Reports to: Transportation Supervisor
Job Objectives: Provides technical expertise and manual skill in the inspection, servicing, and repair of district vehicles. Note: Substitute driving duties may be assigned (see bus driver job description for additional information).
- High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary training or work experience in commercial vehicle maintenance procedures is required. ASE certified.
- Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
- A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
- Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
- Ability to interpret and comply with safety regulations and environmental laws.
- Bookkeeping skill and the ability to compute mathematical data accurately.
- Effective presentation skills and ability to train drivers.
- Holds or is qualified to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a proper school bus endorsement. Meets all prerequisite and ongoing qualifications to be covered by the district’s insurance carrier.
- Meets all bus driver minimum qualifications when physically qualified.
- Available to respond to service emergencies.
Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities. A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.
- Manages the district’s ongoing vehicle maintenance program. Keeps current with local, state, and federal school bus regulations revisions. Keeps the transportation supervisor informed about emerging issues.
- Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
- Promotes a professional image of the school district. Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
- Learns the operating and maintenance procedures for all district vehicles.
- Monitors and complies with safety regulations and environmental laws.
- Maintains an inventory of essential supplies needed to maintain fleet readiness.
- Inspects, services, repairs and/or rebuilds equipment. Performs preventive maintenance activities (e.g., changes oil, replaces filters, lubricates fittings, etc.).
- Teaches bus drivers how to recognize problems before they result in an equipment malfunction. Encourages drivers to ask questions and offer suggestions.
- Inspects and tests vehicles to ensure safety. Reports irregularities and equipment abuse to the transportation supervisor.
- Makes road calls when vehicles become disabled.
- Secures and evaluates work performed by outside contractors.
- Keeps the transportation supervisor informed about work progress. Maintains repair logs, safety inspection records, etc. Itemizes repair costs for each vehicle. Approves invoices for payment. Ensures that reports are submitted on time.
- Recommends procedures to effectively deal with emergency repairs.
- Coordinates and participates in Ohio State Highway Patrol annual bus inspections.
- Helps the transportation supervisor develop short/long-range maintenance plans.
- Prepares an annual equipment inventory.
- Recommends the replacement of equipment necessary to ensure fleet effectiveness.
- Helps prepare competitive bid specifications (e.g., insurance, bus purchases, shop equipment, supplies, etc.).
- Picks-up and delivers equipment, materials, and other supplies as directed.
- Reports vandalism and other related concerns to an administrator.
- Promptly reports all injuries that require medical attention to a supervisor.
- Acts responsibly to protect school property. Takes appropriate action during adverse weather conditions. Secures the transportation facility at the end of the workday. Responds to transportation emergencies as needed.
- Helps deal with unexpected circumstances or pressing district needs as directed.
- Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety. Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.). Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
- Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
- Keeps current and shares knowledge about advances in equipment technology.
- Respects personal privacy. Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
- Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
- Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
- Maintains a professional appearance. Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
- Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
- Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.
Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.
- Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
- Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
- Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
- Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
- Completes paperwork accurately. Verifies and correctly enters data.
- Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.
Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:
- Duties that require balancing, bending, climbing, crouching, kneeling, reaching, standing, working at various heights, and in confined spaces.
- Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
- Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
- Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
- Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
- Duties that require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
- Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
- Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
- Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, and odors.
- Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
- Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.
Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.
The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.