
  • Paid Time Off - Newly hired employees accrue 6.5 hours bi-weekly when hired (if Exempt 8.5 hours).As you move up in years of service credit, the rate of the amount of PTO accrued will also increase.
  • Paid Holidays - The District provides seven paid holidays throughout the year - New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Floating Holidays - District employees can earn up to five (5) floating holidays.

Financial Planning Benefits:
  • Pension Benefits through CalPERS -You must have a minimum of 5 years of service to be eligible for this pension.
  • CalPERS PEPRA vs. Classic - All employees hired on, or after January 1, 2013, are considered PEPRA members and will contribute 8% of their salary up to the maximum IRS cut-off. All Classic members will contribute 6%
  • Deferred Compensation Options - Select to contribute to one or both of our Tax Deferred Compensation Options
  • Reliance Standard Life Insurance with 100% premium paid by the District - 1 times annual salary of employee - max $200,000
  • Optional Life Insurance - Employees may purchase additional life insurance for themselves and their eligible family members.

Growth and Education Benefits:
  • Professional Development - Access to LinkedIn Learning and San Mateo County’s professional training. District Tuition Reimbursement Program - A maximum of $5,250 per year for courses related to your job or career goals with the District.
  • Computer Loan Program - Interest-free two-year loan with a maximum amount of $4,000.

Other Amazing Benefits:
  • Credit Union - Employees and family members are eligible to join the San Mateo Credit Union and Patelco Credit Union.
  • Employee Clean Commute (ECC) - Car/Van poolers and Public Transit riders receive a monthly reimbursement.
  • Commuter Benefits - Free Employee Parking; Free Bus Pass for employee as well as children/spouse; Clipper Card/Go Pass Program for Central employees.

For union employees, all of the above benefits are subject to the employee’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Benefits listed are also subject to change with or without notice and are subject to contract/provider terms and conditions.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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