Mechanic - TransportationRaytown C-2 School District
Mechanic - Transportation
The job of Mechanic -Transportation is done for the purpose of providing mechanic services with specific responsibility for identifying repair and/or replacement needs for buses; performing repairs and preventive maintenance; ensuring completion of projects in accordance with trade standards; providing information on the proper uses of equipment; and assisting other mechanics and ensuring that tools and materials are available.
This job reports to Director Of Transportation
Assesses accidents and/or potential emergency situations for the purpose of resolving or recommending a resolution to the situation.
Diagnoses vehicle malfunctions for the purpose of determining needed vehicle repairs and/or replacements.
Inspects assigned vehicles (e.g. brake system, oil levels, coolant, tire pressure, wiper blades, fan belts, exterior and interior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that the vehicle is in a safe operating condition.
Maintains tools, equipment and/or shop area (e.g. orders supplies and deals with vendors, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of tools and equipment and safety within the workspace.
Maintains records of repairs, costs, vehicle warranties, etc. for the purpose of documenting required information and meeting regulatory requirements.
Performs minor body work (e.g. front ends, fenders, upholstery, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the appearance and safe operation of the vehicles.
Performs routine vehicle maintenance program (e.g. oil change, tire rotation, break check, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicles in a safe operating condition and meeting mandated requirements.
Prepares written materials (e.g. repair and maintenance logs, parts lists, warranty claims, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and meeting mandated requirements.
Repairs vehicle systems and components, etc. (e.g. diesel/gasoline engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of vehicles in safe operating condition.
Responds to road calls regarding disabled vehicles for the purpose of performing emergency repair work in the field.
Attends unit in-service and safety meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating school buses and/or district vehicles; operating tools/equipment used in maintenance of vehicles; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific Knowledge based competencies required to
satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: methods of maintaining vehicles; methods of storage and removal of hazardous materials; HVAC skills; brake training; video surveillance operations; and safety practices and procedures.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a wide variety of types of job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific Ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with interruptions.
Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling frequent climbing and balancing significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness. .
Experience: Job related experience within a specialized field is required.
Education: Targeted, job related education with study in job-related area.
Certificates and Licenses
Bus Driver’s Certificate
CDL License Driver’s
License & Evidence of Insurability
Continuing Educ. / Training
Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
Criminal Background Clearance