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    About OCTA:

    The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the county’s primary transportation agency. OCTA creates, funds, and delivers efficient transportation for Orange County. We keep Orange County moving with extensive bus and paratransit service, Metrolink commuter rail service, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, motorist services and freeway, street and road improvement projects. OCTA began in in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies. OCTA is dedicated to its organizational mission and core values. OCTA’s mission is to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance quality of life and keep Orange County moving. OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication, customer focus, and can-do spirit.




    Under supervision, performs repairs and maintenance on bus seating.

    The starting pay rate for this position is $22.52 per hour. Pay rate increases incrementally according to the union contract. Current top wage is $31.44 per hour after 36 months.


    The application deadline for this position is Tuesday, July 24, 2018.


    The recruiting process will result in an eligibility list to fill future openings through January 30, 2019.



    This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job.

    • Removes and replaces seating. 
    • Fabricates new seat covers. 
    • Repairs damaged seat cushions. 
    • Cleans and paints seat covers. 
    • Inspects repairs and replaces seat belts. 
    • Operates hand tools related to repairs. 
    • Operates upholstery sewing machine. 
    • Maintains repair records. 
    • Drives buses as needed for repairs. 
    • Cleans tools and work area.


    Any combination of education and experience in automotive upholstery which has led to the demonstrated ability to perform all aspects of upholstery repair work of advanced difficulty.  Completion of an upholstering course is desirable.


    Special Qualifications:

    • A valid Class B California Driver License with P endorsement. 
    • Good DMV record in accordance with agency standards. 
    • Possession of necessary tools to perform the above duties (excluding sewing machine)
    • Must be able to wear respiratory protection.


    Knowledge of:

    • Advanced methods and procedures of upholstery repair and fabrication including operation and maintenance of sewing machine.

    Ability to:

    • Operate required tools including sewing machine. 
    • Fabricate seat covers from uncut stock and repair damaged seats. 
    • Design and follow upholstery patterns. 
    • Produce quality upholstery repair within acceptable time standards
    • Maintain accurate records and make reports. 
    • Follow instructions. 
    • Work on any shift at any location. 
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others 
    • Utilize automated maintenance system.


    Safety Sensitive:

    Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and are subject to drug and alcohol testing, including but not limited to pre-employment testing, post-accident testing and random testing, under Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations, and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 655.  Please refer to the OCTA Drug and Alcohol Policy Manual for additional information.

    OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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