MTD is searching for Technician Interns! A Technician Intern is responsible for training with other technicians to learn the fundamentals of mechanical repair to ensure vehicles remain in factory specification and are safe for public service. This is a part-time paid internship.

Education Requirements

Must be in the process of obtaining an associate / vocational degree or have equivalent work experience in automotive or diesel repair. 

Experience Requirements

  • Must be able to communicate, work independently, multi-task, and meet deadlines.    
  • A toolbox or tool cart and minimal entry tools are required. A list is provided. 


  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections with a trainer. 
  • Repair and replace vehicle components such as water pumps, generators, tires, air compressors, steering components, batteries, seat cushions/inserts, fluids/filters, and others as assigned with a trainer. 
  • Diagnose all electrical and mechanical issues in hybrid, A/C and heating, steering and suspension, air brake, diesel engine, and other related systems with a trainer 
  • Maintain clean and organized work areas. 
  • Maintain and wear all required personal protective equipment in the manner recommended by the manufacturer and OSHA. 
  • Coordinate work assignments and completion of duties with coworkers. 
  • Complete an accurate and thorough documentation of work performed daily. 

The list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 

Other Information

Additional Information

  • Internship is not an IMRF-qualifying position since under 1,000 work hours is expected in total.   
  • Work shifts vary from day to night, as needed. MTD operates seven days a week, including weekends and holidays, and this position may require some work outside of traditional business hours.  
  • All MTD employees are trained on the Management System Policy and the impacts associated with this position.  
  • Applicant must pass a pre-employment background check, physical, and drug and alcohol testing.  
  • Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a DOT Medical Card.  
  • The employee will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment and is required to comply with MTD’s Drug & Alcohol Policy which includes being cannabis-free in all safety-sensitive positions.  
  • This job description is subject to change as needs of the District, and the tools used, evolve over time. 

Physical Demands 

Employee must be able to use a variety of equipment and tools for up to 8 hours per day, up to 5 days per week. Physical requirements include stooping, kneeling, bending, standing, squatting/crouching, crawling/kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing and descending ladders and stairs, reaching above shoulders, and lifting and transporting heavy objects such as equipment, tools, and parts. Position requires long periods of standing and frequent walking; ability to talk and hear; use vision to read printed materials, computer screen, and to use equipment and tools properly; arm, hand, and finger dexterity to operate tools and equipment and to access information.   

This is considered a Medium-Work position, and employee must exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects. Employee must possess the ability to move heavier weights as needed with assistance and/or the proper equipment.

Work Environment 

Position involves working in maintenance garage / shop and outdoor settings, including on buses. Noise levels are moderate to loud and may require hearing protection. Employee will work in controlled temperature settings, hot or cold temperatures, or in inclement weather. Employee will be subject to air and noise pollutants, chemicals, mechanical and electrical hazards, high voltage, compressed air, vehicle contaminants, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. There are frequent interruptions to workflow and an expectation to hold and attend meetings on a regular basis. 


$14.50 per hour

Closing date: 

October 3, 2022 at 5:00p (CST)

To Apply: 

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As with all MTD positions, candidates for this position must pass a drug test. The MTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply for position at Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 1101 East University Avenue in Urbana. For more information, contact Sasha at 217.384.8188.