Job Description

Mechanic I

Location:  Transportation Department

FTE: 1.0

Non-Interim Position

12 mos, 8 hrs/day - 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Grade 18, $17.64 hr

Start Date:  07/01/2024 

Purpose Statement

The job of Transportation Mechanic I is done for the purpose/s of supporting the educational process with specific responsibilities for performing assigned repairs and preventive maintenance; assisting mechanics and ensuring that tools and materials are available at job site.

This job reports to Transportation Mechanic IV

Essential Functions

Assists other mechanics and/or assistant mechanics as needed for the purpose of completing difficult tasks and responding to coworker requests.

Attends department in-service and safety meetings for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.

Cleans and organizes the shop for the purpose of maintaining a safe and sanitary work area.

Cleans assigned vehicles, both interior and exterior for the purpose of maintaining appearance, sanitation and safety of vehicle.

Delivers parts for the purpose of distributing items to assigned locations and/or individuals.

Escorts District drivers after traffic accidents for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and safe arrival to and/or from destination.

Inspects assigned vehicles (e.g. brake system, oil levels, coolant, tire pressure, wiper blades, fan belts, exterior and interior condition, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that the vehicle is in a safe operating condition.

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

Performs routine vehicle maintenance program (e.g. oil change, tire rotation, break check, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicles in a safe operating condition and meeting mandated requirements.

Performs minor body work (e.g. front ends, fenders, upholstery, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the appearance and safe operation of the vehicles.

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

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 potential need to 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; operating tools/equipment used in maintenance of vehicles; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. 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.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate 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 diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working with constant and sustained interruptions; the ability to read, write and communicate clearly; maintaining a good rapport with employees, students and community.


Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized procedures; providing information and/or advising 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, frequent climbing and balancing, significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 75% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Experience:  Job related experience is desired.

Education:    High school diploma or equivalent.


Required Testing                                 Certificates and Licenses                  

Online Driver Training Certification          Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability


Continuing Educ./Training                 

Maintains Certificates and/or                         



Drug Test

Criminal Background Clearance                                                                


FLSA - 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
Monday, May 20, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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