Automotive or Diesel Mechanic Job at First Student, Madison, WI

  • First Student
  • Madison, WI

Job Description

First for a reason:

At First Student, we are a family of 60,000+ employees who take pride in safely transporting more than 5 million students and passengers to and from their destinations each day! Our family of brands include Transco, Total Transportation, Maggies Paratransit, and GVC II. Our employees are at the forefront of safety and innovation; they create and implement the most advanced training and technology the transportation industry has to offer.

Why join First as an Automotive Mechanic?

  • $26-$37 per hour based on experience and qualifications (NOT flat rate)
  • An additional $.50 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain
  • $3,000 sign-on bonus (expires May 31st, 2024)
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday 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!
  • Hourly employees are rewarded for every hour worked and can redeem earned points for a variety of prizes, gift certificates, trips or future planning.

About the Automotive Mechanic Position

As a Diesel or Automotive Mechanic at 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:

  • 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.

Automotive Technician 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 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 .

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Price work, Holiday work, Full time, Relocation bonus, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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