Del Valle Independent School DistrictMechanic Helper

Del Valle Independent School District

Mechanic Helper (1864)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleMechanic Helper
Posting ID1864

Primary Purpose:


Help mechanics repair and maintain all vehicles.  Carry out assigned duties to ensure all vehicles and equipment are safely maintained.


Minimum Qualifications:


   High school diploma or GED (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or Regional Accrediting Agency)            

   Valid Texas driver’s license (B-CDL) with school bus and passenger endorsement

   Shall be subject to testing for use of alcohol or controlled substance that violate law or federal regulations

   Bus Driver Certification from TEA

   Must have a safe driving record verified by Teas Department of Public Safety (meets and maintains liability coverage


   Shall be subject to testing for use of alcohol or controlled substance that violate law or federal regulations

   Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50)         paid by employee.


Experience Required:


   Minimum of one (1) year experience in minor vehicle repair and maintenance




   Ability to pass U.S. Department of Transportation alcohol and drug tests and annual physical exam

   Ability to diagnose minor mechanical problems and perform repairs with supervision

   Ability to operate equipment and tools involved in vehicle repair

   Ability to lift heavy equipment and vehicle parts

   Ability to operate a bus

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)



The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community.


  • Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators


Organization Management

The mechanic helper manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following:


  • Perform mechanical repairs or work under supervision of a mechanic to repair or replace tires, bulbs, and accessories.
  • Disassemble simple components and clean parts for reassembly.
  • Request parts and tools for mechanics as needed.
  • Check fluid levels and replace oil, water, battery, and other fluids as needed.
  • Help maintain accurate, updated records of preventive maintenance.
  • Inspect, repair, change, and rotate tires.
  • Clean shop floors, stalls, driveways, tools, and equipment.
  • Operate tools, equipment, and machinery according to established safety procedures.
  • Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
  • Record use of gas and mileage for buses daily.

Vehicle Operations

The mechanic helper driver manages vehicle operations and responsibilities through activities such as the following:


  • Operate buses and district vehicles as needed, including driving buses into shop area for work.

Professional Growth and Development

The mechanic helper participates in professional growth and development through activities such as the following:


  • Attend any specified meetings or professional development to improve job performance.


Qualities of an Effective Mechanic Helper

The mechanic helper exhibits qualities such as the following:


  • Shall comply with District policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Shall comply with the standards of conduct set out in Board Policy DH (Legal) and (Local) and with any other policies, regulations, and guidelines that impose duties, requirements, or standards.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the administration.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None



Telephone, two-way radio, automotive diagnostic equipment, wheel balancing equipment, tire repair equipment, small hand tools, drills, drill press, grinder, air-powered tools, welding torch, torque wrench, jacks and lift equipment.  School bus and district vehicles.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

  • Work irregular hours and respond to after-hour emergency calls as needed.
  • Moderate walking, standing, climbing, heavy lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching.
  • Work outside and inside, in extreme hot and cold temperatures, around moving objects, vehicles, and machinery with moving parts.
  • Exposure to dampness and humidity, toxic chemicals, exhaust and vehicle fumes, gasoline, and diesel fuel.
  • Work prolonged or irregular and extended work hours to include holidays and weekends.
  • Prolonged sitting; frequent standing and twisting; occasional kneeling/squatting, bending, stooping, and pushing and pulling.
  • Prolonged driving; moderate walking; frequent climbing stairs, grasping/squeezing, wrist and shoulder flexion/extension, and reaching.
  • Limited light lifting and carrying on a daily basis.
  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • District wide and statewide travel.



The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$16.16 - 19.02/239 Days / Hourly
LocationDepartment of Transportation

Applications Accepted

Start Date06/11/2019