Want to put your mechanical skills to good use? Come work with us as a bus mechanic and keep our yellow buses running in peak condition. We offer great benefits, retirement options, health insurance and more. Plus, you'll love our positive work environment and opportunities for growth.

Earn $40-$75K annually, depending on experience

Up to $2K in attendance bonuses available

Multiple opportunities to grow your career


Health Insurance

Paid Leave

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Adam, mechanic at Wake County Public School System


Mechanic V

“I served in the Marine Corps as an aircraft mechanic, and I wanted to put my experience to good use. I love my job because I'm always learning new things, solving problems, and accomplishing the goal of getting students to and from school in a safe school bus. I've worked for the district for 15 years now, enjoying a fulfilling career with excellent benefits.”

Danny, field supervisor at Wake County Public School System.


Field Supervisor

“When I was thinking about becoming a school bus mechanic almost 20 years ago, my father encouraged me to go for it, saying it would be the best move I could make. I now know he was right. I worked 10 years for another school district before starting with the Wake County Public School System eight years ago, and I'm now a Field Supervisor. Wake County is a great place to work. I love the flexible work schedule and getting to work outside. And you can't beat the benefits. Very few places still offer a pension. I get job security as well as security into retirement.”

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Three smiling mechanical professionals at Wake County Public School System.

What you'll love

  • Competitive salaries and bonuses
  • Great benefits
  • Positive team environment
  • Opportunities to advance
Bus mechanic working on a bus at Wake County Public School System

What it's like

  • You'll complete inspections, diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairs on the district's fleet of 750+ yellow buses and other vehicles.
  • We'll rely on you to rebuild and replace mechanical and electrical components on diesel buses, trucks and other equipment.
  • Depending on position, you may also complete reports and provide guidance, support and supervision to your colleagues.
  • You'll work in our bus garage in Raleigh and across our nearly 200 school campuses.
Bus mechanics working adjusting components on a bus at Wake County Public School System.

What it takes

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least two years of experience* working with and repairing medium-to-heavy diesel equipment (relevant education or ASE certifications may be substituted for prior experience).
    *Higher level mechanic positions may require additional years of experience and certifications
  • North Carolina Class B Commercial Driver's License with School Bus (S and P) endorsements.
  • Successful completion of NCDPI Bus Inspector Training and certification is required within 6 months of hire.
  • Master Mechanics must complete OSHA Safety Training within 12 months of hire.