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Metro Transit Diesel Mechanic/Technician -- Paid CDL Training

Metro Transit Omaha, NE

Job Description

Hiring Full-Time Diesel Mechanic/Technician!  Paid Class B CDL Training!

This is a collective bargained for position. Reporting to Maintenance Supervisor, the Diesel Mechanic is responsible for diagnosing/troubleshooting, inspecting and repairing all heavy duty diesel transit vehicles.

Starting Schedule: TBA

Wage:        $25.27 - $29.16 per hour; + 2% night premium

Union:       Transport Workers Union, Local 223



  • Low cost employee contributions for individual and family group health, vision and dental insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Company paid short term and long term disability insurance
  • Pre-tax payroll deduction for flexible spending account
  • Ten paid holidays per year
  • Paid vacations.  One week paid vacation first year of service.  Two weeks paid vacation after two years of service.
  • Annual $300 uniform allowance
  • Pension plan
  • 457(b) retirement savings plan
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Complimentary transit pass



  • High school diploma or equivalent, AND minimum 5-7 years diesel maintenance and diagnostics experience for first class mechanic, minimum 3-5 years of diesel maintenance and diagnostics experience for second class mechanic; minimum 1-2 years diesel maintenance and diagnostics experience for helper; OR any combination of relevant education and experience
  • Possess A/C certification
  • Must be at least 25 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Possess a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), or have ability to obtain CDL-Class B Permit
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Possess own tools and ability to use a variety of shop tools and equipment
  • Possess stable and verifiable work history, with exceptional record of attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to bend, kneel, stoop and stand for long periods of time on concrete surfaces. Ability to perform lifting tasks up to 75 lbs.
  • Must pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and back screen, drug screen, and complete a background check



  1. Regular and predictable performance of essential job functions.
  2. Use diagnostic tools to troubleshoot and diagnose fleet vehicle.
  3. Perform fleet vehicle inspections, overhauls, major and minor repairs, as well as monitoring/completing on-going regular scheduled maintenance.
  4. Ensure fleet vehicles are in safe, working order when placed in service, and free of mechanical defects.
  5. Respond to emergency road-calls and troubleshoot in the field.
  6. Utilize effective time management skills in performing and completing assigned work orders.
  7. Perform metal and fiberglass fabrication.
  8. Adhere to all safety regulations, policies and procedures.
  9. Maintain a safe work environment and clean work area.
  10. Other related duties as assigned.

“An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer”


Metro considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, pregnancy, marital status, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or any other protected basis prohibited by law. 

Job Details

Date Posted January 13, 2020
Date Closes February 12, 2020
Address 2222 Cuming Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 49-3031.00 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Zipcode 68102

This job offers the following benefits

  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Agriculture - Mechanic
  • General Mechanic
  • Diesel Repair / Service / Mechanic
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Maintenance
  • Heavy Vehicle Repair
  • Truck and Transport Repair and Maintenance
  • Transportation - Maintenance
  • Transportation - Mechanic
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan