Human Resources

Mechanic I

Under supervision, the Mechanic I will perform semiskilled tasks in the repair and maintenance of buses and a variety of motorized equipment; inspect and service buses and other automotive equipment; do other related work as required.


$21.32 per hour

Minimum Experience

One year of experience performing semiskilled functions pertaining to the servicing, maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered motorized equipment.

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by training or coursework in the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment.
  • Must possess a valid Class A or B with “P” endorsement, California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Examples of Duties

Inspect buses and transportation vehicles to ensure against mechanical defects, malfunctions and potential safety hazards; lubricate buses, automotive and other power equipment; inspect batteries for water level; inflate tires; drain and refill crankcases; inspect and fill gearboxes with lubricants; replace light bulbs and fuses; replace defective lubrication fittings; adjust and repair windows, seats and mirrors; inspect motor vehicle; change tires and wheels as needed to comply with motor vehicle safety standards. Balance tires and wheels and add counterweights as necessary to accomplish the balancing process; assist in disassembling, repairing and reassembling engines, transmissions and other major assemblies; perform minor tune-up functions; assist in the maintenance and repair of vehicle braking, steering, and electrical operating systems; maintain a record of the service and the preventative maintenance tasks accomplished.


Human Resources (661) 636-4747

Application for Employment – Substitute Temporary – Classified

All candidates must file a Substitute/Temporary Classified Application and Supporting documentation with the Human Resources Department at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, 1300 17th Street, Bakersfield, CA, 93301. Applications are available below, or at our offices.
Substitute /Temporary Classified Employment Application (may be downloaded at