Chicago Transit Authority

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Chicago Transit Authority
Nov 09, 2017
Full time
Position Summary Under direct supervision, performs comprehensive maintenance and repair work on Authority buses. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Performs troubleshooting, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance work on various bus systems and components. Inspects, aligns, replaces, adjusts, and repairs various bus components and systems. Uses instruments and gauges, including computers, to test and determine causative factors of component or system malfunctions or failures. Performs various tasks in regards to the preventative maintenance of transit bus vehicles, systems, and components. Receives, records, and verifies work repair data, as required, into the MMIS. Prepares written reports, as required, and performs administrative functions relative to vehicle repair documentation. May perform vehicle servicing/cleanliness functions on revenue and non-revenue vehicles as required. Operates buses and other Authority vehicles in and around bus shop/garage areas and along public right-of-way. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS * Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. * Must possess a minimum of two (2) years of verifiable work experience in automotive, truck, or bus repair and maintenance, or applicable military experience, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position. Possession of a certificate/diploma in medium/heavy duty or diesel engine vehicle repair from an accredited trade/vocational school or college will count as verifiable experience. * Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration. * Required to have an acceptable driving record and a valid State of Illinois Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or a valid State of Illinois CDL permit with Knowledge and Air Brakes endorsements. * Must pass a mechanics practical test that includes both a physical and a written performance test prior to hire. * Must obtain forklift certification, as required by OSHA, through the CTA Bus Maintenance Training Department. * EPA 608 Certification in refrigerant handling and recycling is a plus. * ASE Transit Bus or Medium/Heavy Truck Certifications is a plus. * Must be willing to accept the job related responsibility and accountability that this position requires. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS * Must meet and maintain physical requirements in order to safely perform all job duties and tasks. * Must have the strength to stand for extended periods of time when inspecting buses and making repairs and adjustments. * Must be able to walk to various areas of the bay to retrieve parts and spot check buses. * Must be able to lift and carry parts, equipment, and materials weighing up to 100 pounds including: fire extinguishers, tire assemblies, barrels of oil, fuel tank drain pans, and various bus parts and components. * Must be able to climb approved ladders and scaffolds and maintain balance when working atop bus roofs. * Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl when repairing bus floors, walls, etc., and when working underneath buses and in hard to reach spaces. * Must be able to reach for tools and parts while working on buses. * Requires manual dexterity for making repairs and adjustments on equipment. * Requires visual acumen and the ability to see in and distinguish colors. * Must be able to hear verbal instructions, announcements, alarms, and horns. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES * Working knowledge of the operations of truck and bus automatic transmissions and various types of rear axle configurations. * Working knowledgeable of shop theory, operation, and methods and procedures used in the repair and analysis of bus and truck propulsion, steering, and ?s? cam air brake systems. * Working knowledgeable of the correct use of hand and power tools including mechanic tools used in the repair of diesel, gasoline, and alternative fuel engines, transmissions, air conditioning systems, steering systems, air brake systems, and various other vehicle components. * Working knowledge of the operations of diesel, gasoline, and alternative fuel engines. * Working knowledge of the safety, environmental, and hazardous issues and concerns involved in working in bus garage/shop areas. * Basic knowledge of the principles, theories, functions and inter-relationships of the various vehicle systems and components i.e. electrical/electronic, mechanical, and air conditioning. * Good oral and written communications skills. * Basic math skills related to the duties of the position. * Basic computer skills. * Ability to operate Authority revenue and non-revenue vehicles in and around bus garage/shop areas and on and along public right-of-way. * Ability to read, interpret, and understand diagrams, schematics, blueprints, sketches, bulletins, and procedures. * Ability to use pertinent test equipment including computers, gauges, and various types of hand held, mechanical and electronic testing or diagnostic equipment. Location and City Chicago, IL   This is a bargained for position and is not subject to CTA's residency ordinance.     CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER     IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY.  CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT  ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED.
