Bus/Fleet Mechanic and Bus Driver

Posted: Continuous 2012-01-20
Closes: 03/15/2012
Bus garage

Position Title:  Bus/Fleet Mechanic and Bus Driver

Department/Building:  Transportation

Reports To:  Director of Transportation

Start Date:  May 1, 2012

Deadline:  March 15, 2012



Under the direction and supervision of the Transportation Director, the person in this position is responsible for general mechanical and/or vehicle/bus maintenance and repairs.


Health Insurance

Dental/Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Paid Vacation & Holidays

Participation in IMRF Pension System



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Certification or diploma from a mechanic or technical school that provides training in vehicle repair preferred but not required depending on previous mechanic experience.  Diesel diagnostic and technical experience required.  In addition, previous experience as a school bus driver preferred.



Must possess a valid CDL license and a safe driving record.  Must possess or be able to obtain a school bus permit.



  • General mechanical and/or vehicle maintenance skills, i.e. welding, soldering, use of acetylene torch, and power/pneumatic tools. Some heavy lifting is required.
  • Previous experience as a bus/fleet mechanic strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience as a school bus driver preferred but not required.
  • Diesel engine training/experience required.
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification preferred.
  • Needs to have/use own basic hand tools needed for the job, i.e. socket set, screw drivers, pliers, wrenches, tool box, etc.
  • Possess common sense, problem-solving skills and reasoning ability to appropriately deal with day to day maintenance/repair of the district fleet.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues that supports a cooperative work environment.  Must have effective and positive communication skills.
  • Remain knowledgeable of technical developments in the field including seminars, workshops, mechanic classes.
  • Ability to drive a variety of equipment including tractors, buses, light trucks.
  • Computerized diagnostic training or experience required.
  • Computer knowledge for processing work orders, and for accessing district emails/information.
  • Ability to update and maintain fleet repair and maintenance records.
  • Responsible for parts inventory and ordering of parts and supplies.
  • Responsible for the fleet biannual safety inspection by the state.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized and safe work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, speak, and listen.  In addition the employee is required to bend, twist, reach and climb.  Some heavy lifting is required.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, peripheral and distant vision.  Must be able to drive and repair district vehicles.

The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet/moderate to loud.  The employee may occasionally be required to interact with the public and other staff.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of co-workers and transportation staff.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by (an) individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities related to the position.  This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity and School Board Policy and procedures.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.




Township High School District 113

1040 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL 60035
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