Hourly Wage:  $24.62

*$5,000 Service Bonus*

Mechanic III diagnoses vehicle malfunctions, performs preventive maintenance and repairs various types of transit and support vehicles, either in the field or at the Operations garage.  Mechanic III duties also include general vehicle repair, skilled in some aspects of paint and body repair, basic electric/electronic diagnosis and repair.  This position requires supervision.  Mechanic III reports to the Maintenance Supervisor on duty.

Essential Job Functions:

(Duties listed are neither intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)


  • Maintain proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of all HRT vehicles.
  • Maintain proficiency in the removal and replacement of some components on HRT vehicles.
  • Ensure accurate diagnosis skills and effective repair and/or replacement of component techniques necessary for the proper functioning of assigned equipment.
  • Effectively and efficiency perform preventive maintenance inspections.
  • Ensure the timely and effective repair of any problems identified during preventive maintenance inspections.
  • Work to develop skill in:
    • Performing all levels of preventive maintenance.
    • Repairing and inspecting wheelchair lifts, ramps and restraints.
    • Repairing and adjusting torsion arms, air bags, and all other components of suspension system.
    • Testing, repairing and/or replacing components of electrical and lighting systems.
    • Replacing bolted and bonded body components including but not limited to glazing, mirrors, panels, stanchions and passenger seats.
    • Properly mixing and applying body filler.
    • Repairing and overhauling brake systems.
  • Perform road service calls for vehicle failures.
  • Road testing vehicles to ensure safety and quality of work performed.
  • Perform the duties of Helper, Servicer and Cleaner as required.
  • Advise supervisor immediately if additional work is needed, if work outlined is not needed, or if repairs cannot be completed within the promised time frame.
  • Operate forktruck.


  • Interact effectively, courteously, and professionally with operations department employees and other HRT employees regarding vehicle repairs and other shop business.
  • Assume primary responsibility of assigned projects.
  • Perform all required written and/or automated work orders and other documentation as directed.
  • Report equipment abuse or component tampering to the shop supervisor.
  • Train other HRT employees in the safe and efficient performance of fleet maintenance and proper operation of required maintenance equipment/tooling.
  • Involved in the daily operation of the shop.
  • Possess the ability to interpret maintenance manuals, wiring diagrams and other documents and to safely operate all company equipment.
  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policies and Procedures.


  • Maintain a clean, safe work area in compliance with HRT/OSHA standards.
  • Safely uses all power and hand held mechanic tools.
  • Maintain awareness and compliance with all current HRT, local, state, and federal regulations, such as regulations governing the handling and disposal of hazardous waste and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Perform other maintenance duties or assignments as requested.
  • Responsible for proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Safety Responsibility:

Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect oneself, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures and policies. Take an active part in reporting unsafe conditions and any hazards within the workplace to their Supervisor, Manager and/or the Safety Department.

Training and/or Education:

High school diploma/GED required. Trade school preferred.

Required Experience:

Must have three (3) years heavy duty shop experience within the past five (5) years or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Mechanical experience will be given preference over general shop experience. Must have proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of all HRT vehicles and be able to read/comprehend written and electronic service information.

Licenses or Certificates:

Must have CDL Class B license and/or CDL Permit and the ability to acquire within sixty (60) days of employment a valid Virginia CDL Class B license with air brake and passenger endorsements.

Special Requirements:

  • Written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Must be able interpret and carry out verbal and written assignments.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination.
  • Ability to meet night vision requirements.
  • Must pass HRT’s written and technical skills assessment(s) prior to moving to the Mechanic III classification.
  • Must meet ongoing educational, training and DOT requirements to retain employment in this position.
  • Must be able to pass federal government background screening process for local military installation access.
  • This position is classified as essential personnel and as Safety-Sensitive.

FLSA Status


Physical Demands:

Must be able to lift eighty (80) lbs.  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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Unusual Demands:

Must be able to work in all weather conditions and on all work shifts.  Duties may require overtime as necessary to meet service demands.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. 


Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at:
Phone: 757-222-6000
Email: careers@hrtransit.org
In compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, non-job related disability, or any other protected group status.

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