Transdev Inc.

Mechanic - Boston

Boston, MA

Job Description


Posted: Wednesday, 3/20/2024

Hiring Immediately - Mechanics  

Transdev Services, Inc. is seeking Mechanics (Readville yard in Hyde Park and Washington yard in Roxbury - position hours 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and/or 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) for its Boston Public Schools transportation contract.  The Mechanic safely performs inspections and repairs to school buses to ensure the highest quality transportation service.   

Come join the largest private-sector operator of public transportation in North America, one that cares about its employees, passengers, and their communities.  

Why Work With Us?  

  • $23.16 (minimum) - $36.17 (maximum) based on experience and A.S.E. certifications!  
  • Full time employment with work year-round – not just during the school year!
  • Medical, Dental and Vision!
  • Short/long term disability and life insurance!
  • Holiday pay!
  • Up to 18 Paid Time Off days plus vacation days, annually!
  • 401(K) with a Company match!
  • Employee assistance program!
  • Ability to advance your career!


  • Ensures buses operate in a safe, comfortable, like-new condition by performing high quality maintenance repairs and inspections.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections and repair on vehicles.
  • Diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical, HVAC, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution to solve problems.
  • Rebuilds engines, transmissions and other components.
  • Test drives buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Performs road calls when needed.
  • Repairs and adjusts seats, doors, and windows, and installs and repairs accessories.
  • Inspects and verifies dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  • Keeps assigned work area clean.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education, Licensing, and Certifications Required:  

  • A High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.).
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have and maintain an excellent motor vehicle record.

Education, Licensing, and Certifications Preferred:  

  • A degree in Automotive Technology, Engineering, or a related field.
  • ASE certifications in school bus, heavy truck and/or transit bus.
  • A valid Class B Commercial Driver's License.
  • A current DOT certification.

Experience Required:  

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of recent automotive repair experience.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

Experience Preferred:  

  • Bus or heavy-duty truck repair experience, preferred. 

Skills and Knowledge Required:  

  • Strong knowledge of HVAC systems, and various heavy equipment engines, transmissions, starting and charging systems, air brake systems, electrical systems, and component overhaul procedures.
  • Ability to operate hand tools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to comprehend parts books and maintenance manuals, and accurately complete any necessary reports or other documents.
  • Must possess basic computer knowledge. 

Pre-Employment Requirements:  

  • Drug testing, pre-employment physical, and background screenings including a criminal background check.

Physical Requirements:  

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Due to the possibility of equipment changes (such as through purchases, replacements, etc.), the physical demands listed may require modification from time-to-time without notice.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Physical Demands:              

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, stoop, squat, and walk for extended periods of time, use hands and fingers to handle small parts, push buttons, reach with hands and arms; and use legs and feet to climb ladders and stairs.  Must lift 50 pounds from floor to bus; lift/carry 15 lbs up to 100’; push/pull 50 lbs. up to 8’; torque 100 lbs. wheel lug; be able to squat; and move the steering wheel and operate pedals freely while seated in bus seat.  

Work Environment:      

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time, which can be very hot in the summer months and cold during the winter months. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud.  Vibrations and fumes or airborne particles may also be present.   

The job requirements and duties outlined may be subject to change to meet the needs of each property location.      

About Transdev:

Based near Chicago, Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, and shuttle services. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities and transit authorities through quality execution and innovations in mobility. Its parent company, Transdev Group, is a leading global operator and integrator of mobility operating in 17 countries and provides passengers every day the freedom to connect to what they care about in their cities.  

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.  

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
EEO is the Law Poster:  

Drug free workplace  

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check.  

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