University of Alaska Southeast

Job Posting

Company: Alaska Coach Tours
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Position: Diesel/Heavy Duty Mechanic
Requirements: See job description

The Alaska Coach Tours maintenance department has an position opening for a diesel/heavy duty mechanic at our Ketchikan facility. The position can be summer seasonal only, or full-time year round. 

Position: Lead Mechanic – Ketchikan Division
Reports to: Fleet Manager
Status: Seasonal / Full-Time
Note: A current Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) with Passenger and Air Brake preferred; Alaska Coach Tours may provide
CDL training to applicants if needed.
General Function: Perform scheduled services and repairs to equipment including; motor coaches, vans, service trucks, and shop
tools and equipment during the operating season. Perform major repairs to above equipment during off season.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Prior experience or formal education/training in maintaining and repairing diesel engines, air brakes, chassis, and electrical on
heavy equipment and (preferably) motor coaches. Applicants must provide and use their own basic hand tools.
 Will need to be certified as physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle according to a U.S. Dept. of Transportation
physical and NIDA urinalysis drug screen. Candidates must be willing to submit to pre-employment, random, post-accident, and
just cause drug & alcohol testing.
 Possess a valid driver’s license and a good, safe driving record (no more than one moving violation or “at fault” accident in the
last three years). DUI, DWI, negligent or reckless driving convictions automatically disqualify the applicant. Successful
applicants will be asked to provide a current (no older than 30 days) copy of his/her Motor Vehicle Record.
 Able to lift and move a minimum of 50 lbs. Employees are regularly required to sit, stand, walk, see, talk and hear. Frequently
they will need to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
 Employees must be able to work in harsh weather conditions for long hours on a variable schedule.

Duties / Responsibilities:
2. Through training and leadership, gain understanding of systems and maintenance needs for all vehicles in fleet, in order to
facilitate safety of passengers, and high levels of operation for the equipment.
 Routine duties will include, but are not limited to changing oils, fluids and filters, conducting lube jobs and minor repairs such
as replacing light bulbs, tires, repairing leaks, etc.
 Work with Fleet Manager to establish a routine system to identify mechanical defects in equipment and implement repairs as
needed. Prioritize and perform year-round maintenance and repairs to include diesel engine repair, air brakes, air suspension,
chassis, electrical systems, transmissions, air conditioning systems, body repairs, etc.
 Review the daily vehicle reports submitted by drivers; troubleshoot and repair any issues that arise in day to day
operation. Work with drivers in gaining understanding of general systems of all equipment, so that they may
facilitate safety and achieve high levels of operation for the equipment that they operate.
 Gain understanding of pertinent Federal and State DOT regulations and integrate routine compliance into all aspects of work.
Complete all related paperwork in a professional, accurate, consistent and timely manner.
 Maintain open, clear and positive communication regarding all aspects of vehicle maintenance and safety with Fleet Manager,
Operations team, and drivers.
3. Work with Fleet Manager to appropriately handle all aspects of assigned projects on motor coaches, vans and other company
equipment. Aspects of projects include: competitive procurement of parts, supplies or sub-contractors, performing work, ensuring
that all work will be completed in a timely manner, and within the approved budget.
4. Assist as needed to fill in for driver/guides on tours or transfers as needed
5. Work with management to quickly assess situations and work with operations team to relay information via proper channels in the
event of circumstances out of the norm (tour deviations, passenger incidents or injuries, etc…).

Resumes can be submitted directly to Matt Ernst, VP of Fleet Operations, or on our website:
Ph) 907.523.1905
Fax) 907.463.5500

Contact: Matt Ernst
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Closing Date: Open Until Filled