Fleet Technician /II/Mechanic Jobs in Saint Petersburg – Florida – USA at Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Title: Fleet Technician /II/Mechanic

Company: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Location: Saint Petersburg – Florida – USA

Type: Full Time

Category: Maintenance/Cleaning, Automotive

Position:  Fleet Technician I or II (Mechanic)



PSTAs Mechanics work in a clean, modern garage, with state-of-the-art technology. They enjoy great benefits including paid vacations and holidays, an on-site gym, insurance benefits, and a pension. Our Mechanics receive continual training and growth opportunities.

Our Mechanics are vital to our mission to provide safe, affordable transportation throughout Pinellas County. They perform routine to complex maintenance tasks on our fleet of diesel and hybrid buses and staff cars, and ensure that all vehicles are in top working condition.

Fleet Technician I or II designation will be offered to the selected candidate based on the minimum qualifications listed below. Complexity of work assigned progressively increases from level I to II.

Essential Functions

Performs routine and periodic preventive maintenance inspections on vehicles and equipment. Conducts vehicle safety inspections, quality control inspections and replaces defective parts and components.

Performs repairs on diesel, hybrid, and battery electric buses.

Inspects, diagnoses, repairs, overhauls and installs electrical systems, fuel systems, hydraulic systems, cooling systems, suspension systems, steering systems, brake systems, ignition, emission, and pneumatic, mechanical and related vehicle computerized systems.

Troubleshoots, repairs, rebuilds and performs preventive maintenance on major bus components including engines, transmissions, fuels systems, differentials, air conditioning systems, compressors, wheelchair lifts/ramps, high-voltage systems, multiplex electrical systems, electronics, battery electric propulsion systems and various electrical parts.

Replaces a variety of interior and exterior body parts, including bumpers, glass, window systems, door systems, wheelchair ramps, fare boxes, bicycle racks and body panels, bus flooring, seating systems, and ADA related passenger related amenities. Repairs and paints both internal and exterior body panels.

Performs bus exchanges and road calls. Performs repairs on vehicles in the field, as required.

Completes vehicle service requests, lists work performed on work order forms both on paper and electronic systems, and indicates additional repairs, as needed.

Maintains paper and electronic records of maintenance repairs performed.

Performs cutting and welding. Fabricates and installs a variety of parts and equipment.

Follows applicable safety rules and regulations.

Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Entry level work experience for one (1) year performing maintenance and repair of vehicles and/or equipment. Enrollment or completion of college level or vocational school coursework in automotive or diesel technology or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required work experience.

License: Possession of a valid Florida driver license and be able to obtain a class B commercial driver license with air brake and passenger endorsement within a two (2) month period. No serious traffic violations or suspension of driver’s license, and no DUI’s for the previous seven years. No more than seven points in the previous four years.


Education: High School diploma or equivale…


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