Category: Transportation/Bus Mechanic 

 Date Posted: 10/17/2022 

 Date of Availability: ASAP 

 Date Closing: 10/27/22

Purpose of Position:   The job of "Mechanic" is for the purpose/s of determining needed repairs and/or replacements on a vehicle and equipment; ensuring the availability of vehicles and equipment in safe operating condition; and providing written documentation of repairs to meet district, state and federal requirements.  Keep the buses/vehicles safe and on the road.

· High school graduation or equivalent
· Four or more years of experience with heavy-duty truck and or bus service and repair
· Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative manner
· Knowledge and experience of automotive equipment
· Ability to perform preventive maintenance procedures
· Ability to help troubleshoot equipment problems
· Ability to operate various tools and equipment as required
· Ability to lift heavy objects
· Knowledge and experience in maintenance and repair procedures
· Knowledge of safety requirements
· Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals
· Ability to make repairs as required.
· Ability to assist in replacing major assemblies and components
· Professional tact, diplomacy and presentation
· Valid Michigan Commercial Driver’s license with Class B with air and be able to obtain the P&S
endorsements and have a DOT Physical Card
· Must possess certification of completion of required state examinations in all fields of vehicle repair
· Must have own hand tools. Tools up through a) ¾” drive sockets; b) ½” drill bits; c) ½” tap and die’s not including special tools
· Must have adequate health and physical condition to handle all aspects of the job requirements
· Drive school bus if needed

  Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Diagnoses potential vehicle and equipment malfunctions for the purpose of determining needed repairs and/or replacements
  • Executes preventive maintenance programs for the purpose of maintaining vehicles and equipment in safe operating condition
  • Maintains tools, equipment, and shop area for the purpose of ensuring the availability and functioning of required tools and equipment within a safe work area
  • Prepares documentation (e.g. repairs, maintenance records, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or information to comply with regulating guidelines
  • Repairs vehicle and equipment systems/components, etc. for the purpose of ensuring the availability of vehicles and equipment in safe operating condition
  • Replaces defective vehicle and equipment parts/systems for the purpose of ensuring the availability of vehicles and equipment in safe operating condition
  • Inspects busses and vehicles for the purpose of ensuring conformance to Michigan standards
  • Overhauls, repairs, rebuilds or replaces differentials, brake systems and other major components
  • Rebuilds/replaces engines and transmissions by repair or replacement within capabilities
  • Repairs alternators and other electrical components utilizing testing devises and machine equipment as required
  • Performs general tune-ups on all related vehicular equipment
  • Makes minor roadside repairs as required
  • Repairs and replaces seats, glass, sheet metal, latches, and other body components and assemblies
  • Assists or repairs, fill and paint, within capabilities, damaged body components
  • Changes oil and filters, installs anti-freeze and snow chains, adjusts brakes, lubricates chassis, wheel bearings and other assemblies, including washing and cleaning of all engines and major components
  • Performs all required preventive maintenance and regular bus safety inspections
  • Cleans and organizes shop and other maintenance facilities
  • Operates battery chargers, compression gauges, torque wrenches, welding equipment with capabilities, grinders, timing lights, hoists, jacks, porta-power, pump, compressors, drilling presses, air wrenches and other tools, equipment and machines required for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles
  • Maintain records and inventory
  • Be responsible for parts ordering and be aware of budgeted expenses
  • Continue furthering knowledge on vehicle repair by attending schools and maintain certifications
  • Attend and participate in local and statewide training sessions as required
  • As needed for completion of duties, attend meetings outside of normal working hours
  • Schedule leave time in a manner that maintains coverage for the full school year
  • Always remain free of substance abuse and/or illegal drug use
  • Other duties as may be assigned

For more information please call Mr. McKee at 906-478-3771  Ext. 2064 

  Reports to: Superintendent 

  Wage: $22.00/hr. with medical benefits 

  Deadline for Applications: October 27, 2022 or until filled 

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 It is the policy of Rudyard Area Schools that no person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, height, weight, age or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment or any of its programs or activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:  Deb Edington, Rudyard Area Schools, 11185 W 2nd St., Rudyard, MI 49780 (906/478-3771)