Job Posting Description, Assistant Mechanic Foreman - Re-Post
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Application Open: 11/06/2019, Filing Deadline: 11/29/2019
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
014 Assistant Mechanic Foreman

Reports To:                       Director of Transportation

Work Schedule:              52 weeks; 8 hours daily, Monday through Friday; occasional weekends (eligible for overtime)


Under the supervision of the Transportation Director and Garage Foreman, assist in plans, schedules, and perform repairs and preventative maintenance of the district bus fleet, trucks, cars, and other motorized equipment; prepare and maintain records and other related duties as assigned.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Garage Forman in planning and implementing a program of scheduled preventative maintenance for the district bus fleet.
  • Perform mechanical repairs on buses to include major overhauls if necessary.
  • Perform routine service maintenance on gas, diesel, and propane buses.
  • Make emergency service calls for stranded buses or other district vehicles.
  • Make recommendations for ordering and stock all repair parts and necessary supplies.
  • Maintain the shop area in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
  • Perform complete safety inspections as required.
  • Operate school vehicles.
  • Repair and maintain vehicle chassis, interior and exterior of vehicle.
  • Service and repair school vehicles as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A.S.E. Certification or demonstrate equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred 5 years related experience
  • Auto/Diesel Technology Degree preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid Indiana CDL with Class B, airbrake, and passenger/school bus endorsements within six months
  • Demonstrate an operating knowledge of the equipment currently in use and willingness to learn new equipment in the Transportation Department
  • Shop mathematics applicable to the mechanical trade
  • Basic record keeping
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in the repair of school buses and other vehicles including gas, diesel, and propane systems
  • Utilize safety practices necessary in maintenance and mechanical repair work
  • Safe driving principles and practices
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of hydraulic and air brakes
  • Follow and give verbal and written directions and instructions
  • Read, interpret, understand, and apply technical material
  • Work independently  and cooperatively with others
  • Display flexibility, good judgment, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
  • Understand and apply policies, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned position
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others
  • Demonstrate the ability to use diagnostic equipment
  • Changing priorities and interruptions

Physical Demands and Environment

  • Perform physically demanding work which will include sitting, standing, walking and occasional kneeling, bending, turning, and twisting
  • Indoor/Outdoor conditions subject to changing temperatures exceeding 90 degrees at times
  • Work around moving mechanical parts/vehicles
  • Exposed to fumes, dust, exhaust, noise from equipment, and other particles
  • Regularly lifting, carrying, or moving 50 pounds and occasionally 100 pounds
  • Manipulate hands and fingers to operate tools and equipment
  • Verbal and auditory, communication in an articulate manner

Salary and Benefits

Payment Type:                  $20 / per hour

 Benefits:                         Per the Administrator and Central Departments Staff Handbook

 The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.


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