Access Maintenance Technician (Mechanic) 17 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer HOURLY RATE: $20.80
  • Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 1-2
  • Education NONE


This position is responsible for maintenance and repair of buses in the RTS-Access and RTS Regional 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: Saturday-Wednesday, 5:00pm – 1:00am


  • Inspect and test revenue and non-revenue 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 and at least 5 years of vehicle maintenance experience and vocational training in automotive or diesel mechanics
  • Must have a CDL Class “B” License or Permit with clean driving record
  • Required to supply own hand tools
  • ASE Certification desired but not required


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; Must be able to successfully complete pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Additional Information:

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.