Transportation Mechanic II

  • 5298 SW 53rd St, Topeka, KS 66610, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

TITLE: Transportation Mechanic II

REPORTS TO: Maintenance/Transportation Foreman and Transportation Supervisor

SUMMARY: As an outstanding member of the staff and community, provide all students with a physical learning environment that is safe, well maintained, and current while effectively managing all resources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

·         Diagnose and repair district vehicles and equipment as directed in maintenance manuals and technical publications.

·         Maintain accurate service and repair records for all vehicles and file them for future reference.

·         Assist transportation in diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing the district transportation fleet. To include: Vehicle cleaning and fueling, oil changes for fleet equipment, assisting mechanics with major repairs, preparing all fleet vehicles for annual inspection, etc.

·         Follow the district’s system for the receipt and issuance of parts and supplies and the keeping of records and inventories.

·         Maintain qualifications as a school bus driver to be available for substitute driving.          

·         Remain active in attending training sessions, classes, and meetings to become better qualified.

·         Maintain accurate and complete time sheets.

·         Follow high standards of safety and good housekeeping methods in all work areas and maintain a professional environment.

·         May operate medium and heavy automotive equipment and may be required to assist with snow removal.

·         Comply with safety procedures to reduce the potential for personal injury or damage to district equipment.

·         Knowledge and execution of principles and processes for providing customer services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

·         Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

·         Such other duties as may be assigned by the Maintenance/Transportation Foreman or the Transportation Supervisor.

·         Regular, in person, attendance and punctuality are required.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:  8 hours/day, 12 months/year

SALARY: $16.00/hour

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Maintenance/Transportation Foreman and the Transportation Supervisor.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Completion of standard high school or trade school course, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.           

·         Knowledge of standard practices, tools, and terminology of automotive diagnosis, repair, and maintenance techniques, including; electrical, electronics, small engine repair, and hydraulic and pneumatic component functions.

·         Willingness to be trained in the functions of multiple trades.

·         Ability to follow verbal and written instructions to include wiring diagrams and schematics.

·         Dependable, ability to plan and utilize time efficiently, and ability to show good judgment.

·         Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Kansas, and ability to obtain a Class B CDL with S and P endorsements within one year of hire date.

·         Ability to get along well with others and to communicate at all levels professionally and with tact.

·         Ability to provide own general hand tools.

·         Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be appropriate and acceptable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

·         Standing / walking up to 6 to 8 hours in an 8-hour workday.

·         Squatting and forward bending to perform job duties that include lifting and use of automotive equipment for 34-66% of the work shift.

·         Lifting boxes of supplies weighing up to 50 lb. from the floor to waist height at a frequency of occasional (6-33%) level for an 8-hour workday.

·         Lifting of trash containers from waist weight to 4-1/2 feet high, that weigh 60 lb.  This task is at a rare (1-5%) level for an 8-hour workday.

·         Lifting of parts for repairs within the facilities.  These parts can weigh up to 75 lb. lifts are from floor to waist height.  This task done at a rare level.

·         Overhead lifting of supplies in the storage area, items weigh from 5-20 lb.  This task is at a frequency of occasional for an 8-hour workday.

·         Carrying of supplies weighing up to 50 lb. for a distance of 50 feet.  This task is at a rare level for an 8-hour workday.

·         One handed carry of parts/supplies that weigh 45 lb. for a distance of 50 feet.  This task is at a rare level for an 8-hour workday.

·         Pushing and pulling of equipment i.e. floor jacks, hand trucks, vehicle tires, and fluid containers.   Push/pull forces range from 5-50 lb. of force, with the 50 lb. push and pulled for a distance of 100 feet.  This task is at an occasional frequency.

·         Climbing of a standard ladder for overhead/ceiling work.  This task is at a frequent (34-66%) level.                                                           

·         Elevated work with arms overhead.  This task is at an occasional level for an 8-hour work day.

·         Mechanic must be able to perform forward bending task to complete tasks throughout the workday.  The frequency of this position would be considered at an occasional level.

·         Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  The amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

·         Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

·         Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

·         Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

·         Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

·         Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Must be able to convey detailed or important spoken instruction to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.

·         Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as perceiving abnormal sounds from equipment due to malfunctions.

·         Visual Acuity--Machine Operation (including inspection), Inspection, Close Assembly, Clerical, Administrative: Work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), and using measurement devices at distances close to the eyes.

·         The worker is subject to all environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.

·         The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

·         The worker is subject to extreme heat.  Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

·         The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

·         The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

·         The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.                                               

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB

The following information describes the physical activities that are performed by the Employee during a normal workday.  The percentages of the normal workday that the physical activities are conducted are identified as follows:

  • Rarely              1-5% of an 8-hour work day
  • Occasionally    6-33% of an 8-hour work day
  • Frequently       34-66% of an 8-hour work day
  • Continuously   67-100% of an 8-hour work day

 

  • Lifts (Occasional): Lift 50 lb. from the floor to waist height
  • Lifts (Occasional): Lift 60 lb. from waist to 54 inches
  • Lifts (Rare): Lift 75 lb. from floor to waist height
  • Carry (Rare):  Carry 50 lb. for a distance of 50 feet
  • One handed carry (Rare): Carry 45 lb. for a distance of 50 feet
  • Pushing/Pull (Occasional): Push/pull 50 lb. force for a distance of 100 feet
  • Overhead lifting (Rare): Lift 20 lb. from waist to overhead
  • Ladder climb (Frequent): Climb up/down a standard ladder to perform overhead/ceiling work.
  • Elevated work (Occasional): Must be able to work with arms overhead to perform painting tasks.
  • Repeated partial squat (Occasional): Must be able to squat to perform lifts.
  • Forward bend position (Occasional): Must be in a forward bend position to be able to reach into boxes to unpack boxes.

Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.