Transit Paint And Body Technician (Transportation/Bus Maintenance)

Port Everglades Plantation , FL 33388

Posted 5 days ago

REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT TO REMAIN POSTED UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED AND MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners Transportation Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Transit Paint and Body Technician in the Bus Maintenance Section.

Must be able to work varying shifts (days, afternoons, nights, weekends, and holidays) at multiple work locations.

General Description:

Performs skilled technical work in the repair of all body and structural damage to County vehicles to include repair and replacement of structural portions of vehicle framework, welding, repair and replacement of body parts, body part fabrication, sanding, fiberglassing and use of body fillers, body straightening, paint preparation, and spray painting.

Works independently using general and specialized hand and power tools, and precision tools for transit vehicle repair body and painting work. Supervision is received orally and through written job orders from Lead Mechanic or Shift Supervisor who reviews work in progress and upon completion for established operational requirements.

Transit Paint and Body Technician wage increases are determined by the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1267 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Starting hourly pay and increases are as follows.

1st Year: $24.67

2nd Year: $25.42

3rd Year: $26.18

4th Year: $26.97

5th Year: $27.77

Thereafter Step: $37.51

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Two (2) years technical experience in automotive paint and body work or closely related experience

Necessary Requirements:

Willingness and availability to work varying shifts in a 24/7 operation as assigned (days, afternoons, nights, weekends, and holidays).

Ability to report to multiple work locations as needed.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with Air Brake and Passenger Transport Endorsement or Commercial Driver Learner's Permit with Air Brake and Passenger Transport Endorsement

Preferences:

EPA 608 Certification

Vocational/Technical School/College Certification in field of study closely related to area of assignment

Supplemental Information:

Upon selection, candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening (criminal background check, physical, employment verification, and any other Broward County Transportation Department requirements). DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs thorough disassembly of vehicles and notifies estimators and/or production manager of any additional/hidden damage

Performs welding, unibody/full frame repairs, non-structural/structural sheet metal replacement repairs, and corrosion protection per manufacturers guidelines

Removes accessories from vehicles, such as chrome or mirrors, and masks other surfaces with tape or paper for protection from paint

Removes grease, dirt, paint, and rust from vehicle surfaces in preparation for paint application using abrasives, solvents, brushes, blowtorches, washing tanks, or sandblasters

Fills cavities and dents with putty to attain smooth surface

Mixes paint to match color specifications or vehicles' original colors, stirs and thins paints using spatula or power mixing equipment

Pours paint into spray guns and adjusts nozzles and paint mixes for proper paint flow and coating thickness.

Sprays prepared surfaces with specified amounts of primers and decorative or finish coatings

Sands vehicle surfaces between coats of paint and/or primer to remove flaws and enhance adhesion for subsequent coats

Adjusts controls on infrared ovens, heat lamps, portable ventilators, and exhaust units to speed the drying of vehicles between coats

Sands final finish, and applies sealer after vehicle has dried properly

Disassembles, cleans, and reassembles sprayers and power equipment, using solvents, wire brushes, and cloths for cleaning duties

Lays out logos, symbols, or designs on painted surfaces according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments, stencils, and patterns

Sets up portable equipment such as ventilators, exhaust units, ladders, and scaffolding

Maintains and wears all required safety and health personal protective equipment, including respirator, in the manner recommended by equipment manufacturer.

Operates lifting and moving devices to move equipment or materials so areas to be painted are accessible

Maintains records of work performed and inputs data into the maintenance management software program (AssetWorks)

Operates machinery including, but not limited to, forklift, man lift, power tools, etc.

Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, state, and local regulations affecting body shop operations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, pushing and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposureto toxic/caustic chemicals, traffic and moving machinery.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

County Core Competencies

All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


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