Bus Mechanics

Bus Mechanics

Bus Mechanics

  • Want to use your skills to make a difference for students in the largest school district in North Carolina? Come work with us as a bus mechanic! We offer great benefits including retirement, health insurance, and paid leave, a positive work environment and many opportunities for professional growth!


    We currently have vacancies in three levels of mechanics positions: Field Mechanic (Mechanic II), Field Mechanic (Mechanic III) and Master Mechanic. If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please email your resume to jobs@wcpss.net and we will contact you to schedule an interview.

    Job Description

    Mechanics complete 30-day inspections on the district’s fleet of 750+ yellow school buses and other vehicles. They perform diagnostics and troubleshooting on all buses and service trucks. Mechanics also complete routine as well as complex repairs and rebuild and replace mechanical and electrical components on medium to heavy diesel buses, trucks and other equipment.

    Depending on position level, mechanics may also complete reports for labor, parts, and materials required for inspection, maintenance and repairs and provide guidance, support, and supervision to other mechanics.

    Most mechanics work in the district’s bus garage located at 1551 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh. Mechanics may also be required to perform repair or maintenance work on buses located at one of the district’s 188 school campuses.

    Minimum Requirements

    • High school diploma or GED
    • General knowledge and proven skills in the repair of medium to heavy diesel equipment
    • At least two years of experience* and education in medium to heavy diesel equipment and repair - relevant ASE certifications may substitute for experience
    • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver’s License with School Bus (S and P) endorsements
    • Within 90 days to  six months from the date of hire date, depending on position level, all mechanics must successfully complete bus inspector training and certification requirements administered by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).
    • Within 12 months of employment, Master Mechanics only must also complete safety training according to OSHA standards.

    * Higher level mechanic positions may require additional years of experience and additional certifications.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge of NCDPI regulations pertaining to school buses and transportation
    • National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification

    Salary Range

    • Mechanic II: $32,465 to $45,460 annually, depending on experience
    • Mechanic III: $34,370 to $48,070 annually, depending on experience
    • Master Mechanic: $48,800 to $68,400 annually, depending on experience

Apply Now

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions, please email your resume to jobs@wcpss.net and we will contact you to schedule an interview.