Maintenance Technician I HVAC – Garage Nights 142 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer 27.29 Hourly
  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 1-2
  • Education Certification

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.


JOB SUMMARY: This position will diagnose and perform all major repairs to mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems on our fleet equipment.


COMPENSATION: Starting rate is $27.29 per hour. You will reach top rate within 3 years (current top rate for 2024 is $39.00)

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


AVAILABLE SHIFT: Monday – Wednesday 11:00pm – 7:30am and Saturday & Sunday, 5:00pm – 2:00am (Days off: Thursday & Friday)



  • 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 potentially 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 a 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.
  • Must obtain an EPA regulation (40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F) Section 608 and section 609 of the “Federal Clean Air Act” refrigerant certification (universal certification) for service and repair of motor vehicle air conditioning systems (MVAC)
  • English proficiency is required due to the safety-sensitive nature of this position. To ensure the safety of employees, customers and the general public, an employee holding this position must be able to read, speak and understand the English language. This proficiency is an essential requirement of this job due to the need to effectively communicate and collaborate with English speaking co-workers and supervisors regarding work and safety related matters and tasks. In addition, an employee in this role must be able to read and comprehend materials written in English such as, but not limited to, specifications, manuals and other job-related documents.


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!


Other great benefits include:

  • Excellent Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Top compensation and pension plan
  • Work boot & tool allowance
  • On-site 24/7 Fitness and Wellness Center and Well-Being Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (Counseling, Health Advocacy, Financial & Legal Consultation, Health Coaching, Virtual Concierge, Discounts)
  • Culture & Inclusion Council



Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees in accordance with state and federal law. 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 in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

RGRTA is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. RGRTA will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

Pursuant to Federal Transit Administration regulations, all applicants for employment in safety-sensitive positions must be given a pre-employment drug test. An applicant may not be assigned safety-sensitive functions unless the individual has a verified negative test result. RTS is required by law to test for various substances, including cocaine, amphetamines, opioids, PCP and marijuana metabolites.  Please be advised that marijuana stays in the system for an extended period of time, sometimes more than 30 days, and can cause a positive test result long after use.

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