Northumberland County Mechanic


: $56,440.00 - $125,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Automotive

Job Description

Full-time Mechanic with Exceptional Benefits!

Come join our team as a Mechanic!

Work location: 61 Tyler Avenue, Elysburg, PA

Schedule: M-F 10:30 AM-7 PM

$14-15/hr, FT with benefits.

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The mechanic is responsible for performing general servicing, preventative maintenance, diagnosing and troubleshooting, evaluating cost of equipment repair, and performing minor repairs to maintain all fleet vehicles in good working order. Performs state safety inspections as required by Penn DOT and ensures CPTA is in compliance with state and federal regulations. Receives complaints and requests for equipment service and makes evaluations; makes road calls to service disabled vehicles; and coordinates and prioritizes Authority work as directed by management. Maintains a safe and organized environment; completes all necessary computerized record-keeping and report preparation. The mechanic is responsible for meeting all attendance requirements according to policy and safety emergency response situations. CPTA is the County Emergency responder. Facilities maintenance both outside and inside and seasonal duties as required. Performs other duties as assigned.



1.Prepares for daily assignments by reviewing work orders. Works variable shifts, irregular hours and is available for work/overtime in accordance with policy and response to emergency situations.

2.Complies with safety policies and regulations by raising vehicles using jacks, hoist stands, or other available equipment, using a variety of hand and power tools common to the trade, using proper safety procedures, wearing personal protective equipment and complying with safety policies and procedures. Completes all safety training as required.

3.Ensures that Authority vehicles are safe and in compliance with state and federal regulation as well as CPTA policies and procedures by performing PA state inspections and preventative maintenance inspections using checklists. Removes vehicles from service when necessary. Performs, but not limited to, greasing, lubrication, inspection and repair of all interior and exterior equipment and components on any vehicle owned by CPTA.

4.Ensures timely repair of vehicles by completing routine maintenance and mechanical duties, under the supervision of management, on all vehicle system and sub-system components to include but not limited to, engines, drive train, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, heating ventilation and A/C. Completes all certifications to work on all Authority fleet vehicles regardless of their type, fuel or component systems and sub-systems as soon as training is made available to them. Completes training for any newly introduced technologies or components.

5.Contains costs by evaluating and estimating cost of equipment repair to determine whether to repair in-house, send out for repairs or recommend other actions. Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

6.Controls downtime of vehicles by receiving complaints and requests for equipment service, makes evaluations, makes service road calls to troubleshoot problems and make minor on-site repairs and, as required, contact management to make arrangements to tow disabled vehicle back to shop for repair. Completes road testing of vehicles as required. Keeps operations informed of maintenance status.

7.Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as need to accomplish job results. Performs all building system, parts and tool repairs. Fabricates hoses for Authority s A/C and hydraulic systems.

8.Provides maintenance information by answering questions and requests.

9.Preserves written reference and complies with regulations and policies by completing all required paper and computerized record-keeping and report preparation timely and accurately.

10.Maintains a clean and safe work area by clearing floors and work surfaces of trash and debris, returning working materials and equipment to proper storage, and cleaning up spills. Competes all facilities maintenance duties both inside and outside.

11.Maintains high ethical standards by ensuring compliance with safety and required checklists and regulations.

12.Maintains technical knowledge/skills by attending educational workshops; reviewing and interpreting service and instruction manuals, completing all certifications/recertification to work on all Authority fleet vehicles regardless of their type, fuel or component systems and sub-systems as soon as training is made available. Also completes all training for any newly introduced technologies or components. Failure to participate or successfully complete certification/training programs may jeopardize classification rank.



Requirements listed represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability, mental/physical demands and work environments required to perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:

--High School degree or equivalent

--Must meet hiring qualifications including but not limited to, minimum of 18 years of age, acceptable driving record and background verification in accordance with CPTA standards.

--One year of full time experience as a maintenance technician diagnosing malfunctions, and repairing medium-duty vehicles. Up to two years of the required experience may be substituted by successful completion of vocational education.

--Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair principles, procedures, methods and techniques

--Knowledge of equipment and specialized tools.

--Knowledge of medium-duty vehicle preventive maintenance.

--Knowledge of equipment repair cost estimation

--Knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

--Ability to diagnose and repair medium duty vehicles; demonstrated problem solving skills and complete assignments

--Ability to work independently and with other mechanics as job task requires

--Ability to interact courteously and effectively with a diverse staff and foster positive work environment

--Ability to work variable shifts, irregular hours and be available for work/overtime in accordance with policy and response to emergency situations.

--Ability to follow and communicate both verbally and written in English. Ability to read and interpret service and instruction manuals.

--Ability to adhere to DOT and FTA regulations concerning operation of CPTA vehicles, adhere to local traffic regulations, and adherence to safety sensitive position.

--Ability to use and operate proficiently a computer database application.

--Ability to complete record-keeping and written reports.

--Knowledge of safe practices and the ability to safely operate fleet vehicles and maintenance equipment.

--Ability to work outside and inside to complete facilities maintenance.

--Must possess own hand tools

--Must have regular attendance and punctuality.


--Must hold and maintain a valid driver s license or class \"B\" or class C Commercial Driver s License (CDL) with a passenger endorsement and air brake restriction lifted, and, maintain a current DOT medical certification based on requirements of division.

--This is a safety sensitive position subject to US DOT Drug and Alcohol pre-employment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion and return to duty testing.

--Must possess a valid Pennsylvania State Motor Vehicle Inspection License (or obtain within one year after introductory period)

--Must possess AC 608 and 609 certifications (or obtain within one year after introductory period)

--ASE certifications a plus.


The employee performs the duties of this position in predominantly a shop environment.

--Individual physical activities include by are not limited to, walking, sitting, standing, reaching above shoulder heights or below the waist; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. Requires effective hand-to-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and ability to grasp with both hands, twist both wrists, and use both arms to push, pull, hold, and carry items. Ability to work in cramped areas or work in awkward body positions. Requires mechanical aptitude and the ability to recognize mechanical problems by sight and sound. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds - proper lifting techniques required. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Hearing ability as required for CDL and for diagnosis of mechanical/equipment problems.

--Work is performed outdoors, in a shop environment, and/or on the street, exposed to normal conditions of a fleet maintenance work environment. Individual is exposed chemicals and fumes. Exposed to hot, cold, wet and /or humid conditions and high noise levels.

--Must be able to work under pressure to complete job tasks to return vehicle to service as soon as possible without sacrificing accuracy and safety.


Position requires that employee conducts all tasks in a safe and efficient manner complying with all local, state and federal safety and health regulations, programmatic standards, and with any special safety concerns identified by CPTA for use in a particular area or with a client. The employee must identify and familiarize himself/herself with the Safety and Security Plan and with specific safety and security requirements for his/her working area. Employee must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.

The Authority is an equal employment opportunity employer.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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