Automotive and Diesel Mechanic - North Penn & Central Bucks School Districts - Military Veterans

at First Student, Inc. & First Transit

Colmar, Pennsylvania

First Student is now hiring an Automotive and Diesel Mechanic for our shop serving North Penn & Central Bucks School Districts!

$1,000 sign-on bonus! 

First thingsFirst: Who are we?  

Twice the size of our next largest competitor,First Studentis the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services to 1,100 school districts. 

Why join First as a Diesel Mechanic?

  • $25.26 - $29.31 per hour based on experience and qualifications (NOT flat-rate)
  • An additional $.25 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain
  • $1,000 sign-on bonus*
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm full-time shift schedule and consistent, year-round work
  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision, & 401(k)
  • Paid holidays & vacation
  • Annual allowances for boots, tools, and prescription safety glasses
  • State-of-the-art training programs
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, cars, and more through the Perk Spot program!

About the Automotive and Diesel Mechanic Position

As a Diesel Mechanic with First Student, you will help maintain and repair Thomas type C and D buses w/ Cummins engines, International type C buses w/ a mix of Diesel engines & Bluebird type C buses w/ Cummins engines school buses to ensure vehicle readiness & safety, while providing guidance to lower-level technicians. Other major job duties include:

  • Perform preventative maintenance (PMs), safety inspections, and annual DOT maintenance inspections.
  • Diagnose and perform all phases of vehicle and equipment repair including brakes, suspensions, drivetrains, & transmissions.
  • Ensure work orders are completed accurately.
  • Assist with mobile emergency services.

Automotive and Diesel Mechanic Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license required; Willingness to obtain CDL while employed – We train!
  • At least 3 years of automotive or diesel maintenance & repair experience or technical school education
  • Possess a mechanic’s toolset
  • Willingness to participate in the ASE certification program. Training, testing, and bonuses are provided!
  • Subject to a drug test.

Get your career on the road with First Student!  

*conditions apply; offer ends 8/31/2022

 We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.  

Colmar, Pennsylvania

We consider it an honor to extend meaningful career opportunities to veterans once they separate and to military spouses as their husbands and wives actively serve. We pride ourselves on understanding military families’ unique circumstances and accommodating what they need, whether it’s:

  • A part or full-time job upon separation to ease your transition into the civilian workforce
  • A full or part-time job to supplement your serving spouse’s income
  • The freedom, flexibility, and peace of mind to move with your military transferred spouse – we have thousands of locations all across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada
  • The start of a successful future that sees twenty or more years of distinguished service with us, with many promotions and achievements along the way

Join us and you’ll find that our mission of strengthening our local communities and core values that stress integrity, excellence, caring and dedication are very similar to the military. We also have directly related technical, mechanical, maintenance and automotive opportunities along with management and leadership opportunities where you can continue to lead and serve with passion and pride.

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