Site: Transportation Shop Position
Title: Head Mechanic and Bus Shop Foreman
Reports To: Transportation Supervisor
To maintain the school bus transportation fleet and other school system vehicles and motorized equipment in a condition that promotes safety and ensures operational excellence at all times. Supervise other mechanics.
Educational Level: High School Diploma or GED.
Certification/Licensing: CDL driver’s license.
Proficiency Skills: Highly trained in the maintenance of diesel and gasoline engines, ability to manage shop personnel, ability to develop and oversee maintenance schedules that comply with all Department of Transportation guidelines. Written and oral communication skills.
Personal Skills: Pleasant personality, cooperative attitude, physical skills and stamina to perform essential duties.
Salary: CCSS Classified Salary Schedule – A15 (pay range $13.20-$23.31). Steps awarded with verifiable years of experience, works 240 days/year
1. Maintains a pattern of prompt and regular attendance.
2. Demonstrates appropriate verbal, written and telephone communication skills as applicable for the job.
3. Acts in a professional manner and maintains a professional attitude towards the public and colleagues and exhibits the fundamentals of good public/customer service.
4. Complies with system Cultural Diversity Guidelines in dealing with students, parents, coworkers and the public.
5. Complies with school, system, state and federal regulations and policies, including the PSC Code of Ethics, as related to job requirements.
6. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information and material; adheres to chain of command.
7. Maintains a professional appearance as appropriate for job responsibilities.
8. Participates in appropriate training, workshops and staff development activities and applies what is learned to the job; accepts new challenges in a professional manner.
9. Shows initiative and assumes responsibility for all aspects of job responsibilities; performs routine duties and tasks with little or no direct supervision.
10. Exhibits time on task, a flexible, cooperative, progressive and hard working attitude and style. Limits personal business and phone calls to a minimum during work hours.
11. Performs and/or supervises all repairs made on school system vehicles and other equipment with gasoline or diesel engines.
12. Maintains all service and maintenance records as required or needed.
13. Consults with personnel and recommends changes and improvements needed in the transportation department.
14. Complies with all safety standards for low vehicle maintenance as prescribed by DOT.
15. Coordinates with bus drivers to ensure that routine bus repair requests are prioritized and addressed in a timely manner.
16. Supervises, maintains and records motor fuel needs and consumption. Makes reports to the supervisor.
17. Maintains an inventory and recommends purchase of necessary vehicles and shop supplies, tools and equipment.
18. Conducts scheduled preventative maintenance program on all vehicles ensuring a high level of operating efficiency at all times.
19. Supervises and evaluates personnel in department as assigned.
20. Demonstrates loyalty to the school system and administrators.
21. Enhances the climate of the building and the morale of colleagues.
22. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.