• Assistant Head Mechanic/Bus Driver

  • Position Title: Assistant Head Mechanic Reports to: Director of Transportation Function: To assist in maintaining a safe, compliant, and economical fleet in order to provide efficient transportation services for the District. Salary & Benefits: Hourly wage is $19.14 per hour (subject to change per the collective bargaining agreement) Benefits include health, life, and vision insurance; Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) contribution; Paid sick time and personal time. Type of Employment: Full-time Terms of Employment: Hours per day: 8 hours with ½ hour non-paid lunch 12 month employment Terms of Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board of Education’s policy FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Required Qualifications: The individual employed for this position must possess and maintain the following qualifications: Education, Experience & Certification Requirements ? High school graduate or equivalent. ? Minimum of two (2) years successful mechanical experience is preferred. ? Valid ASE Certification or equivalent. (preferred) ? Valid State of Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) class B, passenger endorsement and school bus endorsement. Physical Requirements ? Ability to exert up to 125 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 80 pounds of force frequently. ? Ability to work climbing in, on, and around engine compartment. ? Ability to work eight (8) hours per day. Knowledge & Skills ? Knowledge of standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment of the trade. ? Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. ? Ability to read and interpret shop and technical manuals related to the assignments. ? Ability to organize and prioritize activities. ? Ability to work effectively as part of a team. ? Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Duties & Essential Job Functions: The job responsibilities for this position of Assistant Head Mechanic for Jacksonville School District #117 are listed below. ? Assist with scheduled vehicle inspections as required including under the hood inspections. ? Perform general and major repairs to buses, automobiles, and other equipment as assigned including: bulbs/bulb fixtures, switches, instrumentation, wiring, exhaust, tires, batteries, fan, pump, alternator, replacement belts, hoses, brakes, seat repair, all mechanical adjustments. ? Perform preventative maintenance including servicing the vehicles (oil changes, grease, cleaning, power washing, and maintain a written service plan and schedule.) ? Operate standard testing machines and welding equipment. ? Perform on-call emergency roadside repairs as required. ? Transport students and drive regular school bus routes as needed and as assigned. ? Maintain proficiency in vehicle repair techniques. ? Maintain garage area and grounds in a clean and orderly condition. ? Prepare all required reports and maintain all appropriate records. ? Exhibit support for the District’s vision, mission, goals, and objectives. ? Demonstrate initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities. ? Provide for a safe and secure workplace. ? Model and maintain high ethical standards. ? Follow attendance, punctuality, and proper dress rules. ? Maintain confidentiality regarding school matters. ? Maintain positive relationships with staff and vendors. ? Participate in workshops and training sessions as required. ? Communicate effectively with staff and vendors. ? Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events. ? Respond to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner. ? Follow all School Board policies, rules, and regulations. ? Exhibit interpersonal skills to work as an effective team member ? Perform other duties as assigned. Physical Requirements: While performing job, employee is required to: (F = Frequently, O = Occasionally, S = Seldom) Climb Ladders S Kneel F Lift/Carry > 50 lbs. F Push/Pull > 50 lbs. F Talk F Climb Stairs F Lift/Carry under 10 lbs. F Push/Pull under 10 lbs. F See F Twist F Crawl F Lift/Carry 10-25 lbs. F Push/Pull 10-25 lbs. F Squat F Walk F Hear F Lift/Carry 25-50 lbs. F Push/Pull 25-50 lbs. F Stoop/Bend F Calendar/Work Schedule and Compensation: Annual Calendar: 12 Month Calendar Compensation: ___ Paid per the Contractual Agreement with the JEA (salaried) ___ Paid per the Contractual Agreement with the JISPA (hourly) Paid per the Contractual Agreement with the DUSA (hourly) _X_ Paid per the Contractual Agreement with the Bus Drivers (hourly) ___ Paid per the Contractual Agreement with the Custodians/Maintenance (hourly) _ Regionally-competitive salary (not paid per a collectively-bargained contractual agreement) Classification: ___ Administrative ___ Supervisory _ Confidential (non-certified, not covered under a Contractual Agreement) ___ Certified (covered under the Contractual Agreement with JEA) ___ Non-Certified (covered under the Contractual Agreement with JISPA) ___ Non-Certified (covered under the Contractual Agreement with DUSA) __X Non-Certified (covered under the Contractual Agreement with Bus Drivers) ___ Non-Certified (covered under the Contractual Agreement with Custodians/Maintenance) FLSA Status: X Non-Exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act ___ Exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act