Job Title: Vehicle Mechanic                                                              

Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt

Reports to: Maintenance/Transportation Director                               

Dept./School:  Maintenance/Transportation                                     

Primary Purpose:

Perform minor mechanical repairs to ensure proper performance and safety of district vehicles. Work on projects assigned, follow established procedures.




Valid Texas commercial driver’s license (Class B). Must obtain Air Brake, Passenger, School Bus endorsements and certification within the first three months of employment.


Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to diagnose mechanical problems and perform repairs with general supervision

Ability to operate equipment and tools involved in vehicle repair

Ability to lift heavy equipment and vehicle parts

Ability to pass alcohol and drug test

Ability to pass required bus driver safety training

Acceptable driving record

Ability to operate bus



Two years experience as mechanic


Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Maintenance and Repairs

  1. Use diagnostic equipment to evaluate mechanical problems in vehicles.


  1. Perform minor mechanical repairs.


  1. Do minor body work.


  1. Service vehicles according to established preventive maintenance schedule. Change oil and filters; lubricate vehicle parts; inspect and replace hoses, belts, mirrors, lamps; and maintain all fluid levels.


  1. Maintain accurate, updated records of preventive maintenance.
  2. Inspect vehicles and evaluate condition of systems, equipment, accessories, and lights; service as needed.


  1. Demonstrate process of preventive maintenance and visual inspections.


  1. Perform preventive maintenance, including bleeding of air tanks, on shop equipment according to established schedules.




Job Title: Mechanic


  1. Operate tools, equipment, and machinery according to prescribed safety procedures.


  1. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting, climbing, etc.


  1. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.


  1. Help keep shop, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.



  1. Maintain accurate records of time and materials required to perform repairs and service.


  1. Operate buses and other vehicles as needed.


  1. Work irregular hours as needed.


  1. Maintain confidentiality of information.
  2. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to provide for the security and care of district equipment, materials, and facilities.
  3. Provide for the safety and well-being of students, peers, and self.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Equipment Used:

Automotive diagnostic equipment, wheel balancing equipment, tire repairing equipment, small hand tools, drill, drill press, grinder, air-powered tools, welding torch, torque wrench, jack and lift equipment. School bus and district vehicles.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Moderate walking, standing, climbing, heavy lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching. Work outside and inside, around moving objects, vehicles, and machinery with moving parts. Exposure to dampness and humidity, toxic chemicals, exhaust fumes, gasoline, and diesel fuel.



The above list is not an inclusive list of all responsibilities but is a representation of duties and responsibilities that may vary depending upon circumstances and organizational needs.