Under The Hood
Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?
The shop is a little over 80,000 square feet heated and Air conditioned.
What is the size of the team I’d be working with?
We have 38 technicians at the Lower Buckeye location.
What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?
We are a 24/7 facility with 3 shifts. 1st shift (6am to 2pm) 2nd Shift (2pm to 10pm) 3rd shift (10pm to 8am). We do offer 10 hour shifts as well. This is a Union Shop, so all shifts are bided by seniority.
What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?
The shop provides all hand tools above 1inch, All need software, Cummins, Wabco, Allison etc.
What type of break room facility is provided?
We have a full breakroom air conditioned with full showers and lockers.
How many bays does your shop have?
How many repair orders do you average per month?
Over 200 a month
What is your parts ordering process?
The Lower Buckeye facility has a full part room. Parts are suggested though the tech and ordered through the supervisor on duty. .
What is your policy on side work?
Are there any other unique features of the work environment worth noting?
This is a Union shop. All shifts and Vacation are bided by seniority. We have an ASE Bonus program that pays up to $3000 a year. We also pay for registration fees and renewals. $500.00 tool allowance a year. We offer tool repairs program.
Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?
We are currently developing a in-house training program. Currently we use the OEM to provide training.
Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?
Transdev is the largest Transportation company in the US. We push to promote with in. We have multiple employees that have started out as Mechanics and now are managers of shops. The growth is endless and up to the employee.
Can you describe your performance review process?
New hires are placed on a 90-day evaluation period. During this time, we evaluate the employee's skillset.
What type of safety training is required?
We follow all OSHA safety rules. All techs when hired are place on a 90-day evaluation plan and trained on all shop safety then. We also have staff meeting that include safety training.
Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?
Managment encourages all senior techs to help mentor the upcoming staff. We also offer $1.00 training pay.
How does your shop get involved with the local community?
We have done Toys for tots and other programs through the community.
Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?
We are currently on the board at AAI (Arizona Automotive institute)
Where do you see the shop in five years?
in the next 5 years we will be fully involved in Electric & Hydrogen Buses
Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?
We have applications online Transdev.com that takes a couple of minutes
Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?
No, we would rather meet the applicant and talk in person
What do your in-person interviews entail?
We take about 30 minutes on average and ask a few questions pretraining to the position. We also want to get the person and answer any additional questions
Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?
Yes, on all. We go back 7 to 10 years
Do you perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant? If yes, what does it entail?
We do perform skill assessment testing, both written and hands on
After an in-person interview, approximately how long should I expect to wait for a rejection or an offer?
We usually offer the same day but no less than 48hrs.
Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?
No longer than 48hrs
A Level Technician
A Level Technicians are highly skilled technicians that have strengths in their diagnostic and mechanical ability. This level of technician typically has many years of experience and education. We view an A Level Technician as the highest skilled technician in a shop
Pay Range: $33 - $68,868/year
Job Description Class A Mechanic Duties and Responsibilities: Ensures buses operate in a safe, comfortable, like-new condition by performing high quality maintenance repairs and inspections. Performs preventative maintenance inspections and repair on all business-related vehicles, to include heavy and light duty equipment. Diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. Rebuilds engines, transmissions, and other components. Performs road calls, on-the-road repairs, and road tests as needed. Keeps assigned work area clean and organized. Maintains DOT (Department of Transportation) card and Class B driver license. Other related duties as assigned or required. Qualifications: • Graduation from a diesel trade school preferred, a high school diploma or equivalent is required. • A valid Class B CDL with Passenger endorsement (or ability to obtain one) and excellent motor vehicle record required. • Ability to pass DOT physical and maintain valid DOT medical certification. • Three to five years' recent bus or heavy-duty truck repair experience. • Strong knowledge of HVAC systems, and various heavy equipment engines, transmissions, starting and charging systems, air brake systems, electrical systems, and component overhaul procedures required. • Ability to operate hoists, machine tools and other related equipment required. • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a safe manner. • Must be able to comprehend parts books and maintenance manuals, and accurately complete any necessary reports or other documents. • Must possess basic computer knowledge. • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate concerns, questions, and diagnostic information. • Must be autonomous and be self-directed. • Must have basic math skills. • Must be able to take directions and instruction well. • Must be physically agile and able to lift fifty-five (55) pounds. • Basic 2-way radio skills required. