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Fleet Maintenance Technician

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Shop Supervisor 

FLSA Status: Non Exempt

Department: Fleet Maintenance 

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs skilled work in servicing, lubricating, repairing and maintaining heavy duty diesel and gasoline vehicles for a public transit system. This position is classified as safety sensitive.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for a highly standardized maintenance program which includes tire repair, lubrication, repair, and maintenance on heavy duty diesel public transit vehicles.
  • Maintains routine records of activities performed and materials used.
  • Performs complex diagnosis on heavy duty diesel vehicles and presents recommended repairs and performs authorized repairs.
  • Makes visual inspections of transit vehicles for accident damage, broken glass and burned out lights.
  • Reports damage, defects or malfunctioning parts to proper authority.
  • Changes tires in the garage and, when necessary, on the road.
  • Preps bus for service in the shop including, but not limited to road testing, washing engines, setting on floor lifts, and jack stands.
  • Cleans garage and parking areas and performs other related cleaning, sweeping, mopping or dusting duties.
  • Operates service truck and fork lift.
  • Other duties as assigned

  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of work performed and materials used.
  • Must be available to work various shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Must be able to understand, read and communicate in English. PC literate, basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research.
  • Ability to do basic math. Must be a self-starter; able to work independently.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, various County and City employees, customers, and the general public.
  • Uses sound, independent judgment in daily work activities and exercises discretion; has strong ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of the location, nomenclature, and function of complex parts of heavy duty diesel transit equipment.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with the materials, methods and equipment typically used in heavy duty diesel maintenance repair and service.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of the utilization of diagnostic methods and procedures necessary to repair and maintain heavy duty diesel engines and ancillary equipment.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

This job is sometimes performed in essentially an outdoor environment, subject to extremes of both hot and cold weather and wet conditions. Employee must be able to work outside on a daily basis. This position is exposed to various chemical and gas/diesel fumes on a daily basis

Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a daily basis.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or G.E.D. required; three (3) to five (5) years of experience servicing and repairing heavy duty diesel equipment. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted.
Must have an assortment of general and specialized tools specific to heavy duty diesel repair.

OTHER CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

Must possess a CDL/Class B license or provide proof of passing the General Knowledge Test for the CDL. Must be able to obtain a CDL with P (passenger) endorsement license and air brakes testing within 90 days of employment. Must be maintained in good standing while employed with the District.

Paratransit Operator

Position Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Operations
FLSA Status: — Non Exempt
Department: Operations

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing service to bus riders by safe, reliable, and expert transportation through out the service area within a daily assigned time schedule.   

After successful completion of the training, the employee will know how to transport, safely and expediently, passengers on District buses.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Safely operates a public transportation bus.
  • Responsible for following all District rules, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for pre and post trip activities for the bus and reporting of any issues.
  • Responsible for reporting accidents and/or incidents and following District procedures in accordance with the accident reporting procedure.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to passengers of all abilities.
  • Assists impaired passengers in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act.
  • Loads and secures up to five (5) wheelchair scooters.
  • Assists passengers with packages upon request up to a specified number.
  • Assists passengers at pick-up and drop-off points, i.e., door-to-door service.
  • Monitors cleanliness of bus interior.
  • Assists with training of new operators.
  • Checks bus and reports lost or left behind items; communicates and reports to appropriate personnel.
  • Subject to immediate call up when Emergency Operations Committee is established.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of the geography of the county and bus routes. 
  • Skill in safely operating a bus or other vehicle in a variety of weather and traffic.
  • Ability to work under pressure; ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to utilize mobile data terminals.
  • Ability to maintain required records.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be a self-starter; able to work independently.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, various County and City employees, customers, and the general public.
  • Uses sound, independent judgment in daily work activities and exercises discretion; has strong ethical standards.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • This job is subject to random drug test, MVR and criminal records checks at any time.
  • This job is performed in all weather conditions.
  • It may include the need to be able to lift up to 100 lbs. infrequently.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

High school diploma or G.E.D. required; two to four years’ customer service experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted.

OTHER CERTIFICATES/LICENSES

Clean driving history and valid CDL Class “B” license with (P) Passenger Endorsement and Airbrakes required OR able to obtain during training. The employee must maintain CDL following employment.

