This position provides maintenance, performs scheduled service, and makes major and minor repairs to school buses, automobiles, trucks, and other school division motor vehicles to ensure their safety and their availability to provide prompt and efficient transportation for students and staff of the division.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Examines and inspects vehicles daily for safety, scheduled maintenance service, and to correct any malfunctions or damage. Discusses with vehicle operators the nature and extent of damage or malfunction.
- Replaces accessories such as oil filter, air filter, windshield wiper blades, and fan belt; changes spark plugs; replaces lights.
- Makes major and minor repairs to vehicles. Plans work procedure using charts, technical manuals and experience. Repairs or replaces parts, such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings using mechanic’s hand tools. Overhauls or replaces injectors, turbos, alternators, starters, and pumps.
- Rewires electrical system, lights, and instrument panel. Replaces and adjusts brakes, replacesshock absorbers, and air suspension components.
- Prepares service inspection reports on vehicles to show all work performed and parts used. Ensures reports are placed in file folders. Ensures that all tools and equipment are maintained in good working order and condition and ensures that used or worn out tools are replaced. Assists in keeping the shop and other work areas free of work hazards at all times.
- Monitors inventory and maintains adequate supply of all lubrication equipment, supplies and materials; ensures sufficient supply of spare tires for all types of vehicles.
- Conducts air conditioning system troubleshooting and repair.
- Operates fuel pumps. Fills fuel tank of vehicles with gasoline or diesel fuel.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Possession of high school diploma or GED certificate.
- 2 – 4 years’ experience as an automotive mechanic.
- Within 90 days of employment, must have met requirements for, and received, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by the state of Virginia to operate a school bus with air brakes. Employees whose CDL is either revoked, suspended, or rendered invalid are subject to termination.
- Must have a good driving record based upon the criteria of the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools Division.
- Knowledge of the theory, application, diagnostics, and troubleshooting associated with automotive electrical systems and gasoline and diesel fuel systems.
- Knowledge of safety procedures involved in the safe operation of all shop equipment such as lifts, jacks, power tools, and machines.
- Ability to read and understand service manuals, state and local traffic codes, and test instructions.
Performs duties under the general supervision of the Shop Foreman, receives instructions from Lead Mechanic, Director of Transportation, and Coordinator of Transportation. Refers to state and local traffic codes and regulations and the division’s Policy Manual.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Frequent interruptions, changing priorities, attention to detail. Requires performing duties in various types of environmental conditions ranging from extreme heat to very cold both indoors and outside. Exposure to various other elements, such as road deposits, chemicals, fumes, toxic fluids, etc. Physical and mental dexterity required. Ability to perform heavy manual labor and lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate fuel pumps.