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk for extended periods of time, use hands and fingers to handle small parts, push buttons, reach with hands and arms; use legs and feet to climb ladders and stairs. Must be able to lift fifty-five (55) pounds from floor to bus; lift/carry 15 lbs. up to 100’; push/pull 50 lbs. up to 8’; torque 100 lbs. wheel lug; be able to squat; and move the steering wheel and operate pedals freely while seated in bus seat. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, which can be very hot in the summer months and cold during the winter months. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Vibrations and fumes or airborne particles may also be present. How are we keeping our employees and customers safe? • Strict adherence to CDC Guidelines • Enhanced vehicle cleaning/disinfecting measures with concentrated focus on high frequency touch areas • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Distribution (Hand Sanitizer, masks, gloves) • Social Distancing Enforced • Enhanced facility cleaning/disinfecting measures with concentrated focus on high frequency touch areas
B Level Technician
B Level Technicians are skilled in mechanical repair and, while not their specialty, have some diagnostic skills. B Level Technicians generally have a fair amount of experience and can be trusted to handle most repairs.
Pay Range: $31 - $65,291/year
Job Description Class B Mechanic Duties and Responsibilities: Perform preventative maintenance, diagnoses, and repairs minor to moderate problems on all vehicle types in the activity fleet. Class B technician's must be proficient and able to perform all aspects of the B Class Maintenance Repair Technician position. ASE certifications are encouraged and preferred. All work performed must be of the highest quality ensuring vehicles are reliable and safe. Work in such a manner that promotes a safe and productive work environment. Performs inspections on all types of vehicles and repairs systems/parts when needed Uses preventative maintenance check list to verify repairs. Repairs and inspections involve the engine, battery, lights, gauges and controls, sensitive edges, safety equipment, all interior components, transmissions, tires, breaks, undercarriage, power steering, fluids and filters and all other electrical and mechanical coach components. Completely document all work performed in RTA software. When necessary, utilize RTA to assist with properly diagnosing vehicle trends. Diagnoses and repairs coaches specifically concentrating on minor to moderate problems including engine, transmission, electrical, tires, brakes, undercarriage, power steering, fluids/filters, and mechanical defects. Utilize repair manuals and parts manuals for aid in making repairs. Inspects and verifies problems on coaches using various diagnostic equipment performs both in-house and road call coach repairs using various hand, power, pneumatic, machine (precision) and machinery tools. Cleans, repairs, and replaces coach equipment as required. Tests coaches for proper working order. Assists Class A and C technicians with repair work as required. Repairing coaches requires physical dexterity and exertion and heavy lifting. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualification: • ASE Certifications preferred. • Three (3) years recent progressive heavy equipment maintenance or four (4) years automotive mechanical experience required. • Additional training from mechanical/technical schools, courses, or seminars are desirable. • High school diploma or GED required. • Experience in diagnostic computer equipment required. • Must have a basic understanding of the design, adjustment, overhaul operation and maintenance of transmissions, heavy-duty engines, and other bus components. • Must be able to work amid constant interruptions and be able to prioritize, be detail oriented and deal with time pressures. • Must have good communication skills and able to communicate concerns, questions, and diagnostic information. • Must be autonomous and be self-directed. • Must have basic math skills. • Must be able to take direction and instruction well. • Must be physically agile and able to lift fifty-five (55) pounds. • Basic 2-way radio skills required. • Basic tools required. Equivalent to 4years experience • Must have clean California State driving record. • All Class B – Technicians must be qualified and are required to obtain a valid Class B CDL license with passenger and air brake endorsements prior to the expiration of their probationary period of employment. At the company’s discretion employees who fail to acquire or maintain a valid Class B CDL license with passenger and air brake endorsements may be terminated. • Must be able to pass a physical examination including a drug test. Additional Job Requirement: Wear uniforms and management approved safety shoes and other personal protective gear as required. Physical Demands: 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, as sanctioned by the Department of Transportation, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Approximately 20% of the work is performed outdoors. • Must be able to lift fifty-five (55) pounds. • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, legs, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, standing, bending, and handling materials. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to heat/cold conditions. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, which can be very hot in the summer months and cold during the winter months. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Vibrations and fumes or airborne particles may also be present. How are we keeping our employees and customers safe? • Strict adherence to CDC Guidelines • Enhanced vehicle cleaning/disinfecting measures with concentrated focus on high frequency touch areas • PPE Distribution (Hand Sanitizer, masks, gloves) • Social Distancing Enforced • Enhanced facility cleaning/disinfecting measures with concentrated focus on high frequency touch areas
C Level Technician
C Level Technicians are more of entry level technicians. C Level Technicians’ responsibilities typically include basic maintenance, alignments, brake and suspension work, along with other base level repairs.
