Mechanic Apprentice - 4 year program

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 months ago(10/18/2021 1:02 PM)
Job ID
Bargaining Unit
Min Hiring Range
USD $25.09/Hr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $25.09/Hr.




Under the supervision of the Maintenance Shop Manager and qualified mechanics and/or instructors will learn and demonstrate knowledge of performing mechanical tasks in the diagnosis of malfunctions, preventative maintenance, repair, and overhaul of various types of transit equipment in the field and in the maintenance shop. The Apprentice Mechanic program is governed by the Standards of Apprenticeship adopted by the Community Transit/IAM Apprenticeship Committee.

Essential Duties

Perform mechanical tasks in the diagnosis of malfunctions, preventative maintenance, repair and overhaul of various types of transit equipment in the field and in the maintenace shop, under the supervision of the Maintenance Shop Manager and qualified Mechanics and/or Instructors.

  1. Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects in hybrid and diesel-powered buses and other heavy motorized mechanical equipment.
  2. Operate and maintain electronic diagnostic and related equipment including computer programs and scanning tools.
  3. Diagnose, dismantle, repair and overhaul all types of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, automatic transmissions, differentials, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic systems. Operation of vehicle is required.
  4. Perform wheel alignments, adjust/replace brakes and repair pumps, starters, injectors, lights, steering gears, generators and air conditioning systems.
  5. Install, maintain and repair a variety of auxiliary systems, equipment and electronics including fare collection, communication and related components.
  6. Operate hydraulic lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, diagnostic computers and software.
  7. Documents work done, material used and how time is spent on appropriate forms.
  8. Performs general cleaning work in the garage and other related work as required.
  9. Assists in chaining vehicles.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. High school graduate or GED and 1 year experience in mechanical repair work on automotive or diesel equipment is preferred. Any combination of training and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.
  2. Must pass the Mechanical Aptitude test at 80% or greater test score.
  3. Possession of a complete set of heavy equipment tools and a roll-away box at time of hire.
  4. Must possess or be able to obtain within 90 days of hire, a Class B Washington State Commercial Driver’s license with passenger endorsement and air-brake restriction lifted.
  5. Must be able to work any shift assigned to meet the needs of the agency, including nights, weekends, and holidays, or a combination of all.
  6. Community Transit has a policy of a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace. Employment is contingent on passing a physical and substance abuse test.
  7. This position is safety sensitive and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout period of employment.
  8. A valid driver's license (if essential duties require driving).


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy equipment repair shops.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge obtained through both written and practical application evaluations.
  3. Working knowledge of occupational hazards, precautions and safety requirements of the associated job duties.

 Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Use of jacks, wrenches, grease guns, hydraulic hoists, cleaning materials, precision tools, and equipment used in the service or repair of heavy equipment.
  2. Read and understand equipment repair documentation and diagrams.
  3. Locate and correct defects in automotive and diesel equipment.
  4. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  5. Maintains records of work performed.
  6. Ability to read and interpret safety documents, blue prints, schematics, and other mechanical diagrams.

 Physical Requirements:

Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions, carrying and driving.

Selection Process - Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, references and various performance tests.

Application Process - Only on-line applications will be accepted and must include a completed application with job history listed, copy of School Transcript and supplemental questions.  


This position is considered safety-sensitive under the U.S. Department of Transportation and is subject to drug and alcohol testing under both DOT and Community Transit authority.


“All new Community Transit employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of hire or be granted an accommodation as outlined in our policy. Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. This includes maintaining any booster dose within 60 days of being eligible, as authorized by the FDA.

Employees or applicants may make accommodation requests based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Provided the accommodation is reasonable and does not create an undue hardship for Community Transit and/or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others in the workplace and/or to the requesting employee. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for accommodation. This directive applies to all employees of Community Transit. If you want more information regarding our Vaccine Policy, please contact Employee Engagement at 425-348-2315 to speak with a representative.”


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.


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free & drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an  Equal Opportunity Employer & does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law. We value and  encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.



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