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Bus Mechanic II

Job Description


Perform apprentice or journeyman level work in the repair, service and maintenance of school buses and related vehicular equipment.

Reports to Shop Foreman


  1. Assists in diagnosis and repair of mechanical, electrical and engine defects in school buses and other automotive equipment.
  2. Overhauls, repairs, rebuilds or replaces differentials, brake systems and other major components under supervision.
  3. Rebuilds engines and transmissions by repair or replacement within capabilities under supervision.
  4. Repairs alternators and other electrical components utilizing testing devises and machine equipment as required.
  5. Performs general tune-ups on all related vehicular equipment under supervision.
  6. Makes minor roadside repairs as required or conveys information to shop supervisor.
  7. Repairs and replaces seats, glass, sheet metal, latches, and other body components and assemblies.
  8. Assists or repairs, fill and paint, within capabilities, damaged body components.
  9. Changes oil and filters, installs anti-freeze and snow chains, adjusts brakes, lubricates chassis, wheel bearings and other assemblies, including washing and cleaning of all engines and major components.
  10. Performs all required preventive maintenance and regular bus safety inspections.
  11. Cleans and organizes shop and other maintenance facilities.
  12. Operates battery chargers, compression gauges, torque wrenches, welding equipment with capabilities, grinders, timing lights, hoists, jacks, porta-power, pump, compressors, drilling presses, air wrenches and other tools, equipment and machines required for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.
  13. Performs related duties as assigned.

AFFILIATION: PSE – Transportation Mechanics

FLSA: Covered


Education & Experience
High school graduation or equivalent and two to 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.
  • Ability to safely operate a fork lift.

Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a class B commercial endorsement or the ability to complete the district offered training to obtain a class B endorsement.
  • 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