Pay Range: $29 - $60,340/year
Job Description Class C Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities: Perform and execute all service, troubleshooting, diagnostic tests, preventative maintenance inspection, and most technical repair on vehicles and equipment using manufacturer’s technical publications and Company plans, schedules, and procedures. Executes work assignments in accordance with job standards set forth by the Company. Applies effective quality assurance practices in the performance of all work assignments to avoid repeat vehicle or equipment discrepancies and applies safe maintenance practices. Assist the Shift Supervisor to (1) execute departmental plans, programs, and procedures to meet department goals and mission requirements, (2) maintain safe reliable equipment, (3) promote a positive team effort, (4) conduct quarterly shop meetings and training, (5) report infractions of the Company’s safety and maintenance standards, rules and policies, contracts, or agreements. Reinforce the same and/or when necessary, seeks the assistance of a Company Supervisor to implement progressive discipline and (6) promote a safe and professional work environment. This position is classified as Safety Sensitive; employees in this position are subject to drug and alcohol testing as prescribed by the Federal Transit Administration. Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: • Associate degree in Medium to Heavy Duty Mechanics with one year Medium to Heavy Duty Mechanics experience preferably with transit buses but may accept same training and experience in trucking, automotive, and/or other similar equipment maintenance management. • A high school diploma or GED supplemented with one year Medium to Heavy Duty Mechanics experience and technical training (Formal or On-The-Job) preferably with transit buses but, may accept same training and experience in trucking, automotive, and/or other similar equipment maintenance management. • Prefer ASE certifications in some desired skills but may consider other certifications. • Must pass a reading and technical skills knowledge test established by the Company and provide requested documents to validate previous work experience, education, training, certification, and proficiency required by this job description. • Must have a good driving record. • Must have or be able to obtain a Ca Commercial Driver’s License – Class “B” with P endorsement. • Must pass a physical examination as prescribed by Transdev policy and as required in U.S. Department of Transportation regulations (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations 391.43) • Must pass pre-employment drug test. Knowledge required by the position: • Proven ability to use both a computerized and manual system in opening, closing and accounting of vehicle and equipment work orders, which includes man-hours, parts, materials, and tools. • Proven ability to assist a Shift Supervisor to execute maintenance plans and work schedules to ensure operational goals and requirements are maintained within the standards required by the Company. • Proven ability to assist the Shift Supervisor and/or Lead man in managing equipment life cycle overhaul and replacement using oil analysis and warranty claims. • Knowledge of FASTER NT, Fuel Master, E-Time, MS Excel and Word is most desirable for the successful candidate. • Proven skills and ability to assist the Shift Supervisor and/ or Lead man coordinate contract maintenance of equipment and facilities. • Proven ability to prepare and submit timely and accurate reports. • Proven ability to work with and deal with a work force, which is largely organized labor. • Knowledge of safety standards • Must possess tools for Class C Mechanic as established by the Company. • Forklift License • Commercial Driver License with “Passenger” endorsement. • Skilled in both verbal and written communication. • Skilled in problem solving and decision making. Physical Demands: • Must read and speak English clearly and possess the ability to see, hear, think, speak and write clearly. • Must be physically able to perform all responsibilities, skills, and abilities, including lifting 55 pounds. Work Environment: • Individuals must be able to work independently, performing multiple tasks. • Required to work varying shifts and overtime, as necessary. • Must remain alert to prevent accidents
