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At Rock Region METRO, you will find a diverse workforce that reflects our community and a commitment to providing world-class transit service. We aim to recruit and hire a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. We value the ideas, enthusiasm and ambition that each person brings. We place no limits to what you can achieve at METRO.

We respect and value our employees because we know that we couldn’t do what we do without them. If you would like to work in an innovative and diverse organization and are looking for a challenging opportunity to make an impact, we want to talk to you. Rock Region METRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including career development; medical, vision and dental health insurance; life insurance; 457 deferred compensation retirement plan; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; and transit passes for employees and eligible dependents.

Diesel Mechanic
North Little Rock

Diesel Mechanic

Description Of Work:
This position is responsible for preventative maintenance, maintenance repairs, and inspections on METRO buses and vehicles. This includes conducting detailed inspections as well as removing, repairing, and replacing parts and components as necessary, while using tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner. Also maintains a clean, efficient, and safe shop area. This is a safety sensitive position subject to the rules and regulations of the METRO Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of METRO, working effectively in a diverse work environment, using prudent judgment at all times, performing duties in a safe manner.
  • Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical problems on all METRO vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on all METRO vehicles and equipment, which includes METRO required inspections.
  • Operates vehicles while in strict compliance with METRO policies, directives, and procedures and all Federal and Arkansas traffic laws and regulations.
  • Completes all necessary forms, which includes, but are limited to, repair orders, and parts slips.
  • Complies with METRO policies, directives, and procedures as well as environmental guidelines, such as the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in using shop tools and equipment in a safe and professional manner.
  • Identifies required parts for repairs and properly requisitions parts from storeroom.
  • Performs various physical duties to successfully complete job responsibilities. These can include, but are not limited to, bending, stooping, reaching, laying down, twisting, lifting and carrying various-sized and weighted objects.
  • Performs job responsibilities in a garage shop environment, which includes, but is not limited to, working with fumes, chemicals, various noise levels, at heights, in confined spaces, and in various outdoor weather conditions as required.
  • All other job-related duties as assigned


  • Experience in a heavy duty or transit mechanical shop.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Not more than five (5) points assessed against motor vehicle record (MVR) in the past two (2) years as well as possessing a continually valid commercial driver’s license (CDL)  with a passenger endorsement for the past two (2) years. Also no DUI, DWI, or reckless driving in the past 24 months.
  • Ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination by obtaining a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate for a minimum of a 2-year qualifying period and then maintain a current DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate thereafter.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical principles for diesel and gas engines, fluid systems, electrical, power train, chassis, and preventative maintenance inspections.
  • Knowledge of braking, heating, air conditioning, hydraulic systems, and transmissions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, using proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation in a professional manner.
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to use prudent judgment and problem solving skills to make reasonable and appropriate decisions and recommendations.
  • Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and workload, which includes prioritizing, organizing, and following-through on a variety of tasks, assignments, and projects to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, twist, and push/pull and lift up to 85 pounds in a proper safe manner.
  • Ability to work in a standard shop environment, which can include, but is not limited to, working with dust, fumes, exhaust, various noise levels, various temperatures, and chemicals for an extended length of time as well as in various outdoor weather conditions as required.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, awkward physical positions, and at various heights.
  • Ability to possess 80% of the approved Maintenance Division tool list at the time of hire and obtain 100% at the end of
  • probation/qualifying period.
  • Ability to take initiative and be a productive, contributing member of a team.
  • History of satisfactory attendance, which includes the ability to report to work in a punctual manner.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which can include working various days, hours, and shifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse workforce.
  • An equivalent combination of experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics consistent with required qualifications
    as determined in the job analysis.

Evening/Night Shift: 4:30pm to 1:00am and weekends. $20.48 to $26.24 an hour depending on experience. Full package of benefits including health, vision, dental, retirement, paid vacation and sick leave.

Rock Region METRO Employment Application



METRO offers its employees competitive salaries and an attractive benefit package which includes:

  • Growth potential
  • Medical, vision and dental health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 457 Deferred Compensation retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave
  • In-house training opportunities
  • Transit passes for employees and/or eligible dependents

Instructions and Tips for Applying

To make your resume or application as effective as possible at METRO, the Human Resources Department offers the following suggestions:

• Always include specific dates of employment on your resume or application.
• Describe your work duties thoroughly and specifically.
• Be sure to include a reference to the position on your resume, cover letter or application so that it will be matched to the proper position.
• Clearly indicate contact information. Include your name, an address and phone number at which you can be reached. Also, please clearly indicate work phone numbers if you choose to include one.
• Only apply for posted positions.
• Fill out the application completely and legibly.

Submission Options

To apply for a posted vacancy, an applicant may submit a:

Submitting both an application and resume is not required. However, submitting both is encouraged, and if you are applying for an operator position, a Supplemental Questionnaire is required along with your resume and/or application. (The Supplemental Questionnaire is included in the online application process, or you may pick one up at the Rock Region METRO Administration Office, 901 Maple St., North Little Rock.) Once your resume, cover letter and/or application is prepared, please submit these items using one of the following options:

Drop off or mail your resume to Rock Region METRO, Human Resources Department, 901 Maple St., North Little Rock, AR 72114, fax your resume to 501-375-6812 or upload your resume and apply online. You may also email your resume to humanresources@rrmetro.org.

Drop off or Mail to:
Rock Region METRO
Human Resources Department
901 Maple St
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Fax: (501) 375-6812

Online: To apply online, email resume and/or completed application to humanresources@rrmetro.org or apply online.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
2018 Policy Statement

Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) management and staff pledge their continued support to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) program on equal employment opportunity (EEO) affecting employment practices, to include recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions as set forth under the requirements of Circular 4704.1A; revised on April 20, 2017.

METRO is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will administer its personnel policies and conduct its employment practices in a manner that results in treatment based on merit, experience and other work related criteria, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

METRO is further committed to undertake an affirmative action program, including recommended goals and timetables, to effectively advance program objectives.

METRO will not tolerate the harassing of any individuals with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Such conduct is cause for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Justin Avery, Assistant Director of Finance, serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the organization and has been delegated responsibility for developing and monitoring equal employment opportunity programs. However, management personnel at every level shares in the responsibility for promoting equal employment opportunity and ensuring requisite compliance. Officials, managers and supervisors will be evaluated on the efforts they expend to insure the success of the EEO program the same as their performance on other organizational goals.

Any applicant or employee who believes they have been subject to discrimination has the right to file a complaint with the EEO Officer and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission located at 820 S Louisiana Street #200 in Little Rock.

Successful achievement of EEO goals will provide benefits to recipients, subrecipients, and contractors through fuller utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources.

Charles D. Frazier, Executive Director, Rock Region METRO

July 9, 2018

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