Lead Bus / Vehicle Mechanic

Yukon Public Schools Yukon , OK 73099

Posted 11 months ago


JOB SUMMARY: The person in this position, under the Director of Transportation, will help plan, schedule, and perform repair and preventative maintenance on the District's bus and vehicle fleet in accordance with trade standards. This person will also prepare and maintain related records and documentation of repairs, maintenance, and inventory in accordance with District, local, state and federal requirements.

1.Diagnose and repair mechanical defects in buses, automobiles, trucks and other gas and dieselpowered equipment using 2. skilled and semi-skilled techniques.
3.Repair vehicle systems and/or components for District vehicles (e.g. diesel engines, gas engines, differentials, clutches, front/rear ends, brakes, fuel pumps, fuel lines, gauges, electrical wiring, U-joints, AC/hearing, drive-lines, CV-shafts, starters, alternators, water pumps sensors, exhaust, engines, transmissions, axles, steering components, ball joints, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of vehicles in a safe operation condition. ? Examples of common tasks include:

  • Inspect, service, and repair transmissions, cooling lines and filters

  • Inspect, service and repair brake systems, both air and hydraulic

  • Inspect and repair drive train from the transmission to the rear axle

  • Inspect and repair front suspension

  • Inspect and repair windows and frames

  • Inspect and repair wiper motors, switches, arms and blades ? Inspect and repair cooling systems, radiator, hoses, pump and block

  • Inspect and repair chassis units, brake systems (air and hydraulic), differentials, and steering units

  • Inspect, repair, and replace tires and rims

  • Inspect, repair, and adjust parts, components and/or systems such as computerized systems, carburetors, valves, pistons, rings, bearings, etc.
    4.Install accessories such as radios, lights, video recorders, GPS, etc.
    5.Establish and monitor preventative maintenance programs and activities to ensure school vehicles are maintained in a safe and effective operating condition; maintain up to date records of any and all maintenance performed.

  • Provide maintenance for District vehicles in accordance with District and industry standards (e.g. fluid levels, lights, filters, grease, rotate/balance tires, wiper blades, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring basic routine maintenance, efficient operation, and safe upkeep of the fleet.

  • Initiate requisition for materials and equipment; authorize small purchases from local vendors; maintain inventory of parts, equipment, and supplied used to provide timely and cost-effective repair service and routine maintenance.
    6.Prepare a variety of manual and electronic documents, files, and records (e.g. records of repairs, maintenance logs, costs, vehicle warranties, time tracking, etc.) for the purpose of conveying required information and meeting established requirements.
    7.Collaborate with Department of Transportation staff to ensure a system of receipt and issuance of parts, supplies, and equipment as a part of an inventory management system.
    8.Regularly consult with bus and vehicle drivers regarding safety and maintenance concerns and submitted work orders.
    9.Respond to emergency situations during and after standard working hours for the purpose of performing emergency repair work in the field and/or determine if vehicle is in need of towing or relocation. Page 1 4/23/2019 9:16 AM

  1. Perform road tests of equipment to locate defects and evaluate repair work.
  2. Perform minor body work (e.g. front ends, fenders, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the appearance and safe operation of fleet.
  3. Comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations for the storage, use, and disposal of trash, rubbish, waste and hazardous material; ensure compliance with the Globally Harmonized System(GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals in the shop and surrounding work areas.


  • 3 years of successful experience in the field of automotive repair/or a qualified apprenticeship training program focused on the repair and preventative maintenance of heavy truck or school bus

  • CDL/School Bus License, or the willingness and ability to obtain and continuously maintain, is required.

  • Achieve and/or maintain ASE certification in Automobile and Light Truck Certification (A Series) and School Bus Certification.

  • Organizational skills, basic mathematical skills, basic computer skills, and communication skills are an essential part of this job.

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of standard operating procedures for light and heavy vehicles in accordance with industry safety practices and federal, state, and local regulations (e.g. Federal Motor Carrier, Department of Education, District policies and procedures, etc.)

  • Demonstrate general knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of light and heavy vehicles.

  • As allowable by state and federal guidelines, obtain and maintain appropriate licenses and certifications as related to school bus inspections and driver/instructor training.

  • Demonstrate ability to read and analyze technical reports, vehicle maintenance manuals, electrical diagrams and meter reading to evaluate and diagnose; provide the the Director of Transportation detailed information to inform cost estimates and repair decisions.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the construction, assembly, adjustment, and maintenance of bus and vehicle equipment.


  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

  • Responsible for responding to road calls regarding disabled vehicles (e.g. part of on-call team whenever vehicles are dispatched) for the purpose of coordinating emergency repair work, providing safe alternatives to stranded staff and/or students, and vehicle transport. Will be required to regularly stand, walk, and stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl. The job generally requires 15% sitting, 25% walking, and 60% standing.

  • May experience constant interruptions, inflexible deadlines, and changes to normal routines.

  • The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud; includes exposure to the general conditions of working in a shop environment; and requires maintenance of the shop area for the purpose of ensuring the availability and functioning of required tools and equipment within a safe work area.

  • The work environment may vary from extremely cold to extremely hot depending on the activity and the season.

  • May be required to attend training courses/programs in order to learn new equipment and repair procedures and update skills as needed.

  • Must be able to exert up to one hundred pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to thirty-five to fifty pounds of force frequently; must be able to lift and/or carry weight of fifty to one hundred pounds; must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

  • Significant physical demands include reaching/handling, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling, stooping/crouching, and climbing in, on, and under vehicles.

  • Subject to regular exposure to fumes, dust and odor, vehicle exhaust, dirt, oil, grease, and noise from equipment operation.


  • 251 day contract; 8 hour work day.

  • Benefits currently include: health insurance; fully paid contributions to Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System; vision insurance; life insurance; generous leave policy including 12 days of paid sick leave, 3 personal days, and 3 annual days; 10 days of vacation with the opportunity to eventually earn 15 days.

  • Salary Range: $39,000-$53,000 (based on verifiable experience). Yukon OK Lead Bus/Vehicle Mechanic

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Lead Bus / Vehicle Mechanic

Yukon Public Schools