Small Bus Maintenance Technician (Mechanic) 169 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $22.88 hour
  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education High School Diploma or GED

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.



Primary duties will be to perform all Garage and Overhaul work on all revenue vehicles built to a less than 10-year expected life including sedans, mini-vans and Light-Duty (Class I – III) and Medium Duty (Class IV – VI) vehicles used in revenue service.

Technicians may be eligible and assigned other garage work on Heavy-Duty revenue vehicles as needed.


HOURLY RATE: Starting rate is $22.88. You will reach top rate within 5 years (current top rate for 2022 is $36.32; your top rate will reflect the top rate for 2027 which is currently undetermined at this time).

This is a Union environment in association with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 282.


WORK HOURS: Sunday through Thursday, 3:00PM – 11:30 PM



  • Maintain, repair and overhaul buses in the RTS fleet.
  • 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 repaired equipment.
  • Notify supervisor of potential dangerous equipment and corrective action to be taken.
  • Must be able to operate electronic diagnostic equipment i.e. computers, Cummins InSite, Allison, etc.
  • Must be able to do acetylene and electric welding, brazing, and operate a cutting torch.
  • Drive facility tow truck to retrieve disabled vehicles away from facility.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  The employee works near moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to risks. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.



Minimum of two (2) years of attendance at an accredited diesel mechanics school, in addition, may also have completed a certified course of study of the same but not limited to: Auto Repair, Hydraulics, Diesel Engine Repairs, Battery Electric Vehicle Repairs, Electrical Systems Repair, Welding.


Work experience, verifiable by employment records, may be substituted two years for one for educational requirement.


Other Requirements:

  • Must have complete set of tools to perform all jobs assigned.
  • Must obtain a New York State CDL Class B permit with passenger and air brake endorsement prior to start date. Must be able to obtain and maintain a New York State CDL Class B license with passenger and air brake endorsement within 90 days of date of hire.
  • Must possess a New York State CDL Class A permit with towing endorsement for vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating over 26,000 lbs (can obtain at later date).  Must be able to obtain and maintain a New York State CDL Class A license with towing endorsement for vehicles with a Gross Combination Weight Rating over 26,000 lbs. within 90 days of date of hire.


Why you should join the RTS Team!:

  • Consistent weekly pay; productivity is measured on quality not flat rate.
  • Career Longevity and opportunities for growth
  • Work/life balance.  “Work to live, not live to work.”
  • Job security. Public Transportation is a long-term solution to climate change policy.
  • Cutting-edge internal technical training department. We support you.
  • Vehicles contain the latest technology. We provide the tools and equipment to help you succeed.
  • Collaborative and positive work environment with a culture that promotes your success.  We focus on making you the best version of yourself!