Mechanic Helper

Location: San Benito, TX
Date Posted: 01-02-2019
The Mechanic Helper, under the direction of the Production Supervisor; assists the mechanic in repairing and maintaining of diesel engines used to power motor coaches.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in the disassembly of engines and examination of parts for defects and excessive wear
  • Recondition and replace parts, such as bearings, gears, valves and bushings
  • Weld and cut parts using arc welding and flame cutting equipment
  • Assist in the repair and performance of general maintenance of all vehicles
  • Assist mechanics in the adjustment of engines, transmissions, differentials, hydraulics, electrical systems, air suspensions and braking systems and heating and air conditioning systems
  • Execute body repairs when needed
  • Maintain clean shop area, equipment and tools
  • Uphold work records, time and material records and maintenance
  • Perform additional cross-functional duties as required
Required Qualifications
  • Must have 2 years minimum experience as Mechanic Helper in Bus, Coach or Automotive field OR Automotive/Diesel trade school certification
  • Possess strong mechanical aptitude
  • Willingness to learn the use of basic tools and equipment relative to the repair of transit buses
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision while working in a team-oriented environment
  • Must be able to:
  • Lift, pull and push up to 50 pounds of dead weight
  • Climb up and down a ladder
  • Stoop, kneel, and or crawl
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