Diesel Mechanic

First Student

Diesel Mechanic

Location1202 Lebanon Road Collinsville, Illinois 62234 USAPhone Number6183468605DivisionFirst StudentCategoriesMechanics/TechniciansReq ID49849

First Student is now hiring a Diesel Mechanic for our shop serving Collinsville School District!

First things   First: 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 Diesel Mechanic?

$23 – $25.50 per hour based on experience and qualifications (NOT flat rate)

An additional $.10 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain

Company-paid ASE testing and training materials

Monday-Friday 6:30 am – 3:30 pm 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. Other major job duties include:

Assist with preventive 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 1 year 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!

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.