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Employment Opportunities

Fleet Maintenance Technician

Position Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Shop Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Department: Fleet Maintenance


Under general supervision, performs skilled work in servicing, lubricating, repairing and maintaining heavy duty diesel and gasoline vehicles for a public transit system. This position is classified as safety sensitive.


  1. Responsible for a highly standardized maintenance program which includes tire repair, lubrication, repair, and maintenance on heavy duty diesel public transit vehicles.
  2. Maintains routine records of activities performed and materials used.
  3. Performs complex diagnosis on heavy duty diesel vehicles and presents recommended repairs and performs authorized repairs.
  4. Makes visual inspections of transit vehicles for accident damage, broken glass and burned out lights.
  5. Reports damage, defects or malfunctioning parts to proper authority.
  6. Changes tires in the garage and, when necessary, on the road.
  7. Preps bus for service in the shop including, but not limited to road testing, washing engines, setting on floor lifts, and jack stands.
  8. Cleans garage and parking areas and performs other related cleaning, sweeping, mopping or dusting duties.
  9. Operates service truck and fork lift.
  10. Other duties as assigned


High School diploma or G.E.D. required; three (3) to five (5) years of experience servicing and repairing heavy duty diesel equipment. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted.
Must have an assortment of general and specialized tools specific to heavy duty diesel repair.


Must possess a CDL/Class B license or provide proof of passing the General Knowledge Test for the CDL.

Must be able to obtain a CDL with P (passenger) endorsement license and air brakes testing within 90 days of employment. Must be maintained in good standing while employed with the District.


  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of work performed and materials used.
  • Must be available to work various shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Must be able to understand, read and communicate in English.
  • PC literate, basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research.
  • Ability to do basic math.
  • Must be a self-starter; able to work independently.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, various County and City employees, customers, and the general public.
  • Uses sound, independent judgment in daily work activities and exercises discretion; has strong ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of the location, nomenclature, and function of complex parts of heavy duty diesel transit equipment.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with the materials, methods and equipment typically used in heavy duty diesel maintenance repair and service.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of the utilization of diagnostic methods and procedures necessary to repair and maintain heavy duty diesel engines and ancillary equipment.


The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
This job is sometimes performed in essentially an outdoor environment, subject to extremes of both hot and cold weather and wet conditions. Employee must be able to work outside on a daily basis. This position is exposed to various chemical and gas/diesel fumes on a daily basis.
Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a daily basis.


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Citrus Connection is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As a member of the Citrus Connection Team, you’ll find an environment that celebrates diversity and welcomes the open exchange of ideas and individual perspectives. We are proud to offer an attractive salary along with a generous benefits package designed to support you while addressing work/life balance issues.

Thank you for your interest in Citrus Connection.


The Citrus Connection is a Drug Free Workplace (“DFWP) and is committed to providing a safe, efficient, and productive work environment for all employees, to help ensure a safe and healthful working environment.


To be considered for employment, the employment application must be completed in its entirety, signed in the application Acknowledgement section, and the position for which you are applying, specified.

Please review our current job openings. If your qualifications match the minimum requirements of any of our openings, please fill out the employment application by clicking here and fax it to (863) 327-1349; or visit our location at: 1212 George Jenkins Blvd ~ Lakeland, FL 33815.

Applications are screened by the Human Resources Department. Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the Hiring Manager for review and consideration for interviews. The Hiring Manager will only contact the most qualified applicants.


  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Company-Paid Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for Employees
  • Voluntary Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Uniforms for select personnel

Full time regular employees receive the following paid days off:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Citrus Connection operates in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Related Statutes. Click here for more information.

“No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d). The Environmental Justice component of Title VI guarantees fair treatment for all people and provides for Citrus Connection, to identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low income populations, such as undertaking reasonable steps to ensure that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons have meaningful access to the programs, services, and information Citrus Connection provides. Citrus Connection works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in providing public transportation for all Polk County area citizens.

Any person who believes himself or any specific class of persons to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by himself or by a representative file an official Title VI complaint with the Title VI Coordinator or with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by FTA.

Members of the public may request additional information relating to Nondiscrimination obligation from Citrus Connection. Title VI Coordinator at www.PolkTransit.org, or at FTA web site.

Contact Information:

Dean Kirkland-McMillan
Director Safety Security & Operations Support / Title VI Coordinator,
Citrus Connection
1212 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815 | Phone: (863) 733-4211 or (863) 327-1324
Fax: (863) 327-1364 | E-mail: dkirkland@ridecitrus.com

Federal Transit Administration
230 Peachtree St. N.W., Suite 800,
Atlanta, GA 30303
Attention: Region IV Civil Rights Officer
Phone: (404) 865-5620