Mechanic Assistant - F/T

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Transit Department

This position will perform repairs and preventive maintenance on Transit vehicles and equipment.  Duties will include but are not limited to the following: service work on buses, Body on Chassis vans and support vehicles; change, balance and repair tires; assist in the removal of engines, transmissions and differentials; replace and adjust headlights; install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors and windshield wipers; and maintain both manual and electronic records of all work performed and parts used. 

A high school diploma or GED, along with a minimum of 1 year of experience and/or training in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment is required.  Qualified applicants must be able to use tire changer, tire balancer, air impact wrench, cutting torch and welding machine.  The ability to read and comprehend technical manuals and specifications and use a computer for processing work orders and maintaining records is required. The ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds is required.   A valid Virginia driver’s license with an excellent driving record is required. The selected applicant will be required to obtain a Virginia Commercial Driver’s License within six months of employment. A pre-employment drug screening will be required for the selected applicant.  This position will follow the CDL drug testing guidelines during the employment period.  A satisfactory post-offer, pre-employment criminal background investigation will be required of the selected applicant.  Hours of work will be from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.  

Starting salary range is $26,496/year - $29,146/year, depending on qualifications. The Town of Blacksburg offers benefits that include fully paid employee medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance (as applicable) and life insurance. Retirement benefits are provided through the Virginia Retirement System. Direct Deposit of pay is required for all full-time employees. 

A Town of Blacksburg application is required for this position by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.  Applications are available at the Human Resources Office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24060, or may be downloaded at Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call (540) 443-1020 (voice) or utilize the Virginia Relay Center at 711 (TDD).


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