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  2020-01-08     San Luis Coastal Unified School District     1500 Lizzie St     $27.46 to $30.27 DOE hour  

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at  This is a 12 month, full time position.  Benefits include sick and vacation leave, and paid holidays.  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 21, 2020.


To perform minor and major mechanical repairs and maintenance on diesel, natural gas, and gasoline-powered vehicles and light and heavy equipment; to independently perform routine mechanical repair and maintenance work; to serve as a substitute school bus driver as required; and to perform related duties as assigned.


Receive general supervision from the Transportation Supervisor.  Receive functional and technical supervision from the Lead Mechanic.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Inspect, diagnose, and identify vehicle and equipment problems on a variety of diesel, natural gas, and gasoline-powered vehicles and light and heavy equipment.

Vehicle maintenance and repair functions include:

       Replace or repair faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment.

       Diagnose and repair electrical faults on all vehicles and equipment.  Repair and replace such components as generators, distributors, relays, lights, and switches.  Rebuild and repair starters, alternators, and other electric motors.

       Diagnose and repair computerized control systems, ignition systems, power steering, and cooling systems.

       Perform diagnostic evaluations by using hand-held engine scan tools, lap top computer, break out box, air conditioning leak detection tools, and sonic listening devices.

       Overhaul, repair, and adjust engines, transmissions, and differentials.

       Tune up engines; replace ignition parts; clean and adjust carburetors.

       Repair, adjust, and replace brake systems.

       Change and repair tires; replace tires and wheels.

  • Weld, fabricate, and assemble parts for District vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Repair minor vehicle damage; replace broken windows; repair and refinish minor scrapes and dents; and repair upholstery.
  • Install and maintain on-board video surveillance systems.

Repair and adjust electric generators, small gas and electric motors, air compressors, fuel and water pumps, electric and pneumatic power tools, and various pieces of grounds equipment.

Perform service calls, make vehicle safety determination, and make temporary, on-street repairs; pick-up and deliver vehicles needing repair; road test vehicles to insure proper operation.

Assist in carrying out preventative maintenance program for all District vehicles.

Perform safety inspections on vehicles and equipment.

Operate a computer to enter work orders on the Transportation Department database.

Operate a forklift to load or unload trucks as needed.

Serve as substitute bus driver as needed.

Clean garage; dump trash; sweep and mop floors.

Observe and use safe procedures in all aspects of work.

Assist in coordinating vehicles needed for special District activities with rental car company or coordinate dispatch of District vans.

Maintain technical knowledge and expertise by attending job-related workshops and seminars.


The position requires the ability to see for purposes of performing essential job functions, reading repair manuals, regulations, and other printed matter; understand speech at normal levels in person and on the telephone; communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation in person and on the telephone; operate tools and equipment used in vehicle maintenance with dexterity as well as ability to operate District vehicles; routinely move vehicle parts and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds; occasionally move vehicle parts and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds; and participate, with manual or mechanical assistance, in moving significantly heavier equipment and supplies. The duties are performed in a vehicle garage with frequent bending, crawling, crouching, kneeling and balancing under and around vehicles, pushing/pulling equipment and tools, reaching in all directions, long periods of standing/walking and, with appropriate safety equipment, working with solvents, grease and oil, detergents, and other chemicals.


Experience/Training:  Any combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to one year of experience performing maintenance and repair of vehicles and heavy equipment and graduation from high school, with additional advanced training in heavy equipment maintenance preferred.

License or Certificate:  Possession of, or ability to obtain during the probationary period, a California commercial driver license and a School Bus Driver Certificate.  Participate in District-provided training for Forklift Operator Certification.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:  Knowledge of tools, materials and methods used in the maintenance, adjustment, servicing, and repair of vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and care of internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment; applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the operation of school busses and pupil transportation; computer equipment and software used to diagnose vehicle operation; and safe work practices.

Ability to locate, diagnose, and repair mechanical defects in vehicles and heavy equipment; operate and care for tools and equipment used in vehicle maintenance; learn welding fabrication work; operate computers and utilize, or quickly learn to utilize, diagnostic software; work independently in the absence of supervision; understand and follow oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and be cleared medically as required to perform duties of the class specification including clearance to use any and all safety gear.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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