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Light Duty Mechanic/Welder

  • Classified

Salary range: 38

Reports to: Lead Mechanic


Repair, overhaul and maintain engine powered equipment under general supervision of the Lead Mechanic; assist mechanics in the repair and maintenance of District vehicles; related work as required.

  • Equivalent to high school graduation
  • Certification or demonstrable ability to do journey-level MIG and TIG welding
  • One year of experience as a journey-level automotive mechanic, including experience in the operation of a variety of motorized equipment
  • Desirable - ARC and gas welding ability
  • One year of experience as a certified MIG/TIG welder​ preferred
  • Have and maintain a valid California driver's license, medical certificate, Commercial Drivers License endorsement, and the correct endorsements to drive a Type I vehicle
  • Maintain a driving record that assures insurability by the district's carrier.
  • Perform mechanical work; repair and rebuild to maintain equipment in an operating status
  • Maintain school buildings and grounds in a safe, clean and orderly condition
  • Weld and braze various types of metals
  • Make decisions as to extent and type of repairs necessary
  • Overhaul and tune engines
  • Adjust clutches and brakes
  • Lubricate and change oil and oil filters
  • Order parts and accessories
  • Care for and maintain shop tools and equipment in working condition and maintain clean work area
  • Sharpen and make repairs and perform scheduled maintenance on mowers
  • Make alterations and additions to equipment when necessary
  • Assist mechanic with preventive maintenance and safety check to school buses
  • Assist mechanics when necessary in the repair of school bus components
  • Perform light mechanical work during the absence of a mechanic
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems occurring in the daily operation of school buses
  • Serve as emergency mechanic under the direction of the Lead Mechanic and/or Transportation Supervisor
  • Interpret plans and specifications on new equipment
  • Inspect, diagnose and perform basic repairs of a wide assortment of equipment and vehicles
  • Operate a fork lift under OSHA standards
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in maintenance, adjustment, and repair of grounds equipment;
  • Repair of school buses, general vehicles and motorized equipment;
  • General knowledge of preventive maintenance as applied to district vehicles and equipment;
  • Ability to improvise and convert equipment when required

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 12 Months

Revision Date: 02/08/2001

Initial date: 02/08/2001

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.