Job Category
Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test
Non Exempt
Date Revised
01/05/2021
Department
Transportation
Primary Purpose

To ensure the safe and efficient transportation of students and employees through proper service and maintenance on district vehicles.

Education Certification

Required:

High school diploma or GED

Ability to obtain Texas commercial driver’s license with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements, and Texas Bus driver Safety Training Certification

ASE Certification

Ability to obtain State Inspection License

Special Knowledge/Skills

Excellent organization, communication, team, multi-tasking, and interpersonal skills

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Knowledge of diesel and gasoline engine maintenance and repair

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Ability to pass Department of Transportation alcohol/drug tests and annual physical exam

Ability to access and use printed service materials

Ability to communicate effectively with others

Ability to operate a school bus

Ability to work under pressure and prioritize effectively while maintaining compose and responding in an appropriate manner

Experience

Required:

Two (2) years automotive mechanic experience  

Major Responsibilities and Duties
  • Inspect, maintain, overhaul, troubleshoot and repair a variety of electrical, gas-powered and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles and maintenance equipment including buses, automobiles and trucks.
  • Repair, troubleshoot and replace clutches, brakes, cylinder linings, bearings and crankshafts, starters, generators, distributors, relays and other equipment.
  • Repair vehicle components and electrical parts and accessories.
  • Inspect and road test buses to assure compliance with applicable laws and safety requirements.
  • Periodically service and provide preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
  • Rebuild engines on buses, automobiles, trucks and equipment; rebuild, repair and adjust suspensions, differentials, brake systems and hydraulic systems.
  • Overhaul and repair transmissions, repair and install radiators, hoses, fuel and water pumps.
  • Operate maintenance and repair equipment including welding equipment, hydraulic hoist and tire changing machine; operate vehicles and equipment including automobiles, buses, trucks backhoes, and forklifts.
  • Services and repair automotive heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Rebuild drivelines.
  • Maintain service, repair and other records as required.
  • Operate and drive vehicle in support of essential duties; observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Repair and change tires.
  • Repair and replace vehicle flooring, body panels, and paint and window glass.
  • Maintain equipment, tools and shop area in a safe, clean and orderly manner.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.
Tools/Equipment Used

Standard office equipment such as personal computers and peripherals

Posture

Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of equipment.  Reaching overhead and horizontally.

Motion

Continual sitting and reaching; repetitive hand and arm motions

Lifting

Occasional lift or move up to 100 pounds

Environment

Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress; hearing and speaking to exchange information

Mental Demands

Exposure to diesel and exhaust fumes, sitting for an extended period of time, machinery having moving parts, exposed to very high temperatures, fumes and flying dust particles, noise level is usually loud