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New Job Posting: Mechanic Helper

Monday, March 1, 2021

Categories: General

Do you want to be part of a team that puts safe and dependable buses on the road?

CATA is seeking two (2) talented Mechanic Helpers looking for a career and growth opportunity.

The successful candidates must have experience in performing:

    « Lube, oil and filter service

 « Chassis inspection and adjustment

 « Balancing and handling large tires

 « Rebuilding non-mechanical component parts

 « Basic electrical repairs to lighting systems

 « Seat and windshield wiper repairs

Reports to:          Maintenance Supervisor

Starting Salary:  $18.00/hr for first 90 days and increases every six months until the top rate, currently at $27.58, is achieved

Shifts will be assigned by the labor agreement and may include midnights and/or weekends.


 ·        Complete set of tools through 1¼ size wrenches and sockets, as well as metric tools up to 20 mm

 ·        Candidate must possess and maintain a valid State of Michigan driver’s license and submit a clean five (5) year                    driving record and have the ability to obtain a CDL B with passenger and air brake endorsements

 ·       CATA requires three years of working experience performing the duties described above; an Associate’s Degree in               Diesel Service Technology is preferred

 ·       Candidate must pass a pre-employment skills test with a passing score of 70% prior to hire, as well as a pre-                         employment physical with drug and alcohol screening

 ·        Capable of assisting a heavy duty mechanic

 ·        Ability to qualify for an Industrial Fork Lift Permit

 ·        ASE Preventative Maintenance certification is required prior to hire

Ready to Apply?              


1.    Go to the Secretary of State’s Office and get your clean driving record. 

2.    Submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining qualifications.


3.    Complete a CATA Employment application.  Applications can be picked up at CATA, downloaded at cata.org, or request one by sending an email to hr@cata.org. 

4.    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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