Bus Mechanic I
PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT
BUS MECHANIC / CLASS I
Perform journeyman level work in the repair, service and maintenance of Vehicular equipment and school buses.
Reports to Shop Foreman
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical and engine defects in buses and other automotive equipment.
- Overhauls or assists in rebuilding engines, differentials, brake systems and other major components by repair and replacement of parts.
- Repairs alternators and all other electrical components utilizing test equipment as required.
- Performs general tune-ups, utilizing diagnostic equipment.
- Makes roadside repairs as required.
- Repairs and replaces seats, glass, sheet metal, latches, and other body components and assemblies.
- 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.
- 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.
- Be familiar with computer systems and automotive diagnostic equipment.
- 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.
- Completes vehicle maintenance forms and records; i.e. computer generated work orders, etc.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
AFFILIATION: PSE – Transportation Mechanics
Education & Experience
High school graduation or equivalent and four years experience on a heavy-duty truck or bus shop facility.
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.
- 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.