Employment Type
Job Location
Transportation Department, Syracuse, NY 13205, 108 West Kennedy Street
Date posted
March 17, 2023
Position title

52 weeks per year

Starts at $20.00 to $23.00 per hour depending upon qualifications.


• A minimum of 3 years of experience in gasoline powered light, medium, and/or heavy duty trucks and/or buses as a mechanic, including 2 years of experience working on cars/mini-vans.
• NYS inspection license.
• Must possess, or be able to secure within 90 days, a NYS –CDL-B with passenger and school bus endorsement.
• A clean driving record for the prior 18 months, with zero (0) points charged, and not more than one (1) MV accident within three (3) years and zero (0) points charged.
• Must have own tools.
• Must maintain DOT qualifications/certification.



1. Ensure that vehicles are maintained in a safe operating condition by;
a) scheduling and obtaining preventative maintenance as required,
b) responding to break-downs and vehicles malfunctions as necessary,
c) reviewing and maintaining vehicle preventive maintenance logs.

2. Perform vehicle maintenance and repair in the Transportation garage(s).

3. Diagnose vehicle mechanical and electrical problems/malfunctions.

4. Facilitate the outsourcing of specific repairs not performed in-house, including quality and cost control.

5. Maintain upkeep of the garage and grounds, including keeping walkways clean (shoveled and salted during winter), handling bulk oil and waste oil in compliance with DEC regulations, and assisting with cleaning and disinfecting common indoor areas.

6. Assist with Transportation Department building repair and to move items from site to site as needed.

7. Assist in the purchasing of small parts and supplies for all agency vehicles, as well as inventory controls.

8. Operate school bus or other agency vehicles as required.


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