New Haven Unified School District

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Under direction, to perform skilled mechanical repairs and maintenance on gasoline and diesel-powered buses and other mechanical equipment; and to do related work as required consistent with job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Diagnoses mechanical problems and performs complex mechanical repairs on gasoline and diesel-powered buses 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 bus air compressors
  • Repairs and replaces starters, alternators, distributors, relays, and other automotive electrical equipment.
  • Lubricates and services district buses
  • Maintains records of repairs and maintenance work and contacts parts dealers for necessary parts and supplies
  • Makes emergency repairs to buses and equipment in the field.


Possession of a valid California Class II driver’s license.


Knowledge of: 

  • Tools, equipment, and procedures used in the repair and the overhaul of heavy duty vehicle mechanical components
  • Principles and methods used in a program of preventive maintenance of pupil transportation vehicles or equivalent.


Must pass qualifying tests.


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 37

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.