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Automotive Mechanic Technician I

Job Title:

Automotive Mechanic Technician I

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 109 / 12 Month (260 days) Contract

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Transportation Department

Immediate Supervisor:

Automotive Mechanic Lead Technician



The Automotive Mechanic Technician I is responsible for servicing and repairing RPS automobiles, buses, and trucks, including preventative maintenance and repairs.


  • Responsible for serving and repairing automobiles, buses, trucks and other motorized equipment to include preventative maintenance and component repair or overhaul.
  • Complete basic diagnostic testing as necessary.
  • Produce legible documents of repairs made on work orders and perform vehicle refueling and routine service.
  • Willingness to serve standby duty on an assigned week of a rotating schedule and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalency. Trade or vocational school course(s); or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Considerable experience in repairing automotive, medium truck, or school bus equipment in a general garage or automotive service station.
  • Have considerable knowledge of standard practices and equipment of the automotive mechanic trade.
  • Have knowledge of the principles of operation of gasoline and diesel engines and mechanical repairs on buses and vehicles.
  • Display knowledge of air brake systems, suspension and steering and electrical/electronic systems.
  • Possess a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL with P and S endorsement) preferred but not mandatory.
  • ASE certification and State Vehicle Inspector’s certification desired, but not mandatory.
  • Possess a sufficient amount of everyday hand tools applicable to school buses, medium duty trucks and automobiles.