Journey Mechanic

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 5 months ago(4/19/2023 3:15 PM)
Job ID
Max (Hourly)
USD $48.84/Hr.
Min (Hourly)
USD $48.84/Hr.


This position is responsible for diagnosing, maintaining and repairing heavy-duty diesel coaches and other various support vehicles operated by Community Transit in the field or at the Operations Base.  

The Vehicle Maintenance section operates three shifts (day, swing and graveyard), seven days a week.  Work schedules and locations are based on a seniority system and Graveyard and Swing Shift vacancies will be the most likely openings.  Swing and graveyard shift employees receive a shift differential.  Employees work a 40 hour per week schedule with two consecutive days off, but not necessarily Saturday and Sunday.  Employees must be able and willing to work any shift, including any combination of days off.

Essential Duties

What you'll get to do in this position:

  • Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects in hybrid and diesel-powered buses and other heavy motorized mechanical equipment.
  • Operate and maintain electronic diagnostic and related equipment including computer programs and scanning tools.
  • Diagnose, dismantle, repair and overhaul all types of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines, automatic transmissions, differentials, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic systems.
  • Perform wheel alignments, adjust/replace brakes and repair pumps, starters, injectors, lights, steering gears, generators and air conditioning systems.
  • Install, maintain and repair a variety of auxiliary systems, equipment and electronics including fare collection, communication and related components.
  • Operate hydraulic lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, diagnostic computers and software.
  • Document work done, material used and how time is spent.



  • 4 years experience in mechanical repair on diesel and or gasoline powered equipment, including electrical, gas engines, diesel engines, air systems, suspensions and air and hydraulic brakes.  OR  Two years experience and completion of a 2-year vocational or community college diesel mechanics program.  (Applicants may certify this requirement through successful completion of an Apprenticeship Program that incorporates this level of education and experience.)
  • Possession of a complete set of heavy equipment tools and roll away tool box at time of hire.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State driver's license and WA State CDL license with P1 endorsement, & airbrake restriction removed, within 90 days of hire.
  • Willingness and ability to work any shift assigned to meet the needs of the agency, including nights, weekends, & holidays.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate (read, speak and write) English.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.

Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy equipment repair shops.

Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

1. The use of jacks, wrenches, grease guns, hydraulic hoists, cleaning materials, precision tools and equipment used in the service and repair of heavy equipment and other tools of the trade.

2. Repair and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, gas engine, diesel engine, transmission rebuild and air systems.

Qualification to enter this position requires the following abilities to:

1. Locate and correct minor and major defects in gasoline and/or diesel powered equipment.

2. Use diagnostic meters for troubleshooting computerized components.

3. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to read and understand electrical schematics and wiring diagrams. These instructions and materials are in English.

Preferred ASE certifications that relate to this work are:

  • Transit Bus Certification Tests (H1 - H8)
  • Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist Certification Test (L2)
    School Bus Certification Tests (S1 - S7)
  • Medium-Heavy Truck Certification Tests (T1 - T8)


Preferred but not required:
Current WA State CDL holder with passenger endorsement and airbrake restriction removed.

Medium - Heavy Work:  Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds 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.


On-line applications only at  Please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration.  The evaluation process may include interviews, review of sample materials you have authored, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests. 


Employee Benefits: 
Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan.  In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue nineteen (19) days of Paid Time Off (152 hours) in their first year and receive nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.


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.


 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 will be affected. 


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and 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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