Technician In Charge-Diesel Fleet

Fleet Maintenance, Technician In Charge. Supervisory Role. Great Benefits and Allowances! Sign-on Bonus!

  • St. Louis, MO
  • $31 - $33
  • Hourly
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A bit about us:

Founded in May of 2004, we are one of the fastest growing school bus companies in the nation. Our extraordinary growth is a product of our dedicated and experienced management team led by local managers in your community. Our motto each and every day is “Safety First/Quality Always”.

Fourth largest school bus operator in the U.S.
Our vehicles travel over 40,000,000 miles each year taking students to and from school.
We transport over 150,000 children to and from school each day.
We provide a full service out-sourced transportation solution to 120 communities in nine states.
Operating over 3,000 buses in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Idaho, Iowa, and Texas.

Why join us?

Rapidly growing company with a great reputation, state of the art facilities and resources, excellent employee benefits and allowances, tremendous opportunities for career growth!

Job Details

Job Purpose
Manages day-to-day operations of the maintenance shop. Maintains, repairs, and overhauls school buses and other company vehicles. 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. Works without direct supervision with latitude for independent judgment.

Major Responsibilities
1. Supervises day-to-day shop staff.
2. Schedules and administers fleet maintenance, assists in troubleshooting problems with equipment. Reviews repair orders.
3. Delegates responsibilities as appropriate and monitors performance.
4. Ensures compliance on a day-to-day basis with State, Federal and Company requirements.
5. May order fuel for all vehicles, order parts, and subcontract repair work.
6. May arrange services for building and ground keeping.
7. Completes special projects as assigned. Required to perform hands-on work activities.
8. Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatch and Contract Manager.
9. Handles disciplinary concerns and employee development with shop personnel.
10. Repairs and maintains diesel engines and school bus equipment.

Minimum Education & Certifications Required
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Technical training preferred.
Experience & Skills Required

1. Minimum of 3 years of experience in the transportation industry, including repairing and maintaining diesel engines and school bus equipment.
2. 3+ years of related mechanical experience or trade school with endorsements such as Preventative Maintenance or Brake Certifications.
3. 3+ years of hands-on mechanical managerial experience preferred.
4. Good written & verbal communication skills.
5. The ability to work early morning hours.
6. Must maintain a professional and respectful attitude toward fellow employees and customers.
7. Dress in a professional and appropriate manner for a business environment.
8. Perform all job functions in the safest manner adhering to OSHA guidelines & other applicable Federal& State laws.
9. Execute all job duties while following company policy and procedure.
10. Must possess or be able to acquire CDL Operator’s license (Class B) with P endorsement within 60 days of hire.
11. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, Manager +
12. Ability to use or learn to use internet, additional programs as required and office equipment, including fax and phones or other electronic devices.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
1. Ability to successfully complete dexterity test and DOT physical and comply with drug free workplace policy.
2. Maintenance shop/garage/school bus yard /Office/On-the-road. Some outdoor work.
3. Must be able to work in a crouched position or on back lying on mechanic’s dolly beneath motor vehicle equipment.
4. Subjected to dust, dirt, and greasy conditions.
5. Some local travel, typically within 50 miles from base.
6. Pushing/Pulling: Opening service door, emergency door, bus hood, steering, windows, applying service & parking brake, adjusting mirrors & wheelchairs, student evacuations up to 120 lbs and for up to 40 feet.
7. Lifting: Bus hood, trash box, challenged passenger into their seats, wheel chocks, tire chains, emergency equipment. Up to 40 lbs.
8. Walking: Crossing lot, up and down bus aisle, around exterior of bus.
9. Sitting: Up to 2-3 hours.
10. Climbing: Steps in and out of bus, cleaning windshield, under hood inspection.
11. Reaching: Under hood inspection, cleaning windows, applying tie-downs, safety vests, car seats, adjust mirrors, opening emergency door from ground, checking roof hatch, applying service brake, clutch and accelerator.
12. Gripping: Doors, knobs, switches, handles, hand tools, etc.
13. Hearing: Detecting problems with passengers on bus, emergency vehicles, unusual engine noises.
14. Bending/Stooping/Squatting: Pre-trip inspection, applying tie-downs, sweeping, checking for sleeping children multiple times per route per day.
15. Seeing: Driving, reading street signs, route sheets.
16. Communicating: Via the English language with passengers, parents, school officials, dispatch, monitor if applicable.
17. Dropping: From emergency door to ground.

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Job Details
St. Louis, MO
Job Type
$31 - $33