Chicago Transit Authority
Nov 09, 2017
Part time
Position Summary Provides customer assistance at the highest level to transit patrons aboard vehicles and in and around transit facilities, and assists transportation personnel as required. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Maintains amiable relations with customers at all times. Interacts with and effectively assists customers in normal and emergency situations. Knows and understands the Authority's transit system, fares, schedules, routes, transfer and connecting points and major points of interest in the Chicagoland area. Provides special assistance to mobility limited patrons utilizing gap fillers and other aids as required to board and alight vehicles and ingress and egress facilities. Maintains knowledge to assist with making minor operational adjustments to rail cars and assist the operator as needed. Monitors and coordinates station cleanliness, defective revenue equipment or station repair needs in and around the faculties and either reconciles or reports conditions to appropriate personnel in a timely manner. Ensures the kiosk is adequately supplied with current editions of reports, forms, maps, brochures, schedules, etc. Notifies the Courier and manager if supplies are needed. Disposes of all outdated versions of these materials. Contacts Communication/Power Control in a timely manner to report all accidents, suspicious activity, disturbances, threats, fire, unusual occurrences or other emergencies and provides all related pertinent information. Inspects fare media, transit cards, passes and ID cards for validity and immediately reports invalid material to appropriate personnel. Provides assistance in the evacuation of persons from CTA facilities and/or vehicles as necessary. Routinely performs station inspections at the assigned station facilities to check cleanliness, equipment functionality and customer safety. May open and/or close stations as determined according to the shift assigned. Performs daily inspections of station equipment and its proper operation, e.g. elevators/escalators, Customer Call Buttons, station PA system, LED signs, other ADA related equipment, etc. Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fare structure, the operation and features of the Automated Fare Collection equipment, fare instruments and of all rules and procedures governing fare collection. Advises customers who experience failed fare transactions to the nearest CSR or to Customer Service and monitors station turnstiles and TCVM's for illegal activity. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS *Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration. * Required to be at least 21 years of age. * Required to maintain a neat and professional appearance, including wearing the CTA issued safety vest and other uniform compliances at all times while on duty. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS * Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds * Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. * Required to lift and deploy platform gap fillers (35 lbs.), carrying platform gap fillers, and pushing wheelchairs on platform and within rail cars. * Required to climb stairs and balancing on board inspections; assistance of passengers. * Required to stoop to maintain station appearance, picking up debris, kneeling and crouching to clear fare gate jams; from side of turnstile in 16' aisle. * Required to reach and handle to maintain information boards and posting notices. * Required to perform duties with noise and vibrations from moving trains. * Required to speak and hear to provide information, greet customers, and listen for questions, comments, and special announcements. * Required to see near for pass verification and far for observing elevators, escalators and platform for customer safety and color vision to distinguish transfer markings, passes, route maps, etc. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES * Required to possess a suitable temperament and disposition necessary for establishing and maintaining amiable relations with customers at all times. * Possess customer service experience or skills to provide outstanding customer service to customers. * Required to possess the skills necessary to effectively assist customers in normal and emergency situations. * Required to understand and follows oral and written instructions, accurately performs basic arithmetic operations, and be able to express one self's clearly both orally and in writing. * Required to possess the skills necessary to prepare, write, and submit all pertinent reports concisely and accurately in a timely manner. Location and City Chicago, IL   This is a bargained for position and is not subject to CTA's residency ordinance.     CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER     IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY.  CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT  ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED.  
Chicago Transit Authority
Nov 09, 2017
Part time
Position Summary Operates a bus over an established route adhering to predetermined schedule in a safe, efficient and courteous manner to allow passengers to board, travel and alight at scheduled stops. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Drives bus and announces stops along routes. Announces cross streets and intersecting transit stops. Inspects passes; ascertains appropriate fares. Ensures that customers deposit only appropriate coins and bills into fare-box. Issues and receives transfer cards (collects invalid transfer cards) and receives and returns fare-cards. Contacts Control Center regarding all problems. Operates lift to board and discharge disabled passengers. Inspects vehicle for lost articles. Prepares daily trip sheets and bus for service. Removes refuse and prepares bus for pull-out. Tallies various categories of boarding passengers by manually operating a recording device. Enters tally numbers from recording device at beginning and end of run. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration. Required to be at least 21 years of age. Required to have an acceptable driving record and a valid State of Illinois Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or a valid State of Illinois CDL permit with the following three endorsements: KNOWLEDGE, PASSENGER and AIR BRAKES. Must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Required to be standing changing destination and bus numbers, signs, helping people board bus, to walk to relief points, checking bus and sitting while driving bus. Required to lift, to carry and to push of brake pedal and accelerator, windows and to pull door control latch. Required to climb into vehicle and adjustment of mirrors, to balance, to stoop to adjust driver's seat, to kneel, to crouch and to crawl. Required to reach accepting and validating transfer cards and fare cards, adjusting mirror, to handle transfer and fare cards; steering wheel, to finger operating fare box, horn, punching transfers, to feel distributing and receiving transfer and fare cards, to talk announcing streets and answering passenger inquiries, to hear listening to traffic sounds, signal requesting stops, emergency vehicles, passenger questions and radio monitor. Required to see near and far watching stopped vehicles, checking passes/cards and general traffic conditions viewing of traffic signals and riding passes. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Possess customer service experience or skills to provide outstanding customer service to passengers. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures relative to the operation of surface vehicles. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of pertinent state and municipal traffic laws. Must possess the skills necessary to accurately read and interpret bus schedules. Must possess a thorough knowledge of the fare structure, transfer regulations and the rules and procedures governing Bus Operators. Required to possess a knowledge of arithmetic. Required to speak in a clear and accurate manner. Must possess a thorough knowledge of the preparation and usage of applicable transportation forms. Location and City Chicago, IL   This is a bargained for position and is not subject to CTA's residency ordinance.     CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER     IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY.  CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT  ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED.