Job Title: Vehicle Technician

Reports to:Shop Manager Transportation
Job Group:School-Related Personnel


Job Code:5077
Salary Schedule:PG08


Responsible for the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel-driven vehicles and related heavy and specialized equipment under supervision and reviewed in accordance with specifications and accepted standards and procedures.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Perform general, including but not limited to, minor, and major repair work on automobiles, buses, trucks, heavy equipment and other related automotive, diesel, and mechanical equipment.
  2. Inspect, adjust, and replace necessary units or parts in cooling, fuel, exhaust, or other systems; tune motors using standard testing equipment.
  3. Repair and overhaul brakes, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies, repair and install hydraulic and electronic controls, and perform minor electrical repair.
  4. Apply a broad knowledge of methods, materials, tools and standard practices of the auto mechanic trade and of occupational hazards and safety precautions; of operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of equipment; and the principles of gasoline and diesel-fueled internal combustion engines.
  5. Maintain work areas and be cognizant of occupational hazards, safety precautions, and safe storing and disposing of waste materials according to the regulatory requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 
  6. Administer safety inspections using required forms and maintain accurate records as required by the Florida Department of Education, School Transportation Management Department and generate reports as requested.
  7. Learn and uphold skills necessary to safely operate tools, diagnostic equipment, and shop repair equipment.
  8. Maintain assigned service vehicles in a clean, organized manner and maintain the required level of stock for that vehicle.
  9. Maintain personal work area in a clean, orderly fashion and assist in shop/work area cleaning.
  10. Immediately report any known unsafe or hazardous mechanical condition that exists on any vehicle or equipment to the Shop Manager Transportation, Supervisor of Transportation or Director of Transportation and Assistant Shop Manager. 
  11. Perform road test on vehicles to verify complaints or repairs.
  12. Assist in fueling and cleaning of buses or support vehicles as requested.
  13. Maintain all types of tools and equipment in good working order and condition with routine maintenance.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to read and interpret shop and technical manuals related to assignments
  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair District fleet vehicles and school buses
  • Able to provide own hand tools
  • Ability to understand and apply basic math skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • May be required to meet physical requirements of Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)
  • May be required to pass pre-employment drug screening according to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employees Testing Act (OTETA)


  • High School Diploma, General Education Degree (GED), or Vocational Degree from an accredited institution in the field of Automotive Technology, or related field
  • One year experience in automotive, school bus maintenance, or other type of fleet maintenance
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. 


  • Current and valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B, with a Passenger Endorsement 'P' or able to attain within 6 months of employment
  • Must maintain a driving record that meets the standards of the District Safe Driver Plan. Driver's license must be maintained as a condition of continued employment
  • Current and valid Florida Department of Education School Bus Safety Inspector Certification or able to attain within 2 years of employment


  • Current and valid Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A, with a Passenger Endorsement 'P' or able to attain within 6 months of employment
  • Five years’ experience in automotive, school bus maintenance or other type of fleet maintenance
  • Associate degree from an accredited institution in the field of Automotive Technology, or related field
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified, specifically Series A: Automobile and Light Truck Certification and Series S: School Bus Certification




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 physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.    

Cold:  The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures are below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Heat: The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures are above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is enough noise to cause the worker to shout to be heard above the ambient noise level.                                                                                                                                                    

Vibration: The worker is subject to vibration. There is exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

Hazards: The worker is subject to hazards. This includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places and exposure to high heat or chemicals.

Atmospheric Conditions: The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions affect the respiratory systems or the skin: fumes, odors, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Oils: The worker is subject to oils. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


Automotive diagnostic equipment to include meters, scanners, scopes; HVAC recycling equipment; hoists, jacks, lifts, and other related lifting equipment; tire equipment to include balancers, mount/dismount equipment; presses, pullers, hand tools, powered tools; other tooling and equipment commonly related to automotive repair; general office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Vehicle Technician;   EST: February 20, 1990;   REV: July 26, 2022;   Board Approved: July 26, 2022

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