Job Description

Transportation Mechanic III

Location:  Transportation Department

Non Interim Position

12 mos, 8 hrs/day - Work hours 2:00 PM-10:30 PM

Grade 28, $22.07 hr 

Start Date:  07/01/2024 

Purpose Statement

The job of Transportation Mechanic III is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process with specific responsibilities for identifying repair and/or replacement needs for District school busses, vehicles and/or heavy equipment; performing repairs and preventive maintenance; ensuring completion of repairs in accordance with trade standards; assisting other mechanics and ensuring that tools and materials are available at job site.

This job reports to Transportation Mechanic IV

Essential Functions

Attends unit in-service and safety meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.

Coordinates with administration and other trades for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently.

Diagnoses equipment malfunctions (e.g. mechanical, compressor systems, etc.) for the purpose of determining needed repairs and/or replacements.

Fabricates parts for the purpose of providing items necessary for repairs.

Inspects assigned equipment (e.g. brake system, oil levels, coolant, tire pressure, general conditions, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that the vehicle is in a safe operating condition.

Maintains records of repairs, costs, vehicle warranties, etc. for the purpose of documenting required information and meeting regulatory requirements.

Maintains tools, equipment and/or shop area for the purpose of ensuring the availability of tools and equipment, and safety within the workspace.

Prepares written materials (e.g. repair and maintenance logs, parts lists, trip checks, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and meeting mandated requirements.

Repairs busses, vehicles and/or heavy equipment (e.g. tractors, back hoes, forklifts, mixers, skip loaders, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of equipment in safe operating condition.

Responds to service calls for the purpose of repairing or towing vehicle.

Transports tools, equipment and/or supplies for the purpose of providing on-site repairs.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; handling hazardous materials; operating equipment used in vehicle repair and maintenance; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety practices and procedures; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; diesel and electrical systems; trends in automotive diagnosis and repair.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a wide variety of types of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: displaying mechanical aptitude; adapting to changing work priorities; being attentive to detail; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; maintaining a good rapport with employees, students and community.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, significant climbing and balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 0% sitting, 30% walking, and 70% standing. The job is performed under temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience: Job related experience within a specialized field is required.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing                                 Certificates and Licenses                  

Online Driver Training Certification          Commercial Driver's License 

                                                            Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability


Continuing Educ./Training                 

Maintains Certificates and/orLicenses      


Drug Test

Criminal Background Clearance             


FLSA Status - Non Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Transportation

Shift Type: 8.0 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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