Automotive and Bus Equipment Mechanic

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Bus and Automotive Equipment Mechanic

This individual is responsible for the bus and vehicle fleet for Charles City County Public Schools and for the care and maintenance of the automotive fleet vehicles for Charles City County under the joint services agreement between the school division and the county administration offices. This employee must perform skilled tasks in mechanical repair and maintenance of the full range of automotive and diesel equipment, including automobiles, school buses, trucks, tractors, and other standard and specialized automotive equipment. All county and school division employee vehicles will be properly and expertly maintained by the Bus and Automotive Mechanic to allow them to perform their job functions to the highest degree of efficiency and effectiveness.
Works with the bus and automotive mechanic team, the Transportation Manager and the Supervisor for Operations to ensure that all preventive and necessary repair maintenance is efficiently and effectively completed on all buses and fleet vehicles in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines

Collaboratively plans and checks that all required safety equipment as may be required are in proper operating condition and that all buses and vehicles are operating in safe mechanical conditionCorrects all bus and vehicle defects as reported by the bus drivers and employees

Makes periodic and frequent spot checks on buses and fleet vehicles while they are in operation with all written and required verifications and reporting completed in a timely fashion

Maintains an accurate record of all materials, supplies and equipment for all buses and vehicles and works with the Supervisor of Operations and Transportation Manager to ensure that all required parts, materials and supplies are purchased, stocked and accounted, received and used for necessary repairs

Certified to perform vehicle state inspections and completes all required paperwork and verifications for state inspections, maintenance records and additional required records as determined by the Transportation Manager and Supervisor of OperationsResponds to emergency road calls for disabled County and School Division equipment and makes minor adjustments or has the vehicle towed to the bus garage for service

Ensures that all fleet operations and repairs meet and are in compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies

Recommends, implements and evaluates new automotive products and maintenance procedures

Collaborates and assists the operations team with preparing annual state reportsMonitors warranties to ensure that parts and equipment under warranty are serviced as required

Determines any subcontracting requirements with the Transportation Manager and Supervisor for Operations

High School Diploma or General Equivalency DiplomaCompletion of a recognized apprenticeship program leading toward a journeyman rank as a diesel AND automotive mechanic, with two (2) years of experience as a semi-skilled diesel/automotive  equipment maintenance; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities

Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of VirginiaCertified by the Commonwealth of Virginia to perform all vehicle state inspectionsValid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate a school bus or ability to obtain a CDL required

Experience in fleet maintenance and management desiredhave the ability to stand for extended periods of time.exhibit manual dexterity to operate equipment.See and read printed material with and without vision aids.Hear and understand speech at normal levels

Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone.understand and follow oral and written instructions.lift 50 pounds with physical agility, bend stoop and reach overhead. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an office environment.
 Twelve months a year – 240 Days - Salary commensurate with experience.
 Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of non-licensed personnel.
Supervisor of Human Resources
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The employee signature below constitutes the employee’s understanding of the requirements, essential functions and duties of the position and has agreed that s/he is capable of and willing to perform in a reasonable manner the activities involved in the job and role for which they have offered.
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The Charles City County Public Schools reserve the right to update, revise, or change this position description and related duties at any time.
The Charles City County School Board (“School Board”) is an equal opportunity employer, committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention or other personnel actions affecting employees or candidates for employment. Therefore, discrimination in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, genetic information or disability is prohibited. Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Charles City County Public Schools

10910 Courthouse Road , Charles City, VA 23030

At the following locations

CCPS School Board Office

10035 Courthouse Road , Charles City, VA 23030