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Campus Bus Driver Mechanic

IDEA Public Schools

This is a Full-time position in McAllen, TX posted July 10, 2021.

Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About IDEA Public Schools:At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring thatallour students graduate from college.

IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college.

50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 3 times the national rate for students in our communities!IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley.

When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond.

We now serve over 65,000 students across Texas and Louisiana.

Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tampa Bay, FL (2021), and Jacksonville, FL (2022)!When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family.

You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.To learn more about IDEA, check out this.About the Rio Grande Valley:Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX, to the fastest
– growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States.

In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy Counties) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically. RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents.

Children across the region truly benefit from IDEA’s mission of college for all, as only 1 out of 17 students currently graduate college ready.

Our mission holds true as we have over 5,000 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 300 colleges and universities across the country.

Join our passionate team of changemakers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022.

Role Mission:The Bus Driver Mechanic (CBDM) will provide basic level solutions of repairs and/or diagnose to the campus bus fleet to ensure the availability of units to be in safe operating condition meeting district, state and federal requirements and criteria with the guidance of the District Mechanic.

The CBDM will also drive a school bus while ensuring the entire campus fleet is always maintained in a safe operating condition.Responsibilities:Accountabilities/Responsibilities1Make sure bus fleet is in in good working conditions and meeting district, state and federal requirementsEnsure campuses fleet are in operational condition before using it to transport studentsCampus Mechanics will seek advice from District Mechanic for any minor repairs on school buses
· Maintain accurate records of operation work orders2Maintain fleet in safe operating condition while having a 7% savings on maintenance cost over previous yearOperate within the budget parameters set by the Campus Transportation ManagerWork together with Transportation Manager and District Mechanic to have an accurate inventory of all parts at the campuses levelMaintain a continuous education and upgrades in diesel engines provided by your District Mechanic 3Must be able to lead team and hold them accountable of their work performanceHave an open communication channel with Transportation Manager of campuses they are assistingAble to communicate positively with coworkers and be able to accept positive and negative feedback from District Mechanic and Transportation Manager regarding properly handling school buses4Must manage multiple tasks by prioritize work
• Adapting to changing environments while performing various tasks and by prioritizing work
• Overseeing various tasks simultaneously within established time constraints5Safely transports students
• Drives a school bus safely in accordance with scheduled times
• Maintains proper discipline of students
• Established safety and operational inspection of assigned vehicle daily
• Oversees the loading and unloading of students, releasing students to authorized individual; assures that safety belts are fastened in passenger vans6Live values of IDEABelieves and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through collegeIs driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for themHas a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quicklyThrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and changeSeeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organizationWorks through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
· Embodies IDEA’s core values Competencies (if applicable):Communication – effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniquesOrganization – keeps self and others organized through development of efficient systemsProblem Solving – able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goalsContinuous Improvement – proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisionsQualifications:Education:High School Diploma or equivalent.Experience:Minimum 1 years’ experience as Diesel Mechanic (preferred)Licenses or Certifications (if applicable):Valid Class A or B Driver’s License with “P” and “S” endorsements, DOT Physical Examination, & State Region CertificationKnowledge and Skills:One (1) year of experience within the diesel or automotive industryMust be able to execute the following mechanic skills and duties:PM inspectionsChange lightsBasic electrical diagnostics, Power/ Ground 2 wire circuitsKnowledge of Proper fluid levelsOil changes without supervisionBelts/ hosesBattery replacementReplace Synovia partsComputer literate (Service Finder, email, excel)Minor repairs, Alternators, coolant reservoirs, BrakesWindow tint (can be trained on the job)Seat repairs (patch work, cover and foam replacement)Compensation for this role typically falls between $14.56 and $18.20

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