Transportation Mechanic, Senior

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Transportation Mechanic, Senior

Butte-Glenn Community College

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 8/15/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

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Location: Main Campus – Oroville, CA

Department: Administration


Full-time/Non Exempt 40 hours per week; 12 months per year
CSEA Range 29;

  • $24.52 – $29.88 per hour
  • $4,249.60 – $5,179.29 per month
  • $50,995.18 – $62,151.44 per year

Tentative start date: October 1, 2019

Relocation reimbursement (Download PDF reader) may be authorized. Please contact Human Resources for more information.
If you are relocating to the area, housing resources (Download PDF reader) can be found on our Human Resources page under Recruitment and Hiring.

Butte College operates one of the largest community college student funded transportation services in California. The Transportation Mechanic Senior is the lead for the Transportation Department and provides leadership role in the shop for bus, vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair to support student education with bus transportation and support staff operations equipment.

  • This position is entitled to progressive longevity increase at the following rate (see CSEA 11.3 (Download PDF reader)):
    • 3% (7-10 years)
    • 5% (10-15 years)
    • 7% (15-20 years)
    • 9% (20+ years)
  • This position is entitled to progressive vacation accrual at the following rate:
    • 11 days per year (0-5 years)
    • 16 days per year (6-10 years)
    • 21 days per year (11-14 years)
    • 23 days per year (15 or more years)
  • This position receives sick leave of 12 days for a fiscal year of employment. This position also receives 11 scheduled holiday days off with pay as well as a paid winter holiday break as determined by the holiday schedule (see CSEA 8.7.1 (Download PDF reader)).
  • Work tools and PPE are provided by the District.
  • Retirement – California Public Employment Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Health benefits – The District offers several plans (Download PDF reader) to employees, many of them at no cost to the employee. Additionally, Butte College employees have access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs. Employees can receive free or reduced cost care (depending on plan election).
  • Current position work schedule is Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Work schedule may vary dependent upon District need and may include work on weekends, holidays and on-call shifts.
  • Compensation of On-Call Shifts at a rate of $25 per day of on-call shift for workdays, and $50 per day of on-call for non-workdays (see CSEA 15.13.6).

Butte College’s main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For over 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College’s commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 15,300 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 54% of Butte College students are white, 28% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the direction of an administrator, performs a variety of duties and responsibilities related to the oversight and lead direction of departmental workflow which may include but is not limited to; maintaining parts and supplies, working with outside supply and repair vendors, scheduling repairs and work projects, scheduling bus routes, travel trips and driver assignments, overseeing the maintenance work order system, providing training and performing inspections and maintenance of department systems and equipment. Performs the full range of functions assigned to the Transportation Mechanic II as needed or required. Performs other duties as assigned.

This is the Senior/Lead technical specialist in the Transportation Mechanic series. High levels of independent judgment are required. Duties may involve performing the most technical and difficult tasks requiring specialized or advanced skill in one or more areas of work assigned. As needed, may operate District buses and vehicles over designated routes and on field trips/travel. Work schedules may vary dependent on District need and may include regular day shifts, weekends, holidays and on-call shifts.


Representative Duties:

The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *
  1. Develops and implements a preventive maintenance program for all buses, vehicles and equipment. Oversees daily workflow of the Transportation Department including processing, prioritizing, assigning and reviewing work requests.*
  2. Diagnoses malfunctions, schedules repairs and performs complex mechanical work, including overhauling engines, transmissions, fuel systems, differentials, wheel cylinders and brakes; installing rings, rods and main bearings; repairs lighting systems; diagnoses and repairs electronic fuel injection fuel injection systems, computers and sensors.*
  3. Tunes engines; adjusts points, condensers, timing, carburetors, valves, clutches and brakes.*
  4. Lubricates motorized equipment; clean and replaces oil filters; charges batteries, and mounts, balances and repairs tires of all types.*
  5. Welds and fabricates parts as needed.*
  6. Services and repairs air conditioning systems.*
  7. Performs minor body repairs and painting; reupholsters bus seats.*
  8. Prepares vehicles to pass the state smog check, diesel emissions and smoke testing programs. Tests or has vehicles tested and maintains records as required. In coordination with supervisor, prepares and submits required reports.*
  9. Estimates the cost of repairs; keeps records of repairs and maintenance work; orders parts and supplies as needed; verifies orders/deliveries, invoices and pricing and outside vendor repairs; may analyze actual costs compared to estimated cost.*
  10. Ensures compliance with all department policies and procedures, including safety regulations. Assists supervisor in coordinating and providing staff training in the utilization of proper protective gear and equipment as needed and required.*
  11. Assists supervisor with functions to include, but is not limited to performing safety inspections, inspecting and maintaining department systems; handling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste and managing surplus property. Trains and provides technical guidance and leadership to co-workers. Fills in for supervisor in his or her absence.*
  12. Operates a variety of office and shop equipment to include but not limited to, multi-line phones, work order systems, radio systems, computers and electronic diagnostic equipment, etc; may compose correspondence, update forms, gather and compile information for reports, prepare requisitions, etc.*
  13. As needed, drives buses and other motorized vehicles; operates truck and trailer to haul equipment to and from campus.
  14. Serves on a variety of District committees as requested.
  15. May perform other duties as assigned.



