Purpose of Job:
The purpose of this job is to perform as Mechanic within the Company. Duties and responsibilities involve all areas of vehicle maintenance diagnosis and repair on school buses, pick-up trucks, vans, tractors, forklifts, and cars owned by the Company and additional government owned vehicles. Reports to Lead Mechanic.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Diagnoses vehicle problems and performs repairs as needed in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and State and Federal regulations; performs road tests on vehicles. Inspects and repairs electrical system from front to rear. Performs engine tune-ups; troubleshoots and repairs engines; rebuilds if necessary; must be able to perform complete engine rebuilding for both gasoline and diesel engines without supervision. Inspects, services, and repairs transmissions, cooling lines and filters. Inspects, services, and repairs brake systems, air and hydraulic; inspects, services, and repairs drive train from transmission to rear axle. Inspect, services, and repairs front suspension. Inspects, services, and repairs windows and frames.
Inspects, services, and repairs wiper motors, switches, arms and blades. Checks body damage and handles some repairs. Inspects, services, and repairs cooling systems, radiator, hoses, pump and block. Answers service calls and responds to breakdowns; conducts on-site repairs when possible. Repairs carburetors and fuel problems; inspects, services, and repairs exhaust systems.
Repairs hydraulic wheel chair lifts and hydraulic lift gates; installs seat belts and harness on Special Needs buses.
Installs accessories such as radios, strobe lights, camera boxes, etc.
Prepares vehicle maintenance reports and submits to Supervisor. Reviews technical reports, vehicle maintenance manuals, electrical diagrams and meter readings to evaluate, diagnose and repair; consults with vendors concerning ordering or use of parts.
Consults with bus drivers and mechanics regarding maintenance problems/needs and advises or assists as necessary.
Performs safety inspections; assists with Michigan State Police Inspections.
Cleans shop floor, drain pan, buckets, etc.; disposes of unusable replacement parts such as batteries, brake drums, etc.; disposes of used motor oil, transmission fluid, and antifreeze. May change oil and repair or replace tires.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Purpose of Job: