Position title
Mesquite Maintenance Technician

Coordinates processes and activities related to vehicle maintenance and equipment utilized in support of transit operations.


A bus maintenance technician is an experienced mechanic who is responsible for repairing buses. Work is based on a workorder or schedule performing repair and preventative maintenance on buses. Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance for any buses they are assigned.
  • Performing mechanical repairs on buses to include major overhauls if directed.
  • Making emergency service calls for stranded buses.
  • Alert parts technician, if necessary, stock is needed.
  • Ensuring that the shop/working area in a clean, orderly, and safe condition
  • Maintaining, repairing, and inspecting the bus tires and rims
  • Replacing and adjusting brakes, belts, and hoses
  • Performing complete safety inspections on buses, as required
  • Estimating the time, material, and equipment needed for assigned jobs if required.
  • Assisting with minor bus body repairs



Bus mechanics will need to have completed high school classes in automotive repair, electronics, computers and possibly mathematics. It is recommended to complete a vocational or other postsecondary education program in automotive service technology.

Mechanics must have at least 2 years of experience (or relevant schooling and 1 year of experience). Certifications are not required but mechanics should have knowledge in nine different automobile specialty areas: automatic transmission/transaxle, brakes, light vehicle diesel engines, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, engine repair, heating and air-conditioning, manual drive train and axles, and suspension and steering.


  • Physical fitness and stamina, as bus mechanics will need to stand up for long periods of time, lift heavy materials and potentially work in small and cramped spaces.
  • Organizational skills, as they will need to manage the schedule of when each bus is to undergo maintenance.
  • Attention to detail, as spotting issues and restoring damage requires someone who can notice even the smallest imperfections.
  • Time management skills, as bus mechanics will need to ensure that repairs are completed before the deadline.
  • Dexterity, to carefully fix many issues, using various tools, which requires a steady hand and excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Critical thinking skills are a must be able to accurately evaluate vehicle damage and determine necessary repair upon request.


Physical Demands

Physical ability to perform office and related work, including operating vehicle lifts, tire mounting equipment; stamina to stand for extended periods of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials weighing up to 70 pounds; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Individual must be ambulatory.
Work is subject to exposure to fumes, chemicals, and solvents.


Minimum Job Requirements:
Equivalent to a high school diploma and two (2) years of bus maintenance experience or (or relevant schooling and 1 year of experience).

Must be 25 years of age or older in order to operate company vehicles.

Must have own tools.

Licensing and Certification:
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's license.

Job Benefits

GROUP INSURANCE – Health insurance is available at a minimal expense to eligible full-time employees. There is coverage available for spouses and dependents, no employer contribution provided for this coverage. The SNTC pays the monthly life insurance premium for eligible employees. Eligible employees are covered by a Workman’s Compensation Program in accordance with the provisions of the Nevada Industrial Insurance Act (NRS Chapter 616) and the Nevada Occupational Diseases Act (NRS 617). PERSONAL TIME OFF (PTO) – PTO accrual is based at the rate of 6.15 PTO hours for each biweekly pay period for full-time employees and 3 PTO hours for part-time employees after the employee successfully passes the 90-day probation period. MISCELLANEOUS LEAVES – Court leave, military leave, parental leave, and leave without pay, (upon approval) for eligible employees. A retirement plan is available for both full-time and part-time employees.  SNTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


LuzMa Ramirez

Director of Human Resources 

Southern Nevada Transit Coalition

260 E. Laughlin Civic Dr.

Laughlin, NV 89029

Office: (702) 298-4435

Fax:      (702) 298-7925

Cell:     (702) 420-6082

We have begun using a new email address, please update your address book. LRamirez@sntc.net

Employment Type
Job Location
797 Hardy Way, Mesquite, 89005
Base Salary
Date posted
July 9, 2024
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