  • Certificate of completion of a formal trade apprenticeship program related to this position; OR
  • Associate’s Degree in automotive technology or a related field or the equivalent**; AND
  • Three (3) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this position; AND
  • Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or the equivalent**.

* Associate’s Degree education equivalency equals two (2) years of increasingly responsible work experience for each full year (24-30 units) of college. Work experience must be in an office setting.
** High school education equivalency equals an adult education diploma or four (4) years of full-time, paid work experience.

(To be maintained throughout duration of employment with the District.)

  • Valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s license with air brake endorsements issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles;


  • As a condition of employment, applicants must pass a required pre-employment drug and alcohol test and all subsequent Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol testing.
  • As a condition of employment, applicants must provide a current DMV Driver License Record report issued within previous 30-days.

Possession of or the ability to obtain within the first 6-months of employment (during probationary period):

  • Valid commercial driver’s license school bus and passenger endorsements issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles*
  • Valid school bus driver certificate*
  • Valid Medical Examiners Certificate (MEC) as required for operation of a bus
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certificate*
  • Valid MVAC 609 Certificate (Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning EPA 609 Certificate*
  • Valid Fork Lift and Aerial Lift Operators certificate*

* District will provide training for certifications. All licenses and certificates must be maintained throughout duration of employment with the District.


  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.


  • Experience, training and certifications in gasoline, diesel, and alternative powered automotive and/or medium/heavy duty truck/bus multiplexed electronic engine control systems, preventive maintenance, and repair. (Example; Cummins Insite, Caterpillar ET, Allison Transmission, ASE Certifications, Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Systems)
  • ASE Master Mechanic Certification: Automotive and light truck, or medium heavy duty truck, or school bus
  • Valid school bus driver certificate
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Valid MVAC 609 certificate
  • Valid Fork Lift and Aerial Lift certificate
  • Experience, training and certifications in school bus maintenance, repair and inspection
  • Experience driving medium/heavy trucks, buses or school buses
  • Experience working within an educational institution

May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.

Knowledge of: District policies and procedures; safe driving practices; California Motor Vehicle and Education Codes applicable to the operation of vehicles in the transportation of students, staff and faculty; tools, parts, equipment and methods used in maintaining and repairing trucks, buses and other motorized vehicles; preventative maintenance and methods of lubricating and servicing vehicles; tools and test equipment required to diagnose electrical and mechanical defects in motorized vehicles; exhaust emission control systems; computer usage and associated software; estimating repairs and preparing cost estimates.

Ability to: apply District and departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations; effectively train and provide work direction and guidance to others using tact, patience and courtesy; analyze situations accurately; develop and implement preventive maintenance program; plan and organize work; learn quickly, the schedules and procedures utilized in transportation department operations; meet schedules and timelines; accurately prepare cost estimates; diagnose and perform routine to complex repairs of vehicles and equipment; skillfully and safely use tools and equipment; clean, lubricate, and service automotive vehicles and equipment rapidly and thoroughly; prepare repair estimates and keep accurate maintenance records; drive a bus and other equipment safely and efficiently; follow oral and written instructions; work cooperatively with others and in a team environment; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; maintain shop in safe and clean manner; learn and interpret the rules, regulations and policies and procedures of the District and those affecting departmental operations; effectively operate a computer to perform position functions; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to, and the understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Supplemental Information:

No assigned permanent staff to supervise. Provides training, leadership and technical oversight of co-workers as needed.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to perform activities that require considerable use of arms, hands, legs, and moving the whole body, such as for walking, standing, lifting, bending, twisting, and reaching; to operate and control equipment or systems; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to see details at close range; operate assigned equipment and to observe and assess the demeanor of others.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person; to hear well enough to understand, respond, and communicate clearly in person and on the telephone.

Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.

Tasks require occasionally moving heavy objects (50 to 100 lbs), exposure to weather and temperature extremes, machinery hazards, intense noise from machinery, poor lighting, electric currents, toxic agents and fumes, working in confined spaces, traffic hazards.


  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee’s responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.

The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

You are required to provide transcripts for coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire. If you have foreign transcripts please include copies of a U.S. evaluation and translation.

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