Small Bus Technician / Mechanic (RTS Access)

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer 23.30 Hourly
  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 1-2
  • Education Specialized License

Company Information:

Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a regional transit authority established by New York State with more than 1,000 employees who proudly serve customers and business partners in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, RTS partners with the community it serves to provide vital, safe, and sustainable transportation services to nearly 8 million people each year. We carry out our mission by connecting our customers to jobs, school, healthcare, shopping, and recreational activities every day.



This position is responsible for maintenance and repair of buses in the RTS Access fleet to standards set by company regulations for motor vehicle inspections and safety standards. This is a Union environment in association with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 282.




WORK HOURS: Available Shifts:

Monday through Wednesday, 5:00pm-1:00am; and Saturday and Sunday, 5:00pm-1:00am


Wednesday through Sunday, 5:00pm-1:00am



  • Inspect and test equipment at prescribed intervals of time and usage or upon malfunction or breakdown
  • Disassemble, inspect, and replace worn or broken parts
  • Fit and adjust new or repaired parts
  • Test drive vehicles for diagnosis and completed repair
  • Notify supervisor of potential dangerous equipment and corrective action to be taken
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment



  • Drive service vehicle to disabled buses and make necessary repairs or change buses
  • Repair and maintain bus radio, CAD/AVL and camera systems
  • Plow and salt facility lots and sidewalks as necessary.
  • Performs all other assigned duties related to the overall maintenance and repairs of company’s revenue and non-revenue vehicles.



  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED required
  • Vehicle maintenance experience and/or vocational training in automotive or diesel mechanics preferred
  • CDL Class “B” License or Permit with passenger endorsement desired, but not required. (Must obtain Class “B” permit prior to start date).
  • Clean driving record
  • Required to supply own hand tools



Ability to diagnose and repair body electronic systems and engine electronic systems; Ability to diagnose and repair air conditioning systems; Diesel experience would be helpful but not required; Experience in hydraulic brake and air brake systems; Must be capable of replacing, bleeding and adjusting brake shoes, pads, rotors, wheel bearings and calipers; Experience in a variety of electrical systems including charging, cranking, lights, interlock and lift systems; Familiar with the use of tire equipment for mounting and balancing wheels; Use of torches and welding equipment needed at times; Must become familiar with the operation of our fleet maintenance software system and properly utilize it; Ability to receive correction and follow directions as well as being self-managing; Strong computer literacy skills; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic, or scheduled form.

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