Journey Mechanic (Day and Swing Shifts)

Journey Mechanic (Day and Swing Shifts)
Bellevue, WA 98005
Posted: November 29, 2022


The position of Journey Mechanic is performed for the purpose of maintaining district vehicles at the safest level to support the mission of the District.



The Bellevue School District is committed to a diverse workforce representative of our students, one that embraces and models cultural competency as an international community.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Diagnoses mechanical, electric and other systems of District vehicles.
  • Performs required maintenance and repairs on gasoline and diesel engines.
  • Performs required maintenance and repairs of tires.
  • Performs required maintenance and repairs on vehicle systems such as ignition, electric, hydraulic, clutch, transmission and breaks.
  • Responds to vehicle failures that occur off sight and require service.
  • Diagnoses malfunctions of vehicles.
  • Supports vehicle maintenance and inspection as required by governmental agencies.
  • May perform seat and upholstery maintenance as assigned.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



  • Reports directly to and is supervised by Fleet Maintenance Supervisor


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):


  • Journey level automotive machinist certificate indicating completion of a two (2) year community college level gasoline or diesel mechanic course.
  • Two (2) years of successful journey level mechanic work.



  • Experience working with buses and large diesel vehicles.


Allowable Substitutions:

  • Six (6) years’ experience as a journey level may substitute for the two year certificate of completion


LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):

  • Washington State Commercial Driver’s License class “B” with air brake restrictions removed and passenger “S” (school bus) endorsement within ninety (90) days of hire.


KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of gasoline and diesel engines and the various systems in vehicles such as maintenance cars, trucks and vans, and passenger buses.
  • Utilizes technical skills in assessing various problems identified with vehicles.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of terminology related to the position.
  • Understands and demonstrates proper use of tools, equipment and technology associated with the position, including machinery and diagnostic equipment.
  • Adheres to required safety practices associated with the responsibilities of the position, following all required guidelines and best practices associated with the trade.
  • Knowledge of record keeping related to the position.


SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

  • Demonstrates skill associated with diagnostic tools and equipment and their effective use.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records required of the position.
  • Demonstrates appropriate skills in the proper use of tools, equipment and technology as required for the position.
  • Analyzes and problem solves related to vehicle maintenance and repairs.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and work independently on specific projects or tasks.
  • Demonstrates multicultural sensitivity with the ability to effectively and collaboratively work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to perform all duties in accordance with all applicable Board policies and district and legal requirements.
  • Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations



Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.



Mechanics salary classification $ 39.80 (day shift) and $40.30 (swing shift), 40 hours per week, for a 260-day annual assignment. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The provisions of the collective bargaining agreement cover salary, benefits and working conditions. Benefits include retirement, medical, dental, vacation, holidays, and other benefits according to Board policy.



The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, and Gender Expression or Identity Discrimination:
Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or

Sex-based Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment:
Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or

Disability Discrimination:
Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or

Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.


Don't have an account yet? Sign up