Chicago, Illinois

Become a Lot Attendant with First Transit!

Job Purpose 

Maintains and fuels all school buses, activity, and commercial buses in conjunction with First Transit’s 
Maintenance Department: dispenses fuel, checks oil, maintains accurate stick and meter readings, stocks 
required supplies and equipment, and coordinates the flow of buses to ensure safe operation. Performs 
light maintenance as necessary to buildings and grounds.

Walk-Ins Welcome from 8:00 – 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday! Visit us to learn more about this position and apply at: 615 W 41ST ST, CHICAGO, Illinois, USA, 60609-2643 or contact us at 773-579-2960

Lot Attendants are Responsible for: 

  • Opens the gates to the lot and checks bus parking areas to ensure all can be dispatched in a timely manner. Re-positions any buses that may impede the traffic in the yard. 
  • Opens the fuel island, takes accurate stick and meter readings, and turns in inventory sheets at the end of the day. 
  • Maintains accurate records and completes Bulk Fuel Receiving Report, Fuel Variance Report, Closing Month-end Report and Meter Calibration Report. 
  • Notifies the Contract Manager or designee when a fuel delivery is required and ensures that accurate stick readings are taken before and after delivery. In addition, ensures that proper procedure is followed during delivery. 
  • Checks and fills the oil, antifreeze, power steering, transmission fluid, brake fluid, windshield washer fluid and belts on buses being fueled. Ensures that adequate supplies to perform checks are maintained at the fuel island. Communicates with the shop foreman regarding supplies and oil inventory dispensed into equipment. 
  • Twice a week, checks tires for damage and proper air pressure. Tire damage must be reported to the shop immediately. 
  • Inspects all buses during fueling or on a regularly scheduled basis for physical damage. Any damage will be reported immediately to the Contract Manager or designee. 
  • Maintains the required inventory in the spill barrel and notifies the Contract Manager any time supplies are used or replaced. 
  • In the event of a fuel spill, takes all necessary steps to contain the spill. The Contract Manager or designee must be notified immediately. 
  • Maintains adequate inventories and supplies to make minor repairs and facilitate the washing of buses. 
  • Performs light interior and exterior maintenance on buses or trucks as required. This includes but is not limited to seat repair, two-way radio installation and replacement, AM-FM radio installation and replacement and antenna installation and replacement, mirror adjustment and replacement, jump starting buses and lamp replacement. 
  • Cleans interiors and exteriors of buses as required to maintain cleanliness of the fleet. 
  • Performs maintenance of buildings and grounds to include yard cleanliness, grass and weeds or any other yard projects that are assigned as necessary. 
  • Maintains the appropriate credentials to drive a regular route or charter as required to cover the day’s activities. 
  • Picks up and delivers parts and buses as needed. 
  • Follows all safety standards and guidelines, including but not limited to: (1) The wearing of Safety Glasses, (2) The wearing of steel-toed safety shoes, (3) Safety gloves as needed, (4) Proper attire. 
  • Performs any other management requests or directives as requested.

Minimum Experience & Skills Required: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of bus maintenance. 
  • Ability to ensure safety.

First for a Reason   


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.  

Diversity & Inclusion  

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.  

Professional Advancement  

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit.  

Extensive Training  

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.  

Community Service & Impact  

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others.

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.

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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