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Under general supervision, manages the vehicle maintenance operations of the transportation department as well as the Agency; oversees Agency fleet vehicle maintenance and repair; assures timely repairs and replacement of Agency vehicles; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; assists in the selection of new buses and vehicles, performs vehicle maintenance approximately 70% of the time, and other duties as assigned.

Salary $83,000-$90,000 annually plus benefits.

  • Establish and maintain effective preventive maintenance rules and schedules.
  • Plan, schedule, direct the work, oversee periodic scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, review driver defect reports, develop work orders, review work orders, and prioritize and schedule work.
  • Develop preventive maintenance schedules for all vehicles.
  • Assure compliance with CHP and Federal school bus regulations; oversee and assist with CHP Terminal and bus inspections.
  • Plan, schedule and oversee the servicing and cleaning of vehicles; establish and monitor effective wash schedules.
  • Oversee and manage the installation and ongoing maintenance, repair, and replacement of communication, video, and GPS equipment.
  • Assure that facility and bus maintenance, wash bay, hazardous waste storage, disposal, and fuel storage comply with all applicable State and Local regulations.
  • Develop relationships with vendors, research necessary parts suppliers, order the lowest cost, highest quality parts for vehicles.
  • Perform skilled mechanical work in the inspection, diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of school buses and all Agency rolling stock (approximately 70% of the job)
  • Adjust, repair, and maintain air and hydraulic brake systems, perform transmission and engine inspections, maintenance and repairs; perform major and minor tune-ups, rebuild or replace engines, transmission, or components as necessary.
  • Operate computerized diagnostic equipment and school transportation maintenance software with skill, precision, and knowledge.
  • Develop, evaluate and interpret vehicle maintenance data to ensure the safest possible vehicles for daily child and youth transportation.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:
  • High School Diploma or G.E. D.
  • A minimum of five years of experience as a vehicle maintenance technician, with at least three years in heavy-duty vehicle maintenance.
  • One year of experience as a lead or supervisor of a vehicle maintenance program.
  • Graduation from a junior college or technical college diesel or heavy-duty vehicle maintenance program is desirable.
  • ASE Master Technician level certification in the School Bus, Heavy Truck, or Medium Truck series is also desirable.
  • Possession of a valid Class A or B California Operator’s License with a valid medical certificate. (Job is contingent on attaining the commercial driver's license within six months of hire.)  This will require the incumbent to submit to DOT drug and alcohol testing.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Preventive Maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Codes, laws, and regulations related to assigned duties.
  • Gasoline, diesel, and alternative fuel engines and transmissions.
  • Principles and practices of effective supervision and training:  interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.  Appropriate math skills.
  • Computer operation and assigned software.
  • Inventory methods and practices
  • Proper methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in vehicle maintenance and repair work.
  • Diagnostic procedures for vehicles and equipment
  • Principles of air and hydraulic brake systems.
Ability to:
  • Oversee the day-to-day vehicle maintenance operations of the Agency.
  • Assure timely and professional repairs to all vehicles.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Order and maintain adequate parts stock assuring high quality and low cost.
  • Organize, prioritize and schedule work.  Meet schedules and timelines.  Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others; communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Perform a variety of mechanical maintenance and repair work on Agency vehicles.  Diagnose and repair all types of failures; operate a variety of tools, machines, and equipment used in the diagnosis and repair of vehicles. 
  • Read and interpret technical and mechanical diagrams, electrical and mechanical schematics, and repair manuals.
  • Ability to successfully operate a bus to drive to the site of a breakdown or test drive to determine issues and the completeness of repairs.
  • Operate a computer and mobile technology or diagnostic equipment.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge, and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequent bending, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, twisting, and walking.
  • Frequent lifting, pushing and pulling.
  • Frequent repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up-to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as operating machines such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach.
  • Driving is required for this position.

If driving a car is required for the position, the incumbent must have a valid California driver's license and provide proof of DMV record and personal insurance (if required.)          


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work in an automotive shop environment with heavy equipment, large vehicles, and loud noises.
  • Work in an automotive shop environment in regular contact with diesel and gasoline exhaust.
  • Work in an automotive shop environment in regular contact with hazardous materials, fluids, and chemicals
  • Work in an automotive shop environment subject to environmental temperature variances including heat and cold, and subject to exposure to welding equipment, extreme heat, and flame.

 DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Department or Program: CYO Transportation
This is a management position
This is a full time position
Union status: Non-union
Fingerprinting clearance: Required
TB Screening: Not required
First Aid Certificate: No First Aid required
COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination:

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