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Vehicle Mechanic III (4 hours/250 days)

Franklin County Schools

Location: Rocky Mount, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: May 19, 2023
Vehicle Mechanic III (4 hours/250 days)
Franklin County Schools Rocky Mount, VA (Onsite) Full-Time
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Position Title: VEHICLE MECHANIC III Responsible To: Transportation DirectorPerformance Responsibilities:Disassemble motors and repair, adjust and replace parts; recondition and adjust ignition and carburetor systems; tune engines including injectors and generators; repair, fit and adjust valves, pistons, rings and bearings; clean, repair and replace carburetors, fuel pumps, fuel lines, gauges and electrical wiring systems. Perform major mechanical repairs; overhaul transmissions, differentials and universal joints; repair, adjust and line brakes; rebuild and replace air and hydraulic brake system components; perform front end alignment and repair. Perform mechanical repair work on school buses and other gas or diesel-powered automotive equipment; assure buses conform with established standards for passenger vehicles; complete related maintenance records. Inspect and diagnose mechanical defects in school buses, trucks, automobiles, vans, tractors, electric carts and other mechanical equipment; drive and test school buses and provide emergency road service to disabled District school buses and vehicles as required. Read and interpret schematics and diagrams; diagnose and repair mechanical defects in a variety of vehicles. Repair and replace alternators, generators, starters, voltage regulators, distributors and lighting systems; install a variety of parts including batteries, brake, glass and door handles. Grind valves and perform welding; rebuild equipment as needed. Operate a variety of equipment and machinery including electronic and mechanical diagnostic equipment, scopes, tire changes, grinders, lathes, emissions analyzer, steam cleaner, hoists, jacks, torches and welding equipment and a variety of power and hand tools. Conduct periodical mechanical safety checks on buses as mandated by law; test vehicles for compliance with exhaust emissions standards. Respond to service calls and perform emergency repairs as needed. Perform lubrication, oil changes, battery maintenance, tire changes and servicing of equipment. Process work orders and maintain records of time worked and materials used; recommend purchase of needed parts, supplies and tools. Maintain work area, equipment and tools in a safe, clean and orderly condition. Perform related duties as assigned.Knowledge of:Principles of gasoline and diesel-powered internal combustion engines.Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in diagnosis, repair and maintenance of motorized equipment.Shop math applicable to vehicle maintenance.Proper lifting techniques.Health and safety regulations and procedures.Use of service manuals.Ability to:Perform mechanical repair work on school buses, trucks and other gas and diesel-powered automotive equipment.Analyze combustible engine failure by using electronic test equipment.Pass required certification, comprehension and aptitude exams.Diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical malfunctions and defects.Operate shop equipment and tools including electronic testing equipment, welders, and lathes.Make major and minor repairs.Read and use mechanical diagrams, repair manuals, and parts catalogues.Maintain routine records.Plan and organize work.Understand and follow oral and written directions.Work cooperatively with others.Lift heavy objects.Observe legal and defensive driving practices.Minimum Qualifications:High school diploma or GEDCertificate or demonstrated progress toward obtaining a GED as required by Kentucky law and two years experience in general automotive repair.Licenses and Other Requirements:Valid Kentucky Commercial driver's license; course work toward ASE CertificationTerms of Employment:Salary and work year to be established by the board of education.Evaluation:Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of board policy for classified personnel.
Recommended Skills
• Automotive Industry
• Batteries
• Commercial Driver's License (Cdl)
• Defensive Driving
• Differentials
• Fuel Pumps
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