Job Title: TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC-CERTIFIED
Reports To: Assistant Director of Transportation
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Classification: Level 14
Under the supervision of the Lead Mechanic or appropriate supervisor, this position assists in the
maintenance of the District’s school buses, support vehicles, and department mechanical
equipment to assure their safe, effective, and efficient operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, are non-exhaustive
and may be supplemented; other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties in a satisfactory manner.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Assists in the maintenance, diagnoses, and repair of all district vehicles as required by State statute, Arizona Department of Public Safety inspections, and District safety policies and procedures.
- Performs services and repairs on school buses, including but not limited to, diesel engines, injectors, pumps, automatic and standard transmission repair and replacement, wheelchair lifts and restraints, brake and air brake systems, electrical systems, broken windows, light bulbs and fuses, and tires/wheels.
- Assures buses and other district vehicles are working properly and ready for routes and/or requests for use.
- Immediately reports all vehicle and equipment damage or malfunction to the supervisor/lead mechanic.
- Pre-trips white fleet.
- Follows prescribed preventative maintenance procedures on all vehicles.
- Responds to school bus driver needs and maintains a positive working relationship with all Transportation Department employees.
- Maintains a current inventory of supplies and equipment.
- Drives established school bus routes when required.
- Responds to calls after regularly scheduled work hours, as needed.
- Promotes high standards of safety and housekeeping methods in work-connected areas.
- Participates in continuing educational training for new techniques and job skills as requested.
- Assists in other transportation related needs, as required.
- Talks to equipment operators, drivers, and operates vehicle, or uses diagnostic equipment to identify problems and malfunctions.
- Conducts inspections of equipment in the shop or in the field to determine safety status and to identify potential causes of equipment malfunction.
- Performs diagnostic inspections on automotive and other motorized or stationary equipment to identify problems, using mechanical, electrical, and electronic testing equipment.
- Initiates orders for parts and equipment using parts books or other sources, including contacting vendor to determine the availability of parts. Submits parts and equipment order requests, following shop procedures.
- Maintains vehicle repair records including the nature of the repair, labor hours, and parts used in making repairs. Competes work orders and delivers them in a timely manner to the shop clerk for data entry.
- Drives equipment in and out of repair shop; operates and road tests repaired vehicles to ensure proper function.
- Must own and maintain on premises, tools specified in Transportation Mechanic Tool list.
- Maintains a positive and effective working relationship with all Transportation staff.
- Supports and follows District policies and the ACT Statement.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Knowledge of automotive trade practices, tools, and equipment.
- Knowledge of construction and operation of automotive electrical systems and internal combustion engines.
- Knowledge of OSHA standards, transportation-related safety hazards, and necessary precautions required to work around, in and under vehicles, and to work with petroleumbased chemicals, solvents and exhaust fumes.
- Ability to locate and repair defects in vehicles and equipment.
- Ability to use tools and operate diagnostic and power equipment employed in the repair and adjustment of engines and components.
- Ability to perform diagnostic and mechanical repair work without direct supervision in the shop or in the field.
- Ability to change and repair tires.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or general education degree, (GED).
- Minimum one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience as approved at the discretion of the Assistant Director of Transportation.
Ability to listen and obtain clarification. Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to
explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret
a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions,
procedure manuals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
Location/Region: Tucson, AZ