Transdev Diagnostic Repair Technician in Hesperia, California


Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

The Diagnostic Repair Technician diagnoses and repairs coaches specifically concentrating on major complicated/complex problems and inspections. The Diagnostic Repair Technician must be proficient and able to perform all aspects of the class A, B and C mechanic positions. Transdev requires all Diagnostic technicians to maintain Master ASE certification, all work performed must be of the highest quality ensuring vehicles are reliable and safe. As well as, work in such manner that promotes a safe and productive work environment.

  • $1000 Retention Bonus ($500 paid after 90 days worked and $500 paid after 6 months worked.)


Diagnostic Responsibilities:

  • Work as support lead for Service-Writer on assigned shift

  • Act as lead Diagnostician on assigned shift specifically concentrating on major complicated/complex problems including engine, transmission, electrical, electronic and mechanical defects

  • Researches coach systems and special manufacturing characteristics for all coaches

  • Performs both in-house and road call coach repairs using various computerized, hand, power, pneumatic, machine (precision) and machinery tools

  • Document relative information in RTA Software

  • Utilize RTA and other available tools when diagnosing trends in parts usage and labor relating to vehicle performance to ensure repairs are completed properly.

  • Repairing vehicles require physical dexterity and exertion and heavy lifting.

Supporting A, B, and C Technicians:

  • Answers questions and assists by offering professional information

  • When A, B or C class technicians are assigned to work with Diagnostic technicians the Diagnostic technicians are to provide support pertaining to diagnosing and operational theory for specific job and/or task.

  • Conduct Quality Assurance inspections and coaches class A, B, and C technicians

Upgrades/Modification Responsibilities:

  • Work with OEM’s/Transdev Technical Staffs on upgrades and campaigns on vehicles

  • Installs, equips and or modifies coaches as requested

  • Tracks and reports information concerning performance as required

  • Adjusts upgrade and/or modification on coach system as required

Preventive Maintenance:

  • Performs inspections on all types of coaches and repairs systems/parts when needed.

  • Uses preventive maintenance check list to verify performance

  • Repairs and inspections involve the engine, battery, lights, gauges and controls, sensitive edges, safety equipment, all interior components, transmissions, tires, breaks, undercarriage, power steering, fluids and filters and all other electrical and mechanical coach components

Approximate Percentage of Time for Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses and repairs various coach systems specifically concentrating on major repairs and problems - 65%

  • Support and assists A, B and C class technicians with preventative maintenance and moderate and minor repairs - 10%

  • Performs upgrades and/or modifications on coach systems and equipment - 10%

  • Perform highly technical preventative maintenance on coaches as needed - 10%

  • Clean work area - 5%

Purpose and Nature of Work Relationships:

  • Has moderate contact with others inside the organization; works mainly with Maintenance staff and with Coach Operators. Work occasionally with Training, Safety, Dispatch and Purchasing.

  • Has moderate contact with others outside the organization; works with OEMs and vendors occasionally.


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • ASE Master Certification H – series, T – series, and A- series

  • Five (5) years recent progressive heavy equipment maintenance experience required

  • Two (2) years technical degree or equivalent experience preferred

  • Additional training from mechanical/technical schools, courses or seminars is desirable

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Must have a complete understanding of the design, vehicle electronics, overhaul knowledge for transmissions and heavy-duty engines, as well as other bus components

  • Must be able to work with diagnostic equipment including OEM type computerized programs such as INSITE, WTEC, Wabco.

  • Must be able to work amid constant interruptions and can prioritize and deal with time pressures

  • Must have good communication skills to be able to give directions

  • Must have an in-depth understanding of regulations effecting mechanics and maintenance operations

  • Must be autonomous and be self directed. Must have basic math abilities to analyze and track maintenance information. Ability to leverage outside resources to solve complex technical problems.

  • Must have knowledge of the warranty process

  • Must can prioritize and be detail oriented

  • Must be able to perform physical activities including working on top of coaches and lifting to seventy-five (75) pounds

  • Basic 2-way radio skills required

  • Basic tools required

  • Must have clean driving record and can obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with Passenger Endorsement

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical examination including a drug test

Tools, Equipment and Vehicles Used:

  • Various hand tools, various specialized hand tools, various power tools, various pneumatic tools, diagnostic tools such as schematics, Prolink and computer, heavy machinery and machinist (precision) tools and vehicle lift systems.

Physical Demands:

  • Approximately 5% of the work is performed outdoors

  • Must be able to lift seventy-five (75) pounds

  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, standing, bending, and handling materials

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to heat/cold conditions

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Job Locations US-CA-Hesperia

Posted Date 4 weeks ago

Requisition ID 2017-6914

Position Category Maintenance/Mechanics/Parts/Utility/Materials

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 510

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Services