Journey Body Person

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 months ago(6/28/2022 1:55 PM)
Job ID
Min (Annual)
USD $41.81/Hr.
Max (Annual)
USD $41.81/Hr.


The Journey Body Person position performs major and minor structure repairs on various types of transit and support vehicles, either at the Operations Base or in the field on various shifts. This is a full-time safety-sensitive position and will be subject to Federal Transit Authority rules governing safety sensitive employees which includes, but is not limited to, passing a pre-employment drug screen and random drug testing. This position will report to the Lead Body Person.

Essential Duties

  1. Performs journey-level major and minor body and structure repairs including replacing frames, doors and panels of buses, trucks, vans and automobiles.  Operation of vehicle is required.
  2. Documents all repairs and records labor hours on appropriate forms.
  3. Paints buses, trucks, vans and automobiles including preparing surfaces, matching and spraying commercial finishes.
  4. Welding, using oxygen-acetylene, MIG/TIG, and electric arc equipment.
  5. Replace windshields, glass, mirrors and rubber moldings.
  6. Repairs or replacement of seat frames, floors and floor coverings.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Five (5) years experience as a journey level bus, truck, van or automobile body repairer and painter. Formal education in body repair/painting can be substituted for up to 2 years experience.
  2. Possession of a valid Washington State drivers license with excellent driving record at time of hire.
  3. Able to obtain a Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger and air brake endorsements within 90 days of hire.
  4. Possession of a complete set of body repair tools and a roll-away tool box at the time of hire.
  5. Willingness and ability to work any shift assigned to meet the needs of the agency, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  6. Must be able to communicate (read, speak and write) in English.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Standard practices, methods, tools and equipment used in the bus, truck, van and automobile body repair trade.
  2. Mixing, matching, and spraying urethane and enamels.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Body and structure repairs including replacing frames, doors and panels of buses, trucks, vans and automobiles.
  2. Mixing and matching paints, preparing surfaces and overall painting of buses, trucks, vans and automobiles.
  3. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  4. Commercial and/or fleet experience is desirable.


Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills


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. Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.


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. Sheet metal welding utilizing oxygen-acetylene, MIG/TIG and electric arc equipment.
  2. Replacing windshields, glass, mirrors and rubber moldings.
  3. Estimate time and materials needed for assigned job.
  4. Locate and correct major and minor body and glass water leaks.

 Physical Requirements

Position may require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying. May require exerting up to in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.



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. 



All new Community Transit employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be granted an accommodation as outlined in our policy on or before their first workday. 

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.

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.


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.


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