Fleet Mechanic

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  • Published date: October 4, 2021
    • Michigan, United States

Fleet Mechanic

Traverse City, Michigan

No Relocation - Local Candidates Only

Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.


Under the general supervision of the Facilities and Fleet Maintenance Manager, and under the guidance of the Fleet Service Coordinator, performs highly skilled service, diagnostic mechanical and repair work on BATA buses, vans and related service vehicles.


Mechanics are responsible for inspection, preventive maintenance and repair of gas, diesel, propane and potentially other renewable energy vehicles. Duties include running diagnostic tests on vehicles, test driving vehicles to gauge performance, identifying worn and damaged parts and maintaining detailed records of the vehicles they have serviced.

Work in a team-based, collaborative environment always providing a substantive level of excellent customer service.

Mechanics are required to maintain their State or ASE certifications relevant to their job position.

Performs necessary inspections, and routine maintenance within the guidelines of MDOT Service standards and BATA SOP’s as programmed through a Computerized Maintenance Management Software (RTA) and in collaboration with the Fleet Service Coordinator.

Manages the availability of the fleet through maintaining full knowledge of BATA service needs and applying that knowledge to bus assignments in the computer management System (BATABB)

Work orders, parts posting, detailed diagnostic and repair notations, and time management will be tracked through the use of RTA software.

Performs complex troubleshooting and diagnosis on a wide variety of vehicles with the use of electronic scan tool software.

Operates standard repair shop equipment such as welders, grinders, drill presses, band saws and a wide variety of power tools as well as a tire machine, flange tools, hydraulic porta power, hydraulic lifts, fork-lift, etc.

Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions and performing preventive maintenance, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining condition.

Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as, power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering, hydraulics, transmissions, brake systems, electrical systems, cooling systems, and steering systems, etc.

Maintain a clean work area, adhere to safe operating procedures.

The duties stated here are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities which might be assigned to personnel so classified.


Physical Mobility - Ability to walk extended distances and climb stairs and ramps to access all areas. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

Vision and Sight - Ability to read instructions, directions, and similar written information in letters, memoranda, forms and other documents and operate computerized data collection and diagnostic software.

Agility/Movement - Ability to lift, push, pull, and manipulate vehicles, tools, equipment, supplies, and other objects often weighing upwards to 100 pounds. Bending, twisting, kneeling to work in restrictive bus interiors.

Work Environment- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

· $1,000 Toolbox/Tool/Hiring Incentive

· Steady Income

· $19.70 - $24.95/hr based on experience

· Pension Plan

· Tuition/Certification Reimbursement

· Paid Health Benefits

· Generous Paid Time Off Program

Class B Michigan CDL license with endorsements for air brake and passenger operation and Michigan State Mechanic Certification within thirty days of hire.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Submission Summary):

1. High school graduation

2. Training in electronic engine diagnostic techniques and three years experience as an auto, van, bus, truck or heavy equipment mechanic

3. Ability to deal with employees and the public tactfully and courteously.
Reference : Fleet Mechanic jobs

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