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Verified Pay $29.73 - $33.80 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Middle Island, New York

About this job

First for a reason
First Student is the largest school transportation provider in North America with more than a century of experience providing safe and reliable transportation. We work with 1,250 school districts in 39 states and 8 Canadian provinces carrying approximately five million students in 21,000 schools daily.

Why join First as an Automotive and Diesel Mechanic?

  • Per union contract, the wage range for this position is $29.73 - $33.80 per hour and is based on experience. 
  • An additional $.25 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain
  • Up to $175 boot reimbursement per year
  • Up to $25,000 tool insurance benefit.
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm full-time shift schedule and consistent, year-round work.
  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities
  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision, & 401(k)
    • Ten company-paid holidays
    • 100% Company-paid Medical coverage for Individual plans!
  • Paid holidays & vacation
  • Annual allowances for boots and prescription safety glasses
  • State-of-the-art training programs
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, cars, and more through the Perk Spot program!

About the Automotive and Diesel Mechanic Position

As a Diesel Mechanic with First Student, you will help maintain and repair Thomas, International, Giridan, and Bluebird school buses to ensure vehicle readiness & safety while guiding lower-level technicians. Other major job duties include:

  • Lead 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.

Automotive and Diesel Mechanic Qualifications

  • A valid driver’s license is required; willingness to obtain CDL while employed – We train!
  • At least 3 - 5 years of automotive or diesel maintenance & repair experience or technical school education
  • Possess a mechanic’s toolset.
  • Willingness to participate in the ASE certification program. Training, testing, and bonuses are provided!
  • Subject to DOT drug testing and physical. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

Get your career on the road with First Student!  

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. First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and any other fair chance law. Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance Poster is at this link or upon request .