Worcester Public Schools

Worcester, MA


Job Description




This position will report directly to the Fleet Service Manager. The School Bus Mechanic will perform all related maintenance duties, including but not limited to inspecting, diagnosing, repairing and servicing mechanical issues on Worcester Public Schools operated school buses and equipment and other district vehicles. Supervise and maintain Worcester Public Schools school buses and other district vehicles at or above safety standards as established by the Registry of Motor Vehicles for school buses. Work will be performed in compliance with established safety procedures and meeting or exceeding industry-estimated times as established by the manufacturer.


• Diagnoses malfunctions and performs vehicle repairs (e.g. adjust/test steering, electrical, cooling, lubricating, braking systems, drive trains, suspensions, power steering units, clutches, transmissions and oil, temperature, gas regulating components, etc.) and related assigned duties within qualification level, in accordance with all relevant Federal, State and local guidelines and requirements

• Follows prescribed preventative maintenance procedures on all vehicles

• Operates gas and arc welding equipment to repair cracks in body components and frames

• Performs body and fender work, including spray-painting exterior and interior finishes

• Responds to school bus driver needs and maintains a positive working relationship with Transportation Department employees

• Promotes high standards of safety. Maintains a safe, clean, productive and efficient work area including ensuring work area is in compliance with all relevant Federal, State and local guidelines and requirements

• Identifies and reports any additional maintenance and/or repairs found necessary in conducting assigned repairs and maintenance including repairs and maintenance required to be performed by Technicians with a higher qualification level

• Records time spent, parts used and repairs and/or maintenance conducted on appropriate forms and software programs

• Must be able to troubleshoot complex issues on cameras, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and two way radios related to hardware wiring, and other plug and play troubleshooting

• Ensures that all Worcester Public Schools school buses are properly prepared for the periodic Registry of Motor Vehicles school bus safety inspections

• Performs road calls and on-the-road repairs as necessary

• Parking lot and garage maintenance/snow removal

•Performs other job duties as assigned

Mandatory Requirements:

• Minimum of five years Medium/Heavy fleet mechanic repair experience

• Technical knowledge of major vehicle systems and diesel/gasoline equipment

• Knowledge of automotive trade practices, tools, and equipment

• Knowledge of construction and operation of automotive electrical systems and internal combustion engines

• Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary precautions required to work around, in and under vehicles or to work with petroleum-based chemicals, solvents and exhaust fumes

• Ability to locate and repair defects in automotive vehicles and equipment

• Ability to use tools and operate diagnostic and power equipment employed in the repair and adjustment of engines and components

• Ability to perform diagnostic and mechanical repair work without direct supervision in the shop or in the field

• Ability to use welding and other shop equipment such as lathes and grinders

• Ability to change and repair tires

• Ability to work independently within a prescribed budget.

• Must pass DOT pre-employment physical, drug screen and fingerprint background check

• Valid applicable state license (Class A or B CDL with no airbrake restriction)

Preferred Qualifications:

• ASE Certification

Workday and Year:

• 52 weeks/ 8 hours per day with flexibility for overtime hours. Non-Represented.

• This is a twelve-month position.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. Employee is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SALARY: $33.29 hourly

TO APPLY: Any person interested in this position must submit a resume, cover letter at

This deadline date does not preclude further advertisement or recruitment

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Salary:$33.29 Per Hour

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of
race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender
identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability,
pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The
Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full
range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more
information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the
Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609,

Job Requirements

TO APPLY: Any person interested in this position must submit a resume, cover letter at

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions

This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.


Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.

Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)


Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?

Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)


Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee?
If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.


Contact Information

Yelitza Garcia, Transportation Personnel Supervisor
60 Freemont Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01603
Phone: 508-799-3195
Fax: 508-799-8215
Email: [email protected]


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