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Journey-Level Tire Specialist - Eugene, OR

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Company Name:LTD Lane Transit District
Location:Eugene, OR
Employment Type:Full Time
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Do you value collaboration, continuous improvement, and public service? At this progressive and innovative public transit organization, we believe in providing people with the independence to achieve their goals, creating a more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable community.

We proudly present this exciting career opportunity which offers an attractive starting wage of $24.99 per hour with a current top wage of $33.46 per hour and an excellent benefit package where LTD pays for your full benefit package for you and your dependents! We have an inclusive and friendly work environment. Lane Transit District values diversity and strives to expand representation at all levels of the workforce. We welcome applications from BIPOC, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and veterans.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, repairs and replaces tire and wheel components on transit coaches and District vehicles either in the field or at the maintenance facility.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs tire and wheel repairs and maintenance on transit buses and District vehicles including mounting, dismounting, inspecting tires, and repair tasks as needed.
  • Diagnoses and repairs tire and wheel component malfunctions.
  • Brings any unsafe practice or condition to the attention of the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor or delegate.
  • Indicates to the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor or delegate when repairs are found to be necessary which were not previously assigned, or when repairs are completed and another assignment is required.
  • Records all time spent and parts used on the appropriate forms provided. Prepares work reports including a clear description of work performed.
  • Accurately records all tire information and activity into the tire tracking program.
  • Coordinates recapping of tires and monitors tire inventory and informs the Fleet Management of the need for new tires.
  • Rotates and changes tires on vehicles; spin balances and regrooves tires; diagnoses tire wear and determines when wheel alignment is needed; performs other tire related repair tasks on buses and vehicles as assigned.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with tire vendors.
  • Maintains LTD tire related equipment if needed.
  • Sweeps and cleans work area and shop; operates a steam cleaner to clean equipment and parts; and maintains and repairs other District property, facilities, and equipment.
  • Communicates with other Fleet Maintenance Department staff regarding accidents, equipment or operational problems, situations involving customers or the public, or any other circumstances requiring attention or assistance.
  • Assist on road calls as required.

Associated Job Functions

Perform related duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Requires knowledge of the field of assignment and physical ability sufficient to perform thoroughly and accurately the full scope of responsibility as illustrated by example in the above Essential Job Functions of this Job Description.

  • Principles and practices of automotive and heavy bus/truck tire and wheel maintenance and repair; methods, materials, tools, equipment and standard practices used in tire, wheel maintenance and repair; complete working knowledge of the principles and operation of automotive and heavy-duty tire and wheel components; computerized inventory practices; methods, tools, principles and equipment used to repair and maintain heavy-duty buses; and occupational hazards and safety precautions followed in heavy-duty bus shops.
  • Meet position attendance requirements; communicate effectively with other employees and the general public using courtesy, tact, and good judgement, and to act as a positive representa¬≠tive of the District; work as an effective team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; perform all assigned tasks in a productive, efficient and safe manner; bring any unsafe practice or condition to the attention of the Maintenance Supervisor or delegate; work efficiently with minimal supervision and apply independent judgment as to work methods and procedures to ensure efficiency and quality of work being performed; efficiently and accurately diagnose and repair tire failures and malfunctions; establish and maintain a computerized tire and management system; and skillfully use and operate all tire shop equipment, tools, diagnostic and testing equipment. (Shop equipment includes, but not limited to; mounter-dismounter, regroover, tire balancer, tire spreader, tire siper, steam cleaner, etc.)


Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: Three (3) years experience in bus/truck tire and wheel repair and replace¬≠ment, and inventory.
  • Possession of a valid Oregon Commercial Driver's License, including passenger and air brake endorsements, and a valid Department of Transportation medical card.

Job Location and Equipment Utilized:

Work is performed in internal and external environments with exposure to all weather conditions and potentially confrontational and challenging situations. Equipment utilized includes various transit buses and other vehicles and a two-way radio system.

Physical Demands

Continuous 67-100% of the day Frequently 34 - 66%

Occasional 6 - 33% Intermittent 1 - 5%


  1. Sitting - Intermittent to Continuous.
  • Surface - Bus seat or concrete. Varies with duty being performed.
  1. Standing - Frequent to Continuous
  • Surface - concrete, tile, asphalt or steel bus floor. May have to stand on aluminum or wooden ladder intermittently. Performing some duties may require standing up to three hours at a time.
  1. Walking - Continuous
  • Surface - primarily concrete floor or steel bus floor.
  • Distance - 1 ft. to 400 yd. at a time.
  1. Lifting - Frequently to Occasional.
  • Weight - up to 50 lbs.
  • Objects lifted - include, but not limited to miscellaneous parts and other objects. (Many parts weigh much in excess of 50 lbs. They can be lifted with a crane or forklift. Some parts under 50 lbs. can also be lifted with a crane or forklift.)
  • Intermittent over-head lifting. **Forklifts and cranes must not be operated unless training and permission have been obtained from the Director of Maintenance.**
  1. Carrying - Frequently to Occasional.
  • Weight - up to 50 lbs.
  • Objects carried - include, but not limited to miscellaneous parts and other objects. Distance - 1 ft. to 200 ft.
  • Many parts weigh much in excess of 50 lbs. They can be carried with a cart, crane or fork lift. Some parts under 50 lbs. can also be carried with a crane, cart or fork lift. **Forklifts and cranes must not be operated unless training and permission have been obtained from the Director of Maintenance.**
  1. Pushing/Pulling - Intermittent to Occasional.
  • Weight - up to 90 lbs.
  • Objects pushed or pulled - include, but not limited to miscellaneous parts and other objects. Distance - 1 in. to 6 ft. **Forklifts and cranes must not be operated unless training and permission have been obtained from the Director of Maintenance.**
  1. Reaching/Handling with both hands and arms - Continuous.
  • Distance - varies a few inches to three feet.
  • Occasional overhead reaching.
  1. Repetitive fine manipulation of hands - Frequently to Continuous.
  2. Bending/Squatting - Frequently to Occasional.
  • Bending from waist & knees.
  1. Twisting - Occasional.
  2. Climbing - Occasional to Frequently.
  • Height - 12 to 15 ft. On stairs and on ladders.
  1. Crawling - Occasional.
  • Surface - primarily on concrete floor.
  • Distance - up to 10 - 12 feet.
  1. Environmental factors - Indoors and outdoors; exposed to heat & cold, humidity, noise, fumes and oil.
  2. Machines/Tools/Equipment used as part of the job - Include, but not limited to, fork lifts, cranes, other air & electric tools, hand tools.
  3. Field work - May be required to go out and switch a bus that is broken down. Many of the same physical demands are required in the field.

Compensation and Work Schedule:

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position, eligible for the regular ATU benefits package. The pay rate begins at $24.99 per hour.

How to apply:

Visit our website: Submit your resume and complete the required application and assessments. This position is open until filled with a first review of applications by 12/09/2022. For additional information call (541) 682-6180.

The Lane Transit District is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.