Bus Mechanic ($1,500 sign on bonus for a certified mechanic)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-585790
    • Job Location: Hopkins, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 11, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Overview:


The Blake Bus Mechanic is responsible for Blake’s bus maintenance program. This includes vehicle repair, preventative inspections, pre-trip inspection training, parts purchasing, service coordination with vendors, and daily entry of maintenance data into database.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Service school bus fleet with mechanical repair and replacement of parts.

  • Purchase school bus parts to adequately supply needed repairs. Maintain on-hand parts and equipment as needed.

  • Coordinate and transport school buses for repair to and from vendor locations. Record all maintenance-related repairs and inspections of bus fleet into Blake’s maintenance system.

  • Perform periodic inspections on buses as directed.

  • Train and evaluate transportation team members on proper school bus pre-trip inspection procedures and techniques.

  • Provide emergency backup bus driving services on an on-call basis.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor of Transportation.

Experience and Skills:

Position Criteria:


  • Strong knowledge of large diesel engine mechanics and repair technique. Experience working with school buses preferred.

  • Licensed school bus driver - MN Class B (including passenger and school bus endorsements)

  • One to three years, CDL-qualified driving experience (school bus driving experience preferred)

  • Basic understanding of MN school bus compliance standards - pre- inspection guidelines preferred.

  • Strong ability to align priorities and produce quality work under pressure.

  • Strong, mechanical problem-solving skills.

  • Basic computer knowledge skills including experience with Windows, Microsoft Office suite, data entry and 10 Key.