The “A” Body & Paint Mechanic must possess both the knowledge and the skills to perform extensive repairs on all transit vehicles. The “A” Body & Paint Mechanic must be capable of making parts from patterns, welding, riveting, using fasteners, hand/power tools and able to use all tools involved in this trade.
- Remove damaged body parts, make proper repair decisions and replace parts to make an “as new” condition.
- Straighten, weld or fasten any structural members.
- Use all equipment to repair or fabricate materials, except punch press, hydraulic brake and spot welder.
- Make all repairs on buses including minor electrical repairs or adjustments.
- Repair components with all technology available.
- Change dead batteries and make minor electrical removals, replacements and repairs
- Work, form, cut and weld stainless steel, mild steel and aluminum.
- Remove and replace all window materials.
- Use frame straightener safely and accurately.
- Paint with single stage Urethane paint.
- Perform road tests on all transit system vehicles.
- Direct the work of lower classified employees.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Must pass all required written and practical tests for the position.
- Must possess a valid Class “B” Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License with a “P” endorsement.
- Must possess a complete complement of personal tools required to perform this position.
- Must be industrious and dependable and be able to perform all of the above described work within prescribed standards of time and quality.
- Ability to perform all required duties with minimal supervision.
- Ability to meet and communicate effectively with people at all levels.
- Must be punctual and alert.
- Ability to use portable radios and follow proper radio procedures.
- Good judgement and common sense with ability to adapt to various situations.
- Ability to maintain records in a neat, accurate and legible manner.
- Must be neatly dressed in Company uniform.
- Maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by MTS.
- Must be able to wear OSHA approved safety glasses and hearing protection for an eight hour shift.
- Must be able to lift 75 pounds from the floor to chest height, pull and push loads up to 75 pounds for distances up to 75 feet while performing job duties.
- Must be able to pull and push loads, weighing 44 pounds and 54 pounds repetitively at a minimum height of 58 inches while performing job duties.
- Must be able to lift and/or pull 54 pounds from a standing position from shoulder height to above the head or a minimum height of 58 inches at a minimum of four times per hour for an eight hour shift.
- Must be able to use hands, arms and wrists in lifting, pulling and pushing loads, use hand and power tools, must be able to lift and carry loads, walk, turn, bend, stoop and reach overhead while performing job duties.
- Must be able to see and hear to aid in job performance and color recognition is required.\
- Must be able to pass a physical and drug test
Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance or accommodation during the application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org.