Garage HVAC Lead Mechanic

Oct 05, 2022
Oct 09, 2022
Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED)

  • A minimum of six (6) years' experience performing the duties of a Garage Mechanic, or related field

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and WMATA certification tests
  • ASE Transit Bus certification of H2, H6, H7 and H8 or, grandfathered employees must have passed the required type and number of internal tests. Must also have all required internal certifications
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from jurisdiction of residence is required prior to appointment with proper Passenger, Air Brakes, and Tow truck operations endorsements or, must acquire a CDL with Passenger, Air Brakes, and Tow Truck operations endorsements by the completion of training

  • N/A

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary

The Garage HVAC Lead Mechanic is highly skilled in technical vehicle maintenance and repair work. The day to day focus involves troubleshooting, vehicle disassembly, repair, assembly and/or installation of heat, ventilation air conditioning (HVAC), and related components for the bus and automotive fleet. The incumbent ensures group work assignments are properly initiated and completed within Authority guidelines and regulated industry standards.

Essential Functions
  • Diagnoses causes of problems and/or failures in heating/air conditioning systems for the purpose of identifying equipment and/or systems repair and/or replacement needs.
  • Fabricates equipment parts for the purpose of meeting specialty needs and/or replacing unavailable parts.
  • Inspects HVAC systems and their components (e.g., heating units, building exhaust fans, and ventilation units) for the purpose of evaluating condition, identifying necessary repairs, and recommending preventive maintenance.
  • Installs heating and air conditioning equipment and systems for the purpose of providing enhanced and/or upgraded capabilities.
  • Maintains vehicle, tools, and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability of safe operating condition.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, training, and seminars, as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering informtion required to perform job functions.
  • Performs routine and preventive maintenance as needed for the purpose of ensuring the ongoing functioning of HVAC systems.
  • Prepares written materials (e.g., repair status, and activitiy logs) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.
  • Operates Washington Matropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)'s vehicles as required.
  • Repairs heating and air conditioning systems and/or components (e.g., pumps, motors, air handlers, fan coils, and piping) for the purpose of ensuring a comfortable work environment.
  • Provides on-the-job training for mechanics in lower classifications.
  • Responds to, and provides assistance in, emergencies or incidents such as emergency snow conditions.
  • Reviews completed work to ensure that supervisor's instructions have been met.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.