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Auto Mechanic Technician

Humble Independent School District Humble ,TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: life_insurance, medical, vision, 401k, dental
Job Description

The Shop Technician is responsible for the performance of directed and necessary repairs and upkeep of district fleet vehicles as outlined. Works on projects assigned, following established procedures.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Current ASE/TASBT Master Technician Certification preferred
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B
  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining state bus driver's certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to diagnose mechanical problems and perform repairs with general supervision
  • Ability to operate equipment and tools involved in vehicle repair
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and vehicle parts

Experience:

  • Preference of five-(5) years auto/truck maintenance and repair experience
  • Current training on auto/truck maintenance and repair systems

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Maintenance and Repairs

  1. Demonstrates diagnostic potential on vehicles for the purpose of determining needed repairs and/or replacements while capable of performing these repairs and/or replacements and instructing others in the performance of the same. Including but not limited to, vehicle electrical systems, auto/bus air conditioning, brake systems (air hydraulic, hydro-vac) engine maintenance and overhaul (gas/diesel) automatic and standard transmissions, suspension and drive train components.
  2. Assists Lead Technician in implementing shop procedures and policies through example and instruction to others.
  3. Perform mechanical and electrical repairs as needed.
  4. Help lead technicians complete minor and major repairs.
  5. Perform additional "specialty" duties as assigned, including but not limited to, paint and body repair, vehicle tire maintenance and repair, gasoline and diesel repair, transmission repair
  6. Service vehicles according to the established preventive maintenance schedule. Rotate and balance tires; change oil and filters; lubricate vehicle parts; inspect and replace hoses, belts, mirrors, lamps; and maintain all fluid levels.
  7. Maintain accurate, updated records of preventive maintenance.
  8. Inspect vehicles and evaluate the condition of systems, equipment, accessories, and lights; service as needed.
  9. Demonstrate the process of preventive maintenance and visual inspections to mechanic helpers.
  10. Perform preventive maintenance; including bleeding of air tanks, on shop equipment according to established schedules.

Safety

  1. Operate tools, equipment, and machinery according to prescribed safety procedures.
  2. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting, climbing, etc.
  3. Correct unsafe conditions in the work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to the supervisor immediately.
  4. Assist in maintaining the shop, equipment, and tools in safe operating condition.
  5. Performs and assumes the responsibility of shop supervision and operation, including opening and closing facility in the absence of the Lead Technician, or as assigned.

Other

  1. Maintain accurate records of time and materials required to perform repairs and service.
  2. Operate buses, drives bus route in an emergency situation if needed, and other vehicles as needed.
  3. 18. Work irregular hours as needed.
  4. 19. Perform other duties as assigned.

Equipment Used:

Automotive diagnostic equipment, wheel balancing equipment, tire repairing equipment, small hand tools, drill, drill press, grinder, air-powered tools, welding torch, torque wrench, jack, lift equipment, and operation and repair of school buses and district vehicles. This list is not inclusive and may be modified to fit the job assigned.

Working Conditions Physical Demands for Technicians:

  1. Requires on a daily basis: standing 5-7 hours, walking 1-4 hours, forward bending or stooping 1-3 hours, trunk rotation up to one hour, sitting or lying on back 1 to 3 hours, squatting or kneeling 1 to 3 hours, climbing or crawling up to an hour.
  2. Requires us of senses: vision is used constantly, hearing is used constantly, and feel is essential to most functions.
  3. Requires the use of hands and feet as follows: Bilateral hand/arm use from 3 to 7 hours per day, reaching from floor to 60 inches above the floor while standing, reaching forward up to 36 inches for tools or parts, unilateral arm use both left and right up to 30 inches from the body, use of feet for driving and road testing buses.
  4. Requires the use of hand power tools weighing from 1 to 38 pounds, exertion of force by pushing or pulling on tools up to 80 pounds, the occasional force on tools up to 145 pounds pulling on a ratchet, occasionally requires climbing and working on a ladder up to 12 feet.
  5. Requires lifting and carrying as follows: lifting, holding, and using tools weighing up to 40 pounds; lifting and carrying parts up to 50 pounds up to 200 feet; lifting, with assistance, parts weighing up to 220 pounds.
  6. Requires pushing and pulling as follows: pushing and pulling open bus hoods approximately 70 pounds of force, pulling or pushing carts and wheels requiring approximately 100 pounds of force pushing and pulling wrenches requiring up to 145 pounds of force.
  7. Requires work in environments where there is exposure to vibration from the use of power tools, noise, artificial light, ambient (outdoor) temperatures, dampness and humidity, toxic chemicals, exhaust fumes, gasoline, and diesel fuel and chemical solvents.
  8. Operates a school district vehicle daily. Must get in and out 10 to 20 times.

Essential Functions

  • Standing Side Bending Overhead Reaching
  • Walking Bilateral Reaching Use of Senses
  • Lifting/Carrying Gross/Fine Manipulation Sitting
  • Pushing/Pulling Stooping/Bending Lying on Back
  • Kneeling/Squatting Forward Reaching Hand-eye-foot Coordination
Company Description
The Humble Independent School District's purpose, in partnership with families and community, is to develop each child intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically, and socially so that all students are life-long learners, complex thinkers, responsible global citizens, and effective communicators.

We envision schools where students and staff are enthusiastically engaged in learning within local and virtual environments. We see schools that encourage collaboration and cultivate a sense of belonging. We see learning standards that are rigorous and relevant. We see learning standards that inspire creativity and problem-solving. Ultimately, we see schools that prepare students for many paths and that empower them with skills to successfully live in a rapidly changing world.

Humble Independent School District

The Humble Independent School District's purpose, in partnership with families and community, is to develop each child intellectually, artistically, emotionally, physically, and socially so that all students are life-long learners, complex thinkers, responsible global citizens, and effective communicators. We envision schools where students and staff are enthusiastically engaged in learning within local and virtual environments. We see schools that encourage collaboration and cultivate a sense of belonging. We see learning standards that are rigorous and relevant. We see learning standards that inspire creativity and problem-solving. Ultimately, we see schools that prepare students for many paths and that empower them with skills to successfully live in a rapidly changing world.

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