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T-Truck Wrecker Operator


This is a Contract position in New York, NY posted July 28, 2021.

Basic Function The T-Truck Wrecker Operator must have a thorough knowledge of all components of METRO vehicles and their proper functions, and be able to diagnose problems and affect the repair to completion in a timely, safe manner.

Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties Independently diagnose and repair defects on METRO Buses, Vans and/or Non-Revenue Vehicles under the supervision of the Maintenance Foreman and/or Bus Control.

Maintain, clean and service assigned service truck or wrecker.

Perform safe front or flat towing of METRO vehicles using a heavy-duty under-lift wrecker, medium or light duty rollback wrecker.

Responsible for maintaining the inventory and care of all tools and supplies (i.e., fluids, lubricants, etc.) on the assigned vehicles.

Complete all required pre and post-trip reports and paperwork in a timely manner.

Complete and submit road call incident reports on all vehicles requiring assistance.

Assist operations and maintenance of METRO’’s High Water Evacuation Vehicle fleet.

Performs the duties of a bus repair technician.

Performs data entry to enter information, vehicle or equipment repair and repair times using the UI or SAP Maintenance system.

Maintain a clean and safe work area while in the shop.

Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.

Performs other job-related duties as required.

Education Requirement High school diploma or GED is required.

Years & Experience Required Minimum three (3) years’ experience in trouble shooting and repair on light to heavy duty vehicles.

Additional progressive mechanical experience and heavy-duty under-lift towing experience preferred.

Knowledge & Skills Required Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License ‘CDL A’ and the ability to drive any METRO owned vehicles; light, heavy duty and roll back wrecker.

Good communication (verbal and written) skills.

Full set of hand tools.

Able to complete/fill-out written reports, records, and forms.

Able to maintain or obtain any additional licensing or certifications as required.

Additional Information The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees.

All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.