Vehicle Maintenance Technician

SouthWest Transit
Minnesota - Eden Prairie
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  • Post Date: Jan 12, 2024
  • Job Reference: 01
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary: $21.71-$39.02/hr

Job Description

Want to grow in your career and make a difference every day? We are seeking experienced vehicle technicians to join the award-winning Southwest Transit team. As one of SouthWest Transit's vehicle techs you’ll be able to work on a variety of vehicles, including transit buses, minivans, and cut-away buses. You’ll have an opportunity to work on diesel, gas, and a growing number of electric vehicles. Our offices are located in Eden Prairie, a nationally-ranked suburb of Minneapolis that is routinely cited for its high quality of life. We offer competitive pay with great benefits including retirement, health insurance, and generous paid time off. Most of all, you get to be part of a great team that is doing important work serving the community.

SouthWest Transit is an award-winning public transit agency serving the core areas of Chaska, Chanhassen, and Eden Prairie. We currently offer express bus service to and from Downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, and Normandale Community College as well as daily on-demand micro-transit service in our core service area as well as adjacent cities in Carver, Scott, and Hennepin counties. In addition to our regular services, we also offer seasonal services including the Minnesota State Fair, Twins Express, Vikings Express, Gophers Express, select concerts, and more.

We are looking for Vehicle Maintenance Technicians for all shifts. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Vehicle Maintenance Manager and with minimal technical assistance from an A-level technician, Vehicle Maintenance Technicians independently perform most intermediate and some advanced levels of diagnostic routine and advanced diagnostics vehicle repairs. Vehicle Maintenance Technicians perform thorough and efficient preventative maintenance on SWT fleet vehicles. Additionally, they recommend required repairs or if part replacement is needed and are responsible for the quality and proficiency of assigned work.


- High school degree/GED
- Two years of Vehicle Technical training/experience in vehicle maintenance, including gas and diesel-powered vehicles
- Possession of a Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License A or B, with passenger endorsement, or ability to obtain within 6 months
- Possession of a valid medical examiner certificate as per Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 49 CFR 391.41-391.49
- Familiarity with workplace safety and OSHA regulations
- Familiarity with computers


Some of our benefits are:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- $100/month tool allowance
- Standby pay
- Shift Differential for employees on night shift
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Pension plan: PERA (employer contributions vest after 3 years!)
- Personal Leave: 21 Days Off Per Year!
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Savings Account
- Life and AD&D Insurance and Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
- Voluntary 457 and 457b (Roth) retirement plans
- Paid Holidays
- 1 Floating hol

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