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Transportation Mechanic Supervisor


An employee in this class oversees the activities of the mechanics in the operation, repair and maintenance of the vehicles in the school transportation program. The work is performed in compliance with established maintenance practices and policies. The employee in this class is expected to resolve problems independently. Any errors made by this employee may result in unsafe buses and endanger students. The employee receives general supervision. The employee supervises mechanics, scheduling assignments and prioritizing work.



Schedules and assigns work to be done to other employees in the garage.

Provides on the job instruction of repair and service practices for other employees.

Participates in the screening, selection and discipline of garage employees.

Tests and inspects completed work of other mechanics to assure compliance with safety and quality standards.

Performs a variety of highly skilled automotive repair tasks.

Maintains or oversees the maintenance of all or some portion of record keeping and reporting necessary to the transportation programs.

Processes material and supply purchases.

Investigates and reports accidents in which school transportation equipment is involved.

Performs North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles required inspection of buses and other school-owned vehicles.

Performs other related work as required.



Graduation from high school and 1 to 2 years of training or experience in repair and maintenance of automotive equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.



Appropriate North Carolina driver's license for the weight and type of vehicles operated as required by the Department of Motor Vehicles.



Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and machinery including trucks, wreckers, tire changing machines, hydraulic lifts, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of 50 to 100 pounds.

Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics of data, people or things.

Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, logs, lists, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, lists, etc. using prescribed formats.

Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.



Thorough knowledge of school bus and vehicles operation and maintenance.

Thorough knowledge of the operating principles of internal combustion engines and other mechanical components of school buses and service vehicles.

Thorough knowledge of the tools and equipment used in vehicular repair shops.

Ability to diagnose the causes of improperly operating electrical and generating systems of automotive vehicles and to make necessary repairs.

Ability to comprehend and apply North Carolina Inspection Law.

Ability to direct work of mechanics.


REPORTS TO:     Director of Transportation

FSLA STATUS:    Non-Exempt


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.