Fixed Route Operator

Position Type: Full-Time Reports To: Supervisor, Fixed Route Services FLSA Status: Non-exempt Department: Operations SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing service to bus riders by safe, reliable, and expert transportation to the community. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Operates a bus for the safe transportation of the public.
  • Responsible for following all District rules, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for pre and post trip activities for the bus and reporting of any issues related to same.
  • Responsible for reporting accidents and/or incidents and following District procedures in accordance with the accident reporting procedure.
  • Responsible for dealing with passengers and the public with courtesy and patience.
  • Assists impaired passengers in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act.
  • Loads and secures up to two (2) wheelchair scooters.
  • Assists passengers with grocery packages upon request
  • Assists Paratransit passengers at pick-up and drop-off points.
  • Provides customer service as defined in District Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for handling emergency situations appropriately.
  • Monitors cleanliness of bus interior.
  • Assists with training of new operators.
  • Checks bus and reports lost or left behind items; communicates and reports to appropriate personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no supervisory responsibilities. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. required; two to four years’ customer service experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted. OTHER CERTIFICATES/LICENSES Must have valid CDL Class “B” license with (P) Passenger Endorsement and Airbrakes. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of the geography of the county and bus routes.
  • Skill in safely operating a bus or other vehicle in a variety of weather and traffic.
  • Ability to work under pressure; ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be a self-starter; able to work independently.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, various County and City employees, customers, and the general public.
  • Uses sound, independent judgment in daily work activities and exercises discretion; has strong ethical standards.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT and PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. This job is performed in all weather conditions. It may include the need to be able to lift up to 100 lbs. infrequently.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Citrus Connection is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As a member of the Citrus Connection Team, you’ll find an environment that celebrates diversity and welcomes the open exchange of ideas and individual perspectives. We are proud to offer an attractive salary along with a generous benefits package designed to support you while addressing work/life balance issues.

Thank you for your interest in Citrus Connection.


DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

The Citrus Connection is a Drug Free Workplace (“DFWP) and is committed to providing a safe, efficient, and productive work environment for all employees, to help ensure a safe and healthful working environment.


OFFICIAL APPLICATION

To be considered for employment, the employment application must be completed in its entirety, signed in the application Acknowledgement section, and the position for which you are applying, specified.

Please review our current job openings. If your qualifications match the minimum requirements of any of our openings, please click the Application Request Link or download an the Citrus Connection Employment Application. Once you complete the application, you may also print it, email it to Recruiting@ridecitrus.com or drop it off at our location at: 1212 George Jenkins Blvd ~ Lakeland, FL 33815.

Applications are screened by the Human Resources Department. Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the Hiring Manager for review and consideration for interviews. The Hiring Manager will only contact the most qualified applicants.

BENEFITS

  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Company-Paid Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for Employees
  • Voluntary Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Uniforms for select personnel

HOLIDAYS

Full time regular employees receive the following paid days off:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Citrus Connection operates in accordance with Title VII. Click here for more information.

The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Employment opportunities include all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, inter-departmental transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. No person shall be excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in employment under any project, program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the federal transit laws.

The overall goal of the District is to have, in its employ, individuals within its workforce that reflect each segment of the various demographical backgrounds that make up the Lakeland urban area. This goal is extended to having members of the various ethnic backgrounds in various positions, such as supervisory, professional, and clerical and service delivery positions.

As part of the EEO (“Equal Employment Opportunity”) Program, the District will make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and current employees and strongly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of law. We are committed to providing a fair and respectful work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination.

It is important to the District that each employee who joins our team be qualified to perform job duties set forth in the job description. All applicants are recruited and selected based on transferable skills, knowledge, previous work experience, and the minimum educational level for the specific position that is required for successful job performance. We are proud to offer equal employment opportunities, and we embrace the diversity that makes up our family of employees.

The District is a government agency, operating under the Federal Transit Administration and Florida Department of Transportation’s employment rules, laws, guidelines, policies, and regulations. Every safety-sensitive applicant’s background will be carefully reviewed to ensure the safety of all workers and the general public. Each applicant applying for a safety-sensitive position is required to complete and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and Department of Transportation (“DOT”) Physical. All non safety-sensitive applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Steven Schaible, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
EEO & Human Resources Director
Citrus Connection
1212 George Jenkins Blvd.,
Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: (863) 327-1308
E-mail: sschaible@ridecitrus.com

Federal Transit Administration
230 Peachtree St. N.W., Suite 800,
Atlanta, GA 30303
Attention: Region IV Civil Rights Officer
Phone: (404) 865-5620