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Associate Transportation Mechanic

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Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Associate Transportation Mechanic JobID: 47690
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POSITION TITLE: Associate Transportation Mechanic


Job Code: TS0125



Job Family – Transportation

JOB SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, performs detailed inspections and fluid services on school buses, heavy and light fleet vehicles. May perform a variety of repairs on vehicles and equipment. Provides training to Helpers. Follows all HISD safety policies and procedures.


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  1. Performs inspections and fluid services on school buses and light fleet vehicles as determined by the PMI schedules of the fleet. Performs repairs identified through scheduled services.
  2. Performs maintenance, runs inspections and conducts diagnostic tests. Repairs a variety of vehicles and equipment, such as wiper blades, bulbs, missing screws, safety equipment, and all mirrors and brackets.
  3. Performs minor vehicle repair needs using engine analyzers and other automotive diagnostic equipment.
  4. Operates all district vehicles to include but not limited to: buses, light fleet vehicles and all industrial equipment including bulldozers, road graders, boom and bucket trucks, forklifts, backhoes, bobcats, trailers, generators, dump trucks, box trucks, flatbeds, rollers, trailers, and air compressors.
  5. Performs inventory services, parts pickup, state inspections, and annual inspections. Performs preventive maintenance inspection on undercarriage, engine and electrical, services (filters, transmission, etc.), and appearance.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

WORK EXPERIENCE: Less than 6 months

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier), Hand tools (e.g., hammer, shovel, screwdriver), Power tools (e.g., radial saw, reciprocating saw, drill, pheunomatic hammer), Vehicles (e.g., automobile, truck, tractor, forklift) Must obtain a Class B CDL with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement within 90 days from time of hire and maintain throughout the length of employment, A/C recovery Certification, ASE Certification.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an "as needed" basis.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on routine matters affecting few individuals and usually within the confines of the job's own department. Specific job activities and results are typically reviewed closely. There are limited requirements for developing new ideas or changes in methods, procedures or services.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Follows rules and procedures. Decisions can have minimal or no impact to HISD. Errors can be readily detected, usually by the employee, and, if made, would result in minor expense for correction.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Basic communication - very little communication required such as receiving basic instructions. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and co-workers in own department.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noise, chemicals, etc. Ability to carry and/or lift 45 pounds or more.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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