Aug 26, 2022

Head Mechanic

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

Job Description

Job Title:

Head Mechanic

Closing Date:

Open until filled, consideration given before April 30, 2022

Job Number:



21-22 School Year




8 hours per day

Opening Date:

March 29, 2021


$31.80- $33.44/hour

Our District:

The Sultan School District is one of the larger geographical school districts in the Puget Sound area, consisting of approximately 325 square miles. Sultan School District has approximately 2,000 students enrolled K-12. Students are currently served by two elementary schools, a middle school, a high school and an alternative high school; and the Sno-Isle Skills Center, a cooperative vocational technical school.

Our Community:

Located northeast of Seattle (seven miles east of Monroe) or about 20 minutes from the Woodinville area, Sultan is surrounded by a beautiful environmental setting. Our "backyard" is the scenic Skykomish River and Cascade Mountains. Sultan School District includes the community of Sultan, Startup, and Gold Bar. Students from Index attend Sultan High School.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should apply through our web-based application program and upload the required supporting documents at Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of application addressing the qualifications and requirements of the position
  • A current resume
  • Two or more letters of recommendation (including current or former supervisors)
  • Three or more confidential reference forms which will be completed electronically by your references
  • High School Diploma
  • Note: Current district employees need to submit only a letter of application on-line using the internal application process.
  • Questions? Contact Cyd Leahy in Human Resources, 360-793-9800, 514 4th Street, Sultan, WA 98294

The Head Mechanic is responsible for maintaining the district's cars, buses, and other rolling stock in such a state of operating readiness that supports no disruptions to the educational program; manage operation of the bus garage; communicating with the Transportation Supervisor so that decisions are made in a collaborative manner; maintaining accurate records of shop operation; and financially operating within the shop budget as set by the Transportation Supervisor.

Job Functions
  • Assign work on an equitable basis
  • Schedules, organizes, prioritizes, and reviews work assignments to assure timely and effective completion
  • Communicate information from the supervisor to the individual department staff
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all required documentation/paperwork
  • Provide orientation for new employees of the department
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

This list of essential job functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Depending upon individual assignment, the employee may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties:
  • Assist in the scheduling of mechanics work hours to produce the most productive, cost-effective maintenance program possible
  • Assign tasks for the day according to priority and assure that condemnable defects are corrected in a timely manner
  • Distribute all necessary paperwork to mechanics affiliated with the days work to assure proper time utilization
  • Assure that mechanics are provided vehicle parts in a timely manner keeping "down time" to a minimum
  • Maintain accurate inventory of all parts on a computerized maintenance program or as directed by the Transportation Supervisor
  • Reconcile all invoices for accuracy and legitimate purchases
  • Promote and maintain high standard of safety and good housekeeping methods in all work connected areas
  • Troubleshoot equipment and computer program errors as needed
  • Process recalls and warranty work
  • Maintain a current authorization to transport students in a school bus
  • Perform or assist in collision investigations
  • Fill in as a substitute bus driver on trips and routes when assigned
  • Enter data into computer program for parts, inventory, work orders, reports, and fuel
  • Establish an effective and efficient system of routine maintenance and preventative care
  • Assure that the fleet is maintained in a state of readiness and that out-of-service does not exceed 10% but with a goal of 0%
  • Assist in recruitment, screening, training, and evaluation of shop employees
  • Maintain and verify timesheets and vacation schedules
  • Assure that hazardous materials are dealt with properly in accordance with applicable laws
  • Maintain accurate written records as to the disposal of hazardous waste
  • Assure that purchased parts are of acceptable quality and at the best price available.

Skills and Requirements:
  • Ability to maintain updated knowledge on school policies and procedures that affect this position
  • Ability to comfortably and safely lift, move, or carry objects in excess of forty (40) pounds
  • Ability to work well under pressure and have the capability of processing information in a timely manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively communicate vehicles out-of-service with dispatch
  • Ability to stay informed on new techniques, procedures, and laws that will affect shop operation
  • Ability to manage the shop in a safe, cost-effective manner
  • Ability to diagnose problems on all rolling stock
  • Ability to weld with both gas and electric welders
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively
  • Ability to operate a PC, navigate various forms of software and be knowledgeable of Windows Office products
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to perform maintenance and repair on all district vehicles
  • Ability to understand and maintain drivers' work orders, maintenance logs, and other related transportation records
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical problems and make repairs

  • Ability to utilize electronic testing equipment to diagnose equipment problems
  • Ability to interpret and follow wiring schematics
  • Ability to perform collision investigations as needed
  • Ability to plan and schedule repair work from written instructions, schematics, plans, and oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work with dispatch in assigning spare buses
  • Skills is gasoline and diesel engine diagnosis and repairs

Special Requirements:
  • Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with applicable endorsements to obtain a School Bus Driver authorization from the Superintendent of Public Instruction (have or obtain within 75 days of hire date)
  • ASE Certified Preferred
  • Valid 1st Aid/CPR Card (obtain within 60 days of hire date - district provided)
  • Successful Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility in compliance with the Immigrations Reform and Control Act
  • Pass the appropriate Safe Schools courses

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee is exposed to diesel, gas, and welding fumes, dust, chemicals, oil, grease, and high temperatures (i.e., running engines), constant pushing, pulling, bending, lifting, squatting, running, and climbing. The employee will work in all types of inclement weather. Constant alertness and safety awareness is required. The employee may experience frequent interruptions. A great deal of energy and flexibility working in a fast-paced shop is required. The noise level in the work environment may be high when working with power tools and running engines. This list of working conditions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Bilingual Candidates (English/Spanish encouraged to apply)

CONDITIONS: EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. The preceding lists of positions functions, qualifications and requirements are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires all employees of Washington public school districts to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment unless a documented medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated currently means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.

Immigration Reform and Control Act Requirement:

The recommended applicant, if not a current employee, will be required to complete an INS I-9 form and must provide proof of employment eligibility.

Disclosure Statement and Background Check

Pursuant to Chapter 43.43, Washington Laws of 1990, the recommended applicant will be required to complete a disclosure form indicating whether he/she has been convicted of crimes against persons listed in the law. In addition, a background check, based on fingerprints, will be requested from the Washington State Patrol.

The Sultan School District #311 is an equal opportunity employer. The district complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the District Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 Coordinator, 514 4th ST, Sultan, WA 98294. Federal/State Criminal History Background Clearance will be required at applicant's expense (employment status contingent on verification). The Sultan School District requires any employee hired in a position requiring a CDL to undergo a drug test as part of the employment process. Satisfactory completion of such a test is a condition

of employment.

Applicants are hereby notified that the Sultan School District is a weapon and drug-free work environment.

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

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Cyd Leahy
  • 514 4th St.
  • Sultan,Washington 98294
  • Phone: (360) 793-9800
  • Email: click here

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