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A Bus Mechanic - FDL Garage - 3rd Shift - 10:30 PM to 7:00 AM - Crew 3

21 Mar 2024 1:48 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

Starting Wage:           $34.11 per hour 1st year ($35.82 per hour 2nd year)

Signing Bonus:          $3,500!! (Paid within the first year of service)*
Shift:                           3rd Shift: 10:30 PM – 7:00 AM
Status:                        Full-Time

Union:                         ATU Local 998

Department:               Maintenance - Garage

FLSA:                          Non-Exempt

Build a sustainable future with a Company that puts YOU in the driver’s seat of your career! The Milwaukee County Transit System is proud to have a diverse workforce that’s committed to connecting our community to jobs, education and life with essential transit services, while upholding our values of respect, integrity, excellence, equity, collaboration and innovation.  

MCTS Mechanics will receive: 

  • Paid CDL Training
  • Weekly Pay
  • Shift Premiums
  • Service Increases
  • Employee Signing Bonus*
  • Employee Referral Bonuses*
  • Every other weekend off
  • Uniforms Provided
  • Annual Tool Allowance
  • Cost of Living Adjustments (C.O.L.A.)*
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Personal Days, Sick, Funeral leave and Jury Duty
  • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Defined Pension Plan (Funded 70% by The Milwaukee County Transit System and 30% by employees)**
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Eyewear and Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Free bus rides for all MCTS active employees and retirees!



The “A” Mechanic diagnoses and repairs all transit vehicles and service vehicles on the road and in the garage. This position utilizes extensive experience in all mechanical areas to make proper repairs and perform preventive maintenance within the respective time standards.



  1. Repair all defects correctly on the following:
    • Engines
    • Transmissions
    • Differentials
    • Brakes and related mechanical components
    • Air systems and components
    • Fuel systems
    • Doors and door mechanisms
    • Heating and air conditioning systems
    • Minor body repairs
    • Wheelchair lift/ramp systems
  2. Serve as lead person on all inspections.
  3. Perform all road tests on all transit system vehicles.
  4. Operate all types of snow removal equipment in yard and sidewalk areas.
  5. Direct the work of lower classified employees.
  6. Maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by MTS.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned including any work as outlined for lower classifications.




  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  1. Must have a valid Class D Wisconsin Driver’s License (non-probationary) for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application.
  2. Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement and no Air Brake Restriction (or valid CDL permit 14 days prior to start date or transfer date). 
  3. Must pass all required internal written and practical tests: Air Conditioning, Brakes and Chassis, Electrical, Engines and Transmissions; Or possess current ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in the field of heavy-duty vehicle maintenance. ASE required certifications would include the following: Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Air Conditioning and Electrical/Electronic Systems.
  4. Must possess a complete complement of personal tools required to perform this position.




  1. Ability to use all required tools and equipment needed to perform all job-related tasks.
  2. Ability to perform all required duties with minimal supervision.
  3. Ability to meet and communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  4. Must be punctual and alert.
  5. Ability to exhibit good judgement and adaptability to various situations.
  6. Ability to maintain records in a neat, accurate and legible manner.
  7. Must be neatly dressed in Company uniform.




  1. Must be able to wear OSHA approved safety glasses and hearing protection for an eight-hour shift.
  2. Must be able to stand, stoop, reach to 82 inches in height, bend, twist and walk for an eight-hour shift.
  3. Must be able to grasp with both hands, twist both wrists and use both arms to push, pull, hold and carry items for an eight-hour shift.
  4. Must be able to lift and/or pull 75 lbs. from a standing position from the ground to shoulder height at a minimum of four times per hour for an eight-hour shift.
  5. Must be able to lift and/or pull 54 lbs. from a standing position from shoulder height to above the head or a minimum height of 58 inches at a minimum of four times per hour for an eight-hour shift.
  6. Must be able to see, with corrective lenses, if necessary, to observe work and aid in hand/eye coordination.
  7. Must be able to speak and hear (English language required) over either radio or closed communication systems.
  8. Ability to work in an environment with dust, exhaust fumes, diesel fuel, oil, grease and various noise levels.
  9. Ability to pass a physical with drug screen, including a PPFT (Pre-placement Functional Test) as it relates to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job.



The above are general requirements that must be met for consideration.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of job qualifications or job duties.  For more detailed job position information, please refer to the job description, which is available upon request from the Human Resources Department. 


Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age; protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.                       



* Restrictions may apply. Employee Referral Bonus Program applies to newly hired "A" Mechanics only.

* Hourly wage rates reflected include 3rd shift premium.

** 2024 Pension Contribution Rate: 1.41% of employee wages.

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