Lead Mechanic - Heavy Duty Equipment

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Lead Mechanic – Heavy Duty Equipment


Under limited supervision, to perform skilled mechanical repairs and maintenance on gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and other mechanical equipment; to assist in the scheduling of vehicle servicing and procurement of parts and supplies; and to do related work as required, consistent with job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Coordinates the work of other transportation maintenance personnel
  • Keeps supervisor informed of the work performance of assigned employees
  • Diagnoses mechanical problems and performs complex mechanical repairs on gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and other automotive equipment
  • Inspects district mechanical equipment and carries out a preventive maintenance program
  • Makes all types of repairs on gasoline and diesel equipment, such as major and minor engine overhauls
  • Rebuilds transmissions and differentials
  • Repairs, installs, and adjusts clutches
  • Replaces and adjusts valves and bearings, fuel systems, ignitions, and carburetors
  • Relines and adjusts brakes
  • Rebuilds air compressors
  • Repairs and replaces starters, alternators, distributors, relays, and other automotive electrical equipment
  • Lubricates and services district vehicles
  • Maintains records of repairs and maintenance work
  • Contacts parts dealers for necessary parts and supplies
  • Assists in the procurement of parts and supplies
  • Makes emergency repairs to vehicles and equipment
  • Diagnose mechanical defects and make appropriate repairs
  • Skillfully and efficiently repair and overhaul automotive equipment
  • Use standard tools and garage equipment; accurately estimate time and materials for repair jobs
  • Keep accurate records and parts inventories


Must pass qualifying tests.


Possession of a valid California Class B or 2 driver’s license; has or can qualify for a Class A commercial drivers license.


Four years of Journeyman level shop experience in maintenance and repair of all mechanical and electrical vehicle components, including direct involvement with diesel-powered units.

Salary Range 39

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.