Title: Garage Manager
Reports to: Transportation Director
To keep the district’s cars and busses in a state of operating excellence that they present no problems or interruptions to the educational program
· Plans and coordinates the work of skilled and semiskilled subordinates engaged in the repair, maintenance, and modification of automotive/bus equipment; establishes work schedules and adjusts schedules to satisfy higher priority requirements due to equipment failures, weather, and other factors
· Supervises and evaluates the work of a subordinate staff; effectively recommends personnel actions related to selection, performance, levels of absence, grievances, work schedules and assignments, disciplinary procedures, and administers personnel and related policies and procedures.
· Provides automotive/bus technical assistance and advice to subordinates and drivers
· Checks progress of assignments performed by subordinates, verifying adherence to assignment requirements, and determining quality of work performed by assigned personnel, such as road testing of vehicles
· Ensures the maintenance of central repair shop facilities and equipment; assures proper utilization, good housekeeping and adherence to safety regulations.
· Determines proper and efficient usage of parts, materials, equipment, hand and power tools by subordinates in the performance of their assignments.
· Selects and orders required parts, materials and supplies in accordance with established purchasing procedures. Determines and recommends additional equipment and tools requirements for assigned area.
· Prepares complete, accurate and timely reports, records and logs.
· Establishes an efficient and effective system of routine automotive maintenance and preventive care
· Maintains a valid commercial drivers’ license
· Maintains/tracks fleet operations using Fleet Vision© electronic system
· Establishes and/or maintains metrics relating to shop activity, costs, parts usage, reliability, etc. in an accurate and timely manner
· As needed:
o Performs at the level of a skilled mechanic in servicing and repairing school buses, trucks, and passenger cars operated by the school district.
o Diagnoses and repairs deficiencies in vehicles, including such tasks as repairing and rebuilding brakes, ignition, and carburetor systems; tuning motors; grinding valves; performing repair work on electrical motors, automotive accessories, repairing and replacing seat covers and other equipment; rendering service to vehicles disabled off site; and performing related work as required.
o Inspects all vehicles serviced to identify, repair and/or report any defects and deficiencies affecting operational readiness. Ensures any vehicle deemed unsafe to operate is withheld from further service until such defects causing the unsafe condition are corrected.
o Inspects all vehicles serviced to identify and report indications of possible equipment abuse, misuse or other inappropriate operation or maintenance.
o Assists drivers in the identification and performance of operator-level vehicle inspections and service.
· Maintains required confidentiality.
· Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance.
· Attends and participates in professional training opportunities as requested by supervisor.
· Develops and maintains current knowledge of technological improvements and changes.
· Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
· A high school diploma or equivalent
· Possession or immediate eligibility for a Georgia Commercial Driver’s License
· Completion of a formal comprehensive course in automotive and truck repair and three years of full-time experience as a mechanic; or
Ten years of proven experience as a mechanic with at least one year of that experience working full-time with commercial transportation vehicles other than passenger cars
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
- Three years supervisory experience
- ASE certification as a Master School Bus Technician
- Previous computer experience, specifically, with Fleet Vision©
- Experience in developing and analyzing Fleet metrics
Mental/Physical Demands: Requires the ability to maintain emotional control under stress. Requires lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling up to 50 lbs and other routine physical activities
Terms of Employment: 230 days per year
Salary: 32,274 - 38,088