School Bus Technician

Chesterfield County
Full Time $50,991 - $77,761 Per year VA 6751 Mimms Loop, Chesterfield, VA 23832, United States Apply before 6/2/2024 11:59


Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and two to three years of experience in the maintenance, repair, and computerized diagnosis of medium-heavy truck faults at a journeyman technician rating; or an associate degree in automotive technology from an accredited college plus two years of hands- on automotive experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduation from an accredited automotive trade school or apprenticeship program may be substituted for two years of experience. A Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification preferred. Must have knowledge of the standard practice, methods, materials, and tools used in the repair of school buses. Must be familiar with the design, operation and repair of heavy-duty diesel engines and diesel equipment. Ability to lift items up to 50 pounds; ability to stand for prolonged periods. Applicants with lesser experience may be considered at a trainee rate of $48,441.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must provide his/her own tools. Must possess or be able to obtain a Virginia State Inspection Certificate, a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), and an EPA-Approved Section 609 Refrigerant and Recovery Certification within nine months of employment. Current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications preferred.  

Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Record must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within thirty days of interview date. Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.


Work under the general supervision of the Automotive Maintenance Supervisor. Examines vehicle and communicates the nature and extent of damage or malfunction. Diagnose bus problems and plan work procedures. Use charts, technical manuals, and high tech computerized diagnostic equipment to identify and fix problems. Performs state safety inspections, conduct road service calls, test drive vehicles, prepares and maintains records and reports concerning repairs of equipment. Performs daily and monthly preventive maintenance and repair of diesel engine school buses to ensure compliance with state and federal safety guidelines and regulations. Repair tasks include, but are not limited to diesel engine, fuel, electrical/electronic, power train, suspension, air brakes, steering, heating/cooling, and exhaust systems. Other duties include repair and replacement of school bus lighting systems, wheelchair lift equipment, tire service, and seat repairs. Conditions may include occasional work in adverse weather conditions and/or extreme temperatures. Perform other work as required.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Uniforms, quarterly tool allowance and technical training provided.

This position is a part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience.

Please note: Position open until filled (first review began January 22, 2024).


Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; rotating on-call after hours required; includes some evenings, weekends, and holidays

Work Location

General Services

Chesterfield County is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion