Maintenance Instructor

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2021 3:00 AM)
Job ID
Bargaining Unit
Max (Hourly)
USD $45.98/Hr.
Min (Hourly)
USD $45.98/Hr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $45.98/Hr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $45.98/Hr.


Community Transit is looking for a Maintenance Instructor to join our Training Department. You bring your skill and experience, we'll bring great pay and FANTASTIC benefits at one of the top places to work in Snohomish County. Come join our team!


Under the direction of the Staff Development Manager, Maintenance Instructors are responsible for developing, researching and conducting training for new and existing employees as assigned. They are responsible for skills development, procedural instruction, safety and required training. They perform skill assessment, write new and modify existing curriculum, train mechanics on new equipment, maintain records and instructional resources and monitor the effectiveness of the training programs and handle other maintenance training as necessary.


The Maintenance Instructor develops, coordinates and executes programs for employees throughout the corporation as assigned, with primary responsibility for maintenance crafts and the coordination of craft apprenticeship programs.


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First consideration given to applications received by June 25, 2021.


Essential Duties

  1. Researches training subjects; develops course goals, objectives, and course curriculum; conduct classes to meet learning objectives.
  2. Prepare and maintain instructional materials and training aids.
  3. Performs critical evaluation and audit of employee skill development.
  4. Coordinate technical training provided by providers (vendors, schools and instructors).
  5. Evaluates and recommends training aids or programs for purchase.
  6. Set up training schedules, arrange facilities, materials, training aids, participation.
  7. Train new employees and existing employees on procedures of assigned department and required training for all levels of the organization as assigned. Will include hands-on maintenance demonstration (and vehicle operation).
  8. Prepare written, "hands-on" and oral exams as appropriate.
  9. Prepare training needs assessments as assigned.
  10. Develop and conduct safety training and safety related activities.
  11. Assists in development of industrial safety program.
  12. Develops and monitors apprenticeship programs, as assigned.
  13. Designs evaluation methods, reviews and evaluates training programs to monitor effectiveness and devises methods for improvement.
  14. Recommend improvements or corrective action in procedures or equipment within assigned area.
  15. Prepare and maintain related records.
  16. Performs other duties of a similar nature and level, as assigned.



  1. Five years’ technical experience in vehicle equipment maintenance, including, but not limited to air-brakes, air conditioning, diesel engines, programmable logic control equipment, heavy duty automatic transmissions, and advanced technologies in heavy duty vehicles.
  2. Demonstrated ability to instruct others, or a combination of training and experience in equipment maintenance that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
  3. Must have technical experience equivalent to heavy-duty vehicle mechanic.
  4. A valid Washington State driver’s license is required. Must have a permit for a Washington Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with passenger endorsement and air-brake restriction lifted by date of hire and the ability to obtain CDL Class B within 6 months from date of hire.
  5. Knowledge of fleet software (i.e. Cummins, Insite, Detroit Pro-Link).
  6. Demonstrated computer skills in utilizing word processing software, Microsoft Windows and email.
  7. Must possess or have the ability to acquire licenses or certifications specifically related to assigned areas of technical instruction, such as e-learning certification, forklift training, crane certification training, etc.
  • Associates degree in diesel technology, training, education, safety or related field.
  • Transit and bus systems experience.




Qualification to enter this position requires KNOWLEDGE of the following:

  1. Safety systems and procedures.
  2. Modern electronic systems

Qualification to enter this position requires SKILL in:

  1. Operating personal computers.
  2. Operating diagnostic software.
  3. Word processing, Microsoft Windows and email software.
  4. Communicate effectively orally in one-on-one and group settings.
  5. Write clear, concise and accurate correspondence and reports containing written and numeric expression.
  6. Troubleshoot problems in a shop environment
  7. Work varied hours.
  8. Work independently.
  9. Determine methodology to obtain goals.
  10. Independently investigate and determine processes, then develop plans and processes accordingly.




 Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Principles and techniques of modern adult education programs.
  2. State and Federal laws and regulations regarding industrial safety (O.S.H.A., W.I.S.H.A. and D.O.T.).
  3. Agency equipment, such as but not limited to buses, facilities and vanpool vehicles, and forklifts.
  4. State and Federal laws and regulations regarding motor vehicles and public transportation.
  5. Corporate policies and procedures.


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job

    1. Designing and implementing training programs and related lesson plans.
    2. Examine written materials, such as repair procedures, and develop hands on skills.
    3. Conduct classes of instruction and evaluate students.
    4. Write clear, concise and accurate correspondence and reports containing written and numeric expression.
    5. Effectively manage multiple projects and tasks to completion in a timely manner.
    6. Work effectively with employees at all levels of the Corporation, outside agencies and the general public and obtain cooperation in a complex organization.




  1. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, and carrying may be required as assigned.
  2. Medium Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  3. Work may be performed in an office, classroom, outdoors or in shop environment with exposure to noise, grease, dirt and fumes. Work may require the instructor to wear respirator or other protective equipment.



APPLICATION PROCESS - First consideration given to applications received by June 25, 2021.


Apply on-line at  Please submit a complete application; resume and cover letters are required. Only complete on-line applications will be considered.  Applicants whose qualifications most closely match our job requirements will be scheduled for a variety of tests, references and background checks.


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position may be affected.




This position is safety-sensitive and is subject to both Federal- and Community Transit-authority drug and alcohol testing.


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