Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Rocky Mountain Driver Mechanic

REPORTS TO: NOLS Rocky Mountain Transportation Manager


The NOLS Rocky Mountain Driver Mechanic transports NOLS students and staff safely around the Rocky Mountain west and works to maintain the NOLS vehicle fleet. They drive buses, vans, and two and four-wheel drive vehicles (with trailers when applicable). They supervise and/or work on fleet maintenance projects including automotive painting projects, welding and fabricating, and other special projects. They remain flexible to changing and uncertain schedules and time on the road, and maintain excellent, welcoming customer service. 


Experience with a wide range of driving, mechanic, and 4-cycle/2-cycle work.
A Wyoming Class B CDL license or the ability to obtain upon hire. 
Subject to initial pre-hire drug and alcohol screening and periodic random drug and alcohol screening on a quarterly basis thereafter.
Subject to DOT physical exam updates every two years.
Able to work weekends, odd hours and be on the road for 2-5 days at a time away from Lander, WY.
Comfort with driving and camping in remote areas.
Able to lift 50-125 lbs. repeatedly (e.g. carry 100 lb. backpacks to the top of a bus)
Able to drive periodic shifts of long hours in company buses, trucks and vans. In some cases, these drives involve up to 10 hour days behind the wheel, 15 hours cumulative.  
Interest in working with a variety of people from different backgrounds in a dynamic nonprofit work environment.
Ability to function autonomously as well part of a team.
Positive attitude, flexible, and solution-oriented approach to challenge.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Oversee logistics and risk management associated with transporting courses throughout the Rocky Mountain west.  

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Maintain a full set of credit cards and petty cash.


40%   Assist with vehicle maintenance program; this includes performing routine driver services, to more involved 3,000 and 6,000 mile maintenance tasks.  Work as a mechanic on a fleet of 40 motorized vehicles and 22 trailers.
35%   Drive courses by bus throughout the Rocky Mountain states (Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Montana) in all four seasons and adverse weather conditions, including snow, ice and variable wind. Maintain a daily log book whether driving or working in town.
10%   Weld and fabricate special projects.
10%   Perform special projects and duties, as assigned, including assisting with administrative paperwork, seasonal logistics planning, and clean-up duties.
5%     Snowmobile maintenance.

NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD:  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage. 

COVID-19 VACCINE POLICY:  All employees that work at NOLS facilities and who have regular contact with other employees and or students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of work, unless they meet a medical, disability or religion exemption and a reasonable accommodation is approved. Any COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) is an acceptable vaccine for the purpose of this policy. Full vaccination or an approved exemption is a condition of employment for all new employees. Employees that work remotely and do not have contact with other employees and or students are not required to be vaccinated or have an approved exemption.

WORK LOCATION: This is a full-time, year round, benefitted position. Housing is not provided. 

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to:

Tom Sweet, NOLS Rocky Mountain Transportation Manager

Contact Tom Sweet with questions.


START DATE: April, 2022

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