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Greater New Haven Transit District
Hamden, CT
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $27 to $30 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Posting Period: August 8, 2023 to August 22, 2023

Now offering a $1,500.00 Sign on Bonus

A Greater New Haven Transit District mechanic is responsible for the vehicle maintenance and repair of GNHTD’s fleet of gas and electric-powered vehicles, including but not limited to, body-on-chassis vehicles, light duty vans, and all GNHTD support vehicles; vehicle-related components, including wheelchair lifts and ramps; vehicle support equipment; facilities and their related equipment, including forklift and shop equipment; and other duties as assigned by the Fleet Maintenance Manager.


This position reports directly to the Fleet Maintenance Manager and works collaboratively with all staff assigned to the district.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Three-years’ experience in a related vehicle repair field

  • Must have required Mechanic license(s)

  • Must have appropriate mechanic’s tool set

  • Knowledge of standard practices, usual to vehicle repairs.

  • Basic theory and operation of engines, transmissions, brakes, suspensions, electricity, pneumatics and hydraulics.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

  • Ability to give and receive written and verbal instructions.

  • Ability to make decisions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Possess oral and written communication skills that can be clearly articulated and understood are essential

  • Advanced computer skills

  • Other duties as assigned by Fleet Maintenance Manager.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Possess effective interpersonal skills.

  • Be able to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts.

  • Diagnose and perform accurately all phases of vehicle and equipment repair including the repair of brakes, engine tune-ups, suspensions, drive trains, transmission clutches and other repairs.

  • Ensure work orders are completed properly and accurately. Maintain records of all maintenance work completed including parts and supplies used.

  • Complete preventative maintenance (PMs), safety inspections, and annual maintenance inspections.

The starting rate of pay is $27.00 per hour for the probationary period. Upon the successful completion of the probationary period, the rate will increase to $30.00 per hour.

Other Duties:

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this position. This position may be required to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. The description is not a contract or guarantee of any kind, can be changed or eliminated at any time and does not alter the at-will status of all non-contractual employees.


Responsible for contributing to a safe and secure work environment. Is cognizant of surroundings and acts in a safe manner at all times. Is knowledgeable of and adheres to OSHA, GNHTD and other safety standards, directives and advisories, both written and verbal. Uses safety equipment and protective clothing as appropriate and necessary. Maintains good housekeeping habits in work area to avoid injury to self or others. Immediately reports to supervisor or risk manager any safety or security issue and makes recommendations for improvement. Observes building access restrictions and locks doors when not present. Knows the nearest two safety exits and participates in safety drills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. Employee must obey safety rules established by the company and exercise caution in all work activities and work areas. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, speak and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. May be required to conduct work in or out of doors in all weather conditions. The work is performed primarily in a garage setting. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.

GNHTD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, genetic or any other legally protected status. A pre-hire drug and background screening is required for this position. Subject to DOT drug testing. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule 1 drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

Company Description
The Greater New Haven Transit District (GNHTD) is a municipal corporation established in 1973 under the provisions of Connecticut Public Act 261, Chapter 103(a) for the purpose of operating and providing a variety of transportation programs and services. It is one of eleven regional transit districts in the State of Connecticut that serves 21 New Haven area municipalities and has 10 member towns. The district serves individuals with a permanent or temporary disability as well as anyone from a member town who is over the age of 65 or has a disability. GNHTD provides transportation services for the elderly and disabled in the South Central Region of Connecticut.


Greater New Haven Transit District

Hamden, CT



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