District- Bus Mechanic Technician

USD 506 Labette County

Job Posting for the 2019-20 School Year


Position Title:  Bus Mechanic Technician


Responsible to: Director of Transportation


Payment Rate:  As established by the Board of Education- based on knowledge & experience.  Competitive & Consistent Wages- Hourly Rate opposed to flat rate.


Job Description:  USD 506 Labette is seeking an experienced Bus Mechanic Technician.  Successful candidates will perform preventative maintenance- diagnosis- service and repair of steering- suspension- brakes- engines- transmissions- differentials- electrical- wheelchair lifts- and air conditioning systems.  Successful applicants must be able to work safely- perform part analysis on damaged parts and assist in inventory control or other duties as necessary.


Duties include- but are not limited to the following:  Diagnoses- examines- and investigates vehicles to determine causes of defective operation of engines- transmissions- differential units- generators- starters- pumps- air suspension systems- pneumatic systems- radiators- injectors- clutches- air conditioning systems- and other vehicle components.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Combination of at least three (3) to five (5) years of apprentice level verifiable training and experience in automotive or diesel mechanics- which may include high school mechanics courses and/or a regional occupational program
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug testing
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have or be able to obtain a CDL license
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with members of the school district and community
  • Be able to work independently or as a team member
  • React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned. Employees may be asked to fill in for other departments when needed.


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires prolonged sitting or standing
  • Requires physical exertion to manually move- lift- carry- pull- or push heavy objects or materials
  • Requires stooping- kneeling- crawling- bending- turning- and reaching
  • Requires climbing and balancing
  • Must work in and around dust- fumes- and odors

Application Process:

Applications are available online at https://www.usd506.org.  The completed application packet should include a completed application- letter of interest- resume- and reference letter(s).


Closing Date: Until filled


Contact:         Head Bus Mechanic




It is the policy of Labette County Unified School District No. 506 to follow employment practices- which consider only qualifications of the applicant for a position- without regard to race- color- religion- age- sex- disability- ancestry- or national origin.






Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 10/01/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Labette County USD 506 www.usd506.org


Labette County USD 506 encompasses 500 square miles of Labette County.  The district serves over 1,600 students enrolled in a K-12 system, which is housed in five kindergarten through eighth grade elementary schools and one comprehensive high school serving grades nine through twelve.  Administrative offices are located in the Curran Administrative Center, Altamont, KS.  The district is a member of the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and of the Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637. Communities served by the district are Altamont, Angola, Bartlett, Dennis, Edna, Valeda, Labette, Mound Valley, and a large portion of the west side of Parsons.  Cities in the immediate area include Parsons, Coffeyville, and Independence. Larger cities nearby include Pittsburg, KS, Joplin, MO, and Bartlesville, OK. Agriculture and agriculture related business are primary sources of income in the district. The communities in the district are served by three area hospitals. Recreation is readily accessible through area golf courses, Big Hill Lake, and Lake Parsons.


Employer Address: P. O. Box 189 Altamont, Kansas

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