Mobile Lift Mechanic D

Washington D.C
Dec 09, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or possession of a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)


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
    • A minimum of two (2) years of experience performing satisfactorily the duties of Mobile Lift Mechanic, or related experience

  • A valid District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license issued from jurisdiction of residence

  • 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.

Job Summary

The Mobile Lift Mechanic performs complex maintenance and repair work on heavy mobile lifts and other powered equipment. In accordance with applicable code, principles and standards, the incumbent repairs all equipment classified as mobile lift equipment. The Mobile Lift Mechanic also repairs other powered equipment to include pressure washers, sand blasters, compressors, platform scrubbers, generators, pumps, tractors, and snow removal equipment.

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

Essential Functions
  • Repairs mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, drive and power systems on heavy self-propelled man lifts and other powered equipment and troubleshoots repairs and calibrates associated components.
  • Replaces or installs mobile lift and other powered equipment components and fixtures, repairs and overhauls defective components, operates devices to test performance, lubricates and cleans components and equipment.
  • Makes major adjustments to functional components devices and control systems. Dismantles mobile lift and other powered equipment to gain access to and remove defective parts. Using hoists, cranes and hand and power tools rebuilds components and assemblies, such as hydraulic cylinders, engines, pumps, motors, electrical/electronic switches and associated wiring.
  • Fits and installs gears, aligns, meshes, and connects repaired units to related mechanisms. Ensures related systems (mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulic, drive, and power) are properly adjusted and connected.
  • Performs preventive maintenance inspections in compliance with monthly schedules. Lays out work assignments and determines methods, techniques, and materials needed to effectively accomplish assignments.
  • Responds to equipment trouble reports, determines the problems and repairs, and restores mobile lift and small powered equipment to serviceable status. Ensures equipment, systems and associated mechanical devices are maintained according to Authority and manufacturer standards.
  • Completes all required forms, tags, and other documentation that describes maintenance work, enters data into computer records, and prepares parts requisitions for the supervisor's approval. Ensures equipment, systems and associated mechanical devices are properly maintained according to Authority standards and manufacturer standards.
  • 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.