Review of applications begins immediately, and position is open until filled. This position has an anticipated start date of February 20, 2023.
The Mechanic/Service Technician performs skilled mechanical maintenance work and small repairs of school buses as well as light, heavy gasoline, and diesel powered automotive, grounds equipment, and small engine repair. This position is responsible for the bus fleet and other equipment maintenance and documentation. Assists with movement and planning for the Transportation Department.
Catlin Gabel School offers the following benefits to all eligible employees regularly working 20 or more hours (.5 FTE) per week:
Medical, dental, vision, and hearing insurance for employees and dependents, with premiums subsidized by the employer
Same-sex partner insurance benefits
Retirement 403b with generous and immediate school matching contribution
Employer paid life and disability insurance
Generous paid sick and personal time-off
Generous paid vacation for year-round staff
Professional development funds
Employee assistance program for personal advice and counsel
Tuition remission for employee children accepted into the academic program
Flexible spending accounts for pretax healthcare and childcare (optional)
Supplemental life insurance (optional)
Legal coverage (optional)
Pet insurance (optional)
Use of onsite exercise facilities and school library
Reduced enrollment costs for art classes, summer camps, and after-school care
Reduced rates for facilities rentals for employees
Regularly inspect and maintain school buses per Oregon Department of Education (ODE) standards
Perform preventive maintenance and maintenance repairs, requisitions and maintains adequate parts and material inventory. Maintain required and pertinent records in digital database and paper files
Inspect, diagnose, and make minor repairs to the mechanical and electrical system of buses, golf carts, tractors, and mowers
Repair various automotive components on these vehicles, including, but not limited to changing oil, tires, transmission fluids, air filters, lubrication, light bulbs, reflective tape, etc.
Coordinate with Transportation Supervisor to ensure that buses are sent to shop(s) for major repairs and/or ODE annuals on schedule
Clear vehicles for use following repairs and test drive them to ensure their safety & road worthiness
Regularly assess transportation needs through FMX database and compare bus availability to match needs
Assist with staging and pre-checking buses prior to route or trip departure. Assist with fueling buses
Respond to road emergencies in the event of a breakdown, including traveling to site or arranging for service or towing; assist driver with troubleshooting on site or via phone
Assist in performing school bus evacuation drills
Maintain landscaping motorized equipment, including 2-stroke blowers, trimmers, and weed whips, according to operator manuals and perform preventive maintenance two times per year or as required by seasonal changes
Observe all safety regulations and policies
Reconcile fuel and lube records; maintain and refill fuel pumps and above ground tanks per industry standards and regulatory agencies
Keep an organized and well-maintained shop and maintain a professional appearance
Participate in required professional development and training to support Catlin Gabel mission, including ODE and other mechanic workshops and trainings
Attend departmental and schoolwide employee meetings
Maintain effective working relationships with other members of the Department as well as other school personnel and community members
Catlin Gabel School is committed to employing the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.
Must be 21 years of age or older
High School diploma or GED required
Required two years of experience with school bus maintenance or five years of experience in related fields
Completion of accredited courses in trade school or trade apprenticeship programs in power mechanics, diesel service\mechanics, gasoline engines, small gas engines, two cycle engines, or related fields is preferred but not required
Must obtain and maintain an Oregon CDL and Oregon School Bus Driver's certificate within 90 days of hire
Must obtain and maintain ODE Bus Inspector certification within 120 days of hire
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.