Cherriots Published: September 28, 2017
Job Type
Contact Name
Melinda Hawes



Diagnoses malfunctions and performs preventative maintenance, repair and overhaul of various types of transit vehicles and associated equipment.


Diagnose malfunctions and adjust diesel, gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) engines.

Diagnose, adjust, repair and replace integral parts of diesel, gasoline and CNG engines, transmissions, drive shafts, and differentials.

Overhaul and test diesel, gasoline and CNG engines to specifications; disassemble, clean, inspect, replace worn or defective parts; recondition sub-components and reassembles.

Test and repair automotive and heavy duty bus transmissions to specification; remove and replace transmissions as required.

Inspect, test, adjust, repair and replace complete or integral parts of wheelchair lifts, brakes and steering systems.

Inspect, test, and diagnose malfunctions of fuel, electrical and mechanical systems.

Inspect, repair and adjust bus door operation and air-ride systems.

Provide technical assistance as necessary to other District personnel.

Exchange buses and make necessary repairs on road calls.

Record work performed, parts used and time worked.

Clean tools and work areas.

Follow all safety procedures for work area and work assignments.

May function as a leadperson when assigned by the District.

Provide formal training to other maintenance employees as part of a District established on-the-job training program.

Communicate both orally and in writing, with other employees and the general public, at the level necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Interact with other employees and the general public using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.

Act as a positive representative of the District.

Work cooperatively with others, be respectful of co-workers, and promote teamwork.

Report to work on time and on a regular, predictable basis.


Service vehicles by changing oil and oil filters and lubricating chassis.

Perform routine facility maintenance and repairs.


For diesel vehicles, considerable knowledge and skill in: engine fuel and cooling systems; transmission replacement; differential replacement; electrical system repair including starter and generator replacement; tune-up procedure; steering and suspension system repair; brake reline; wheelchair lift repair; heating and air condition repair; and/or upholstery repair.

Ability to rapidly gain the above knowledge and skills as they apply to CNG vehicles.

Ability to assimilate new knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and repair of conventional, CNG, and other alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) as technological changes or advancements occur in the industry.

Considerable knowledge of hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy equipment shops.

Ability to operate necessary tools and equipment used in servicing and repairing vehicles both safety and effectively.

Ability to safely operate a variety of District vehicles including 30’ – 35’ – 40’ buses, service trucks, automobiles, and forklift.

Ability to rapidly learn electronic controls and functions of bus electrical systems and associated sub-components.

Ability to skillfully use laptop computer for diagnostics and trouble shooting.

Ability to make arithmetical computations and tabulations quickly and accurately.

Ability to perform job functions independently in a timely, safe and accurate manner.

Ability to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations physical qualifications for commercial drivers and ability to perform the physical functions of the position.  This position requires the ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time. For detailed information, request a copy of the Job Analysis and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Physical Qualification of Drivers from the Administration office.

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and air brake endorsements.  (Must obtain a valid Oregon Class B Driver’s Permit along with passenger and air brake endorsements prior to date of hire and obtain a valid Oregon Class B Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) weeks after date of hire.)

All licensing fees and passing required licensing and endorsement

examinations are the total responsibility of the applicant.

A person who has a commercial driver’s license issued by another state must obtain an Oregon Class B Commercial Driver’s License within 30 days of being domiciled in Oregon or within three (3) weeks after date of hire, whichever comes first.


Five year driving record that demonstrates adherence to safety in the operation of motor vehicles and adherence to traffic laws and regulations.

No criminal conviction which may, in the sole judgement of the District, constitute a threat to property or the safety of others.

Must have complete set of heavy equipment tools and a roll-away tool box at time of appointment.

Must include the Safety Sensitive Form with your application.


High school diploma or GED and three years vehicular maintenance experience.


Any satisfactory equivalent combination of related experience and training which provides required knowledge, abilities, skills, and other special requirements listed above.


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