CNYRTA/Centro Announcement of Vacant Position Mechanic (Syracuse)

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance, Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

SALARY RANGE: Starting Rate $26.86

HOURS OF LABOR: Shifts vary. Must be willing to workdays, nights, and weekends & overtime as needed.

JOB SUMMARY: Mechanic’s should have the knowledge and experience to make needed vehicle repairs within their department, as well as the knowledge and experience to properly execute all wrecking work if required for their department. A self-motivated individual that may be required to work with, and occasionally train other maintenance employees, monitor and sometimes oversee other maintenance employees they are working with. Take responsibility of work assignments, work in a timely manner, and verify completed assignments are properly completed, even when working as a team. In this position you are responsible for receiving work assignments, drive vehicle to work bay for repairs (troubleshooting and repairs may be necessary to be done in the field as well), confirm complaint, make the necessary repairs (which may include raising/lowering vehicle), and road test vehicles (when required). After each job or task you are required to properly complete the work order and paperwork attributed to the repair, verify parts and labor, close the work order, enter the repairs into corrective measures in the AS400, park the vehicle into its assigned space, clean your work area, and return to your Foreman or Supervisor for your next assignment.


  1. Troubleshoot and perform all aspect of minor and major mechanical issues with the buses within the specified department.
  2. Preventive maintenance, scheduled work for vehicles, road calls, required paperwork and cleaning shop are integral parts of this position.
  3. Attend necessary training modules as assigned.
  4. Work at the shop benches to repair parts and components, use of hand and power tools is required as needed for repairs.


  1. Must be able to pass Centro’s Mechanic test.
  2. Must have the ability and knowledge to use diagnostic equipment for troubleshooting and repairs.
  3. Must have the ability to follow work assignments and instructions and work well on your own.
  4. Must be willing to participate in training.
  5. Must have the physical ability and flexibility to perform work on buses.
  6. Must be able to pass a physical examination.
  7. Must be able to take directions and have own tools.
  8. Must be able to read and write English.


  1. High School Diploma or GED. Technical training is a plus with a minimum of 2 years related experience.
  1. Must have a clean valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing.
  2. Must have a Class “B” CDL permit. (Class “A” CDL and towing endorsement may be required)
  3. Must have a valid New York State driver’s license with a clean driving record.
  4. Must have knowledge of compressed natural gas compressor systems.
  5. Must be at least 18 years old and in good physical condition.
  6. Ability to lift and carry up to 80lbs.

Applications must be submitted to Amanda Wilson or go onto our website at and apply! All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. CNYTRA reserves the right to select a candidate from within or outside the Company.

CNYRTA is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace