JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:
Incumbent is responsible for the Preventative Maintenance Program and performs skilled motor vehicle, automotive, and bus repairs and preventive maintenance work. Incumbent supervises line mechanics in the absence of the Shop Foreman. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Checks, adjusts brakes and/or replaces any defect found during each school bus preventative maintenance inspection, including brakes, oil, drive train, and lights. Performs daily repairs on specific malfunctions as reported by Bus Drivers and/or observed by the mechanic. Checks incoming and outgoing repair requests. Assigns priorities to work orders, and mechanics to perform work. Responds to breakdowns and/or accidents as quickly as possible. Determines if repairs are to be made on sight or attempts to move the bus to the terminal. Coordinates with the Dispatcher to ensure there are enough buses to cover routes. Meets two daily deadlines; remains on the job until it is completed as needed; and is on call 24 hours/day. Exchanges, rebuilds, or over hauls engines, transmissions, carburetors, alternators, and similar assemblies. Checks and repairs electrical, heating, air conditioning, and cooling systems. Responsible for obtaining necessary parts. This often involves outside suppliers, therefore, must be knowledgeable in processing invoices and purchase orders. Keeps detailed records of work performed and parts used. Supervises line mechanics in the absence of the Shop Foreman. May serve as substitute driver for regular and/or special education bus route; may serve as substitute driver for charters; and may be used as monitors on buses with disciplinary problems. Performs other duties as assigned and assists Shop Foreman as required. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:
Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a vehicle maintenance shop with considerable interfering noise levels. On call twenty-four (24) hours a day for breakdowns and accident coverage. Conditions include temperature changes from weather, dirt, dust, oil, wetness, glare, and draft. Hazards may include burns, shocks, cuts, crushed fingers, and back injuries from lifting weights in excess of one hundred (100) pounds. Thisposition may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
This position reports directly to the Shop Foreman.
Associated topics: calibrate, customer service, diagnose, equipment, field service, machine maintenance, millwright, service technician, troubleshoot, upgrade