Garage Mechanic D (Local 922)

Washington D.C.
Sep 15, 2017
Jan 01, 2018
Full Time
Job Description
Job Title: Garage Mechanic D (Local 922)
Job ID: 170540 Location: MD - Landover Bus Facility
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Posting Open-Close 10/31/2017
- 12/31/2017
Union 922
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 and satisfactory completion of an acceptable vocational school/training program in auto/diesel maintenance or satisfactory completion of acceptable 3 or 4 year bona fide apprenticeship program is required. Must satisfactorily pass all ASE required tests and WMATA certification tests.

The following can be substituted for one (1) year full time work experience at ALL levels: 3 years high school mechanical training; or, 2 years tech school mechanical training; or, 4 years college mechanical training. Shorter periods of training require 2 months additional experience for each month short on the training requirement.

Some knowledge of and have performed satisfactorily the duties of a Garage Mechanic or related field for a period of not less than two (2) years; and,

Must have one (1) current ASE certification in one field (Transit Bus, Automotive, Medium/Heavy Truck or School Bus) or for grand fathered employees pass the required type and number of internal tests; or,

Military Occupational Skills Course (MOSC) 63B10, 63WB10, and 91B10 certifications can be substituted for 1 current ASE certification for candidates with military experience; or,

Associates degree in transit bus, automotive, medium/heavy truck or school bus maintenance field including Automotive Technology; or,

A minimum of two (2) years of vocational training in transit bus, automotive, medium/heavy truck or school bus maintenance from an accredited school recognized by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

All Mechanics must maintain obtained certifications through the once every five year recertification program. All mechanics must maintain CDL with appropriate endorsements. WMATA reserves its sole and exclusive right to substitute any of the above test/certification requirements including but not limited to changes to other providers or Motor Coach instead of Medium/Heavy Truck or School Bus. WMATA In­ House Certification Training will continue to be provided and conducted on-duty.


Valid Commercial Drivers Learner's Permit from jurisdiction of residence is required prior to appointment with proper Passenger, Air Brakes, and Tow Truck operations endorsements.

Must acquire a valid Commercial Driver's License with Passenger, Air Brakes and Tow Truck operations endorsements by the completion of training.

Intra State Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger, Air Brakes and Tow Truck operations endorsements is accepted with a provisional appointment valid until age 21. 

Medical Group:

Ability to 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.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks including frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally to 75 pounds.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is highly skilled technical vehicle maintenance work involving troubleshooting, disassembly, repair, assembly and/or installation of automotive/diesel engines, transmissions, large and small electric/pneumatic/hydraulic components, chassis and vehicle body repairs for the bus and automotive fleet. Incumbent has considerable latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Incumbent is expected to complete assignments without close supervision and contribute to the solution of new problems. Incumbent reports to the Lead Mechanic or assigned Supervisor. Work is reviewed through spot checks and occasional checking of results by a Lead Mechanic or Supervisor.

Incumbent performs basic to complex maintenance work on WMATA vehicles. Incumbent gains familiarity with and develops skills in the operation, maintenance and repair of WMATA vehicles and equipment. Incumbent receives instruction and close supervision on new assignments, while regular assignments are performed independently. Work is reviewed and verified to check progress and conformance to established policies and requirements by a Lead Mechanic or Supervisor.

Performs tasks in any of several areas of the bus maintenance activity.

Performs major repairs on all designated component parts of vehicles and analyzes and corrects those components having special or new problems. Conducts technical diagnostics, performs major engine work, etc.

Performs all tasks in conformance with safety and maintenance practices and procedures.

Performs tasks which may include heavy physical labor.

Uses various types of test equipment and related specialized tools associated with job assignment.

Completes required documentation and reports for the operation and maintenance of

WMATA vehicles and related components by using the proper forms and tags.

Attends on-the-job and formal training classes: Assists higher classified co-workers in their assignments or provides job specific training to lower classified co-workers.

Performs flame cutting and basic welding operations, brazing and soldering as required. Responds to and provides assistance in emergencies such as securing or safeguarding WMATA vehicles and equipment, fire/life/safety, snow emergencies, etc.

Operates Authority vehicles as required.

Works various hours, locations, and days as required.

Maintains cleanliness of work area.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of this position. They are 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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