SacRT Job Announcements

SacRT Job Announcements

Job line: 916-556-0297

Mechanic A – Body and Fender (Light Rail Maintenance Department) - Internal/External

Posting Date: April 11, 2019
Filing Deadline: May 13, 2019
Salary: $27.70 - $34.62 hourly
Location: Sacramento, CA

Brief Description

Human Resources Department

2810 O Street Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone: (916) 556-0298


Fax: (916) 457-7194


This is a highly skilled journey level job classification within the Mechanic job series. Incumbents in this classification will use a variety of hand and power tools, welding equipment and specialized knowledge to fabricate, weld and manipulate a variety of materials to repair the bodies and frames of District revenue and non-revenue vehicles and other components common to the body of District vehicles and equipment; prepare and spot paint surfaces after repairs are completed; assist and/or purchase designated parts and supplies from vendors; perform off-site and/or emergency repairs; serve as a team leader for assigned projects; practice safe work processes and contribute to the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment for self and others; and perform other related duties as assigned.


Essential Functions

Fabricates, welds, and works metal, plastic, wood, vinyl and fiberglass to repair District vehicles and other body components common to a variety of District vehicles and equipment; prepares, fills, sands, masks, primes, and spot paints surfaces after repairs are completed; communicates with equipment manufacturers as required; performs necessary repairs on associated electrical and pneumatic components; prepares and maintains work orders, logs, inventories, and other routine records/reports; may make road calls to take corrective action on defect reports and/or to perform emergency repairs; serves as team leader for assigned projects; repairs destination signs and curtains on an as needed basis; may assist and/or purchase designated parts and supplies from vendors; safely operates District coaches and other vehicles in the course of performing assigned duties; designs and fabricates special tools and equipment as required, and performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible full-time journey-level experience performing body/fender repair work on buses, commercial trucks, light rail vehicles or equivalent vehicles and/or equipment or successful completion of a District sponsored training and certification program.

Special Requirements, Licenses and/or Certifications: Must possess a valid Driver’s License at time of application and have the ability to obtain a Class A California Driver’s License with passenger and air brake endorsements within 90 days of the start of employment. Must possess a satisfactory driving record. Must possess Forklift Operator Certification or have ability to obtain a forklift certificate within 90 days of the start of employment. Must comply with drug and alcohol testing provisions for safety-sensitive employees as required by the FTA, Department of Transportation (49 CFP, Parts 40 and 655). After employment, candidates are required to obtain the tools for the Mechanic A – Body and Fender position by the end of the probationary period.

Candidates must submit an official DMV printout, dated no more than (10) days prior to the date you submit your application in order to be considered. Only official DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. Online DMV printouts will not be accepted.



The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. Final candidates must pass a Department of Justice criminal background check, pre-employment DOT drug test, physical examination and reference check. An employment application, supplemental questionnaire, and official DMV printout are required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at 2810 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, or through our website at

Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire, and official DMV printout must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

This position falls under the IBEW, Local 1245 Collective Bargaining Unit.

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