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Equipment Service and Repair Technician / Bus Mechanic

University of Virginia

This is a Contract position in Federal Way, WA posted December 2, 2021.

Job location: Charlottesville, VA Employment Type: Full-time Posted data: 2021-11-29 Req: R0030782 University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia’s Department of Parking and Transportation is seeking a reliable Equipment Service and Repair Technician / Bus Mechanic.

Duties include manually labor-intensive work that involves the service and repair of mechanical, electronic, and other equipment requiring technical knowledge and expertise, effective diagnostic and repair techniques, and procedures related to a wide variety of equipment as part of or in support of the University’s transit bus fleet, featuring a mix of diesel and electric buses.

(Fleet size: 40 buses.) Selected candidates will be required to be able to drive any/all buses and support vehicles in the fleet.

Strong customer service skills are necessary.

About the Position: Complexity: Skill in the use of diagnostic equipment and a variety of tools specific to the trade.

Applies knowledge of the design and function of equipment.

Performs skilled technician work that involves diagnosis, replacement, repair, and rebuilding of a variety of transit bus components and/or systems.

This includes, but is not limited to: diesel engines, transmissions, steering, brake, suspension systems, differential and axle, electrical systems, HVAC systems, air, fuel, and hydraulic systems.

Performs active preventative maintenance for the University’s transit fleet (including support vehicles).

Ability to interpret and follow technical manuals, blueprints, mechanical drawings, schematics, and diagnostic system guidance.

Follows industry/ government specific guidelines, particularly as they relate to safety, health and environmental practices.

May apply principles and practices of electrical and electronics theory, especially as the University grows its transit fleet toward electric buses.

May require State Inspection license and/or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A or B with Passengers endorsement and Air Brakes certification).

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Strong customer service skills are necessary.

Results / Impact: Ineffective job performance impacts the efficiency of equipment operations.

Violation of safety practices could endanger lives.

Accurate and timely repairs represent savings in cost and time to the University.

Accountability: Ensures detailed repairs, safety and health procedures, and industry/government standards are followed.

May provide technical work direction.

Refers complex issues to higher supervision.

Seeks approval for repairs exceeding defined costs.

Actively engages in training for maintenance of skills and development of new skills, especially as pertains to electric bus drivetrain training.

Minimum Requirements: Education: High school diploma or equivalent experience Experience: Minimum three years’ experience working on transit bus / heavy truck systems preferred.

A valid Driver’s license, with a positive points balance is required.

The ability to pass the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) exam within 45 days of hire is a condition of this position.

A Virginia Commercial Driver’s License Type A or B Passengers endorsement and Air Brakes certification is highly preferred.

Ability to obtain State Inspection License and EPA authorized 609 certification within 45 days of hire is a condition of this position.

The ability to follow and enforce specific instructions is required, and the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, fellow staff, and the public is essential.

Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak in the English language.

General knowledge of computer usage; ability to type, use email, and interface with web-based systems for payroll and performance management is essential.

Physical Demands: Employee will be required to crawl, kneel, squat, bend and twist in order to perform their work.

Employee must travel around job sites.

Employee will work with materials of different weights and perform repetitive motions.

Safe operation of a transit bus requires sustained sitting, driving, pushing/pulling (steering wheel and various controls), repetitive motion, use of both hands, use of either hand, fine finger manipulation, and wrist movement.

Safe operation also includes repetitive motion with both ankles/feet, with both possessing the strength and dexterity to fully depress the service brake and accelerator (right), and turn signal controls (left) present on the transit bus units within the Parking and Transportation fleet.

Boarding/alighting the transit bus requires the ability to climb stairs (at least one step up/down).

Successful operation of ADA Accessible equipment aboard the transit bus requires bending, lifting, and carrying.

All of these physical requirements should be considered essential to the position.

Work performed during special events and as part of servicing the equipment requires standing, walking, and the potential for bending, lifting, and carrying.

The ability to drive any/all buses or support vehicles.

The ability to work overtime and shifts over eight (8) hours, to meet service hours in Transit Operations.

Compensation: $23
– $25 hourly / $47,840
– $52,000 annually For this position, the selected candidate will need to complete all required background checks, including a DOT drug screen, prior to the start date of employment.

Application Process for External Applicants: To apply visit: [](, searching for ‘R0030782’ and fully complete an application, attaching the below required documents: Cover Letter Resume Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Application Process for Internal Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ‘R0030782’ and complete an application, attaching the below required documents: Cover Letter Resume Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Note: Multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

Incomplete applications that are missing required documents may not be given full consideration.

The position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marcus Rozier, Academic Recruiter [](

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The University has updated policy [SEC-045]( to reflect these new requirements.

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