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Why You Should Work Here

Palmer Bus Service began in St. Clair, MN in 1974, with 8 buses and a dream. It is a family owned and operated business that has grown over the years with the hard work and commitment of many individuals. We are committed to our Purpose and Core Values, which include:

  • Safety - safety and quality of service are essential
  • Integrity - we are honest, have integrity, and are ethical in our business
  • Dignity - we treat each employee with dignity and as an individual
  • Help - we are a business family and we help each other
  • Community - we are responsible and contribute to the communities we serve

Job Description

Responsible for performing a wide range of diagnostics, repairs and maintenance on school buses and other company vehicles.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Determine vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identify worn and damaged parts.
  • Keep equipment DOT compliant by completing preventative maintenance scheduled, including, but not limited to; installing components, parts, or systems, such as, power and drive trains, electrical, fuel, exhaust system, braking, steering, hydraulics; air/hydraulic brakes; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, valve mechanisms, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units.
  • Verify vehicle performance by conducting test drives and visual inspections.
  • Maintain vehicle records by service and repair orders.
  • Ensure all shop equipment is maintained and in good operating condition.
  • Contain costs by using warranty; evaluate service and parts options.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of supplies, ensuring orders are placed and inventory is received.
  • Maintain job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; read technical and regulation publications.
  • Enhance maintenance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Keep shop clean and organized.
  • Keep shop manager / site manager updated on repairs and maintenance.

Minimum Years of Experience

Strong 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. Able to perform diesel engine trouble shooting, overhaul procedures and tune-up on both mechanical and electronic engines. Able to perform maintenance and repair on electrical and electronic systems, steering and suspension, air and hydraulic brake systems. Able to diagnose, repair and overhaul of clutch, transmission and drive axles. Able to adhere to all safety practices. Able to prepare and maintain accurate records. Be reliable and capable of working independently. Strong 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. Must maintain once acquired: Knowledge of safety practices and procedures. Knowledge of MNDOT inspection requirements.

Salary or Hourly Rate



We offer a full benefits package.

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About Company
Palmer Bus Service is a family owned and operated business that has grown since 1974 to serve 22 districts across the state of Minnesota by safely transporting their students.

3690 30th St SE, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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