Heavy Truck and Equipment Mech D

Oct 05, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or possession of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Vocational or technical training in ASE Medium/Heavy Truck


Twelve (12) months following the achievement of a particular grade level (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), an incumbent may be advanced to the next grade level provided he/she has taken and passed any required written or practical tests, acquired any required certifications and has met acceptable fitness for duty, work record and job performance requirements.
  • Level D
    • Experience as a Heavy Truck & Equipment Mechanic or related mechanical work for a period of two (2) years
  • Level C
    • One (1) year of experience as a Heavy Truck & Equipment Mechanic D or related mechanical work for a period of three (3) years
  • Level B
    • One (1) year of experience as a Heavy Truck & Equipment Mechanic C or related mechanical work for a period of four (4) years
  • Levels A
    • One (1) year of experience as a Heavy Truck & Equipment Mechanic B or related mechanical work for a period of five (5) years
  • Levels AA
    • One (1) year of experience as a Heavy Truck & Equipment Mechanic A or related mechanical work for a period of six (6) years
  • Levels AA Lead
  • Six (6) years' experience as a Heavy Truck and Equipment Mechanic or related field and successfully pass written and practical testing

  • Must have the required ASE Medium heavy Truck Certification of T2, T3, T4, T5, T6 and/or T7
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from jurisdiction of residence is required prior to appointment with proper endorsements (passenger, Air Brakes, and Towing, Hazmat and Tanker)

  • 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.


The Heavy Truck and Equipment Mechanic maintains the Authority's heavy trucks and equipment and is responsible for diagnosing problems, and aligning, inspecting, overhauling and modifying vehicles within prescribed manufacturers' and Authority guidelines, diagrams and manuals.

Job Levels : At each successive grade level of this job (i.e. Grades D, C, B, A and AA), the incumbent is expected to demonstrate increased, distinguishing levels of proficiency and efficiency in knowledge, skills and abilities when performing the assigned duties and essential functions described in this job description

"AA Lead" Level: In addition to independently performing the most complex aspects of the duties and essential functions described, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring work responsibilities of a group or team are properly completed in a timely manner and acts in the absence of the supervisor as required.

Essential Functions
  • Performs major repairs, inspections, adjustments, and maintenance on Authority heavy trucks and equipment in accordance with manufacturers' maintenance instructions, operations manuals, diagrams and schematics, ensuring that vehicles and equipment can operate in a safe manner.
  • Utilizes hand and power tools, precision test equipment, test panels dynamometers, exhaust analyzers, and oxy-acetylene cutting and welding equipment, for to determine the need for and perform necessary vehicle repairs and/or replacements.
  • Inspects assigned vehicles systems and components (e.g. brake system, oil levels, coolant, tire pressure, wiper blades, fan belts, exterior and interior condition) to ensure that the vehicle is in a safe operating condition.
  • Prepares written materials such as, repair and maintenance logs, parts lists, and warranty claims, to document activities, provide written reference and comply with mandated requirements.
  • Responds to and assists in emergencies related to securing or safeguarding Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) vehicles and equipment, fire/life/safety, and snow emergencies, to ensure safe operation of buses on the roadways.
  • Corrects and adjusts steering geometry of vehicles.

Other Functions
  • Attends unit in-service and safety meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering required information to perform job function.
  • Operates Authority vehicles as required.
  • 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.

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