School Bus and Automotive Mechanic

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls Industrial Mechanics Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

TITLE: School Bus and Automotive Mechanic
PAY GRADE: Classified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Transportation Supervisor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Works on-site according to designated schedule

The Transportation Mechanic performs skilled mechanical and technical duties to maintain and repair District buses, automotive, light, and heavy equipment, including diesel equipment. To keep the district buses, cars, pickups, and equipment in such a state of operating excellence that they present as little as possible problems or interruptions to the educational program.

High school diploma or equivalent required. Valid driver's license with Class B CDL passenger and school bus endorsements. Ability to use standard District technology required. Knowledge of materials, methods, principles and practices, tools, and objectives of vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair, with particular reference to school bus maintenance and equipment. Knowledge of installation, diagnosis, servicing, and repair of gasoline and diesel engines, brake systems, steering and suspension systems, hydraulic systems, power and transmission systems, heating and cooling systems, vehicle electrical systems, computerized engine controls and related components and systems. Spanish language skills or bilingual/biliterate preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
* Inspects and performs preventive and corrective maintenance of the District's buses, automotive, light, and heavy duty equipment, both gas and diesel.
* Performs maintenance and safety inspection functions including but not limited to, inspecting and replacing such component parts such as starters, alternators, generators, batteries, hydraulic cylinders, carburetors, brake systems, and related components.
* Services vehicles and equipment with fluids and lubricants, performing tune-ups, clutch and brake adjustments, mounting and balancing tires, and servicing front end steering and suspension systems.
* Diagnoses, repairs and overhauls a variety of systems including but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, heating and cooling, emissions, hydraulic, air brake, power train, chassis, gasoline and diesel power plants and fuel systems and related mechanical systems.
* Diagnoses and repairs electronic engine, brakes, and transmission controls.
* Performs welding repairs and fabricates parts and equipment.
* Maintains, cleans and repairs shop tools, equipment and work areas.
* Works an efficient and effective system of routine automotive maintenance and preventive care.
* Promotes high standards of safety and good housekeeping methods in all work-connected areas.
* Be able to perform all responsibilities required by school bus drivers.
* Fill in as bus driver when needed.
* Perform duties as required by the transportation supervisor.
* Work independently and with a team to maintain a clean, appropriate, and friendly work environment.
* Interact with students, parents, staff, faculty and administration effectively and professionally.
* Follow oral and written instructions and observe District, State and Federal policies and procedures.
* Respect and practice confidentiality both in and out of school with regard to records, activities, and communications relating to all students, parents/guardians, and staff.
* Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of reading and interpreting maps, documents, and instructions, furnished in a variety of formats not limited to safety rules and regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Skill in operating a computer, computer printer, copy machine, phone, fax machine, or other related office equipment. Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Skill in effectively communicating in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the District. Skill in interpreting and implementing a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws. Ability to communicate rules and instructions and exchange accurate information. Ability to communicate using various methods and tools, such as computers, paper, pens, radio, etc. Ability to observe while driving a school bus, such as traffic signals and signs, traffic, road conditions and hazards, etc. Ability to use medium or heavy equipment or machinery, including a school bus.

The job is performed with indoor exposure including student noise and music, possible communicable diseases, or unruly students and outdoor exposure including variable temperatures and weather conditions, dust, pesticides, exhaust fumes, and smoke (seasonally). While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb, balance, stand, and walk; use repetitive motion; use hands to hold, move, feel and manipulate objects; reach with hands and arms; sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific speaking and hearing abilities required by this job include expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, shouting in order to be heard, and receiving detailed information through oral communication. Performs heavy work exerting up to 90 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.


$25.80 - $38.70 / Hour - DOE

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Blaine County School District No. 61 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.