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New Job Posting: First Class Mechanic

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Categories: General

Job Summary - Essential Functions:

The successful candidate will receive a sign-on bonus and must have experience in performing inspection, diagnosis and repairs, both major and minor, to various types of equipment and their components, including the duties of a Mechanic Second Class, Mechanic Helper, Utility and the following areas:

  • Complete diesel tune-up, overhaul and components

  • Complete gas overhaul

  • Complete light and heavy-duty transmission overhaul

  • Machining – i.e., valve grinding

  • Differential overhaul

  • Suspension – air spring, hydraulic

  • Pneumatic Systems – brakes, steering, accessories

  • Hydraulic Systems – brakes, steering, accessories

  • Electrical Systems – starting and charging

  • Ignition, Gas tune-up, Scope Analysis

  • Chassis Wiring and Accessories

  • Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Installation and Removal of Fareboxes

  • Welding – general knowledge and basic application

  • Minor body work and panel replacement

    The candidate must provide a complete set of tools to efficiently perform the job described.  This includes a complete set of mechanics tools (excluding special tools) up through 1¼ inch size wrenches and sockets, including metric tools required to do the job up to 20 mm.

    Reports to:

    Maintenance Supervisor



    Starting Rate:

    $30.75 per hour                                              Plus $2500 sign-on bonus for new mechanics


  • CATA requires five (5) years of working experience as a mechanic; an Associate’s Degree in Diesel Service Technology is preferred.

  • Must be ASE certified on Preventative Maintenance (PM), must currently hold six (6) State of Michigan certifications, and pass a written qualification  test administered by the Authority with a passing score of 70% prior to hire.

  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years working experience as a mechanic

  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license from the State of Michigan and submit a five (5) year driving record with application.  Must possess a valid State of Michigan Group B Commercial Driver License with Passenger and Air Brake Endorsements within three weeks of hire.  If no CDL is held, must also possess a Michigan Chauffeur based “BP” temporary instruction CDL permit (TIP) prior to hire date.

  • Must be able to obtain an Industrial Forklift permit within 30 days of employment.

  • Must be available to work between the hours of 5:00 am and 4:00 am, Monday through Sunday.  Work scheduled for 5 days out of a 7 day week. This is not seasonal or on-call work.

  • Exceptional attendance is required to meet on-going service requirements for public transportation. Must be dependable. 

  • Consistently provide prompt, courteous, and appropriate service to the public.

  • Must be able to pass a physical examination, vision screening, and drug screen administered by a physician designated by the Capital Area Transportation Authority.

    Completed CATA application, cover letter, resume and driving record are required to be considered for an interview.

  • Submit complete application package and driving record via CATA's website (cata.org), drop off in person, email to hr@cata.org or fax to (517) 367-7275. 

    This job posting is stated in general terms and does not modify the job description or describe all duties which may be assigned or required. 

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