Mechanic Apprentice - 2 year program

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 1 month ago(10/27/2022 11:25 AM)
Job ID
Bargaining Unit
Min Hiring Range
USD $33.45/Hr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $33.45/Hr.


Under the supervision of the Maintenance Shop Manager, qualified mechanics and/or instructors, the apprentice 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 maintenance shop, under the supervision of the Maintenance Shop Manager and qualified Mechanics and/or Instructors.


  • High school graduate or GED and either an Associates Degree in Diesel Technology or Certificate of Competency/Proficiency in Diesel Technology encompassing at least 76 credits from an accredited technical college or trade school within the last 5 years.   A copy of your transcript is required with the application.

  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's license by time of hire and have a good driving record.

  • Possession of equipment tools required of a Apprentice Mechanic at the time of hire.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a Class B Washington State Commercial Driver's license with passenger endorsement and air-brake restrictions lifted within 90 days of hire.

  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.

  • Ability to work any shift assigned to meet the needs of the agency, including nights, weekends and holidays.

Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy equipment repair shops.

  • Knowledge of English, verbal and written, sufficient to read, speak, comprehend and retain information.

Qualification to enter this position requires skill in the following:

  • Skill in the use of jacks, wrenches, grease guns, hydraulic hoists, cleaning materials, precision tools, and equipment used in the service or repair of heavy equipment.

Qualification to enter this position requires the following abilities:

  • Ability to drive a variety of vehicles from large buses to vans and cars.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing and be able to follow written and verbal instructions and understand equipment repair documentation and diagrams.

  • Ability to work while exposed to grease, dirt, carbon monoxide and diesel fumes from vehicles.

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge obtained through both written and practical application evaluations.

  • Ability to locate and correct defects in automotive and diesel equipment.

  • Ability to appropriately handle stress and interactions with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year experience in mechanical or diesel equipment preferred.

  • Skilled at computer and computer software preferred.

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, supplemental questions completed, and a copy of your transcript.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  Apply online at Applicants for this job may also be considered for other openings of this position up to 6 months after the job is filled. 


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 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. 


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.


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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