Maintenance & Transportation Mechanic @ Shuler Education Center - Topeka - job 677317

Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Topeka, Kansas

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

Auburn-Washburn Unified School District 437 is a district consisting of 128 square miles of suburban and rural areas in southwest Topeka and Shawnee county. Presently, we have 13 total attendance centers — one early childhood center, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and two alternative learning centers.

Our schools reflect the commitment to excellence within our community. Above all, we strive for every student to succeed. If academic achievement and student body growth are indicators of success, we are reaching our goal. We consistently rank among the leaders in a variety of test scores including the ACT and SAT, as well as in National Merit Scholarships.

Job Description

TITLE: Maintenance Mechanic/Transportation Mechanic II (DRAFT)

REPORTS TO: Maintenance/Transportation Foreman

SUMMARY: As an outstanding member of the staff and community, provide all 
students with a physical learning environment that is safe, well maintained, and current while effectively managing all resources.

•    As a maintenance/transportation mechanic, diagnose, maintain, and repair all district custodial equipment. To include: riding scrubbers, floor burnishers, vacuums, buffers, restroom cleaning equipment, etc.
•    Diagnose, maintain, and repair all district medium-light duty lawn/playground equipment. To include: riding mowers, push mowers, string trimmers, edgers, leaf blowers, etc. 
•    Assist transportation in diagnosing, maintaining, and repairing the district transportation fleet. To include: Vehicle cleaning and fueling, oil changes for fleet equipment, assisting mechanics with major repairs, preparing all fleet vehicles for annual inspection, etc. 
•    Develop and maintain preventative maintenance program for all district custodial and grounds support equipment.
•    Follow the district’s system for the receipt and issuance of parts and supplies and maintain records and inventories.
•    Follow district guidelines for the use of Purchase Cards and maintaining of records.
•    Maintain qualifications as a school bus driver to be available for emergency driving (this would be kept to emergency situations only).
•    Remain active in attending training sessions, classes and meetings to become better qualified.
•    May operate medium and heavy automotive equipment and may be required to assist with snow removal.
•    Follow high standards of safety and good housekeeping methods in all work areas and maintain a professional environment.
•    Complete all work orders in a timely manner and maintain accurate reporting.
•    Instruct full and part-time custodial workers on proper equipment usage and maintenance.
•    Assist in determining building level equipment needs for the Capital Outlay process.
•    Willingness to be available to fill in for custodians in emergency situations (this would be kept to emergency situations only).
•    Comply with safety procedures to reduce the potential for personal injury or damage to district equipment.
•    Knowledge and execution of principles and processes for providing customer services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
•    Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
•    Such other maintenance duties as may be assigned by the Maintenance/Transportation Foreman.
•    Regular, in person, attendance and punctuality are required.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 8 hours/day, 12 months/year (benefits-eligible)

SALARY: $16.00/hour  

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually by the Maintenance/Transportation Foreman and the Director of Operations.


•    Completion of standard high school or trade school course, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
•    Knowledge of standard practices, tools, and terminology of one or more service trades, including; electrical, electronics, small engine repair, custodial equipment repair, hydraulic and pneumatic component functions, custodial procedures, and basic understanding of automotive diagnosis, repair, and maintenance techniques.
•    Willingness to be trained in the functions of multiple trades.
•    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions to include wiring diagrams and schematics.
•    Dependable, ability to plan and utilize time efficiently, and ability to show good judgment.
•    Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Kansas, and ability to obtain a Class B CDL with S and P endorsements within one year of hire date.
•    Ability to get along well with others and to communicate at all levels professionally and with tact.
•    Ability to provide own general hand tools.
•    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as are determined to be appropriate and acceptable.


•    Standing / walking up to 6 to 8 hours in an 8-hour workday.
•    Squatting and forward bending to perform job duties that include lifting and use of cleaning equipment for 34-66% of the work shift.
•    Lifting boxes of supplies weighing up to 50 lb. from the floor to waist height at a frequency of occasional (6-33%) level for an 8-hour workday.
•    Lifting of trash containers from waist weight to 4-1/2 feet high, that weigh 60 lb.  This task is at a rare (1-5%) level for an 8-hour workday.
•    Lifting of parts for repairs within the facilities.  These parts can weigh up to 75 lb. lifts are from floor to waist height.  This task done at a rare level.
•    Moving classroom furniture out of the rooms for cleaning.  Furniture that can weigh up to 100 lb. that does require a 2-man lift.  This task is a rate (1-5%) frequency of an 8-hour workday.
•    Overhead lifting of supplies in the storage area items weigh from 5-20 lb.  This task is at a frequency of occasional for an 8-hour workday.
•    Carrying of cleaning supplies weighing up to 50 lb. for a distance of 50 feet.  This task is at a rare level for an 8-hour workday.
•    One handed carry of cleaning solutions that weigh 45 lb. for a distance of 50 feet.  This task is at a rare level for an 8-hour workday.
•    Pushing and pulling of equipment i.e. floor buffer, hand trucks, and chair carts.   Push/pull forces range from 5-50 lb. of force, with the 50 lb. push and pulled for a distance of 100 feet.  This task is at an occasional frequency.
•    Climbing of a standard ladder for overhead/ceiling work.  This task is at a frequent I (34-66%) level.
•    Elevated work with arms overhead for painting.  This task is at an occasional level for an 8-hour work day.
•    Maintenance must be able to perform forward bending task to complete tasks throughout the workday.  The frequency of this position would be considered at an occasional level.
•    Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  The amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
•    Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
•    Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
•    Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
•    Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
•    Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Must be able to     convey detailed or important spoken instruction to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
•    Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as perceiving abnormal sounds from equipment due to malfunctions.
•    Visual Acuity--Machine Operation (including inspection), Inspection, Close Assembly, Clerical, Administrative: Work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines (including inspection), and using measurement devices at distances close to the eyes.
•    The worker is subject to all environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
•    The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
•    The worker is subject to extreme heat.  Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour.
•    The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
•    The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
•    The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: Fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.


The following information describes the physical activities that are performed by the
 Employee during a normal workday.  The percentages of the normal workday that the
 physical activities are conducted are identified as follows:

•    Rarely        1-5% of an 8-hour work day
•    Occasionally    6-33% of an 8-hour work day
•    Frequently    34-66% of an 8-hour work day
•    Continuously    67-100% of an 8-hour work day

•    Lifts (Occasional):    Lift 50 lb. from the floor to waist height
•    Lifts (Occasional):    Lift 60 lb. from waist to 54 inches
•    Lifts (Rare):        Lift 75 lb. from floor to waist height
•    Carry (Rare):        Carry 50 lb. for a distance of 50 feet
•    One handed carry (Rare):    Carry 45 lb. for a distance of 50 feet
•    Pushing/Pull (Occasional):    Push/pull 50 lb. force for a distance of 100 feet
•    Overhead lifting (Rare):    Lift 20 lb. from waist to overhead
•    Ladder climb (Frequent):    Climb up/down a standard ladder to perform overhead/ceiling work.
•    Elevated work (Occasional):    Must be able to work with arms overhead to perform painting tasks.
•    Repeated partial squat (Occasional):  Must be able to squat to perform lifts.
•    Forward bend position (Occasional):  Must be in a forward bend position to be able to reach into boxes to unpack boxes.

Additional Information

Auburn-Washburn USD 437 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Auburn-Washburn USD 437 complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Auburn-Washburn USD 437 expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Auburn-Washburn USD 437’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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