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Vehicle Maintenance Technician

Palmer Bus Service of Shakopee
Full Time
Shakopee, MN 55379
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Job description

Essential Functions

  • Apply lubricants to the moving parts of vehicle engines to prevent premature engine wear and ensure optimal engine performance.
  • Lubricate wheel bearings to prevent excessive tire wear.
  • Perform engine cleaning to prevent rust formation.
  • Replace cabin, fuel, air and oil filters as required.
  • Perform tire rotations to ensure even tire wear.
  • Test tire pressure and add air as needed.
  • Inspect fleet vehicles for oil leaks.
  • Inspect fleet vehicles for additional service issues
  • Assist with mechanic as needed.
  • Ensure all shop equipment is maintained and in good operating condition.
  • Keep shop clean and organized.
  • Keep mechanic updated on repairs and maintenance.
  • Attend meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the maintenance department.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

  • Basic technical knowledge acquired through education or work experience.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Minnesota Commercial Driver’s License with passenger, school bus and air brake endorsements. Must maintain once acquired
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.

Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

  • Able to perform basic vehicle maintenance tasks.
  • Able to adhere to all safety practices.

Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

  • Be reliable and capable of following work directions.
  • Basic diagnostic skills to identify service requirements.
  • Be attentive to detail.
  • Display tact and courtesy, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Able to communicate with diverse groups.

Physical Requirements

  • The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
  • Usually work indoors. May occasionally repair buses on the road.
  • Sometimes work with hazardous equipment, tools, situations, and conditions.
  • Wear a company issued uniform.
  • Work inside various types of buses. Often test drive them before, during, and after repairs.
  • Wear protective / safety gear as required.
  • Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.


  • $17.50 per hour


  • DOT Phy


  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

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