La Vernia ISDMechanic Assistant

La Vernia ISD

Mechanic Assistant (256)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleMechanic Assistant
Posting ID256

Primary Purpose:

Help mechanics perform routine repair and maintenance on all district vehicles.



  • Must possess, or acquire in six months, a clear and valid Texas Class B commercial driver's license with Passenger (P) and School Bus (S) endorsements
  • Maintain an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Texas School Bus driving record evaluation.
  • Be certified in school bus safety education, or be enrolled in school bus safety education course.


Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Ability to perform minor mechanical repairs with supervision
  • Ability to pass U.S. Department of Transportation alcohol and drug tests and annual physical exam
  • Ability to all district vehicles.
  • Ability to understand and follow detailed written or verbal instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others



  • One year experience in minor vehicle repair and maintenance preferred.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Maintenance and Repairs

  1. Perform routine vehicle maintenance according to established preventative maintenance schedules and procedures and keep accurate, up-to-date records.
  2. Perform routine mechanical repairs under supervision of a mechanic.
  3. Disassemble simple components and clean parts for reassembly.
  4. Assist mechanics with lifting and maneuvering heavy parts and components.
  5. Assist in fueling transportation fleet and maintain accurate records of use and mileage.
  6. Assist mechanics in maintain accurate inventory records.
  7. Requisition parts and tools as directed and pick up parts from vendors when required.
  8. Clean shop floors, stalls, driveways, tools, and equipment.


  1. Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and climbing.
  2. Operate tools, equipment, and machinery according to established safety procedures.
  3. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and promptly report any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
  4. Operate buses and vehicles as needed, including driving buses into shop area for repairs.

Supervisory Responsibilities



Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Wheel balancing equipment; tire repairing equipment; small hand tools; power tools; welding torch; torque wrench; jack and lift equipment; school bus and district vehicles.
  • Posture: Moderate standing, frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting; work in tiring and uncomfortable positions
  • Motion: Moderate walking, climbing; frequent grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension, and overhead reaching; moderate driving
  • Lifting: Heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over) on a daily basis
  • Environment: Work outside and inside, on slippery or uneven walking surfaces; frequent exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, dust, toxic chemicals and materials, noise, vibration, and electrical hazards; work around machinery with moving parts; may work in tight or enclosed spaces; may work alone; regularly work irregular hours; occasional prolonged hours;
  • Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/15/2017