Ensure the safe and continuous operation of the Midland Public
Schools motorized fleet. Develop and coordinate a preventive
maintenance plan and also assess and analyze problems that occur
as part of the daily operation of the District's vehicles. The
head mechanic supervises and prioritizes the maintenance and
emergency repair work conducted by the mechanical staff to ensure
effective and reliable service.
Master Mechanics license in automotive and
heavy truck repair (
obtain within first 90 days of employment).
Minimum of five years of successful experience
as a licensed mechanic.
Experience as a repair shop manager
Knowledge of public school transportation
operations is desirable.
Capable of performing all functions of a
Skilled in body and paint repair.
Must have basic computer skills (email,
Microsoft Office or similar application).
Maintains commercial driver license (CDL) with
endorsements to drive a school bus and tow truck.
Holds safety of students, as well as
employees, as the highest priority.
Develops and monitors preventive maintenance
Orders replacement parts and is responsible
for the stockroom and the parts inventory.
Uses purchasing card, assigns account numbers
to purchases with online account management system, balances
monthly statements, prepares requisitions for purchase
Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships with staff, vendors, and members of the
Prepares technical specifications for vehicle
and equipment replacement.
Schedules mechanical staff to ensure efficient
operation of the bus garage.
Works with other departments to ensure the
smooth operation of the entire district.
Knowledgeable in Federal, State of Michigan,
and local Board of Education policies and procedures as they
relate to public school transportation.
Reports to the Transportation Manager and the
Associate Superintendent for Finance, Facilities and
Serve on District committees as
(Internal candidates: Please feel free to complete the
shorter internal application if you have access to a
networked school computer, otherwise, the detailed application
will be necessary.)
When applying for a position with the Midland Public Schools,
interested candidates must complete an application in order to be
considered an official applicant.
To complete the application process,
you will need to complete the online application at
www.mps.k12.mi.us. Your application will be retained in
active status for one school year. If your qualifications
meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a
possible interview. Please do not send paper documents!
When completing your application, you will submit your
documents electronically. If you cannot upload your
documents, be prepared to provide this information should you be
called for an interview. Note: You assure that we have a
complete record of your candidacy if you upload all materials
yourself. Thank you for your interest in the Midland Public