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Transit Maintenance Worker I

Athens-Clarke County

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Transit Maintenance Worker I

SALARY:$29,201.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE:03/04/21 11:59 PM

REPORTS TO: Transit Maintenance Crew Leader
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System - Requires completion of a six month probationary period
SAFETY SENSITIVE:  Yes - Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance
Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to perform various maintenance and custodial tasks for the Athens Transit Department.  Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to, performing preventive and corrective maintenance on fleet support equipment, operating equipment, and performing additional tasks as assigned.
Job Related Requirements

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday - Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. or Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by Transit Maintenance Plan and ACC's safe driving policy.

Emergency Position
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.


High school diploma or equivalent and six months of  transit bus servicing and detailing equipment or related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.

Class B Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement is preferred.

Must possess a valid driver's license.


The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Fuels all transit buses, specialized handicap vans, and support vehicles daily; drains air tanks, checks and adds fluids and oil, and checks tire pressure, battery water level.

Cleans transit vehicles' seats, driver's area, fareboxes, windows, etc.; sweeps and mops interior of vehicles.

Drives vehicles through bus wash; washes wheels, lower panels, fender wells, and air-conditioning grills by hand.

Maintains a clean work area; cleans maintenance shop area, services area, and grounds; sweeps and cleans bays, rinses floors and uses scrubbing machine as needed.

Assists Transit Vehicle Technicians with vehicle diagnostics and repairs as needed.

Performs vehicle road calls, delivering vehicles safely back to transit garage.

Performs bi-annual parts inventory count and assist parts department with stocking, parts pick up, and delivery as needed. 

Drives vehicles into garage bays to be serviced or repaired.

Performs a detailed cleaning on the interior and exterior of all department vehicles; steam cleans engines, radiators, battery terminals, and engine compartment door.

Reports any defects found when servicing vehicles to supervisor.

Closes up service island, secures shop doors, dispatcher's office, and pedestrian gate; turns off lights, and properly shuts down air-conditioning and all other equipment.

Repairs tires; re-grooves and changes tires as required.

Performs preventive maintenance and necessary repairs on bus washer, commercial vacuum system, street sweeper, floor scrubber, parts washer, tire maintenance equipment, commercial pressure washer, generator, backpack blower, shop air dryer, hydraulic platform trailer and fuel tank testing systems.  

Assists in training new employees.

Maintains inventory of janitorial and vehicle cleaning supplies.

May be required to assist with security as necessary. 

Assigns task to community service workers and provide them with supervision. Reports community service worker hours completed and individual productivity status to probation officers.

Repairs bus stop seating and signage.
Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the Transit Department as they pertain to the performance of duties relating to the position of Transit Maintenance Worker I.

Knowledge of the terminology used within the department.

Knowledge of building, grounds and custodial maintenance methods and practices, departmental rules, regulations, and various cleaning chemical and procedures as required in the performance of daily duties.

Ability to review manufactures service manuals to diagnose and repair fleet support equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.

Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.

Ability to handle required mathematical calculations.

Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.

Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department.

Ability to operate specialized cleaning equipment and various hand tools.

Ability to operate department motor vehicles, lawn mower, weed-eater, landscaping and plumbing tools and equipment, two-way radio, and construction equipment.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including a motor vehicle, lawn mower, weed-eater, mechanics, electrical, landscaping, and plumbing tools and equipment. Must be able to use body members to work, move, or carry objects or materials. This position requires:  stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, seeing, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of  heavy work.

DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to hear, speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving / receiving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants / from supervisors.

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires the ability to read a variety of work logs, equipment logs, invoices, and government or correctional manuals and informational documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to prepare invoices, incident reports, community service sheets, and work and equipment logs using prescribed formats and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style. Requires the ability to speak to groups of people with poise, voice control, and confidence.

INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand basic principles and techniques, to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation, and to make independent judgment in the absence of management.

VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of administrative, technical, or professional languages including mechanical and electrical terminology.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas, to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, and to utilize and determine percentages.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape, visually with construction, mechanical, and electrical tools.

MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using construction, mechanics, carpentry, landscaping, plumbing, and electrical equipment. Requires the ability to lift, bend, push, pull, manipulate equipment/tools and objects as the position necessitates.

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as a motor vehicle, lawn mower, weed-eater, mechanics, electrical, landscaping, and plumbing tools and equipment. Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DISCRIMINATION: May require the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under considerable stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (Talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words). (Hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone, two-way radio.

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