Solid Ground Transportation Department includes Seattle Personal Transit (SPT), a program that provides para-transit service under contract to King County Metro’s Access Services Division; Working Wheels, a program that sells cars to low-income individuals who need them to work; and the vehicle Maintenance division. The B Level Automotive Technician works under the supervision of the A Level Automotive Technician, and is responsible for servicing the Seattle Personal Transit fleet and other agency vehicles, including helping diagnose and repair all defects to keep the vehicles in optimum running condition. The B Level Automotive Technician must maintain a thorough knowledge of all agency-operated vehicles and their components and subsystems.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties & Tasks
25% Inspect and replace front and rear brake components as necessary, including providing adjustments and bleeding.
25% Perform preventative maintenance inspections and lubricate and replace fluids and filters as required.
15% Perform field maintenance and respond to vehicles broken down on route.
10% Troubleshoot and repair transmission and differentials axels and driveline components, including removing and replacement of complete units or components. Diagnose and repair steering and suspension components, as listed from inspections or driver complaints, operate brake lathe, tire mounting, and balancing equipment.
10% Perform diagnosis of electrical systems and subsystems, including starters, generators, wiring and engine control components.
5% Complete work orders, preventative maintenance inspection sheets, and other forms as required. Inform Maintenance Manager of problems or suggestions in writing. Maintain clean work area and assist in cleaning all shop areas.
5% Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects on gasoline and diesel powered cars, trucks, and buses. Dismantle and overhaul all types of gasoline and diesel engines and their components.
5% Operate diagnostic test equipment, brake lathe, tire repair and tire balance equipment.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.Full Job Description