USD 320 is accepting applications for a Mechanic to work in the Transportation Department. This is a 12 month- classified- non exempt position.  A full job description and requirements can be viewed below.


Persons interested in applying for this position must submit a completed online application form located at on or before December 13th.  





WAMEGO- KS 66547


TITLE:         Mechanic



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to read and write
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers
  • Ability to work with other people and be willing to be flexible in task assignment
  • Have a general working knowledge of gas- diesel and compressed natural gas powered commercial vehicles
  • Obtain or hold a valid Commercial Driver License- Class B- with “S” & “P” Endorsement (If you do not currently hold a CDL or are missing the appropriate endorsement- training can be provided to you upon hire)
  • Must be able to pass a physical examination by a licensed physician


  • Possess ASE Diesel certification and/or equivalent schooling
  • Mechanical experience on medium or heavy duty trucks and/or school
  • Certified and/or general electronic training
  • Commercial (Diesel / Unleaded / Compressed Natural Gas) Engine experience
  • Ability to perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Air Brake Endorsement

REPORTS TO:                     Transportation Manager


HOURS PER WEEK:           40 hrs/week


CLASSIFICATION:            12 Month- Classified Employee/At-Will


FLSA STATUS:                    Non-Exempt


JOB GOAL: The job of Mechanic is done for the purpose/s of providing mechanical services with specific responsibility for identifying repair and/or replacement needs; performing repairs and preventive maintenance; ensuring completion of projects in accordance with trade standards; providing information on the proper uses of equipment; and utilizing existing technology effectively in the performance of duties- and performs other related work as required. Maintain district vehicles and equipment at the highest standards of operating excellence to support educational programming. Maintain district vehicles and equipment at the highest standards of operating excellence to support educational programming. Drive a daily bus route- as needed.



  • Diagnoses vehicle malfunctions for the purpose of determining needed vehicle repairs and/or replacements.
  • Inspects assigned vehicles (brake system- steering systems- operating systems- fluid levels- heating and cooling systems- tire pressure- hydraulics- wiper blades- fan belts- exterior and interior condition- etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that the vehicle is in a safe operating condition.
  • Maintain accurate and current records of repairs- costs- vehicle warranties- etc. for the purpose of documenting required information and meeting regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain tools- equipment and/or shop area for the purpose of ensuring the availability of tools and equipment- cleanliness and safety within the workspace.
  • Performs minor body work (e.g. front ends- fenders- upholstery- etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the appearance and safe operation of the vehicles.
  • Performs routine vehicle maintenance program (e.g. oil change- tire rotation- break check- etc.) for the purpose of maintaining vehicles in a safe operating condition and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Repairs vehicle systems and components- etc. (e.g. diesel/gasoline engines- transmissions- hydraulics- heating and cooling systems- differentials- clutches- etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of vehicles in safe operating condition.
  • Responds to road calls regarding disabled vehicles and or accidents for the purpose of performing emergency repair work in the field.
  • Assists with snow / ice removal on and or around buses and other assigned areas for the purpose of ensuring buses can maintain established schedules and work objectives can be completed.
  • Attends necessary in-service and safety meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Meets requirements/qualifications for a bus driver and will drive a route as needed.

COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION: Maintains open communication with district staff necessary for safe operations.


REASONING ABILITY: Required to perform technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet ever-changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating school buses and/or district vehicles; operating tools/equipment used in maintenance of vehicles; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to perform basic math- including calculations using fractions- percents- and/or ratios; understand written procedures- write routine documents- and speak clearly; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific Knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include methods of maintaining vehicles; methods of storage and removal of hazardous materials; and safety practices and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting- carrying- pushing- and/or pulling frequent climbing and balancing frequent stooping- kneeling- crouching- and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% standing- 20% walking- and 20% sitting. The job is performed under extreme temperature variations and under

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually particularly loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.



If you have any questions about the application process please contact Kati Wolfgang at 785-456-7643. 

If you have any questions concerning the position you may contact the Transportation Supervisor- Sharlee Serb- at 456-7695.
Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 12/13/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Wamego USD 320







Wamego USD 320 is a progressive school district committed to working cooperatively with families and community to educate students to be responsible, problem-solving citizens who produce quality work in their individual pursuit of excellence. We accomplish this by offering relevant, academically challenging and diverse learning experiences.



The Wamego school district serves the needs of approximately 1,576 students in two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. USD 320 is the sponsoring district for the Wamego Special Services Cooperative, which serves the needs of our students as well as those in two neighboring school districts.


Our students receive a quality education documented by their outstanding assessment scores. For five consecutive years all buildings have met AYP requirements, and our high school students scored above the state’s average composite ACT score. In addition, our students consistently earn State Standard of Excellence Awards in reading, math, and writing at all grade levels.


Our teachers enjoy many benefits including an attractive salary schedule, a number of fringe benefits, generous sick leave (including a sick leave pool), small class sizes, a teacher mentoring program, and an excellent professional development program. Special incentives for teachers interested in earning their National Board certification are detailed in the district’s negotiated agreement and include a $2,000 annual bonus upon successful completion of the program.


The Wamego Teachers Association actively works with the USD 320 Board of Education to help create working conditions that benefit our students, teachers, and the school district in general. A strong, positive relationship has been developed through years of honest and empathetic dialogue used in the Interest Based Bargaining process.


Located at the intersection of Kansas Highway 99 and US Highway 24, just 13 miles east of Manhattan and 40 miles west of Topeka, Wamego offers friendly small town living with quick access to city convenience. Wamego has a vibrant business community, both downtown and along the Highway 24 corridor, that serves the many local needs of the community’s citizens. A multitude of recreational options are available in Wamego, including a beautiful 18-hole golf course; Wamego City Park which includes a swimming pool, playground, fishing pond and public tennis, basketball and pickleball courts; and a brand new recreation complex which includes four baseball/softball diamonds, two soccer fields, six tennis courts, a walking trail, and an active recreation program for youth and adults. Nearby federal reservoirs and state lakes offer excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, as well.


For those with fervor for learning, the Wamego Public library offers a multitude of volumes and periodicals, in addition to audio books, videos, microfilm and Internet access. Adult education classes are offered in Wamego through Highland Community College, and nearby at Kansas State, Washburn, and Emporia State Universities. Wamego is immersed in history with sites including Kansas’ only authentic stone Dutch Mill, the Oregon Trail, the home of Walter P. Chrysler, the Oz Museum and the Columbian Theatre. The Columbian Theatre is a unique experience for people in love with the arts. People from all across northeast Kansas come to Wamego to attend the theatre’s productions of plays and musicals.


Citizens of Wamego are well protected and cared for with a city hospital and medical clinic, the Stormont Vail Medical Clinic, city police, fire, and EMS departments. Due to our proximity to Manhattan and Topeka, quality medical specialists are easily accessible at three nearby health care centers, should the need arise.


We encourage you to visit our web site at for further information about our school district. Complete application instructions may be found under the Human Resources button. We also welcome you to call our district office at 785-456-7643 with any questions you may have.

Employer Address: 1008 8th Street Wamego, Kansas

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