Mechanic/Maintenance Technician - Cle Elum, WA

Employer: Cle Elum Roslyn School District

Job Description:
THIS CONTINUING POSITION IS FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR.
This position is for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Mechanic / Maintenance Technician will be responsible to perform journeyman level work in the repair, service and maintenance of school buses and district support vehicles. The MMT will also be responsible to repair other district equipment including but not limited to tractors, mowers, and snow plows. The MMT will also provide a variety of skilled support in the maintenance, alteration and repair of district mechanical devices in and around the buildings. This position requires productive independent work as well as a close cooperative working relationship with bus drivers and custodial staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:
Diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical and engine defects in buses and other automotive equipment.
Overhaul and rebuild engines, transmissions, differentials, brake systems and other major components by repair and replacement of parts.
Repair and rebuild generators, alternators and all other electrical components utilizing testing devices and machine equipment as required.
Perform general tune-ups on existing gas equipment, utilizing diagnostic equipment.
Perform diagnosis on diesel equipment using computerized diagnostic equipment.
Make minor road-side repairs as required or arranges for towing of disabled vehicle to district maintenance shop or approve repair shop.
Repair and replace seats, glass, sheet metal, latches and other body components and assemblies.
Change oil and filters, install anti-freeze and snow chains, repair tires, adjust brakes, lubricate chassis, wheel bearings and other assemblies as required. Perform all required preventive maintenance and regular bus safety inspections.
Operate battery chargers, compression gauges, torque wrenches, welding (acetylene and arc) equipment, grinders, reamers, timing lights, hoists, jacks, porta-power, pumps, compressors, alignment board, drills, presses, headlight adjustment machine, air wrenches and other tools, equipment and machines required for performing repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.
Assist in cleaning and organization of the shop, parts room and mechanic work area
Complete vehicle maintenance forms and records; i.e., work orders, stock records, etc.
In the event of breakdown, deliver buses do driver in order for the driver to continue in route.
Assumes responsibility for working with the Washington State Patrol on school bus inspections.
Drives school buses as needed in emergency situations.
Perform a variety of tasks such as inspect, repair, fabricate, install, service and maintain building equipment.
May assist with small equipment repairs to small tools, vacuums, leaf blowers and the like
Operate a variety of hand and power tools
Safely works from ladders and floor creepers
Assist grounds and custodial personnel with snow removal either manually with snow shovel and/or operation of walk behind snow blowers/throwers or truck mounted snow plows.
Occasionally perform work beyond a standard 40-hour work week when work –load requires
Perform other related duties as required by the Supervisor and/or designee.

MENTAL DEMANDS:
Requires performing intermediate level reading, writing, arithmetic, and logic processing skills; requires ability to follow verbal and written instructions; requires good vision to read and understand operation, safety and health standards, and procedures; requires good depth perception, balance, hearing, and hand/eye coordination; work at times is routine, and repetitive, requiring concentration and attention to task and ability to make independent decisions; requires day-to-day communication; requires cooperation and ability to work as a team member.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Working around and under heavy buses and power machinery requires constant safety awareness; required to lift, move and position heavy object in excess of fifty (50) pounds; required to stand for prolonged periods; exposed to high noise levels from buses and machinery; required to take precautions to avoid exposure to fumes and chemicals; required to work outdoors in inclement weather on emergency repairs; required to wear protective clothing. Physically able to maneuver and control a school bus under all driving conditions; able to use all hand and/or foot operated controls and equipment found on school buses; able to perform basic first aid, which may include CPR, may be exposed to infectious diseases; may be required to restrain out-of-control students. Must adhere to all district health and safety policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful completion of trade school Diesel Technology program or equivalent; preference will be given to applicants having experience working with gas/diesel/propane transportation equipment.
Possess a valid Washington State driver's license with CDL class A or B endorsement.
Must have a Washington State School Bus Driver's certificate (P and S endorsement) or be able to obtain within six (6) to nine (9) months of start date.
Air Brake endorsement.
Five (5) year clean driving history.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with other employees, students and the public.
High school graduation or equivalent.
Must be 21 years of age or older.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:
Four (4) years documented successful experience in bus maintenance and/or medium/heavy truck maintenance field. Vocational training may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis, not to exceed two years.
Minimum two (2) years’ full-time experience as a journeyman automotive mechanic in a bus or truck maintenance facility.
ASE Certification in school bus or medium/heavy truck or a willingness to become ASE certified.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT/BENEFITS:
Affiliation: PSE Classified Union
Contract: 199 Days with additional hours' time sheeted as needed.
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance through SEBB*
Personal Days/Sick Leave: Per PSE contract
Holidays: Up to 9 paid holidays each year. Current year paid holidays depending on start date.
Retirement: Two plan choices available with DRS, Plan 2 and 3.

START DATE:
Within two weeks of hire

Note: This is not an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment, a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

The Cle Elum-Roslyn School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Superintendent for Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance or Special Programs Director for Section 504/ADA Compliance at 4244 Bullfrog Rd, Cle Elum WA, 509-649-4850.

*Benefits through SEBB is determined by the number of hours an employee is anticipated to work during the school year. Any employee who is scheduled to work 630 hours or more in a school year (September 1 thorugh August 31) is eligible for benefits.

Contact Person: Sara Sahlinger
Phone: 509-649-4859
Email: sahlingersa@cersd.org
Location: Cle Elum, WA, United States
Application Method: Apply online https://cersd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2385
Base Pay: 26.85 - 28.60 Per Hour

Posted on January 10, 2023

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