Job Posting – Worthington Schools

Mechanic–Transportation Department

One full-time Mechanic to work 8hrs per day, Monday through Friday on the day shift. This position works on a 260 day calendar. Responsible for maintaining school buses, other motor vehicles, and other equipment in good working order; maintaining the garage so that it provides a clean and safe work environment; and provide school bus drivers with information to facilitate the preservation of school buses and related equipment. 


  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the 12th grade
  • Four years experience in automotive mechanics, one year of which must have been at the journey level or equivalent
  • Must be able to meet or exceed the annual state required physical examination
  • Must be able to pass drug & alcohol testing as required by law and district policies and procedures
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio Commercial Driver’s License with School Bus Driver’s Endorsement
  • Must possess and maintain a good driving record and criminal background check
  • No moving traffic violations within the past two years and not more than one moving violation within the past three
  • No conviction of driving under the influence/or a controlled substance; railroad crossing violation; or individual 6 point conviction within the past 10 years
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older.

Job Duties:

  • Repairs and maintains diesel engines and other vehicles and equipment
  • Inspects buses in order to prepare them for the annual Highway Patrol inspection
  • Removes and installs parts and components on engines
  • Performs engine maintenance for buses, vehicles, and equipment
  • Changes oil, filters, and lubricates vehicles and other motorized equipment
  • Changes and repairs tires
  • Replaces brake components and makes adjustments
  • Repairs and/or replaces electronic diagnostics systems, lights, instrument panel systems, and accessories
  • Makes service calls to repair broken down or damaged vehicles and/or equipment
  • Performs shop clean-up tasks as required
  • Maintains necessary records concerning repairs performed and parts used
  • Serves as a replacement for absent bus drivers in an emergency situation
  • Orders parts and manages parts inventory
  • Assists in development and maintenance of a vehicle and equipment PM program

Job Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of the standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of truck and automobile mechanics
  • Ability to maintain engines
  • Ability to locate and correct defects in automotive equipment
  • Ability to perform physical labor (for example:  lift, bend, twist, lift arms above head, etc.)
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors co-workers, and drivers
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain insurability through district fleet policy
  • Ability to use technology to complete daily and assigned tasks appropriate for the position

*Salary Range $22.77/hr to $28.97/hr*

Contact Leanna Wilcox for more information:

Worthington Schools, 200 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, OH  43085

Phone:  614.450.6173

Fax:  614.883.3119


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