Auto / Truck Technician - Mechanic

Broward County Public Schools - Fort Lauderdale, FL (30+ days ago)4.0

Tired of Flat Rate or working at a shop with no Real Retirement Benefits???

Broward County Schools offers BEST in-class straight pay with a defined retirement benefit, through the Florida Retirement System (FRS).

NOTE: Please provide a scanned copy of your CDL as well as your diploma/GED with your resume...


EDUCATION: Standard high school diploma or satisfactory completion of an approved General Testing. Educational Development (GED)

EXPERIENCE: Qualified mechanic with at least six (6) years of work experience in a professional setting providing quality service and repair of automotive or heavy-duty truck equipment.


Successful completion of a recognized automotive/truck apprenticeship program with four (4) years of work experience in a professional setting providing quality service and repair of automotive or heavy-duty truck equipment.

REQUIRED: Must pass the Florida DOE School Bus Inspector certification test during the first year of employment in the job assignment.

The DOE certification must be renewed so that the employee is fully certified at all times. Failure by the employee to meet the certification requirements shall result in the employee's not being reappointed to this position.

Ability to operate electronic and mechanical equipment for detection and repair diagnosis of dead-lined equipment. Thorough knowledge of the proper repair of automatic and standard transmission, motors, brakes, and wiring systems. Considerable knowledge in the proper tune-up of engines and elimination of troubles in the cooling systems and power train. Must be able to assume responsibility and follow both written and oral instructions. Able to work well with others.

Must provide own hand tools of the trade. Must have a valid Class "A" Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with endorsements compatible with the assigned duties of The School Board of Broward County, Florida. New hires and probationary employees will have three (3) months from the date of hire to obtain a Florida CDL Class “A” driver’s license, in which we train in-house for. The valid Florida CDL Class “A” driver’s license must be maintained throughout the tenure of the position. This position will include pre- employment drug and alcohol testing. Computer skills as required for the position.


The Automotive and Truck Mechanic (Journeyperson) shall:

  • review work orders involving buses, trucks, cars, vans and other School Board equipment and determine priority of work
  • analyze malfunctions by removing or dismantling engines and/or parts, by using diagnostic testing equipment and by applying personal skills and knowledge gained from experience with previous repairs.
  • repair or rebuild components of gasoline and diesel automotive systems such as alternators, carburetors, starters, cylinder heads, steering gears, utilizing a variety of testing equipment, grinding machines and hand tools.
  • diagnose, when applicable, and repair malfunctions in components of heavy equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, portable generators, requiring the use of gas and electric burning and welding equipment, grinders, drill presses, etc. as well as regular automotive mechanic's tools and equipment.
  • adjust and repair brakes and braking system
  • align front ends of
  • perform detailed and involved inspections of buses, trucks, cars, vans and other School Board equipment in accordance with prescribed methods, making minor repairs and adjustments, as necessary, and initiating work orders for major repairs.
  • determine causes of malfunctions in electrical systems and repair or replace parts, as
  • operate repair and towing vehicles to service buses, trucks, cars, vans and other School Board equipment having tire, motor or mechanical problems while in use on the road.
  • perform other services associated with automotive repairs, where applicable, such as:
  • cut to length and prepare high pressure
  • service and repair vehicle air
  • repair public address systems in buses.
  • verify satisfactory condition after repairs by driving and testing
  • operate School Board owned vehicles in a safe manner and assume responsibility for all supplies and equipment on the vehicle while responding to road
  • complete all projects in a competent manner and ensure proper recording of time and m
  • perform all duties which may require extensive physical effort such as climbing, lifting, pulling, etc.
  • perform and promote all activities in compliance with equal employment and non- discrimination policies of The School Board of Broward County,
  • participate successfully in the training programs offered to increase the individual’s skill and proficiency related to the assignm
  • review current developments, literature and technical sources of information related to job
  • ensure adherence to good safety
  • follow Federal and State laws, as well as School Board
  • perform other duties as assigned by Manager I, Vehicle Maintenance, Supervisor, or designee.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $28.42 to $32.90 /hour


  • Mechanic: 6 years


  • High school

Required work authorization:

  • United States