Body Shop Mechanic

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BODY SHOP MECHANIC

Starting Wage: $18.64 per hour
After Completion of 120 day Training Period: $19.94 per hour
Open Until Filled

GRTC Transit System seeks skilled candidates, at least 21 years of age, to perform various vehicle body repair services. Candidates must be able to pass a background check, pre-employment drug test and DOT physical. A Virginia CDL Class B License Learner’s permit with a Passenger (P) Endorsement must be obtained prior to starting employment. 

WHO MAY APPLY
This position is open to all GRTC employees and the general public. 

WORK SCHEDULE
The work week vary Monday - Friday, 5:30am - 2:00pm and Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assist in repairing metal panels by bumping out dents, filling in with body-filler and grinding smooth.
  • Install new body panels by riveting and/or welding.
  • Replace miscellaneous body glass, mirrors and repairing floor covering.
  • Assist in overall body and seat repair, preparation for paint and other duties.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections on wheelchair lifts and repairs as needed on wheelchair lift systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on passenger doors, door control systems and repairs as needed on door systems.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work area.
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • Graduation from high school.
  • Completion of technical or vocational training in body/paint courses preferred.
  • Experience with Mig, Tig and acetylene torch welding helpful.
  • 6 months to 1 year experience in body repair and sheet metal work preferred.
  • Experience with hand-held power tools used in the repair of vehicle bodies required. 
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude required. 
  • Must be able to obtain a CDL Learner’s Class B with P endorsement permit before employment.   Preference will be given to applicants who currently hold a Valid Virginia CDL Class B License with P endorsement.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Position involves a combination of indoor and outdoor working conditions and exposure to safe levels of diesel and cleaning solvent fumes and lubricating oils and grease.
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Requires frequent bending and kneeling, with occasional climbing.
  • Must be able to drive and operate a vehicle.
 
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