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301 Church Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

General Office: 865-215-7800

Office hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Service Change


Reduced Service Schedules in Effect

Effective Monday, August 29, 2022, reduced service schedules went into effect on some KAT bus routes. Click here for more information.



Do you like building and fixing things? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you looking for a satisfying career and a profitable future? Knoxville Area Transit, the City of Knoxville’s public transportation system, is looking for a Mechanic who is dedicated to keeping our fleet on the street.

What does a Mechanic Do?

  • Repairs all transit system vehicles and equipment
  • Performs troubleshooting on major components utilizing automated diagnostic equipment and performs required repairs.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspections, services and repairs.
  • Performs major installations of specialized equipment to vehicles such as mounting and wiring components to existing systems.
  • Uses welding equipment to make minor repairs on vehicles and metal parts.
  • Safely and effectively uses precision tools and instruments


  • Ability to operate all types of equipment owned and operated by the transit system.
  • Must possess strong knowledge and aptitude for utilizing computer automated software and Internet resources in diagnosing vehicle major components.
  • Must pass mechanics test.
  • Ability to fill out standard maintenance and safety forms, write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must have HS Diploma or equivalent
  • Possess, or be able to obtain, a Commercial Driver’s License, Class B with a P Endorsement


  • $22.24 – $23.88 / hour (based on experience)
  • Excellent benefits package (click here for details)
  • Opportunities for promotion and professional development


KAT offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement, paid time off and more! Read more about all the benefits we offer here.

 View the full Mechanic Job Description here.

KAT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We enforce a strict substance abuse policy providing for a safe drug-free / alcohol-free work environment. Full EEO Policy here.