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 Bus Shop Mechanic - Bryant, Arkansas, United States

Job information
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Service/Skilled - Technician
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: BnTeXxon8rRe2xclP3aFzx3yP40TYh / Latpro-3780051 
Date posted: Mar-21-2021
State, Zip: Arkansas, 72022


Bus Shop Mechanic

The Bryant School District has an opening for a bus shop mechanic position. 

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel or gasoline engines.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
• Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition.
• Use handtools such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, and precision instruments, as well as power tools such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, and jacks and hoists.
• Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment.
• Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
• Fuel buses and other school vehicles.
• Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
• Test drive trucks, buses, and other vehicles to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
• Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
• Attach test instruments to equipment, and read dials and gauges to diagnose malfunctions.
• Rebuild gas or diesel engines.
• Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
• Inspect, test, and listen to defective equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test instruments such as handheld computers, chassis charts, and pressure gauges.
• Recondition and replace parts, pistons, bearings, gears, and valves.
• Rewire ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels.
• Specialize in repairing and maintaining parts of the engine, such as fuel injection systems.
• Inspect, repair, and maintain automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery such as pumps and compressors.
• Install or repair accessories.
• Disassemble and overhaul internal combustion engines, pumps, generators, transmissions, clutches, and differential units.
• Diagnose and repair vehicle heating and cooling systems.
• Repair or adjust seats, doors, or windows.
• Adjust or repair computer controlled exhaust emissions devices.
• Maintain or repair vehicles with alternative fuel systems.
• Serve as district bus driver on routes as needed.
• Weld and fabricate metal as required.
• Perform painting and minor body work as required.
• Maintain/repair the following systems:
a. Exhaust systems
b. Electrical systems
c. Safety equipment
d. Radio and video systems
e. Heat/A-C systems
• Perform tire repairs including mounting new tires.
• Report suspected bullying to building principal or designee as required by Arkansas law and district policies.
• Report to the proper authorities any cases of suspected child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
• Adhere to all policies of the District.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Transportation Director or Assistant Transportation Director.

Competency Statement(s)
• Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
• Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
• Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
• Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
• Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
• Loyal - The trait of feeling a sense of duty to the employer.

• Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
• Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
• Punctuality - Ability to report to work on time on a day-to-day basis.
• Regular attendance - Exhibiting regular attendance in order to perform duties in a satisfactory manner.
• Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
• Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
• Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
• Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
• Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.


Education: Evidence of training in diesel mechanics (such as technical school certificate or other training evidence). High school diploma or equivalent, required.: Required

Experience: Previous experience as a gas and diesel mechanic preferred.

Computer Skills: Shall be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency with computers and programs associated with the position.

Certifications & Licenses: Diesel engine certification preferred.

Other Requirements:

1. Valid AR Commercial Driver's License with AR School Bus Passenger Endorsement and Air Brakes Endorsement.
2. Successful completion of pre-employment background checks.
3. Appropriate personal and professional conduct at all times while around students and other staff members.
4. Up to date physical examination and DOT drug screening on file.

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