Salary: Level I - $4,769 - $5,888/mo. Level II - $5,299 - $6,542/mo. Job Summary: Diagnoses, troubleshoots and performs repairs on a variety of buses, emergency vehicles, City vehicles, and shop equipment. Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles, buses, and various heavy duty equipment.
Level I – Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Two years of recent, paid work experience performing mechanic work which has included troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of vehicles and/or equipment. An Associate’s degree or 60 semester units of college level or vocational school coursework in automotive technology or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required work experience. Possession of a valid class C driver license. Must obtain a class B commercial driver license or permit with appropriate medical certification prior to the first day of hire. Must obtain a valid class B driver license with passenger and airbrake endorsements within six months of date of hire. After one year of current, paid work experience with the City of Santa Monica, a Transit Mechanic I may be promoted to a Transit Mechanic II upon meeting the minimum qualifications of the Transit Mechanic II and with the recommendation of the appointing authority.
Level II – Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Five years of recent, paid, journey-level work experience performing mechanical maintenance and repair of buses, trucks, and heavy duty vehicles and equipment. Possession of a valid class B driver license with passenger and airbrake endorsements. Possession of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification as a Master Transit Bus Technician (Tests H1-H8) is desirable. Possession of ASE certification in Alternate Fuels (Test F1) is desirable.