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Maintenance Coordinator
Job Code:2019-60-023
County:Greene County
Starting Salary$16.00

Job Summary:

Join a team that is making a difference in the community! OATS Transit is a 501c3 transportation provider for thousands of seniors, individuals with disabilities and the rural general public in Missouri.  We currently have an opening for a full-time Maintenance Coordinator at our Springfield, Mo office.

The ideal mechanic is a self-starter who possesses excellent diagnostic and repair skills.  Has a good sense of priorities with repairs that are necessary to be performed.  Performs the duties in an expedient and professional manner.  Has a good selection of professional tools and equipment.  Does not perform repairs in a manner that addresses the symptom only but actually resolves the problem.  Arrives to work on time. Is always on schedule with the preventive maintenance program.  Maintains their work area, tools and shop equipment in a clean and functional manner.  Adheres to company policy.  Focuses on developing procedures to improve work flow and maximize results. Follows directions well and uses the chain of command.  Is capable of working well with fellow employees and staff.  Is aware of and maintains all supplies at proper levels.  Is truly concerned with the mechanical and safety conditions of the vehicles to assure that every vehicle is at 100% repair. Attends all scheduled meetings.

Job Qualifications:

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • The maintenance schedule includes, but is not limited to: Routine oil changes, tire rotation/replacement, fluid changes, battery inspections, cooling system, fuel system, electrical system testing, muffler and exhaust systems, brake inspections and replacement.
  • Assure preventive maintenance is performed at 5,000-mile increments per OATS policy on those vehicles assigned to the Mechanic.
  • Submit appropriate paperwork to operations department. Organize and control documentation on all vehicles in an organized and efficient manner by using an ongoing reporting and filing system.
  • Assist drivers in maintaining vehicle cleanliness interior and exterior through regular washing and vacuuming. Monitor drivers’ performance of these functions and report oversights to the Regional Director.
  • Maintenance of Bus Wash Facility
  • Maintenance of Bus Canopy area
  • Maintenance of OATS Southwest Regional facilities. Includes outsourcing maintenance and repairs where required.
  • Assist Regional Director with ordering, monitoring and maintaining supplies for all facilities.
  • Maintain service repair orders on each vehicle accurately. Repair orders must be turned into dispatcher at the end of each day.
  • Order part (s) from a vendor that OATS has a billing account status established with.
  • Clean up of the mechanic work area begins daily no later one-half hour prior to end of workday. The working facility must be maintained in a clean and safe manner at all times. Oil spills fluids and all debris must be cleaned immediately.
  • Safety is a number one concern. Any and all considerations to keep the shop in proper, safe, clean and organized condition must be exercised at all times. Proper support equipment must be in place at all times the vehicle is being serviced.All vehicles left in the shop overnight must be properly supported.
  • All vehicles must be parked in their proper location, and all keys must be accounted for and secured during lock-up.
  • Snow removal on sidewalks and place effective ice melt product as needed.
  • Operate snowplow and ice removal equipment/products to clear the parking lots, as weather dictates.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Regional Director.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years experience as an automotive equipment technician.
  • Class “E” License at start of employment. Must obtain a CDL license within first 6 months in position.
  • Must have ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Able to read and interpret wiring diagrams and maintenance instructions.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Computer knowledge required (Windows 7 or higher with Microsoft Office)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks; organizational skills a must.

Physical Demands (if applicable):

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Walking on a daily basis.
  • Standing on a daily basis.
  • Bending/stooping on a daily basis while servicing vehicles.
  • Climbing on a daily basis while getting on and off vehicles and stairs to the storage room.
  • Kneeling/crawling while perĀ­forming minor maintenance on vehicles.
  • Pushing/pulling varies but could be daily, especially if servicing a lift or ramp equipped vehicle.
  • Lifting/carrying equipment and parts weighing 100 pounds or more.

Other Requirements: 

    • Must provide own hand tools and toolbox outside of tools already owned by region. All tools must be put away and secured at the end of the day.OATS is not responsible for tool loss, breakage, etc.; therefore, Mechanic is to take full responsibility for securing their tools.
    • This is a “safety-sensitive” position; therefore, required and subject to pre-employment drug testing and placed in a pool for random selection of drug and alcohol testing throughout employment under Department of Transportation regulations.
    • Ability to safely drive a variety of OATS vehicles, including large buses, to the service location
Schedule:  The normal workweek is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; however, assigned schedule may vary from this, especially during triannual driver meetings requiring Mechanic to work at least three (3) Saturdays per year.  Typically, breaks include a 30-minute lunch break and two (2) ten- (10) minute breaks.


OATS offers a variety of benefits to their employees:

  • Benefit Allowance
  • Health Insurance- after 90 days
  • 403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan- Section 125
  • AFLAC Insurance Plans
  • Paid holidays-even during your probationary period
  • Accrued vacation and sick leave