Diesel mechanics or technicians are responsible for performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on fleet vehicles and heavy equipment in transit and freight. They are fluent in the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and diesel systems. Diesel mechanics or technicians also complete repair or service reporting, order and inventory necessary parts, fabricate necessary parts or equipment, develop and execute service or repair processes, and provide road call or emergency service calls.
Ability to perform manual labor/meet physical requirements
Transit operators or drivers are responsible for the safe and efficient transport of passengers by operating transit vehicles and following traffic laws and applicable regulations. Transit commercial drivers operate buses or other revenue service vehicles to transport customers over routes with specified stops. The main objectives of a transit driver are to safely operate transit vehicles according to an established schedule and route, collect fares from passengers, perform inspections of vehicles before and after operation, and complete relevant incident report. Transit operators might also sometimes be required to assist senior passengers or passengers with disabilities aboard transit vehicles.
Commercial freight drivers operate trucks or tractor trailers to make deliveries or transport goods according to a schedule and assigned route. Freight drivers should operate a commercial vehicle in a safe and efficient manner, and they must do so in accordance with applicable laws for commercial vehicle operations. Freight operators might also be asked to determine the condition of the truck or vehicle before and after use and to report any issues.