The Ride Ann Arbor
  • 01-Feb-2017 to 30-Jun-2017 (EST)
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • $23.30 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The following FULL-TIME position posting will be open until filled:


Pay Rate: $23.30 per hour

Employees in this job classification are members of the Transport Workers Union

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer



  1. This is an external posting open to all applicants
  2. Must meet minimum requirements of the position

February 1, 2017 Until Filled Employment Applications

  1. Submit an Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Employment Application Form (on-line or paper), completed in its entirety.
  2. Applications not completed in their entirety will not be considered.
  3. Paper applications must be received in the AAATA office at 2700 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Paper applications are available at the same address.
  4. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
  5. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

After February 17, 2016 Interview

  1. Interviews will be granted to qualified candidates as applications are received.
  2. Qualified candidates selected for an interview will be notified via telephone.
  3. Applicants who are not selected for an interview will receive notification they are no longer being considered.




Under general supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair of light and heavy transit equipment.  Assists other Maintenance Technicians as requested or directed. This is a training position for the Maintenance Technician "B" Level position. This position is considered an entry level position in the Maintenance Technician ranks. Other related work as assigned.


  • Verbally and/or in writing communicates with all team members and supervisors on a daily basis to ensure maximum coordination of work efforts.
  • Under general supervision, performs routine maintenance and repair of all systems and components (excluding major diesel engine repair, gasoline engine tune-up, electronic fuel injection, and Allison Transmission repair).
  • Assists in rebuilding (including painting as required) all vehicles and accessories including fare meters, upholstered interiors, seats, glass installation, electronics, hydraulics, electrical systems, air conditioning systems, transmissions, and engines.
  • Plans and organizes daily maintenance activities in conjunction with other maintenance team members and supervision.
  • Examines equipment in the field as well as in the shop and makes temporary or emergency field repairs as may be required.
  • Assists in the preparation of specifications for vehicles and machines used in their repair and maintenance.
  • Prepares and maintains work orders, parts requisitions, and man-hour reports.
  • Reads, understands, and uses shop manuals, CD-ROM based diagnostic applications, diagrams, and electrical schematics.
  • Utilizes tools and machines to diagnose and repair all vehicle defects. Troubleshoots systems to diagnose problem areas.
  • Utilizes care in handling occupational hazards and chemicals used in the trade.
  • Inspect mechanical work performed by others to assist in diagnosis and repairs.
  • Retrieve and/or enter, analyze and/or use maintenance data from an automated Maintenance Management Information System.
  • Under direct supervision or instruction, performs major diesel engine repair, gasoline engine tune up, electronic fuel injection, and Allison Transmission repair.
  • Works cooperatively with Parts and Stores personnel to retrieve, return, utilize, order, and otherwise maintain adequate stocks of parts and supplies.
  • Responsible for cleanliness and safety of work area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. and two years' experience in the repair of motor coaches or automotive equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the knowledge, skill and ability may be considered. Some specialized training in various disciplines such as hydraulics, electronics, air conditioning, etc.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience as an automotive and diesel maintenance technician with at least one year's formal training in auto and/or diesel repair.
  • Working knowledge of automotive, gas, and diesel equipment and systems.
  • Working knowledge of diagnosis and troubleshooting of maintenance systems.
  • Experience and skill in the repair, rebuilding and maintenance of the following: gasoline and diesel engines, automatic transmissions, air and hydraulic brakes, steering and suspension systems, rear axle and driveline, electrical systems and components, and heating/air conditioning systems.
  • Successful completion of the AATA Maintenance Technician certification program for Maintenance Technician "C" by scoring a minimum of eighty (80) points in the three (3) part exam consisting of a written, oral and hands-on testing as outlined in AATA maintenance technician's promotional criteria (i.e. Universal Technical Institute's training and testing program for Maintenance Technicians)
  • Must have the necessary tools associated with the work assigned to the position.


  • Able to weld and cut with a torch.
  • Able to operate machines such as a brake drum lathe and a valve re-facer. Analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Memorizing and attending to detail.
  • Reading and interpreting technical documents and instruments.
  • Demonstrating good command of the English language.
  • Skill to manage, lead, train, coordinate and motivate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Perform simple and intermediate math calculations
  • Interacting with a wide variety of personalities.
  • Working under frequent periods of stress.
  • Organizing daily work activities to achieve goals.
  • Working under frequent periods of stress.
  • Breaking down complex jobs into workable tasks.
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction.
  • Some mechanical aptitude.


  • Must have ability to obtain a valid Michigan Commercial Driver's License Class B license with a passenger endorsement, in order to operate all AAATA vehicles.
  • Certification in the following modules: Electrical Systems; Preventive Maintenance; Air Systems; Hydraulics


  • Constant periods of hearing, near and far acuity, depth perception and accommodation.
  • Some periods of sitting.
  • Frequent periods of standing and walking, climbing ladders, stooping, bending, and reaching.
  • Ability to lift and carry 75 pounds.


  • Occasional exposure to noise, fumes, smoke, chemicals, fuels, cleaners, lubricants, steam, water, heat, and cold. Heavy-duty vehicle repair facility environment.


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