We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.
We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and provides more than 80 million rides a year through an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike in the Twin Cities.
How your work contributes to our organization and the Twin Cities region:
Mechanic Technicians perform, diagnosis, repair, and provide preventive maintenance on Metro Transit buses, cars, trucks, and equipment. They also remanufacture and rebuild components to the manufactures specifications; fabricates/machines/designs parts as needed and provides welding and painting services.
Go Greener! Leading the transit industry in the reduction of diesel exhaust emissions by utilizing alternative propulsion and fuel technologies. Metro Transit operates clean diesel, diesel/electric hybrid, and battery electric propulsion systems.
Advanced Vehicle Technology: Experience in Go Greener technology; help support the first battery-electric New Flyer 60-foot articulated buses in the state. Today's modern buses are the most technologically advanced buses ever, equipped with multiplexing, J1939 CAN communications and electric powered accessories. These advanced technologies require troubleshooting using computer based diagnostic software.
Excellent Facilities: Bus Maintenance facilities offer heated climate control and good lighting. Other facility amenities include vehicle ventilation, vehicle lifts and hoists and fall protection.
Comprehensive Training Program: Employees are trained on all facets of bus maintenance processes, procedures and technologies.
An eligibility list will be created to fill current and future openings in 2019. Positions offered will be for second or third shift only.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)
Associate Degree or two (2) year college or vocational school program in Diesel Mechanics or related field.
High school diploma/GED and two (2) years of full time professional vehicle troubleshooting and repair experience as a mechanic within the last 10 years.
Valid Commercial Driver's License - Class A with passenger endorsement and an acceptable driving record.
Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License - Class A with passenger endorsement within 14 days of hire through Metro Transit's Instruction Center.
What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications)?
What the knowledge, skills and abilities are for this job?
Union/Grade: ATU/Wage Class 61
Safety Sensitive: Yes, subject to random DOT drug tests.
What your work environment would be?
Work is performed in a maintenance garage setting. This position may require working in wet or hot, humid non-weather conditions and in high precarious places up to two thirds (2/3) of the time. This position may also require, up to one third (1/3) of the time, working in outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and work with explosives.
Physical Requirements: This position may require, up to two thirds (2/3) of the time, standing, walking, talking or hearing using hands to finger, handle or feeling and reaching with hands and arms, lifting up to fifty (50) pounds. Two thirds (2/3) or more of time may be used to work near moving parts or equipment in the presence of fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibrations. May also be required to lift more than 100 pounds with assistance.
PERFORMANCE EXAM INFORMATION:
As a candidate for employment, you will need to demonstrate your basic mechanical knowledge, skills and abilities by performing three (3) individual tests. The tests involve a mechanical hands-on performance test, an electrical circuit diagnostic troubleshooting test, and a written mechanical knowledge-based test.
The mechanical skill test consists of disassembly and assembly of a mechanical system with the use of hand tools and an instruction aid. This test is given to determine if the individual can correctly complete the hands-on task by carefully reading, following and completing each instruction as they are stated in the prepared manual.
The electrical skill test consists of diagnosing a faulty direct current (DC) electrical circuit and/or its components. This test is given to determine if the individual can correctly troubleshoot a defective electrical circuit by using an electrical schematic, and a digital volt-ohm multi-meter (DVOM) to correctly diagnose the fault.
The written knowledge-based test is multiple-choice and given to determine the level of mechanical knowledge the individual candidate has in the following core systems:
* Air brakes
* Internal combustion engines
* Electrical, electronic and electric motors
* Heavy-duty drive train
* Heavy-duty steering and suspension
* Heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC)
* Mechanical concepts
* Preventive maintenance
What steps the recruitment process involves?
You must qualify at each of the numbered steps below to be considered a final candidate for the job.
1. We review your minimum qualifications
2. We rate your education and experience
3. We conduct job performance tests
4. We conduct a structured panel interview
Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
If you are new to the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only) and a background check, which verifies education and employment, covers driving record (if applicable to the job) and any criminal record. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.
If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council, you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and a criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.
IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration. The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please call Human Resources at (612) 349-7071.