Aug 26, 2022

Transportation Mechanic A - TR2118

  • TrulyHired
  • Kent, WA, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

This position is 8 hours per day, 12 months per year. This posting has been reopened and will be open until filled. If you have already applied, you do not need to submit another application.


The person in this position performs work in the repair, diagnosis, service, and maintenance of gas, diesel, CNG and electric school buses and related vehicular equipment under the direction of the Transportation Lead Mechanic, and through the Transportation Shop Supervisor to the Director of Transportation.

  • Diagnoses and repairs mechanical, electrical, and engine defects in buses and other automotive equipment.
  • Overhauls and rebuilds engines, transmissions, differentials, air and hydraulic brake systems, and other major components by repair and replacement of parts.
  • Repairs and rebuilds generators, alternators, and all other electrical components utilizing testing devices and machine equipment as required.
  • Performs general tune-ups, utilizing diagnostic equipment.
  • Makes minor roadside repairs as required, or tows disabled vehicles to the maintenance shop.
  • Repairs and replaces seats, glass, sheet metal, latches, and other body components and assemblies.
  • Changes oil and filters, installs anti-freeze and snow chains, repairs tires, adjusts brakes, lubricates chassis wheel bearing and other assemblies as required.
  • Performs all required preventative maintenance and regular bus safety inspections.
  • Operates all equipment and machines required for performing repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.
  • Assists in cleaning and organizing of the shop, parts room and other rooms in the maintenance facility.
  • Completes vehicle maintenance forms and records such as work orders, stock records, computer cork sheets, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


May perform repairs and service on small engines such as lawn mowers, edgers, and related equipment.

Serves as member of the equipment maintenance and repair team of the district; performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position as assigned.


Knowledge of fundamental principles involving the internal working of gas and diesel engines.

Knowledge, skill, and ability in diagnosis and appropriate repair of vehicles.

Knowledge of vehicle parts.

Develop and maintain skills necessary to perform work in the areas of bus/vehicle maintenance.

Ability to read and follow vehicle repair manuals.

Ability to maintain accurate parts records.

Ability to demonstrate the safe operation of shop equipment.

Ability to use proper tools

Ability to operate or learn the appropriate computer software for the shop.

Acquire knowledge of school bus specifications.

Acquire knowledge of and stay current with Washington State Patrol inspection procedures/

Maintain current knowledge and skills on equipment and methods.

Must be in good physical condition.

Ability to do some heavy lifting.

Ability to understand and follow directions.

Ability to work cooperatively with other employees as a team member.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to maintain a clean, orderly work environment.

Ability to stay organized.

Application Procedure: Complete the online application at Submitting your online application ensure immediate availability of your data to our hiring administrators. Be sure to download, complete and mail the required documents needed to complete your online application (this can be found under "Downloads" within your online application). Follow the instructions to apply for a specific position. (This includes all current employees and substitutes.) Hiring administrators consider only those applicants with complete applications. Your online application, all supporting documents and required District Testing (if applicable-see job posting) must be submitted by the closing date for an applicant to be considered for a position. If you need assistance with this process, please contact Human Resources at 253.373.7000.


Reports to the transportation shop lead mechanic and interacts daily with other transportation department staff.


The work is performed in a shop environment subjecting the employee to dirt, grease, loud noise, and the hazards of working around motorized and electrical equipment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must demonstrate a successful level of the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

Knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment of the automotive and mechanical trades.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with vehicle maintenance or repair and of relevant safety standards and precautions.

Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems relating to the safe and effective operation of gasoline, diesel, CNG and electric vehicles and equipment.

Licensing and Certification

Valid Washington State driver's license.


Education and Experience:

High school graduation or General Education Degree (G.E.D.)

Must have completed a recognized apprenticeship as an automotive mechanic, or full journeyman status as an automotive mechanic (preferably with school buses or equivalent equipment), or a minimum of four years applicable work experience at journeyman level, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. May substitute up to two years of experience for each year of successful completion at an approved vocational technical institution or apprenticeship program.

Valid Washington State driver's license

Pass background check

Obtain Class B CDL and D.O.T. physical

First Aid/CPR training


Evaluation responsibilities are assigned to the transportation shop supervisor.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:1
Job Categories :Career Education > Industrial Mechanics
Support Staff > Maintenance
Support Staff > Transportation
Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Rosa Cabrera
  • 12033 SE 256th St.
  • Kent,Washington 98030
  • Phone: (253) 373-7434
  • Email: click here

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