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Bi-State Development Station Mechanic in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description

This is a*Full-time employment opportunity as an Auto and Diesel Technician with a dynamic and multi-faceted resource for economic development in the St. Louis region.*

*About Us: *

Since 1950, we have partnered with private and public organizations on hundreds of projects that have created thousands of jobs on both sides of the Mississippi River.

BSD operates with a focus on making a positive impact on the region and the nation, better connecting the Bi-State area to the rest of the world. We are impacting neighborhoods, large and small, in Illinois and in Missouri, with investments that are shaped by our unique perspective of the region and its potential.

Why Work Here:

  • Work for a company that strives to make a positive impact in the region
  • Earn competitive hourly wage
  • Free access to 9 gyms at our facilities 24-7
  • Discounted memberships to Club Fitness or Golds Gym
  • Discounted cellular phone service
  • Wellness program that provides free health screenings
  • Free MetroLink and MetroBus access
  • Uniforms provided
  • Tool allowance
  • Paid training
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Sick time, vacation time, holidays
  • Pension
  • Shops have lifts and pits
  • Bi-State is eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The Role:

A station mechanic is responsible for diagnosing, repairing and verifying repairs on a fleet of Metro transit buses. Possible candidates must be proficient in the diagnosis of engines, transmissions/drivelines, air brakes and steering/suspension systems as well as a competent understanding of electrical systems. Other responsibilities include performing and documenting inspections, listing any defects found and repairing defects. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate specific details about diagnosis and repairs made to the buses. Metro is an industry leader in operations and on-time performance, and is internationally recognized for its comprehensive maintenance program.

Starting Wage: $27.46

Required Skills

  • Employees in this classification must have superior qualifications to skillfully perform all duties listed under Class 1, or other work required in the station shop maintenance program, including minor repairs to seat cushions and seat backs, relining brakes, replacement of differentials, and transmissions. Employees in this classification shall have superior qualifications to perform all duties and shall be capable of doing high-precision work. Must be able to read diagrams, interpret drawings and shop manuals pertaining to buses.
  • Must be able to perform skillfully and intelligently all operations required to perform all inspection for all types of buses following written instructions.
  • Bus Maintenance candidates must possess automotive or diesel technology certification or have two years Maintenance Technician experience within the last 5 years.
  • More specifically, diagnose problems in electrical circuits, make adjustments to or replace electrical components, such as voltage regulators, relays, make minor repairs to single purpose electrical wiring not requiring major overhaul of main circuits, and electrical components including soldering wires; make adjustments and replacements or minor repairs to hoses, brake components, chassis, air and hydraulic components and changing of mounted tires; make repairs to spindle kingpins or bushings and replace steering box and components; make adjustments, replacement of parts and components, and repairs to air conditioning units not requiring tear down and rebuilding of components; perform body replacements such as radiator, transmission, surge tanks, engine, a/c/evaporator , and passenger doors, but all repairs to such doors shall be made in the main shop; perform temporary body patch type repairs not requiring body disassembly and elimination of sharp edges. Tools will be provided by the agency to do this minor work. All major rebuilding and repairs to bodies and chassis shall be done in the main shop; paint work will be restricted to touch up associated with minor body work above and steering wheels, step wells, wheels, bumpers and reflectors; replace side and rear glass or framed glass units but not repair of frames or curved glass; engine adjustments will be limited to attached units such as oil pans, diesel injectors, and setting of the rack. Tear down and rebuilding of engines will be performed in the Main Shop. Welding in the station shops shall be limited to welding necessary to change components and welding required to maintain the safety of vehicles and secure body tears, until permanent repairs can be made at the Main Shop. Only employees who have been trained will be required to perform such welding.
  • All employees in this classification will be required to make road calls or exchanges when employees regularly assigned road calls and/or exchange work are not available. Required Experience

  • At least 21 years of age.

  • Able to obtain the required DOT certification
  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to obtain a CDL license during training.
  • Station Mechanic candidates must possess automotive or diesel technology certification or have two years Maintenance Technician experience within the last 5 years.
  • Willing to work weekends or holidays and various shifts.

Bi-State Development is committed to providing an Equal Employment Opportunity experience for all employees, applicants, vendors and customers with an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Tracking Code: 293191-713

Job Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular