Heavy Overhaul Shop Paint Body Mechanic D (Future Vacancies)

Washington D.C.
Jun 15, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Heavy Overhaul Shop Paint Body Mechanic D (Future Vacancies)
Job ID: 170327 Location: DC - Bladensburg Facility 1
Posting Open-Close 06/07/2017
- 07/23/2017
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Union 689
Regular/Temporary: Regular Job Description


Position/Posting Details:

All WMATA  posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off.  The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longer possible. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings at any time without notice as business needs demand.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. Must satisfactorily pass all Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) required tests and WMATA certification tests.

Some knowledge of and have performed satisfactory the duties of a Paint/Body Mechanic or related field for a period of not less than two (2) years. Must have one (1) ASE Collision Repair and Refinish certification of 82, 83 or 84. ICAR certifications for Collision Repair and Refinish acceptable for this grade only.


Valid Commercial Drivers Learner's Permit from jurisdiction of residence is required prior to appointment with proper Passenger and Air Brakes endorsements. Must acquire a valid Commercial Driver's License with Passenger and Air Brakes endorsements by the completion of training.

Job Summary/Duties:

This highly skilled work involving accident, body repair, painting and finishing work to include panel replacement, body alignment, straightening, filling, application of decals and preparation for paint on the Authority's vehicles. Employee has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee completes assignments without close and continuing supervision, and contributes to the solution of new problems. Employee reports to the Lead Mechanic or Shift Supervisor. Lead Mechanic or Shift Supervisor reviews work through spot checks and occasional checking of results.

Performs assigned basic vehicle body/paint repair work on WMATA vehicles.

Gains familiarity with and develops skills in the operation and body/paint repair of WMATA vehicles.

Receives instruction and close supervision on new assignments, while regular assignments are performed independently.

Lead Mechanic or Shift Supervisor review work and verifies upon completion to check progress and conformance to established policies and requirements.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of 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:

  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

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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