Lead Vehicle Mechanic (8.0 hrs/day; 261 days/year)

Daviess County School District - Owensboro, Kentucky 42304
July 28, 2020
Job Class Description: LEAD VEHICLE MECHANIC
Class Code: 7914
Supervisory Responsibilities: NONE
Position Type: FULL-TIME
FLSA Classification: NON-EXEMPT
Location: TRANSPORTATION-FLEET                                   MAINTENANCE
Commensurate with salary range on the DCPS Salary Schedule for class code 7914
Hours Per Day: 8.0
Contracted Days: 261 days/year
· Any combination equivalent to:  high school diploma, G.E.D. Certificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a G.E.D. as required by Kentucky law and two-years of experience in general automotive repair.
· Valid Kentucky Commercial Class B Driver’s License
· Ability to successfully perform all duties of Vehicle Mechanic I and II
Knowledge of:
· Methods, equipment and materials used in mechanical maintenance and repair.
· Operation and use of hand and power tools and equipment used in gasoline and diesel engine repair and the repair and maintenance related parts and equipment.
· Principles of internal combustion engines.
· Rules and regulations of the State related to pupil transportation.
· Applicable health and safety laws, regulations and procedures.
· Principles and practices of supervision and training.
· Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
· Inventory methods and practices.
· Proper lifting techniques.
· Record-keeping techniques.
· Shop mathematics.
· Basic computer skills including use of mouse and keyboard to navigate computer, e-mail, and websites.
Job Summary:
Perform repair, maintenance and overhaul of gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, brakes and clutches in District vehicles including buses, passenger vehicles, trucks and grounds and maintenance equipment; train, prioritize, plan, assign and review the work of assigned mechanics and maintenance personnel; prepare and maintain related records.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
· Effectively train, prioritize, plan, assign and review the work of assigned mechanics and maintenance personnel with little to no direction to meet schedules and timelines.
· Prepare and maintain related records and reports.
· Read, interpret, apply and explain mechanical and electrical diagrams, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
· Perform journey-level diagnosis, repair, maintenance and overhaul of gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, rear ends, starters, generators, brakes, clutches, carburetors, electrical assemblies and other mechanical assemblies.
· Determine priority of mechanical work to be performed; organize, lay out, assign and review work to be performed by mechanics; assign and review work of community service workers, summer helpers and other maintenance personnel as assigned.
· Coordinate with other maintenance personnel for scheduling service and repair of District maintenance vehicles.
· Initiate with vendors and interview sales people concerning sources and cost of materials, supplies and equipment.
· Operate a microcomputer as required; prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports including equipment, vehicle, tool and supply inventories, vehicle inspection reports,  bus status reports, emission control records, and preventive maintenance reports and schedules for buses, vehicles, carts and engines at District sites as assigned.
· Inspect buses and other automotive vehicles to assure compliance with health and safety standards and regulations; use diagnostic equipment to evaluate operation and repair of engines and electrical and automotive systems and equipment.
· Inspect, adjust and reline brakes; balance and align wheels; change oil and rotate tires; fit pistons and rings and calibrate engine parts to meet established specifications.
· Perform road tests to evaluate malfunctions, needed repairs or repairs performed.
· Estimate time and material costs needed to repair and maintain engines, parts and minor body and fender repairs.
· Operate engine and electrical diagnostic equipment, microcomputer, ARC and gas welders, soldering gun, air jacks, fork lift, engine hoists, grinders, steam cleaner, high pressure washer, meters, gauges, hydraulic press, drill press, and a variety of power and hand tools.
· Operate tools and equipment used in the skilled diagnosis and repair of internal combustion engines and related equipment.
· Prepare and maintain records of safety inspections conducted on student transportation vehicles as assigned; maintain records of work performed including hours and materials purchased and used.
· Assist other maintenance personnel as assigned.
· Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
· Understand and follow oral and written directions.
· Work cooperatively with others.
· Safely lift heavy objects using proper lifting techniques.
· Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
· Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
· Follow oral and written directions effectively
· Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
· Demonstrate loyalty and dedication to the purpose and goals of the Daviess County Public Schools.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Location, duties, responsibilities may be altered to meet the needs of the district.
Successful completion of post-offer, pre-employment screenings are required as a contingency of employment.
Contracts are with the district of Daviess County Public Schools-not with individual locations. Location assignments are subject to change.
1.       Support employee with year-to-year contract
2.       Participates in Kentucky Retirement System (KRS)