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Diesel Mechanic

Company: First Student
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

First things First: Who are we? Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is 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 including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization, and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. About this position Benefits 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.

  • $29.81 hourly wages are based on experience & qualifications (NOT flat-rate)
  • ASE certification bonus money & company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday full-time shift schedule, and consistent, year-round work
  • Annual allowances for boots and prescription safety glasses
  • Ongoing company training on a state-of-the-art online system
  • Opportunities for career advancement nationwide
  • A great work environment! At this First Student location, we service, repair, and operate some really exciting diesel-powered vehicles and equipment, serving CREC.
    • Perform vehicle maintenance and repairs to ensure vehicles are safe for our customers.
    • Assist with preventative maintenance (PMs), safety inspections, and annual maintenance inspections.
    • Assist in accurately diagnosing and performing mechanical repairs including the repair of brakes, suspensions, drivetrains, transmissions, and other repairs under direct supervision.
    • Ensure work orders are completed properly and accurately. Maintain records of all maintenance work completed including parts and supplies used.
    • Evaluate completed work prior to release and seek supervisor approval where required.
    • Notify supervisor of potentially dangerous equipment and corrective action is taken.
    • Move vehicles safely between job and work area.
    • Assist with road calls and emergency services as necessary.
    • Adhere to FirstGroup standards, policies, and procedures. Qualifications
      • A vocational or technical degree in vehicle maintenance is preferred.
      • Valid driver's license required.
      • 5+ years of automotive or diesel repair employment experience or combination of education & experience.
      • Advanced diagnostics skills and mechanical knowledge are required.
      • Must have appropriate mechanic's toolset.
      • ASE certifications preferred. Must participate in company ASE certification program (company training, testing, and bonuses provided!).
      • Strong computer skills.
      • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
      • Ability to work assigned shifts.
      • Be subject to a drug test. First for a Reason 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 Student or First Transit. Extensive Training Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 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. Community Service & Impact Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit, and First Vehicle Services in your community, you'll have a positive impact on others. About First America First America is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts, and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces. Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student! 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.

Keywords: First Student, East Hartford , Diesel Mechanic, Hospitality & Tourism , East Hartford, Connecticut

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