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Bus Foreman

Job Description


Responsible for the overall direction and supervision of bus and support vehicle maintenance activities including, but not limited to vehicle preventative maintenance and repair, shop safety, environmental compliance, inventory control and purchasing, and managing within budgetary guidelines. Recommends discipline regarding hiring and firing.

Reports to Transportation Supervisor


  1. Assigns daily work priorities in the repair and preventative maintenance of district vehicles.
  2. Communicates with operations to understand and support daily fleet needs.
  3. Conducts shop safety meetings.
  4. Orders, receives and authorizes payment of parts and supplies; controls and manages inventory; evaluates and recommends tool and equipment needs.
  5. Trains mechanics in the technical skills required to perform daily tasks.
  6. Understands, teaches and monitors best management practices (BMP’s) in the handling of fuel, hazardous waste and storm water management.
  7. Sets standards of repair quality and shop cleanliness; may be required to maintain and repair vehicles.
  8. Ensures efficient utilization of labor and district resources.
  9. Writes repair orders, reviews records, and maintenance vehicle files.
  10. Responsible for security of building.
  11. Assists in developing bids for bulk purchases and new vehicles. Participates in evaluating bids.

AFFILIATION: PSE – Transportation Mechanics

FLSA: Covered


Education & Experience:
High school diploma; AA degree (preferable in engineering-related studies). Graduation from vocational institute and journeyman level work experience may be substituted.

Allowable Substitution:
Alternative combinations of technical training and work experience will be evaluated by the Personnel Office for comparability.

Knowledge, Skills & Ability:

  • Experience in repair of all vehicular equipment.
  • Experience in all areas of preventive maintenance.
  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment problems.
  • Experience in operation of various tools and equipment as required.
  • Experience in maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Experience in ability to make major repairs as required.
  • Experience in replacing major assembles and components without supervision.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects.
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Licenses/Special Requirements:

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License with an Intermediate or Combination endorsement (commercial driver’s license required).
  • Possess a set of basic automotive mechanic hand tools and storage cabinet.

Updated: 01/1994