Bus Shop Mechanic
POSITION TITLE: Bus Shop Mechanic
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 months 261 days
SALARY: $22,000 - $32,000 experience based
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
To perform skilled work in the repair and maintenance of all school board vehicles.
Applicant must have:
- A high school diploma or GED certificate.
- A valid Virginia commercial driver’s license with school bus endorsement.
- Ability to operate all vehicle types used in the division.
- Demonstrated an ability to do skilled automotive mechanical work, on gas and diesel vehicles.
- Understanding of various welding techniques.
- Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees.
- Performs ten-thousand mile or 30 day preventive maintenance check-ups and services on all school vehicles. (as instructed by Lead Mechanic)
- Disassemble and assemble all vehicle components.
- Assist with repairs on school board vehicles such as the replacement of valves, pistons, and main bearings; assemble cooling, fuel and exhaust systems.
- Inspects, adjusts, repairs, and overhauls brakes, transmissions, ignition systems, etc.
- Tunes motors using standardized testing equipment (if provided).
- Responds to emergency road calls from disabled school equipment, make minor adjustments, or have the vehicle towed to the school bus garage.
- Assist with the installation of dual brake kits on driver training cars.
- Keeps work area neat and clean.
- Performs a variety of welding jobs.
- Performs other related work as required by the Director of Operations, including but not limited to driving buses as a substitute bus driver.
- Abides by all Middlesex County School Board Policies and Regulations.
- Expected Hours - Arrive to work no later than 6:00 a.m. each day to prepare for morning bus runs, take an hour lunch prior to 1:00 p.m. each day and clock out by 3:00 p.m. each day. (Any hours spent driving after 3:00 will be comped or paid overtime)
- On site at fueling station every operating school day at 8:00 a.m. to fuel buses.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations, lead mechanic, transportation supervisor or designee. To include, but not limited to, detailed cleaning of all school board owned vehicles, removal of snow prior to drivers arriving to work, etc. . . .
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to prescribed standards and specifications.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, design, and advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages.
Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very heavy physical effort in very heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy objects and materials (up to 100 pounds) and occasionally heavier items (100 pounds or over).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate textures. Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, odors, dust, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, and toxic/poisonous agents.