Job category: Other
Job Type: Full Time
Huntington Beach, California
JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Director of Transportation, serves as the working leader of the transportation mechanic garage; plans, oversees and performs a variety of automotive repair, and automotive maintenance work at the expert level; responsible for administrative tasks to ensure the District’s school bus and white fleet vehicles are properly maintained and repaired; prioritizes, plans, and leads the work of assigned mechanics and other garage personnel.
Essential Duties: Perform in a working lead capacity providing daily direction and/or instruction to mechanics; prioritize and assign the work in the District’s vehicle repair shop; Inspect, diagnose and repair District automotive and other powered equipment including: the performance of a wide variety of maintenance, repair and rebuilding work such as major and minor engine and transmission overhauls, tune-ups, carburetor rebuilding, electrical systems repair, hydraulic and air brake system adjustment, repair and replacement, axle and wheel bearing replacement, vehicle lubrication, and tire changing and repair; Determine which vehicle repair work is to be sent out of the District and prepare the necessary documentation and repair orders; Operate District vehicles including: driving to disabled vehicles to diagnose problems, returning vehicles repaired on the road to the District garage, and/or performing road tests on vehicles to diagnose faults and ensure safe operating condition; Maintain records of vehicle maintenance and inspection records to ensure compliance with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) requirements; Keep records on Hazardous Materials and Material Safety Data Sheets to comply with County Health requirements; Assist CHP Inspector with annual safety inspections on District buses and or County Health Inspectors during compliance reviews; Respond to calls for automotive field assistance, effecting necessary emergency repairs; Interact with vendors regarding parts, products, and maintenance vehicles, evaluating same and making purchase recommendations, prepare requisitions and inventories parts and supplies; Introduce new methods and technologies to improve workplace efficiency, quality and safety; Coordinate a vehicular preventive maintenance program; Operate computerized and electronic mechanical diagnostic equipment; Transport students by driving a school bus in emergency situations such as, but not limited to, a catastrophic event or a natural disaster;
Education: High school diploma or equivalent; Heavy Equipment Program Certification preferred; Compressed Natural Gas Inspection Certification preferred.
Experience: Five (5) years of recent progressively responsible and varied journey level experience in the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment (preferably involving repairs to heavy duty equipment such as diesel trucks and buses), including supervising or leading other skilled mechanics; Experience with electronic work orders and mileage tracking preferred; Familiarity with compressed natural gas and propane as well as gasoline and diesel engines and their respective maintenance requirements preferred.
Licenses Required: Valid and appropriate California Class A or B Commercial driver license including air brake certification with Passenger “P” endorsement and “Restricted School Bus “S” Endorsement”; California Special Driver Certificate valid for school buses; Current California Highway Patrol approved First Aid Card (if required on Special Certificate); Certification of successfully passing a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examination; H-6 printout from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) dated within the last 30 days of application or certification for interview; All of the above licenses, certificates and endorsements must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.