Orient School District
P.O. Box 1419 Orient WA 99160 • 509-684-6873 • Fax: 509-684-3469
Bus Mechanic Job Description
Closing Date: May 11, 2012 or until filled
Reports To: Transportation Supervisor/Principal
Hours Per Day: 4, Shift times may vary due to need
Days Per Year: 190
Salary: As per salary guide in PSE/District Agreement
of Position: Maintain District’s bus fleet, car, van, pickup and other
equipment used to run and maintain the school grounds.
Orient School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a Drug
Free Workplace. Equal opportunity shall be provided without
discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, national origin,
age, sex, marital status or qualified individuals with disabilities. As
an employer with an Affirmative Action Program, we comply with
government regulations, including Affirmative Action responsibilities,
where they apply.
1. Diagnose and repair mechanical, electrical, and engine defects in buses and other automotive equipment.
2. Replace and/or overhaul engines, transmissions, differentials, brake systems, and other major components.
Repair, rebuild or replace generators, alternators, and all other
electrical components utilizing testing devices and equipment as
4. Perform general tune-ups utilizing diagnostic equipment and diagnosis of diesel equipment.
5. Repair and replace seats, glass, sheet metal, latches, and other body components and assemblies.
Change oil and filters, install antifreeze and snow chains,
adjust brakes, lubricate chassis, wheel bearings and other assemblies
as required. Perform all required preventative maintenance and regular
bus safety inspections as established by the Transportation Supervisor.
Including: Verify operational safety of equipment and devices such as
brakes, clutches, lights, mirrors, glass, fire extinguishers, first-aid
kits, highway warning kits, horn, warning lights and buzzers, emergency
exits, wipers, signs, tires, etc; Minor repairs, including replacing
lights, spark plugs, ignition parts, latches and switches as required.
Responsible for cleaning and organization of the shop, parts
room, and other maintenance facilities as established by the
8. Complete vehicle maintenance forms and records; i.e., work orders, stock records, etc.
9. Drive school bus routes in situations involving emergency or personnel shortage.
10. Must be able to work independently and under the direction of the supervisor.
11. Perform other duties as required by the Transportation Supervisor or Principal.
1. Required to possess or be able to get appropriate ASE certification or equivalent.
Must possess, or be able to get, appropriate Washington State
driver’s license with the commercial driver’s license endorsement
required for Orient school bus drivers.
3. Must possess, or be able to get, a Washington State School Bus Driver’s Authorization.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an automotive
mechanic, or full journeyman status as an automotive mechanic, or a
minimum four years applicable work experience, or any equivalent
combination of experience and training. Selection panel will determine
5. Strong trouble-shooting skills and techniques.
Prefer thorough knowledge of, and ability to perform, required
maintenance for school buses and other district vehicles. This
maintenance will comply with guidelines as established by the
Washington State Patrol.
7. Ability to operate
lubrication equipment, battery charger, compression gauges, torque
wrenches, welding (acetylene and arc) equipment, grinder, reamers,
timing lights, drills, presses, air wrenches, and other tools and
equipment as required in the performance of assigned duties.
8. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate successfully and positively with public, staff, and students.
The prospective employee, upon the offer of employment, will be
subject to the mandatory drug and alcohol testing required for all
employees who perform safety sensitive functions in their positions.
Failure to pass the test will allow the district to withdraw the offer
of employment. Once employed, random drug-testing will occur.
An offer of employment is subject to approval by the Board of
Directors. An employee, when hired, must complete a fingerprint check
by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and a background check by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
11. Be in
good physical condition since some heavy lifting is required.
Successful candidate may be required to have a physical examination.
12. Flexibility in hours may be required depending on work load or need to respond to emergencies/
13. Prefer that the sucessful candidate reside in the Orient School District, but not necessary.
To apply for this position applicants need to complete and send in the following:
District Application Form
Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form
Send to: Tara Holmes, Principal
Orient School District No. 65
P.O. Box 1419
Orient WA 99160