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Mechanic September 2018




Position SummaryWe are looking for a Mechanic to join our team to perform journey-level diagnostic repair and maintenance work on transit buses, vans and trucks.

The person in this position will inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects in diesel and gasoline powered buses and vehicles, including engines, transmissions, electrical, hydraulic, and heating/air conditioning systems. This position also diagnoses and dismantles engines, transmissions, airbrakes and alternators to determine need for overhauling. The person in this position will additionally, overhaul and align wheels and air brakes, and repair pumps, lights, steering gears and other parts. This position is also responsible for completing records of work performed, parts used and time worked. The person in this position will road test vehicles to assist in diagnosing and checking completed work. This position is also responsible for providing emergency road service to disabled vehicles.

This position reports to the Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor.

Salary RangeThe Mechanic position starts at $30.19/hr, $31.70/hr after 6 months, and $33.29 after one year. This position is represented by the IAM Local Lodge 282.

BenefitsFull-time employees receive a generous benefits package including subsidized medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as short-term disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered deferred compensation plan. You will receive a generous general leave accrual and 11 holidays. We also provide you and certain dependents with a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit.

Hours of WorkThe Vehicle Maintenance department has several shifts on weekdays and Saturdays. Day shift is from 7:00am – 3:30pm and Night shift is from 3:30pm – 11:00pm. Shifts are assigned on the basis of seniority.


Kitsap Transit employees who wish to apply must have a satisfactory performance and attendance record. Kitsap Transit Operators with any of the following criteria in the last twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:

  • a current Decision Making Leave or higher in the Safety category
  • more than two held customer complaints
  • more than four unscheduled absences
  • more than two late reports

Education and Experience: Four years journey-level diesel mechanic experience OR completion of training from a recognized diesel mechanic program like those conducted by the Automotive Society of Engineers, the Universal Technical Institute, automotive factories etc. and two years of journey-level mechanic experience. Transit or school bus maintenance experience is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesFollowing are some highlights of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be successful in this position.

  • Methods of overhauling and repairing diesel, gasoline and propane powered equipment
  • Materials, tools and equipment used in the repair of diesel, gasoline and propane powered equipment
  • Safe working practices
  • Tune-up of gasoline and diesel engines
  • Diagnose malfunctions and determine appropriate repairs
  • Operate mechanical and electronic testing equipment
  • Use of mechanical hand tools
  • Interpreting wiring diagrams
  • Computerized diagnostics
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees, outside agencies and the general public
  • Working independently and interacting effectively and positively as a team member
  • Good interpersonal skills, including patience and courtesy, with team members and members of the public
  • Reacting with sound judgment under stress while doing several things at once
  • Following oral and written instructions

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is performed both inside and outside the shop. The incumbent must be able to perform work in a standing position 60% of the time with walking estimated at 35% of the shift. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds without assistance, climb ladders up to 12 feet, frequent balancing, stooping, reaching, grasping and fingering actions are required.

Other RequirementsMust be able to acquire and maintain a Class B Washington State commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement and air brake restriction removed. Must maintain a good driving record throughout employment. The incumbent must be able to obtain a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard security clearance.

Selection Process: After evaluating the completed applications, qualifications summary, and supplemental questionnaires, we will invite the most qualified applicants to test for the position. The top scorers will be invited to interview for the position. We will not make any hiring decisions until all steps in the selection process are completed, including reference and background checks.

To Apply: If you decide to apply for this position, please visit our employment link at Please contact Marisol Castro in the Human Resources Department at (360) 475-0211 if you have any questions.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

  • Selective certification may be used to achieve affirmative action goals.
  • Kitsap Transit is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the hiring process, contact at least ten days in advance or 360-479-4348 (TDD).
  • If you qualify for the Veterans Scoring Criteria under RCW 41.04.005 and 41.04.010, you must answer all questions regarding Veterans Scoring Criteria Status Declaration in the application and upload a copy of the substantiating document as listed in the application.
  • Kitsap Transit is subject to the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and CFR Part 40 & Part 655, which prohibits the use of marijuana at any time while employed by Kitsap Transit.



 POSITION Mechanic September 2018


 OPEN DATE 11/16/2018  

LOCATION Kitsap Transit - Bremerton, WA  

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Kitsap Transit, in Bremerton, is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State. Our administrative offices are located on the waterfront, near the marina and ferry terminal, with sweeping views of the mountains, city, and waterfront. Kitsap County offers an excellent quality of life, including a variety of educational and recreational opportunities. We are close to the water for boating and ferry rides; close to the mountains for climbing and skiing, and close to many pristine areas for camping, hiking, picnicking and sightseeing. Seattle's fine dining and top entertainment is just a 60-minute ferry ride away.

Kitsap Transit (KT), a Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (PTBAA), located in Kitsap County, Washington was established by the voters in 1982. KT began providing public transportation services in early 1983. KT's ten-member (nine voting members plus one non-voting labor union representative) Board consists of the three Kitsap County commissioners, one Bremerton City council member, one Port Orchard council member, and mayors of the four incorporated cities in Kitsap County: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo. 

Kitsap Transit is an award-winning agency that has been recognized by federal and state agencies for innovative transportation programs. In February of 2011, the Natural Resources Defense Council's Smarter Cities project named Kitsap Transit as one of fifteen US metropolitan regional leaders in transportation innovation and smart transit. The agency's mission statement is:

To provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation choices that enhance the quality of life in Kitsap County. 


Mechanic September 2018

Bremerton, WA
Full Time
4 +

Published on 06-10-2019