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. Troubleshoots and repairs engines.
Inspects and repairs wiper motors, switches, arms and blades. Answers service calls and responds to breakdowns; conducts on-site repairs when possible. Inspects 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, GPS tracking devices, 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.