CL10571: Mechanic Shop Foreman - Transportation

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  • Kennewick,WA United States
  • Apr 11, 2019
Full time

Job Description

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE KENNEWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT ONLINE AT WWW.CHOOSEKENNEWICK.COM #10571: Mechanic Foreman Posting Dates: 03/21/2019 - 04/05/2019 (Or Until Filled) Location: Transportation Department Hours: 8 hours per day, 260 days per year Reports To: Director of Transportation Salary: $60,846 - $70,767 DOE This is an off-schedule, non-bargaining position. The of Mechanic Foreman entails keeping the district’s cars, buses and other vehicles in operating order and in Washington State Patrol compliance. include mechanic recruitment, selection, training, monitoring, supervising and evaluating. The employee shall facilitate good working relationships among all transportation staff. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT * High school diploma or equivalent. * Five years’ experience as a journey level automotive diesel mechanic in an automobile/truck or bus maintenance facility. * Must present transcripts of highest level of education within thirty (30) days of hire, if applicable. * Must have a valid Washington driver’s license and personal transportation covered with a current insurance policy. * Must provide a Driver Abstract, indicating a clean driving record. * Valid Washington State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or ability to obtain one within ninety (90) days. This includes CDL Class B with P and S endorsements and brake restriction removed. * Possess or be willing to receive First Aid/CPR training and certification. * Must be able to meet the Physical Demands of the position. * Must be able to perform the essential functions of the with or without reasonable accommodation. * Completion of Safe Schools Web Based Training within thirty (30) days of hire and yearly thereafter. * Must pass a background check, which includes employee paid fingerprinting. REQUIRED * Demonstrated ability to read and interpret road and street maps. * Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions in order to evaluate budget, order parts and participate in bids. * Skill in effective training techniques * Knowledge of safety standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations and specifications related to school buses and all other types of vehicle equipment. Evidence of ability to assess and correct issues involving safety. * Evidence of ability to maintain accurate records. * Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with school and central office personnel and vendors. * Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence. * Evidence of ability to be flexible to changes in assignments or situations. * Evidence of ability to organize activities, set priorities and follow instructions. * Evaluations and recommendations that support character and work ethic. * Excellent attendance, punctuality, dependability, self-disciplined, and a self-starter. * Must uphold board policies and follow administrative procedures. * Must take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities. * Must attend in-service trainings or other meetings as required, as well as attend any training as directed by management. * Evidence of ability to establish and maintain a tactful, cooperative and effective relationship with students, parents, staff, fellow employees and management. * Evidence of ability to approach assigned work in a professional manner, working toward the common goal of teamwork, pride in service delivery and continuous improvement * Must demonstrate sufficient command of the English language to communicate verbally and in writing with students, parents, district staff members and other concerned people regarding all aspects of their job related activities. * Must be able to use computer programs and various software to maintain records and inventory, enter timecard information and read and respond to email. PREFERRED * Knowledge of electronic scan tools for auto and bus troubleshooting. * Troubleshooting skills with laptop, using manufacturer’s software versions. * Certified in A/C repair and handling of Freon. * ASA certification. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESONSIBILITIES Essential duties and include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed, while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. * Manage a preventative maintenance programs on all vehicles to assure high standards of safety and to keep all vehicles in top operating condition. Manage, train and work with shop personnel in diagnosing malfunctions, determining repairs, service and maintenance requirements, and repairing or adjusting equipment for proper operation. * Manage and work with shop personnel in welding operations, brake and electrical systems, overhaul and rebuild of diesel and gasoline engines, hydraulic motors, transmissions, differentials and other components, assemblies and systems. Manage and work with shop personnel on tow truck operation and use. * Develop and monitor the vehicle maintenance budget in conjunction with the Director of Transportation. * Utilize credit card purchasing (P-card) from invoicing through final statement * Order and oversee parts, materials and supplies required for proper maintenance of uses, related equipment and shop facilities. Meet with vendors via appointments. * Coordinate maintenance activities with transportation operations to insure that the bus fleet is ready at all times to meet operational needs. Coordinate mechanics and bus replacements during breakdowns. * Write bus specifications and recommend to the Director of Transportation. Coordinate implementation of new state specifications. * Manage software updates and renewals for troubleshooting (Cummins, IH, Allison and ABS Systems, Bendix and Wabasto). * Prioritize and process repair orders, assign work, inspect and verify completed work. Control parts inventory and accounting. Maintain adequate and accurate inventory, working with the transportation secretary. * Understand and execute state bus inspection criteria. Ability to maintain fleet to meet the annual required state patrol inspections. * Manage bid process and purchases by meeting necessary specifications for motor pool fleet. * Evaluate needs and recommend purchase of new or replacement shop equipment, machines, tools and related items. Develop shop policies and procedures. Coordinate surplus of old parts/equipment as necessary * Promote high standards of safety and good housekeeping methods in all work connected areas and provide safety training annually. Maintain MSDS information. Review safety and maintenance records and make recommendations for changes that improve safety performance and economy of operation. * Assist in the recruitment, screening, and training of mechanic personnel. Provide performance evaluation and recommend disciplinary action for vehicle maintenance personnel. * Review time cards and absence report forms of mechanic personnel. Track absences and shop operation, including road calls, via reports. Review with driver trainer repairs that may be driver related. * Arrange for bids from local commercial shops for repairs which exceed the capability of the district garage. Assist in evaluating bids and recommend awards to the lowest bidder who will best serve the needs of the district. * Develop personal and shop objectives annually. * Maintain effective communications among shop personnel and between the shop and the transportation operations personnel. * Assume full responsibility for vehicle maintenance activities during the absence of the Director of Transportation. * Take calls after hours and on weekends from drivers and other districts regarding bus issues. * Perform other duties as assigned. * Performs all duties of the within the scope of Kennewick School District policies and procedures, including regular attendance and punctuality. * Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Mobility: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is sometimes required to sit, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. * Senses: The employee is often required to listen to slight variations in pitch, amplitude, and frequency. The employee must be able to communicate effectively in person, over the telephone, and by using the district radio communications system. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. * Lifting: The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Physical Hazards: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; in outside weather conditions; and may be exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee will occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may on occasion be loud and require hearing protection. Kennewick School District’s Non-Discrimination Policy The Kennewick School District provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or use of trained dog, guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights & Equity: Douglas Christensen- (509) ###-#### ( Section 504, Title IX Jack Anderson- (509) ###-#### ( This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in all education programs and/or extra-curricular school activities in the Kennewick School District. Applicants: Inquiries regarding compliance procedures or requests for reasonable accommodation may be directed to the School District’s Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources or the Classified Human Resources Manager. Doug Christensen, Asst. Supt of Human Resources (509)###-#### Certificated ADA Betsy Dickinson, Classified Human Resources Manager (509)###-#### Classified ADA Kennewick School District 1000 W 4th Avenue Kennewick, WA 99336

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