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A Body & Paint Mechanic - Body & Paint Repair - 1st Shift - Crew 7

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #13
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Hours:             6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Union:                  ATU Local 998
Department:         Maintenance
Wage:                  $29.27 per hour 1st yr. ($30.17 per hour 2nd yr.)
FLSA:                  Non-Exempt

This position performs extensive repairs on all transit vehicles.  The “A” Body & Paint Mechanic reads blueprints, makes parts from patterns, welds and rivets. To make repairs, this position uses fasteners, hand/power tools along with a variety of other tools involved in this trade.


  1. Remove damaged body parts, make proper repair decisions and replace parts to make an “as new” condition.
  2. Straighten, weld or fasten any structural members.
  3. Use all equipment to repair or fabricate materials, punch press, hydraulic brake and spot welder.
  4. Make all repairs on buses including minor electrical repairs or adjustments.
  5. Repair components with all technology available.
  6. Change dead batteries and make minor electrical removals, replacements and repairs
  7. Work, form, cut and weld stainless steel, mild steel and aluminum.
  8. Remove and replace all window materials.
  9. Use frame straightener safely and accurately.
  10. Paint with single stage Urethane paint.
  11. Perform road tests on all transit system vehicles.
  12. Direct the work of lower classified employees.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned, including any work as outlined for lower classifications.



  1. Must pass preemployment test(s) for the position.
  2. Must possess a valid Class “B” Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License with a “P” endorsement.
  3. Must possess a complete complement of personal tools required to perform this position.


  1. Ability to perform all essential functions within prescribed standards of time and quality and with minimum supervision.
  2. Ability to meet and communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  3. Must be punctual and alert.
  4. Ability to use portable radios and follow proper radio procedures.
  5. Ability to adapt to various situations, exercising good judgement and common sense.
  6. Ability to maintain records in a neat, accurate, and legible manner.
  7. Must be professionally dressed in Company uniform.
  8. Maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by MTS.


  1. Must be able to wear OSHA approved safety glasses and hearing protection for an eight-hour shift.
  2. Must be able to lift 75 pounds from the floor to chest height, pull and push loads up to 75 pounds for distances up to 75 feet while performing job duties.
  3. Must be able to pull and push loads, weighing 44 pounds and 54 pounds repetitively at a minimum height of 58 inches while performing job duties.
  4. Must be able to lift and/or pull 54 pounds 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.
  5. Must be able to use hands, arms and wrists in lifting, pulling and pushing loads, use hand and power tools, must be able to lift and carry loads, walk, turn, bend, stoop and reach overhead while performing job duties.
  6. Must be able to see and hear to aid in job performance and color recognition is required.


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.
A physical exam and Pre-Placement Functional Test may be administered prior to job award, allowing applicants to demonstrate their ability to the minimum requirements for this position.

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.


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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Milwaukee, WI, USA