Technician in Charge

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Apply Info Charleston - IL
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Job Purpose: Maintains, repairs, and overhauls school buses and school bus equipment. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Directs the work of others. Trains and motivates maintenance staff.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Schedules and administers fleet maintenance, assists in troubleshooting problems with equipment. Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatch and Contract Manager.
  2. Delegates responsibilities as appropriate and monitors performance; handles disciplinary concerns and employee development.
  3. Ensures compliance on a day-to-day basis with State, Federal and Company requirement.
  4. Works closely with Contract Manager providing status of maintenance and budget requirements. Reviews repair orders.
  5. May order parts, and subcontract repair work.
  6. Use computer diagnostic equipment and computers for various task.
  7. Complete required paperwork on an timely basis and comprehend technical manuals
  8. Simple hand grasping, power hand grasping, fine hand manipulation, reaching from foot level to above shoulder level as necessary to complete assigned tasks
  9. Have a sufficient ability to communicate, through sight, hearing, and/or otherwise, to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions
  10. Ability to follow directions and routines.
  11. Ability to work independently with appropriate judgment
  12. Use computer diagnostic equipment and computers for various tasks
  13. Complete required paperwork on an timely basis and comprehend technical manuals
  14. Simple hand grasping, power hand grasping, fine hand manipulation, reaching from foot level to above shoulder level as necessary to complete assigned tasks
  15. Operate power, pneumatic hand tools
  16. Perform other functions that may be assigned

Education and Requirements:

  • Meet D.O.T. requirements and be CDL qualified as required by job assignment
  • Report to work on a regular and timely basis and complete the scheduled workday on a consistent basis
  • Ability to work varying shifts, additional hours and/or overtime depending on service needs
  • Stand for extended periods of time on concrete floors and other level and non-level surfaces
  • Sitting required infrequently throughout the duration of the workday
  • Lift, lower, push, pull, leverage and manipulate equipment and/or packages weighing up to 70 pounds
  • Assist in moving equipment up to 150 pounds
  • Work cooperatively in a diverse work environment
  • Have a sufficient ability to communicate, through sight, hearing, and/or otherwise, to perform assigned tasks and maintain proper job safety conditions
  • Bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb ladders and stairs, reach, pull, grasp, lift, stand, walk, and turn/pivot frequently throughout the duration of the workday
  • Full-time: 8-10 hours per day, 5 days per 7-day week
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE)

Demonstrate cognitive ability to:

    •  follow directions and routines
    • work independently with appropriate judgment
    • exhibit spatial awareness
    • read, write and comprehend numbers and decimal number systems
    • read information and signs
    • concentrate, memorize, and recall
    • identify logical connections and determine sequence of response
    • processing up to 2-3 steps ahead

Work in an environment with:

    • variable temperatures and humidity (climatic conditions)
    • exposure to cleaning materials, petroleum products, dust, dirt, and noise
    • outside inclement weather