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Verified Pay $29.30 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Buffalo, New York

About this job

Job Description:

First Student is now hiring a Gas and Diesel Mechanic for our shop serving Buffalo Public Schools!

First thingsFirst: 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 to 1,100 school districts. 

Why join First as a Gas and Diesel Mechanic?

  • Per union contract, wage is set at $29.30/ hour
  • $3,000 sign-on bonus*
  • An additional $.25 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm full-time shift schedule and consistent, year-round work
  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities
  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision, & 401(k)
  • $200 boot reimbursement per year
  • Annual tool allowance of $300
  • Up to $25,000 tool insurance benefit.
  • Paid holidays & vacation
    • Ten company-paid holidays
  • Annual allowances for boots ($200) and prescription safety glasses ($200 every other year)
  • State-of-the-art training programs
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, cars, and more through the Perk Spot program!

About the Gas and Diesel Mechanic Position

As a Diesel Mechanic with First Student, you will help maintain and repair Chevy Express and Thomas C2 school buses to ensure vehicle readiness & safety while guiding 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.

Gas 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 tool set
  • 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 12/31/2023

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.