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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Chief Mechanic

Chief Mechanic

MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

POSITION:                                   CHIEF MECHANIC

 

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR(S):  Director of Support Services; Assistant Director of Support Services

 

FLSA/CONTRACT STATUS:      Non-exempt

 

EMPLOYMENT TERM:               261 Days

 

SALARY:                                    Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8a, in accordance with Mineral County Salary   Scale, Pay Grade G, commensurate with experience and education level.

 

EVALUATION:                           Performance in this position will be evaluated annually by the Director of  Support Services or the Assistant Director of Support Services/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5314 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:                      Perform a variety of skilled tasks within the transportation department for the maintenance and repair of any vehicle within the Mineral County Board of Education’s fleet and related district facilities.

 

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains knowledge of tools necessary to conduct routine and preventative maintenance;
  • Maintains knowledge of diesel/gasoline engines;
  • Maintains knowledge of air/hydraulic brake systems;
  • Maintains knowledge of air-ride suspensions;
  • Maintains knowledge of steering and differential;
  • Maintains knowledge of transmissions;
  • Maintains knowledge of body electrical;
  • Maintains knowledge of emissions;
  • Maintains knowledge of cooling systems;
  • Maintains knowledge of fuel systems;
  • Maintains knowledge of exhaust systems;
  • Maintains knowledge of inspection process for Department of Motor Vehicle and WV Department of Education;
  • Removes and installs interior components including but not limited to dash panels and seat upholstery;
  • Reads and increases knowledge to meet changing industry standards;
  • Performs assigned tasks accurately;
  • Performs duties in full compliance with state and county requirements and Mineral County Board of Education policies;
  • Completes day-to-day repairs and major overhauls;
  • Assists in the periodic inspections of all county buses to ascertain that busses are ready for inspection by the West Virginia State Transportation Department;
  • Does annual state inspections on all other county owned vehicles;
  • Maintains positive work habits;
  • Performs duties efficiently and productively;
  • Maintains and/or upgrades skills;
  • Promotes and maintains positive pupil‑staff‑ community relations;
  • Provides effective leadership;
  • Implements a system to monitor productivity;
  • Provides effective supervision;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 4210; and
  • Performs duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor(s).

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, pursuant to WV Code §18A-2-5;
  • Meet the definition of “Qualifications" in WV Code §18A-4-8b; demonstrated competency, pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-8e (state-approved competency test), as required;
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate;
  • Demonstrates success in performing a wide variety of tasks requiring an understanding and proficiency at vehicle mechanical repair;
  • Successful experience as a diesel engine and gasoline engine mechanic;
  • Documented training as a diesel mechanic;
  • Knowledge of electronic engine/wiring analysis;
  • Must possess or commit to obtaining a Commercial Driver's License with PS Endorsement (passenger and school bus);
  • Successful experience as a mechanic; and
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.

 

“Mechanic” means a person employed to perform skilled duties independently in the maintenance and repair of automobiles, school buses, and other mechanical and mobile equipment to use in a county school system. (pursuant to WV §18A-4-8)

  • Demonstrate appropriate safety, hygiene and health standards;
  • Demonstrate safety of work area;
  • Adhere to schedules; demonstrate punctuality;
  • Be willing to be called out in emergency situations;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adjusting to change;
  • Demonstrate courtesy and tactfulness in interpersonal relations;
  • Demonstrate dependability;
  • Demonstrate understanding and implementing responsibilities;
  • Demonstrate ability to use good judgment and make good decisions;
  • Experience in repairs and maintenance of a variety of vehicles both gasoline and diesel;
  • Knowledge of tools required;
  • Experience in operating hydraulic lifts;
  • Possess and maintain a WV CDL license with passenger and school bus endorsement;
  • Ability to write reports and complete work orders consistent with the duties;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, staff, general public and inspectors;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret schematics of various vehicle systems;
  • Ability to define problems, collect, review and analyze data; establish and draw conclusions
  • Ability to apply manufacturers’, inspectors’, or administrators’ recommendations;
  • Ability to perform duties in full compliance with state and county requirements;
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure consistent with the duties of this position;
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations consistent with this position;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists in dealing with this position;
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form consistent with this position;
  • Ability to accurately perform assigned tasks;
  • Ability to perform duties in full compliance with state and county requirements and MCBOE policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, pull, push, grasp, climb, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift and move up to 75 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities are required by this position which include but are not limited to ability to adjust and focus, read handwritten or typed material. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and staff members.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work surface includes concrete floors with below surface pits for maintenance work involving the under-carriage of vehicles. The work environment includes close quarters of vehicle interiors and under vehicle hoods. The temperature can range from below freezing to 90oF when vehicles are stranded in inclement weather due to mechanical failures or road conditions. The work surface can be wet and slippery. The noise level in the work environment is moderate loud to very loud (70-112 dB).

 

 

The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

 

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