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Date: May 13, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Deadline to apply: Reposted - Open Until Filled

Pay Grade

Wage Scale

Position Summary

The Trainee Mechanic is responsible for actively performing tire services and operations to manually remove, repair, and replace tires using various hand and pneumatic tools in the shop and on the road. The individual will be required to perform preventative maintenance and minor repairs on Fleet vehicles and equipment. Person selected must be able to working alternative work schedules as necessary and willing to be assigned to any of the Fleet Operations repair facilities.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with and servicing of CPS Energy fleet vehicles and equipment at a CPS Energy Fleet Operations repair facility as well as field repairs
  • Working alternative work schedules as necessary
  • Willing to be assigned to any of the Fleet Operations repair facilities
  • Operating a wrecker/tow truck to provide road/off road assistance and or equipment transfers
  • Repairing flat tires
  • Cleaning and maintaining the Fleet Operations work area
  • Assist mechanical craft personnel with lifting and positioning of part repairs/replacements
  • Maintain environment compliance within and around the garage facilities
  • Must be able to take work direction from trainer, supervisor and/or other fleet personnel
  • Enroll, attend and pass all courses required with the line of progression program within the time frame
  • Must be able to work with supervisor and trainer to acquire all On-Job-Training hours needed and must be able to track own hours
  • Ensure that all certifications and licenses are current
  • Follow all Corporate and Departmental Safety policies and procedures
  • May be required to work weekends and/or holidays
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Possess a valid driver’s license with a history of a safe driving record in accordance with CPSE policies, procedures, safety standards, and applicable laws and regulations
Must obtain a valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License - CDL Class A with a Tanker and Hazmat endorsement, within 120 days of placement
Effective oral and written communication skills, reading comprehension, and active listening
A general knowledge of automotive/equipment terminology and understanding technical instructions
Must be available to work overtime, call-duty and varying work schedules
Possess experience or aptitude in a mechanical environment
Ability to lift/move/transport heavy objects and equipment weighing up to one hundred ( 60lbs.)
Ability to safely drive/operate all vehicles and equipment within CPS Energy fleet
Ability to perform hands-on operations, such as the use of hand tools, and controls
Ability to differentiate between colors, close, distance, peripheral, and depth perception
Ability to maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
Ability to work in an environment that includes high noise levels and exposure to extreme environmental conditions such as heat, cold, smoke, dust, fumes, heights, etc.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment and maintain a professional and positive manner.
Ability to interface with all levels of skilled craft employees, leadership and management.
Must pass Mechanical, Reading and Math Aptitude test to be considered for an interview

Preferred Qualifications

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified
  • State Vehicle Inspectors License (DOT)
  • Certified by an established Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) training program
  • Certified in a Diesel & Industrial Technology Training Program
  • Knowledge in Diesel Fuel Injection Systems, Diesel Engine Training, Computerized Truck Systems Management, Truck steering, suspension, brake and transmission systems
  • Experience with pneumatics, hydraulics, or vehicle air conditioning systems
  • Familiarity and operation of construction equipment (forklifts, backhoes, cranes, tractors, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of 12 volt electrical systems, air brake system, truck tire repair, mounts and dismounts
  • Experience in vehicle and heavy construction equipment repair and maintenace; or a Technical degree/certification


Demonstrating Initiative
Working Safely
Serving Customers
Communicates Effectively
Learning Quickly
Delivering High Quality Work

Minimum Education

High School Diploma or GED

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally with or without accommodation, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently with or without accommodation, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Job assignments may include: fingering, grasping/gripping, reaching, standing, and walking, lifting/carrying 11-20lbs, pushing/pulling 12lbs or less. Ability to differentiate between colors, close distance, peripheral and depth perception.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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