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Mechanic

  • Classified

Salary range: 38

Reports to: Head Mechanic

OVERVIEW

Under supervision, repair, overhaul, maintain District school buses and other automotive equipment; related work as required.

QUALIFICATION
  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years of experience as a Journey-level Mechanic
  • One year of experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy gasoline and diesel-powered equipment
  • Have and maintain a California Class 2 operator's license and driving record that assures insurability by the District's carrier.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Perform complex mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of school buses, automotive equipment, and grounds equipment
  • Make decisions as to the extent and type of repairing to be done on individual pieces of equipment
  • Overhaul engines
  • Install rings, rod bearings, main bearings, and brakes
  • Overhaul and renew wheel cylinders
  • Tune engines
  • Adjust points, condensers, timing, carburetors, valves, clutches, and brakes
  • Lubricate vehicle and changes oil and oil filters
  • Order parts and accessories
  • Care for and maintain shop tools and equipment and acetylene and electric welding equipment
  • Keep records of repair and maintenance work
  • Furnish own hand tools
  • May drive buses to road test
  • Diagnose mechanical difficulties and make the necessary repairs
  • Use skillfully the tools and equipment necessary in the repair and maintenance of heavy-duty automotive equipment
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • With appropriate training, may be called upon to provide First Aid or CPR
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Work effectively with staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Working knowledge of theory and operation of internal combustion engines, maintenance and repair of fuel, cooling, ignition and electrical systems, and automatic and standard transmissions;
  • General automotive maintenance procedures;
  • Shop safety procedures;
  • Have and maintain knowledge and understanding of safe driving practices.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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 stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here represent 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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Work Year: 12 Months

Revision Date: 08/30/2001

Initial date: 09/01/1976

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