Aug 26, 2022

Vehicle Mechanic I (8.0 hrs/day; 261 days/year)

  • TrulyHired
  • Owensboro, KY, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description


Job Class Description: VEHICLE MECHANIC I

Class Code: 7916


Supervisory Responsibilities: NONE

Position Type: FULL-TIME

FLSA Classification: NON-EXEMPT




Commensurate with salary range on the DCPS Salary Schedule for class code 7916

Hours Per Day: 8.0

Contracted Days: 261 days/year


• Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma, G.E.D. Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as required by Kentucky law and one-year experience in general automotive repair.
• Valid Kentucky Commercial Class B Driver's License

Knowledge of:
• Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in basic diagnosis, repair and maintenance of motorized equipment.
• Shop math applicable to vehicle maintenance.
• Proper lifting techniques.
• Health and safety regulations and procedures.
• Use of service manuals.
• Basic computer skills including use of mouse and keyboard to navigate computer, e-mail, and websites.


Job Summary:

Perform mechanical repair work, including preventative maintenance on school buses, trucks and other gas and diesel powered automotive equipment as assigned.

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
• Perform basic mechanical repair work on school buses and other gas or diesel-powered automotive equipment; assure buses conform to established standards for passenger vehicles; complete and maintain related maintenance records.
• Inspect mechanical defects in school buses, trucks, automobiles, vans, tractors, electric carts and other mechanical equipment as assigned; drive and test school buses and provide emergency road service to disabled District school buses and vehicles as assigned.
• Disassemble motors and repair, adjust and replace parts; recondition and adjust ignition and carburetor systems; repair, fit and adjust valves, pistons, rings and bearings; clean, repair and replace carburetors, fuel pumps, fuel lines, gauges and electrical wiring systems.
• Repair and replace alternators, generators, starters, voltage regulators, distributors, and lighting systems; install a variety of parts including batteries, brakes, glass and door handles.
• Grind valves and perform welding; rebuild equipment as needed.
• Repair and replace heating and ventilation systems on District vehicles; repair and maintain exhaust and fuel systems.
• Operate a variety of equipment and machinery including electronic and mechanical diagnostic equipment, scopes, tire changers, grinders, lathes, emissions analyzer, steam cleaner, hoists, jacks, torches and welding equipment and a variety of power and hand tools.
• Perform preventative maintenance including lubrication, oil changes, battery maintenance, tire changes and servicing of equipment.
• Assist in starting buses as needed; assist other mechanics as directed; assist in inventory maintenance as required.
• Complete work orders and maintain records of time worked and materials used; recommend purchase of needed parts, supplies and tools.
• Maintain work area, equipment and tools in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
• Read and use mechanical diagrams, repair manuals and parts catalogue.
• Plan and organize work.
• Understand and follow oral and written directions.
• Work cooperatively with others.
• Safely lift heavy objects using proper lifting techniques.
• Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Follow oral and written directions effectively
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
• Demonstrate loyalty and dedication to the purpose and goals of the Daviess County Public Schools.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Location, duties, responsibilities may be altered to meet the needs of the district.

Successful completion of post-offer, pre-employment screenings are required as a contingency of employment.

Contracts are with the district of Daviess County Public Schools-not with individual locations. Location assignments are subject to change.


1. Support employee with year-to-year contract

2. Participates in Kentucky Retirement System (KRS)

  • Position Type:Full-time
Job Category :Career Education > Industrial Mechanics
Contact Information

  • HR Admin
  • PO Box 21510
  • Owensboro,Kentucky 42304
  • Phone: (270) 852-7000
  • Email: click here

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