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Cedar Rapids Community School District Auto Mechanic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Auto Mechanic JobID: 12438

  • Position Type:


  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    ELSC - Transportation




  • Auto Mechanic

  • Compensation in accordance with work agreement

  • This is a safety sensitive position:

  • Employee will be enrolled in a random pool of employees performing similar job functions

  • Subject to computer-generated random selections for alcohol and/or drug testing

  • Subject to reasonable suspicion alcohol and/or drug testing

  • Hours of employment may vary depending on the needs of the District


  • $22.21/hour

  • Non-Exempt

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Furnish all auto mechanic small hand tools

  • Obtain and maintain a minimum of a valid Class B CDL license, with proper endorsement within required time frame

  • Obtain and maintain a valid DOT physical and valid Medical Certificate, per FMCSA requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years large truck and/or auto mechanic experience, preferred but not required

  • Pass pre-employment and all subsequent agility tests

  • Pass pre-employment and subsequent driving history checks

  • Pass pre-employment and periodic background history checks

  • Register and maintain an account with the FMCSA Clearinghouse

  • Must approve CRCSD queries with the FMCSA Clearinghouse within 24 hours

  • Pass a pre-employment substance abuse screening

  • Pass all random alcohol and/or drug tests

  • Pass all reasonable suspicion alcohol and/or drug tests

  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet tight deadlines and adapt to continuous interruptions

  • Willing to learn new skills and unfamiliar systems

  • Work well with others, including all personality types

  • Effective problem-solving skills

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations

  • Knowledge of, or ability to navigate, Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas

  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Accept and implement coaching and training

Essential duties and skills:

  • Overhaul, repair and service all district vehicles, sub-assemblies, and accessories including but not limited to gasoline, LPG, electric and diesel buses, vans, cars, and trucks

  • Ability to understand instruction and technical manuals

  • Use various diagnostic tools

  • Ability to read and interpret schematics

  • Perform vehicle safety inspections

  • Maintain a cooperative attitude and build rapport with students, peers, supervisors, parents, school personnel, and the community

  • Use effective and professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Present self in a professional manner including attire and being alert and attentive

  • Successfully complete all required trainings, meetings, classes and professional development

  • Accurately complete reports and paperwork in a timely manner

  • Abide by federal law, state law, and district policies, procedures, and expectations

  • Utilize technology when required

  • Safely and appropriately operate various types of school buses, district vehicles, and equipment

  • Emergency road service calls

  • Property maintenance including snow removal

  • Substitute bus and van driver

  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

  • Repeated sitting, standing, climbing, walking, stooping, bending, squatting, crawling, kneeling and maintaining balance for extended periods of time

  • Repeatedly pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, and moving objects(s) and/or students weighing up to 125 pounds for 100 or more feet

  • Continuous use of hands, fingers, and wrists to pinch, grip, and manipulate fine objects and tools repetitively

  • Using both hands and legs simultaneously

  • Reach over head for extended periods of time

  • Rapid mental/muscular coordination

  • Verbal, auditory, and written capabilities to effectively communicate in an articulate manner

  • Accurate depth perception and clarity of vision at varying distances to see small details

  • Peripheral vision and the ability to distinguish colors

  • Operate hydraulic, electric, and air equipment and tools

  • Ascending and descending approximately 14" steps regularly

  • Entering and exiting vehicles regularly


  • Contact with blood borne pathogens and/or bodily fluids

  • Contact with chemicals and fuels

  • Loud noise, intense brightness, fumes, and airborne particles

  • Moving mechanical parts

  • Working at elevated heights

  • Extreme temperatures and weather

  • Vibratory tools

  • Working with electricity and/or hydraulic tools and systems

Working Environment:

  • May work in areas where hearing and eye protection is recommended

  • Will be required to work outside during hot or cold weather, varying humidity, rain, snow, sleet, and icy conditions while performing their duties

  • Direct contact with the public, students, and other district staff

  • May be exposed to heights, loud noises, bright light, fumes, dust, chemicals, and odors

  • Work with moving vehicles, motorized wheelchair lifts and other equipment

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, at 319-558-2747.

Required Education Level:


High School diploma

Hiring Manager:

Scott Wing

HR Staff:

David Jacobs