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Transportation Mechanic Team Leader

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Date: Nov 24, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Transportation Mechanic Team LeaderJobID: 46725
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Crafts, Trades & Custodians/Transportation Mechanic - All Levels
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Butler Motor Pool Bus Repair
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Butler Motor Pool Southwest
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  • Transportation Mechanic Team Leader-TS0215.pdf
POSITION TITLE: Transportation Mechanic Team Leader


Job Code: TS0215



Job Family – Transportation

JOB SUMMARY: Assigns and schedules work according to load. Creates documentation and communicates with supervisors on a daily basis. Trains and assists mechanics on methods for diagnosing and repairing vehicles and equipment. Schedules or assigns work to mechanics, PM mechanics, or other maintenance shop personnel. Coordinates and/or transports vehicles to outside service for repairs, as needed.


List most important duties first
  1. Reads and interprets Daily Vehicle Condition reports (DVCs) and/or repair orders; communicates with supervisors and/or drivers for clarification of problems. Establishes work priorities at a shift level; distributes, tracks, and ensures work is performed in accordance with guidelines. Leads shift to perform above standards and inform management of fleet status. Tracks workflow in shop at a shift level using the SAP system and updates work orders as jobs change status. Completes paperwork associated with repairing vehicles, documents parts, usage, and accounts for applied times (work order times versus time card times).
  2. Diagnoses vehicle repair needs using engine analyzers/laptop and other automotive electronic diagnostic equipment. Operates all district vehicles to include but not limited to, buses, light fleet vehicles and all industrial equipment. Performs engine rebuilds and diesel fuel system diagnosis. Diagnoses, repairs, and adjusts all types of mechanical systems and assists in the training and development of shop personnel. Follows all HISD safety policies and procedures.
  3. Repairs and/or replaces brakes, engines, transmissions, clutches, rear axle assemblies, suspension and steering components, radiators, air conditioners, carburetors, fuel pumps, exhaust systems, vehicle electrical systems, and other components on gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. Performs detailed electronic engine and drive train diagnosis using handheld scanners and laptop computers.
  4. Operates special shop equipment such as disc and drum brake lathes, front end alignment machines, tire mounting equipment, A/C recovery system, state inspection equipment, and IC/CAT/Ford software systems on laptops and handheld scanners.
  5. Operates service vehicles to include tire truck, service truck and heavy wrecker as required. Performs maintenance work on road service calls including general towing, extrication, recoveries, and accidents, jump starting batteries, changing flat tires, fuel delivery, and general trouble-shooting of disabled vehicles.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: PeopleSoft, SAP, HTML, Microsoft Office, CAD, Chancery Office Equipment (Computer, Copier), Power Tools (radial saw, reciprocating saw, drill, pheunomatic hammer), Hand Tools (hammer, shovel, screwdriver), Vehicles 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: Work Leadership. Regularly provides project management or team leadership to a group of two or more employees, but does not have formal supervisory responsibility. Leading and directing typically involves monitoring work and providing guidance on escalated issues. Most of work time is spent performing many of same duties they are leading.

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 both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

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: Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow-up. May handle escalated issues passed on from coworkers or subordinates.

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

Job Segment: ERP, Developer, Manager, SAP, PeopleSoft, Technology, Management

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