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Full-time, Part-time
Columbus, OH 43219
Updated 4 days ago

Fleet Technician – $1,500 Sign-On Bonus!*

State of the Art Airport Shuttle at CONRAC John Glenn International Airport

Join the First Transit team as Fleet Mechanic and perform the maintenance and repair of transit style buses and support vehicles to company and contract requirements. Fleet includes 3 new electric and 3 propane powered buses. Join us and become a part of the new technology movement with a new “electrified” fleet.

Shift Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:30am-6pm

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Up to $67,000 annual salary based on experience & ASE certifications!
  • $1,500 Sign-On Bonus! *(conditions apply. Offer expires 1/31/22)
  • Career advancement opportunities nationwide!
  • Excellent benefits packages with paid holidays & vacation, medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan.
  • Ongoing training
  • Brand new facility and a fully-supplied shop environment.

Fleet Mechanic Major Responsibilities:

  • Maintain advanced knowledge of all large bus components including air brake systems, air conditioning systems, drive train systems and electrical systems to effectively diagnose and perform maintenance and repairs.
  • Work closely with location management to provide status of maintenance and budget requirements.
  • Communicate availability of vehicles for service with dispatch, General Manager, Operations and Client. 
  • Road test vehicles to determine necessary repairs.
  • Conduct daily shop huddles and fleet walks.
  • Ensure all repairs and maintenance are performed in a safe, efficient, and timely manner following company procedures and federal and state regulations.
  • Manage shop inventory to ensure necessary equipment and parts levels are maintained. Order parts and subcontract repair work as needed.
  • Monitor shop operational performance and efficiency and take action to improve as needed.
  • Perform hands-on work activities as required, including assisting technicians.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.

Fleet Mechanic Qualifications:

  • Vocational or technical degree in vehicle maintenance is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license; able to obtain Class B CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements within 90 days.
  • 5+ years of vehicle repair employment experience or combination of education & experience; electric, alternative fuel, and hybrid technology experience a plus.
  • Solid aptitude in planning and scheduling maintenance repairs.
  • Advanced diagnostics skills and mechanical knowledge are required.
  • Must have appropriate mechanic’s toolset.
  • ASE certifications preferred, must participate in company ASE certification program by having an ASE Master Certification in Transit Bus within the first year. (training and study materials, testing fees, and bonuses paid by First Transit).
  • Strong experience with computers, web-based applications, excel and computerized diagnostics.
  • Good leadership and team-building skills.
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work assigned shifts.
  • Be subject to a drug test

Apply today to join our team!

First Transit (a division of FirstGroup America) is a leading provider of transportation services, moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals at more than 300 locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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.

Posting ID: 665832279 Posted: 2021-12-02 Job Title: Bus Fleet Technician