Chicago, Illinois


Join the First Transit Team as a Diesel Technician!

Servicing the University of Chicago Campus and Surrounding Area.! 

Make $66,000 a year!

Now offering a $2,000 Signing Bonus!

Walk-Ins Welcome from 8:00 – 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday! Visit us to learn more about this position and apply at: 615 West 41st Street , Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60609 or contact us at 815-405-0101

We’re Proud to Offer You:

  • Pay rates  $66,000 per year or more based on experience, qualifications and ASE certifications.
  • $2,000 Sign-On Bonus (conditions apply.)
  • ASE Certifications earn you bonus money! Up to $9000.00 annually.
  • Company-provided ASE training, testing materials and registration paid for!
  • Lead tech and shift differential available!
  • A clean and positive work environment!
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) savings plan.
  • Company training, paid holidays, paid time off
  • Opportunities for advancement nationwide! (Many of our executives were once techs)

As a First Transit Master Mechanic, You’ll Be Responsible For:

  • Perform Maintenance on a fleet of 20 2017 Freightliner S2C with Cummins ISB.
  • Performing vehicle maintenance to First Transit Standards of Excellence
  • Communicating professionally with customers, team members, and supervisors
  • Diagnosing all phases of vehicle and equipment repair
  • Working with all vehicle components include engine, driveline, electrical, brakes, suspension, steering, exhaust, cab, chassis, and hydraulics
  • Ensuring work orders are completed accurately
  • Moving vehicles safely between job and work area
  • Properly using of state of the art paperless maintenance system
  • Actively participating in safety and educational training as required

You’ll Need to Have:

  • 5+ years of heavy duty diesel vehicle maintenance & repair experience; transit bus experience is preferred
  • Experience with Cummins engines
  • Expert in Engine Diagnostics and Repair
  • Highly Proficient in Drivability Diagnostics and Repair
  • Highly Proficient in Electrical Diagnostics and Repair
  • Valid Class B CDL driver's license
  • Appropriate mechanic's tool set
  • Pre-employment background check and drug screen required

ASE Master Certifications preferred. Will honor and pay previously obtained OEM and pertinent Certifications.

So, Who Are We?

We are First Transit– a leading transportation provider. We move more than 350 million passengers annually and employ 19,500 dedicated transit professionals in over 300 locations worldwide. And we need great team members like you!

Don’t Wait! Apply Today!

 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.  

Chicago, Illinois

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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