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Seek the Challenging Position of Diesel Mechanic
A highly talented Diesel Mechanic with huge experience in performing journey-level mechanical repair and maintenance on District school buses, trucks and other diesel or gas-powered mechanical or automotive equipment; maintain, repair or replace various systems and components, including electrical, brakes, transmissions, differentials, steering and cooling systems; assure buses meet CHP safety and operation requirements.
Summary of Qualifications
More than eight years experience.
Great knowledge of principles of gasoline and diesel-powered internal combustion engines.
Deep knowledge of methods, tools, equipment and materials used in journey-level repair and maintenance of motorized equipment.
Extensive knowledge of air and hydraulic brake systems and components.
Remarkable knowledge of operation and use of electrical testing equipment, lathes, milling machines, tire changer and balancer, and welding equipment.
Sound knowledge of health and safety regulations and procedures.
Profound knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
Uncommon ability to diagnose mechanical difficulties.
Strong ability to operate shop equipment and tools including electronic testing equipment, welders and lathes.
Profound ability to make major and minor repairs to a variety of automatic equipment.
In-depth ability to estimate labor and cost of materials for repairs as needed.
Immense ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
Great ability to lift heavy objects.
Proven ability to observe legal and defensive driving practices.
Considerable ability to maintain routine records related to work performed.
Excellent ability to work cooperatively with others.
Rainbow District, Tarrytown, NY 2003 - Present
Perform skilled mechanical repair and maintenance on District school buses and other diesel or gas-powered mechanical or automotive equipment to maintain in a safe and proper operating condition.
Inspect and diagnose mechanical defects in school buses, trucks, automobiles, backhoes, mowers, tractors and other mechanical equipment.
Perform road tests to diagnose needed repairs and to test completed repairs; assure buses meet New York City Highway Patrol inspection requirements.
Perform complete overhauls on transmissions, differentials and clutch systems; repair or remove and replace rear end and front end systems in buses and other vehicles.
Perform complete overhauls on hydraulic air brake systems; repair and adjust air and hydraulic brakes; design and install high-pressure hoses for hydraulic brakes, power steering, air lines and oil pressure hoses.
Tune, repair and rebuild diesel and gas engines; disassemble motors and repair and replace parts; recondition and adjust ignition and carburetor systems; service and maintain fuel and cooling systems.
Align wheels, make body and fender repairs and perform minor sanding and painting of buses as needed; operate wire and gas welding equipment to repair and fabricate metal parts.
Repair electrical systems in vehicles; install and repair generators, starters, lighting systems, buzzers, warning devices and wiring; inspect, repair and replace wheel bearings, fuel pumps, water pumps and injector pumps; inspect, clean and replace air and fuel filters.
Grind valves and perform welding; make parts on lathe and mill; rebuild equipment as needed.
Operate electronic testing equipment and other hand and power tools; operate a tire changer, wheel balancer and flywheel surface machine.
Replace or repair windows, doors, emergency exits, floors and seats on buses and vehicles.
Communicate with vendors to obtain required parts and supplies; drive to vendors and other locations to pick up and deliver parts, equipment and vehicles.
Maintain records of repairs, parts used and names of suppliers; prepare and maintain records of work orders and work performed.
Conduct periodical mechanical safety checks on buses as mandated by law.
Steam clean engines and transmissions; maintain the garage area in a clean, orderly and safe working condition.
Respond to emergency road service calls and perform repairs as needed.
Perform lubrication, oil changes, battery maintenance, tire changes and repairs, and servicing of equipment.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Rainbow District, Tarrytown, NY 1997 - 2003
Diesel Mechanic Apprentice (under supervision)
Performed routine safety and preventative maintenance inspections.
Troubleshot, repaired and replaced needed parts.
Diagnosed electrical problems; installed and repaired electrical components and wiring.
Repaired and replaced rear ends, drive lines, wheel bearings, and steering components.
Inspected, tested, adjusted, repaired, and replaced integral parts of vehicle engine, carburetor, alternator, water pump, and transmissions.
Repaired hydraulic components, power steering, brakes, pneumatic components, and air conditioners where applicable.
Repaired various systems, to include engine retarders, wheelchair lifts, and wipers.
Repaired and balanced tires.
Performed minor body work such as glass replacement and welding.
Made emergency repairs and service calls in the field as necessary.
Performed routine services such as change oil and filter; grease and lubricate, change belts; and replace lights.
Performed general cleaning duties of vehicles and work areas.
Recorded all time spent and parts used on appropriate forms.
Education and Professional Training
Valid New York Class A driver's license with "P" endorsement