Pay Range: $38 - $79,268/year
Job Title: Master Technician Reports to: Maintenance Supervision Status: Non-exempt, full time Position Summary: Master Technicians must have exceptional knowledge of all vehicle systems with a high degree of proficiency in powertrain and electronics as demonstrated by a minimum of 10-years of practical experience and/or ASE Master Certification(s). They will primarily perform repairs in the powertrain and electrical systems of the vehicle. They will assist and mentor other technicians by performing diagnostics, repair planning, quality inspections and hands-on training for all vehicle systems. Essential Job Functions: • Diagnose defects, repair vehicles & Train peers as required. • Diagnose and plan repairs for other Technicians. • Diagnose and perform root cause analysis to reduce road failures. • Mentor Technicians through the application of hands-on practical training. • Perform quality inspections of other Technician’s work. • Perform PM inspections and provide fleet assessments. • Identify upgrades and/or modifications on vehicle systems and work with OEMs to create campaigns or improve processes. Required Knowledge and Skills: • Minimum of 10 years of relevant vehicle maintenance and repair experience or possess an ASE Master Certification(s) in H, T or A series along with 10 years of relevant vehicle maintenance and repair experience. • Experience in the overhaul of engines and the replacement of powertrain systems. • High voltage training, certification, or experience preferred. • Must be able to work with diagnostic equipment including OEM type computerized programs such as INSITE, WTEC, Wabco, etc. • Must have good written and oral communication skills and be able to give directions. • Must be willing to work with all classifications of technicians and assist in the development of their skills. • Must have extensive experience and knowledge of RTA or other relevant CMMS. • Forklift certified. • Must have clean driving record and can obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with Passenger Endorsement • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical examination including a drug test. Physical Demands: 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, as sanctioned the Department of Transportation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Must be able to lift fifty-five (55) pounds. • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, standing, bending, and handling materials. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to heat/cold conditions. Signature: My signature verifies I have received a copy of the job description for the Master Technician position and was given the opportunity to discuss the duties as described.
- Health Insurance Offered
- * Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits are effective the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment * Please see Collective Bargaining Agreement for details
- Dental Insurance Offered
- Medical/Dental Insurance through the Mahoney Group – various providers
- Vision Insurance Offered
- Vision Provided through the Mahoney group.
- Retirement Plan Offered
- 401(k) Eligible the 1st of the quarter following 90 days 1% to 90% Contributions Enrollment beginning of each quarter Weekly Deduction The company will match 100% of the 1st 4.5% of your pay you contribute.
- Sick Leave Offered
- Sick Days 8 hours per month, up to 35 days Employee starts to accrue sick time after 90 days of employment Must work 85% of work schedule Bonus Point system for perfect attendance. See union contract for details.
- Vacation Offered
- If hired after Jan. 15, first year is pro-rata of 1 week Vacation earned in one year is taken the following year provided employee has worked at least 85% of schedule. Following full year of service - 1 week Next 9 full years of service - 2 weeks After 10 full years of service - 3 weeks After 15 full years of service – 4 weeks
- Paid Holidays Offered
- Paid Holidays 10 Holidays 2 Floating Holidays 1 Birthday
- ST / LT Disability Offered
- Life Insurance Offered
- Uniforms Offered
- Transdev provides Uniforms.
- Other Offered
- EAP Paid Employee Assistance Program 8 Visits per issue
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