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Verified Pay $27-$35 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Cincinnati, Ohio

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.

First Student is now hiring a Diesel Mechanic for our shop serving Cincinnati, OH!

Why join First as a Diesel Mechanic?

  • $27-$35per hour based on experience and qualifications (NOT flat rate)
  • An additional $.25 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain
  • Techs at this location are eligible for the Ohio SERA Retirement Program
  • $3,000 sign-on bonus (conditions apply, offer expires 05/31/2024)
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday day-shift full-time shift schedule and consistent, year-round work
  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision, & 401(k)
  • 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 Diesel Mechanic Position

As a Diesel Mechanic with First Student, you will help maintain and repair school buses to ensure vehicle readiness & safety, while providing guidance to 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.

Diesel Technician Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license required; Willingness to obtain CDL while employed – We train!
  • At least 5 years of automotive or diesel maintenance & repair experience or technical school education
  • Possess a mechanic’s tool set
  • Willingness to participate in ASE certification program. Training, testing, and bonuses 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!  

In the state of Washington, all technician and driving positions, including but not limited to van drivers and any other position requiring employees to drive a company-owned vehicle, are considered safety-sensitive and are therefore subject to drug and alcohol testing, including cannabis.

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 .