Transportation Mechanic Expert

Houston Independent School District (HISD)
Published
July 30, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

Position Type:
Crafts, Trades and Custodians/Transportation Mechanic - All Levels

Date Posted:
2/23/2022

Location:
Transportation

Date Available:
03/10/2022

Closing Date:
04/29/2022

Location:

Area:

Job Category:

Central Distribution & Maint.

Northwest

Drivers & Transportation

Job Code:

Contract Type:

Months:

30003874

None

12M

Salary Minimum:

Salary Midpoint:

Salary Maximum (Depending on Experience):

$38,042

$48,503

$58,964

POSITION TITLE: Transportation Mechanic Expert

CONTRACT LENGTH: 12M

DATE: 04/30/09

DATE OF LAST REVISION: 02/25/20

JOB CODE: TS0195 SAP 30003874

PAY GRADE: 25

FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: NE

Job Family - Transportation

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs random quality control and inspections on PMIs for all fleet vehicles and school buses. Inspects vendor repairs and PDI ( Pre-Delivery Inspects ) buses to ensure quality control. Trains mechanics and other shop personnel on vehicle repairs and ensures proper PM methods are being performed. Assists in testing of new parts and repair methods for the HISD fleet. Provides updates on new model requirements for integration into the PMI process.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

List most important duties first

1. Performs random inspections of PMIs and PMI repairs to help ensure the safety and reliability of the HISD school bus and vehicle fleet. Works with the associate transportation mechanics on training in new areas and consistent inspections for safety and reliability of the school buses. Develops training information for the PMI techs and performs training, as needed at all locations.

2. Generates reports of conditions found during inspections and notifies supervisors of significant problems promptly. Reports PMI inspections to the Senior Manager of Fleet Operations and warranty administrator to ensure proper operations.

3. Assists in training mechanics on the proper repair of brakes (both Hydraulic and air), engines, transmissions, suspension, steering components, radiators, air conditioning systems, fuel injection systems, vehicle electronic systems, and other components on gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and buses. Perform weekly updates on diagnostic equipment.

4. Assists in the testing of new repair methods and testing and reporting of data on part failures. Inspects and reports failure problems in the fleet and performs failure studies with the warranty administrator. Collects and reports to the Senior manager of Fleet Operations to assist decision making for new part specifications.

5. Assists Shop in a triage capacity to alleviate backlogs and perform in-field diagnostics.

6. Assists with the random inspections of vendor repairs and works with vendors and Warranty Rep to ensure proper repairs of fleet vehicles.

7. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

High School Diploma or GED

Trade school or Community College certificate preferred.

WORK EXPERIENCE

3 to 5 years

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION

SAP, Microsoft Office Office equipment; All Shop Equipment; Vehicles (e.g., automobile, truck, tractor, forklift) Must provide own hand tools Must obtain a Class B CDL with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement within 90 days from time of hire and maintain throughout the length of employment. A/C recovery Certification is required within 90 days from time of hire. Current ASE /TASBT or Manufacturers Master Technician Certification preferred

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT

Work involves the application of moderately complex procedures and tasks that are quite varied. Independent judgment is often required to select and apply the most appropriate of available resources. Ongoing supervision is provided on an "as needed" basis.

BUDGET AUTHORITY

No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS

Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS

Information sharing - gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instructions and reporting results. Interactions are mostly with customers, own supervisor and coworkers in own and other departments.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS

Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow-up. May handle escalated issues passed on from coworkers or subordinates.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Work involves frequent exposure to unpleasant elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, loud noise, chemicals, etc. Ability to carry and/or lift 45 pounds or more.

Attachment(s):

  • Transportation Mechanic Expert - TS0195 (rev 2.25.20).pdf
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