Richmond City Public Schools

Automotive Mechanic Technician III (10110)

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TitleAutomotive Mechanic Technician III
Posting ID10110


Job Title:

Automotive Mechanic Technician II

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 111 / 12 Month (260 days) Contract

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Transportation Department

Immediate Supervisor:

Automotive Mechanic Lead Technician




The Automotive Mechanic Technician III is responsible for servicing and repairing RPS automobiles, buses, and trucks to include repairing or replacing worn or broken parts, performing preventive maintenance activities, and servicing motor vehicle equipment and related gasoline, diesel, or alternative fuel engine powered equipment.



  • Repairs automobiles, buses, trucks and other motorized equipment to include preventative maintenance and component repair or overhaul
  • Performs standard diagnostic techniques, maintains repairs, and overhauls all mechanical systems to include engines, transmissions, body, electrical systems chassis and air brake systems
  • Installs and manages replacement parts and accessories
  • Performs testing on all repairs to ensure quality workmanship including a road test
  • Performs diagnostic testing using software programs such as, but not limited to, IHC Servicemaxx, Cummins Insite, Allison Doc, etc. 
  • Inspects the school buses as indicated in VDOE preventative maintenance manual
  • Completes school bus inspections as indicated in the Virginia State Inspection manual
  • Produces legible documents of repairs made on work orders 
  • Participates in cross – training of other employees 
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or its equivalency required
  • Trade or vocational school course(s) in automotive, truck and vehicle maintenance with both gasoline and diesel engine training or any equivalent combination of experience and training required
  • Minimum of eight years of experience as a skilled automotive and medium truck technician, involving repairs of buses, automobiles, and related equipment to include experience in the service repair of Cummins, IHC International engines, and Allison automotive transmissions
  • Thorough knowledge of air brake systems, suspension and steering, and electrical/electronic systems
  • Possesses a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with P and S endorsements and the ability to obtain a State of Virginia Vehicle Inspector’s certification within one year of employment
  • Possesses an ASE certification in a minimum of two skill areas; certification in automotive, school buses or heavy trucks preferred
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds on a regular basis
  • Owns a sufficient amount of everyday hand tools applicable to school buses and medium-duty trucks and automobiles
  • Ability to perform a flexible schedule including being on call/rotating schedule 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and team work skills
  • Bilingual/fluency in Spanish preferred


HOW TO APPLY: All applicants (including RPS employees) must submit an on-line application. Please access website at:

Please upload a current resume with your application.  Three references names and contact information will be required if you progress to the interview step of the selection process.  Richmond Public Schools will conduct a background investigation, fingerprinting, tuberculosis screening as a condition of employment. EOE.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$36,255.00 - $61,735.00 / Per Year

Applications Accepted

Start Date11/07/2022