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Location:Los Angeles, CA
Company:Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
First posted:May 26, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

Basic Function

Repairs damage to revenue bus bodies.

Example Of Duties

  • Repairs damaged bodies and body parts of revenue buses using a variety of hand and power tools following blue prints, specifications, diagrams, and repair manuals
  • Examines damage to vehicles and estimates cost of repairs
  • Straightens body panels, bent frames, supporting structures and other parts damaged in accidents
  • Removes damaged parts, including panels, and floors, using wrenches and cutting tools
  • Bolts, rivets, and welds replacement parts in position
  • Files, grinds, and sands repaired surfaces, including bondo patches
  • Removes upholstery, accessories, electrical and hydraulic systems, window and seat assemblies and trim to allow access to damaged body structure
  • Adjusts headlights, aligns frames and suspensions after repair of body
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transportation Administration(FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

Requirements For Employment

  • Two years of journey-level experience performing repair of heavy vehicle or automotive bodies and related parts and structures AND Completion of a 2 year program from accredited school in auto/truck body repair OR
  • Four years of journey-level experience performing repair of heavy vehicle or automotive bodies and related parts and structures
  • Experience repairing buses and related parts and structures desirable
  • Valid California Class C driver's license

Special Conditions:

  • Must possess required standard tools of the specified trade
  • Must comply with all California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulations and utilize approved safety equipment and personal protective gear including, but not limited to, respirators, eye and hearing protecive devices (HPD), if and when required
  • Positions in this classification are considered safety sensitive under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations


  • Theories, principles, and practices in the repair of revenue bus bodies, frames, and structural parts
  • Operations of various hand and power tools and equipment, including wrenches, cutting torches, welding equipment, hydraulic jacks and sanders
  • Power equipment operations and safety
  • Shop mathematics
  • Vehicle operations and safety


  • Repair revenue bus bodies, frames and structural parts
  • Read, understand, and apply blueprints, diagrams and specifications
  • Assess cost of repairs
  • Safely operate Metro vehicles
  • Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment
  • Communicate effectively with others
  • Follow verbal and written instructions
  • Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Travel to offsite locations within a reasonable timeframe
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at (please use the apply button below) and complete an online Employment Application.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (pk)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

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