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Job Category:  Mechanic
Job Title:  Bus Mechanic
Company Country:  USA
State / Province:  Michigan - MI
City:  Detroit
Zip:  48226
Min Salary:  20.07/hr
Years of Experience Lower:  2 years
Years of Experience Upper:  8+ years
Education:  Highschool/GED
Job Type:  Full Time Regular
Job Description: 

If you like working on vehicle engines, transmissions, etc. joining the SMART team as a Mechanic may be the perfect career opportunity for you! SMART is actively looking for Mechanics to fill vacancies in Clinton Township, Troy and Inkster, MI.

SMART offers:

  • Paid training, competitive benefits package, healthcare savings program (post-employment), defined benefit pension plan (MERS), employee transportation pass on Fixed Route services, paid vacation, holidays and personal leave days, tuition reimbursement and career opportunities and growth
  • Starting wage $20.07/hr (top pay rate after 5 years at $23.59/hr)
  • Apply today at


Under general supervision, to perform the full range of automotive and mechanical repair and maintenance tasks to a variety of gasoline and/or diesel fuel powered buses and related vehicles including maintenance of shop equipment.


A mechanic shall be skilled in the following:

  1. All engine repairs and trouble diagnosis.
  2. All transmission repairs and trouble diagnosis.
  3. All electrical repairs and diagnosis.
  4. All air conditioning repairs and diagnosis.
  5. All general body repairs and painting.
  6. All coach suspension and running gear repair.
  7. All welding.
  8. All machinist work.
  9. Repair of shop equipment – related machinist work.
  10. All chassis work.

Typical Examples of Work Performed

In-chassis and out-of-chassis engine overhaul, rebuild; inspecting engine components utilizing micrometers, depth gauges and dial indicator. Rebuilding clutches and overhauling automotive and mechanical transmissions. Troubleshooting engine and transmission malfunctions; performing stalltests, utilizing testing equipment such as manometers, magnetic gauges, and tachometer. Overhauling air conditioning compressors, motors, hydraulic units.Troubleshooting electrical circuits, overhauling brakes, steering gear boxes, door controls; using electrical arc or acetylene welding to cut, braze, weld or fashion equipment parts, brackets or braces which may be required to complete a repair; changing differentials, U-joint, spindles, tie rod ends, aligning front end geometry; instructing and overseeing the work of Assistant Mechanics and Mechanic Helper; performing a variety of body work.

Minimum Qualifications

Education equivalent to completion of eight grades in an elementary school and preferably high school graduation with courses in general shop and automotive repair; reasonable experience in repairing and rebuilding a variety of gasoline and/or diesel fuel powered vehicles or completion of an approved four-year apprenticeship in automotive repair or its equivalent; some ability to weld, braze and cut with electric arc and acetylene torch; reasonable knowledge of the tools, methods, materials and practices used in repairing automotive equipment; some familiarity with mechanical electrical and hydraulic principles as applied to the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment; physical strength and agility; physically and mentally capable of performing all the duties of the classification.

Employees in this class will be required to provide the tools necessary to perform the work assigned; operate a commercial motor vehicle and must possess a valid Commercial Driver's license (CDL) with proper endorsements.

Apply today at

Contact Name:  Human Resources
Contact Phone:  3132232100
Address:  535 Griswold, Suite 600
Fax:  2482449207
Employer:  Suburban Mobility Authority Regional Transportation (SMART)
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