Aug 26, 2022

Mechanic III

  • TrulyHired
  • Liberty, MO, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Full Time / 12 Month

Transportation Mechanic III

The job of Transportation Mechanic III is done for the purpose/s of providing mechanic services with specific responsibility for identifying repair and/or replacement needs; performing repairs and preventive maintenance; ensuring completion of projects in accordance with trade standards; providing information on the proper uses of equipment; assisting other mechanics and ensuring that tools and materials are available at job site.

This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: Transportation Mechanic III demonstrates the ability to diagnose and repair or replace systems failures, assist other mechanics in diagnosing complex breakdowns, and helps instruct driving techniques to bus drivers to ensure maximal bus lifespan.

This job reports to the Transportation Shop Supervisor.

Other Functions

Assists with instructing driving techniques to bus drivers for the purpose of ensuring maximal bus lifespan.

Assists mechanics I and II with complex diagnosis of vehicle malfunctions for the purpose of determining vehicle repairs needed.

Attends unit in-service and safety meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

Diagnoses complex vehicle malfunctions independently and prioritizes safe versus unsafe work needing to be done for the purpose of determining needed vehicle repairs and/or replacements and time considerations.

Fabricates parts, if needed, for the purpose of providing items necessary for repairs.

Inspects assigned vehicles, buses and other district vehicles, (e.g. brake system, oil levels, coolant, tire pressure, wiper blades, fan belts, exterior and interior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that vehicles are in safe operating condition.

Maintains inventory for the purpose of repairing vehicles in a timely manner with quality results.

Maintains tools, equipment and a clean shop area for the purpose of ensuring the availability of tools/equipment and safety within the workspace.

Maintains records of repairs, etc. for the purpose of documenting required information and meeting regulatory requirements.

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Performs routine vehicle preventive maintenance (e.g. oil change, tire rotation, s/c brake check, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicles in a safe operating condition and meeting mandated requirements.

Prepares written materials (e.g. repair and maintenance logs, parts lists, warranty claims, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and meeting mandated requirements.

Provides consistent interaction with students for the purpose of educating students.

Repairs complex vehicle systems and components independently (e.g. diesel/gasoline engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of vehicles in safe operating condition and resulting in 90% first time pass on Missouri Inspection record.

Responds to road calls regarding disabled vehicles for the purpose of performing emergency repair work in the field.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating school buses and/or district vehicles; operating tools/equipment used in maintenance of vehicles; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: methods of maintaining vehicles; methods of storage and removal of hazardous materials; and safety practices and procedures.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a wide variety of types of job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with interruptions.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization's services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent climbing and balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 0% sitting, 0% walking, and 0% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.


Job related experience within a specialized field is required.


High school diploma or equivalent.


Targeted, job related education with study in job-related area.

Required Testing

Drug Screen

Physical Exam

Essential Function Test

Certificates and Licenses:

Missouri Class B CDL with passenger & air brake endorsements, Missouri School Bus Permit, State Vehicle Inspector
Must be 21 years old

Continuing Educ. / Training:

Maintain Certifcate/License

Clearances: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status

Approval Date

Salary Grade

Non Exempt
Classified Z

The purpose and utilization of job descriptions in Liberty Public School District #53 are to ensure the essential functions of each position are articulated in order to create a clear understanding of job expectations for the incumbent while also providing a framework through which the recruiting, hiring, and retaining of employees may be enhanced.

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

  • Cindy Rollins
  • 8 Victory Lane
  • Liberty,Missouri 64068
  • Phone: 816-736-6704
  • Email: click here

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