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Bus Mechanic I

Job Description


Perform journeyman level work in the repair, service and maintenance of Vehicular equipment and school buses.

Reports to Shop Foreman


  1. Diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical and engine defects in buses and other automotive equipment.
  2. Overhauls or assists in rebuilding engines, differentials, brake systems and other major components by repair and replacement of parts.
  3. Repairs alternators and all other electrical components utilizing test equipment as required.
  4. Performs general tune-ups, utilizing diagnostic equipment.
  5. Makes roadside repairs as required.
  6. Repairs and replaces seats, glass, sheet metal, latches, and other body components and assemblies.
  7. Changes oil and filters, installs anti-freeze and snow chains, repairs tires, adjusts brakes, lubricates chassis, wheel bearings and other assemblies as required. Performs all required preventive maintenance and regular vehicle safety inspections.
  8. Operates battery chargers, compression gauges, torque wrenches, welders, jacks, porta-power, compressors, drills, presses, air and battery powered wrenches, small lathe, and other tools, equipment and machines required for performing repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.
  9. Be familiar with computer systems and automotive diagnostic equipment.
  10. Assists in cleaning and organization of the shop, parts room and other areas of the maintenance facility. Must keep work area free of debris to maintain a safe working environment.
  11. Completes vehicle maintenance forms and records; i.e. computer generated work orders, etc.
  12. Performs related duties as assigned.

AFFILIATION: PSE – Transportation Mechanics

FLSA: Covered


Education & Experience
High school graduation or equivalent and four years experience on a heavy-duty truck or bus shop facility.

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

Knowledge, Skills & Ability

  • Knowledge and experience of automotive equipment.
  • Ability to perform preventive maintenance procedures, either alone or under direct supervision.
  • Ability to help troubleshoot equipment problems.
  • Ability to operate various tools and equipment as required.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects.
  • Knowledge and experience in maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety requirements.
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals.
  • Ability to make repairs as required.
  • Ability to assist in replacing major assemblies and components under direct supervision.
  • 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).
  • Ability to pass a random (federally mandated) drug screening to maintain a class B endorsement.
  • Complete district offered training to obtain a district required First Aid card.
  • Complete district offered training to obtain a fork lift operator certification.
  • Possess a set of basic automotive mechanic hand tools and storage cabinet.

Updated: 07/2016