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Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collabo School Bus Mechanic in West Springfield, Massachusetts

SCHOOL BUS MECHANIC Job Description Responsibilities: Diagnose, remove, and assemble body and chassis components from any vehicle; clean, inspect, rebuild, and assemble new or original parts; reinstall components and make necessary adjustments. Diagnose potential vehicle malfunctions (e.g. using computer diagnostic equipment, etc.) for the purpose of determining needed repairs and/or replacement. Inspect, clean, adjust, tighten, and or repair minor items such as lights, bulbs, lenses, reflectors. Repair items such as kingpins, springs, shocks, leaf springs, spring pins. Perform tune-ups. Replace and repair brakes, steering repairs, electrical repairs, air conditioning, and heat repairs. Replace or repair minor body parts, floors, fenders, and dents. Service buses for maintenance. Perform minor repairs as requested on daily vehicle inspection reports in a timely fashion. Tire repairs; lube oil and filter changes; minor electrical repairs (bulbs, flashers, fuses); mirror replacement; minor road service; service fuels and fluids. Maintain maintenance and repair computer and paper records on vehicles as may be required. Performs tire work (e.g. changing, balancing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring all buses and equipment are operating on safe tires. Responds to emergency situations during and outside regular work hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns, including emergency breakdowns and service, snow removal, general property maintenance, etc. Service buses and transportation equipment for the purpose of ensuring it is maintained in a safe operating condition and scheduled preventative maintenance is performed. Substitute as a bus driver when needed for the purpose of ensuring a qualified person is able to run the bus on the route. Train mechanic helpers for the purpose of helping them learn the correct and safe way to repair and maintain vehicles. Transport various items (e.g. tools, equipment, supplies, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of materials required at job site. Perform snow removal and general property maintenance, which may occur outside the regularly scheduled work hours. Assist in the starting of vehicles during winter months. Schedule and coordinate warranty service on appropriate vehicles. Be \"on call\" outside of regular work hours as necessary for emergency breakdowns and service, as well as snow removal and general property maintenance. Inspect and repair vehicles prior to Registry of Motor Vehicle inspections. Maintain inventory of parts and supplies. Job Requirements Requirements: Has or able to obtain a CDL license with School Bus Endorsement Knowledge of Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles school bus safety inspection procedure Demonstrated success in performing a wide variety of tasks requiring a proficient understanding of school bus repair Knowledge and experience in both gasoline and diesel-powered trucks and school buses Must be reliable/dependable Benefits: Competitive wages Including but not limed to Medical with company contribution of 70%, dental, vision, Flex Spending State Retirement and 503b At least 3 year(s) of relevant experience preferred. High School/Trade School degree preferred. Citizenship, residency or work visa required Contact Information CHARLES CROWE, TRANSPORTATION GENERAL MANAGER 2045 Boston Road Wilbraham, Massachusetts 01095 Phone: 413-596-9560 Email: CCROWE@LPVEC.ORG