Springfield Public Schools (MO)

2020-2021 Mechanic Foreman (1423)

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Job Details

Title2020-2021 Mechanic Foreman
Posting ID1423

Job Title:                       Mechanic Foreman

Department:                 Transportation

Pay Grade:                    P100

FLSA Status:                 Exempt

Reports to:                    Director III - Transportation



Responsible for supervising and coordinating personnel and mechanic services with specific responsibility for overseeing the repair and/or replacement needs of buses, trailers, vans, bucket trucks, and police cars; scheduling repairs and preventive maintenance; ensuring completion of maintenance in accordance with trade standards; and providing information on the proper use of vehicles.



  • Coordinate the repairs of vehicle systems and components ensuring the availability of vehicles in safe operating condition.
  • Coordinate routine vehicle maintenance program maintaining vehicles in a safe operating condition and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Coordinate the inspections of buses, vans, trucks and heavy equipment ensuring the vehicle is in a safe operating condition.
  • Coordinate the outsourcing of repairs to external labor by estimating the cost of repairs; review service bids from vendors; obtain purchase orders for repair costs; and monitor quality of repairs completed by vendor.
  • Track warranty repairs ensuring the District is not charged for items covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Ensure documentation of various vehicle maintenance activities providing written reference and/or meeting mandated requirements.
  • Conduct routine reviews of service mechanic performance ensuring work quality, performance and production, and assuring that staff performance is meeting established standards and expectations.
  • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
  • Review employee attendance, initiating corrective employee action as needed.
  • Maintain service mechanic personnel records and training records. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) testing and certification records and other mandated information that is required to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Supervise and schedule available training opportunities and arrange for the on-going education of service mechanics ensuring that all service mechanics are current in the latest technology, diagnosis and repair skills.
  • Inspect and monitor work areas and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), examines tools and equipment, and provides employee safety training preventing, detecting, and correcting unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Ensure maintenance personnel wear proper attire and safety items.
  • Ensure the District is compliant with Occupational Safety Hazards Administration (OSHA) safety regulations.
  • Monitor payroll and related financial activities for the department ensuring accurate allocations, expenses within budget and adherence to fiscal practices.
  • Assist in budget preparation and administration, monitor maintenance related expenditures. Notify Director III – Transportation of extraordinary expenses.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops and seminars conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepare a variety of materials documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Recommend policies, procedures and/or actions providing direction for meeting the departmental goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate response to road calls regarding disabled vehicles performing emergency repair work in the field to minimize disruption of services.
  • Perform skilled repair and maintenance operations using equipment and road test vehicles to verify repairs.
  • Perform duties of bus driver as required ensuring the timely provision of student transportation services.
  • Execute contingency plans during inclement weather operations.
  • Coordinate building and parking lot maintenance in collaboration with Facilities and Grounds departments.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.


Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree or Journeyman license or Vocational Certification preferred.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of related experience required.

Certificates, Licenses and Other Special Requirements

  • Ability and willingness to obtain Class “B” CDL with passenger, air brake, and school bus endorsements.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain Inspector Mechanic Certificate from the Missouri Highway Patrol.
  • ASE Certification in bus or automobile required. ASE master technician certification preferred.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Pre-Placement Physical Capacities Test
  • Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios, read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
  • Knowledge to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include methods of maintaining vehicles; methods of storage and removal of hazardous materials; and safety practices and procedures.
  • Skill to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job, including: adhering to safety practices; operating school buses and/or district vehicles; operating tools/equipment used in maintenance of vehicles; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
  • Ability to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment.
  • Ability to work with others under a wide variety of circumstances; working with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.
  • Ability to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment.
  • Ability to analyze issues and create action plans.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders communicating with diverse groups including school age riders; displaying tact and courtesy; exercising sound judgment; maintaining an understanding of the special needs of students and their parents; maintaining confidentiality; and working with interruptions.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team; analyze situations and make accurate decisions; work on multiple projects; and deal with frequent interruptions and changing work priorities.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Work environment is indoors and outdoors with regular exposure to weather conditions; in proximity to the roadway; near moving mechanical parts and traffic; and in confined spaces.
  • The work is very heavy work that requires exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Must possess the physical ability to perform the following: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. 
  • Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, feeling, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.
Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$48,000.00 - $69,600.00 / Per Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/05/2020
End Date10/10/2020