Mechanic - Yellow School Bus and Support Vehicles

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Transportation Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

The Payette School District has the following opening:



High school diploma or General Education Degree

Hold a class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and school bus endorsement preferred

Attain and maintain A.S.E Bus Technician certificate

Minimum 2 years of experience

Pass a pre-employment drug test and random drug tests while employed

Must not be addicted to the use of intoxicants or narcotics

Has an excellent driving record

Ability to pass CPR and first aid courses

Has gas and arc welding ability

Knowledge of bus repair

Works well with students, staff, and the community

Ability to stand, walk, grasp and handle tools, squat, stoop, or kneel, reach above the head, reach forward, and lift and move up to fifty pounds


Transportation Supervisor


To repair school buses in order to provide students with safe transportation. Schedule and supervise bus maintenance and inspections.


Bus Maintenance

Implement a program of required preventive maintenance for each school bus and report these activities in an annual comprehensive bus maintenance plan

Maintain schedules of work for each bus and ensure that proper supplies are on hand for necessary repairs and for preventative maintenance

Perform repairs to district vehicles and equipment

Implement a summer bus repair program and schedule so that transportation equipment is in peak condition for the regular school year

Ensure the proper maintenance and operation of the district equipment, including motorized vehicles, tools, and machinery

Inspect all school buses on a regular basis to determine that high standards of operability, cleanliness, safety, and security are maintained

Assist with the inspections of fire extinguishers on a regularly scheduled basis, with a special focus on the area where vehicle repairs are carried out

Avoid oil spills or other pollution, and maintain a clean work area

Ensure proper storage and handling of equipment and supplies (OSHA compliance)

Drive as needed

Finances, Reports, and Records

Assist in the preparation and administration of the budget for bus maintenance, including supplies and equipment

Assist in establishing detailed specifications pertaining to supplies, materials, equipment, and local contract work

Recommend the purchase of necessary equipment and supplies, and maintain an inventory of them

Immediately report any theft or misappropriation of supplies to the clerk of the Board/business manager

Provide updates and timely notice to the clerk to the Board/business manager when existing funds, supplies, and equipment will be insufficient for the current fiscal year

Supervise and inspect mechanical repairs performed by outside contractors, and verify that the terms of all such contracts have been fulfilled before recommending the authorization of final payments

Maintain preventative maintenance logs and other records as required

Under the direction of the Clerk/Business Manager and the Transportation Supervisor, assist with Right-to-Know data practices, procedures, and record-keeping


Serve as acting transportation supervisor in the event of the transportation supervisor’s absence

Interpret and enforce Board policies regarding bus maintenance, safety, and security procedures

May be required, for security purposes, to wear specific work clothing or uniform while on duty

Keeps immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise

Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development through such efforts as attendance at in-services

Seek assistance should emergencies arise

Represent the school district in a positive manner

Know and follow school district policy and chain of command

Perform other duties as assigned

Drive school bus as needed

TO APPLY: The Payette School District has the following opening: and complete the online application, upload resume and letters of reccomendation.


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the transportation supervisor in conformance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.


This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Education required

High School or GED

Experience required

2 years preferred

Skills required

ASE Mechanic

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.