First Transit

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Tuscaloosa, 2895

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Full Time



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Diesel Mechanic servicing University of Alabama Crimson Ride

First Transit - Tuscaloosa, 2895

Posted: 07/17/2018

First Transit as a Fleet Maintenance Mechanic! 

We service transit buses for University of Alabama Crimson Ride

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Competitive Hourly Wages Based on Experience + ASE Bonus money
  • Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence all across North America
  • A comprehensive benefits package including company training, paid holidays & vacation, medical & dental, and 401(k) savings plan.
  • A great work environment!

Fleet Maintenance Mechanic major responsibilities:

  • Performing vehicle maintenance to the First Transit standards.
  • Diagnosing all phases of vehicle and equipment repair.
  • Removing, cleaning, repairing, reinstalling, and adjusting vehicle components (Engine Emission Components, Driveline Components, Electrical/Electronic Components, Brakes/Suspension/Steering/Exhaust, Cab/Chassis, and Hydraulics). 
  • Ensuring work orders are completed accurately.
  • Selecting appropriate course of action for repairs.
  • Evaluating completed work prior to release, seeking supervisor approval where required.
  • Performing road calls and emergency services as necessary.
  • Moving vehicles safely between job and work area.
  • Communicating professionally with customers, team members, and supervisors.
  • Actively participating in safety or educational training as required.
  • Continuous ASE re-certification to remain in job classification.

Fleet Maintenance Mechanic job requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; Technical training preferred
  • Valid CDL B required or have the ability to obtain within probationary period (Passenger Endorsement Preferred)
  • All candidates subject to a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
  • Minimum 2 years direct automotive repair experience (Transit or Heavy Duty Fleet preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience monitoring and meeting PM schedules and operations any of automotive, diesel, or CNG fleet repair shop equipment.
  • Minimum of 2 Transit Bus ASE certifications within 180 days of employment.
    • H1 CNG Engines
    • H2 Diesel Engines
    • H3 Drive Train
    • H4 Brakes
    • H5 Suspension and Steering
    • H6 Electrical – Electronic Systems
    • H7 Heating Ventilation and A/C
    • H8 Preventative Maintenance
  • Must have the minimum required tool set.
  • Excellent communication skills. Bring demonstrated abilities of building solid relationships with superiors, peers, and subordinates.

First Transit is a leading provider of transportation contract and management services, moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals through fixed-route, paratransit, college/airport shuttle services and rail operations at more than 300 locations in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama and India. With a dedication to safety and outstanding customer service, First Transit sets itself apart from other providers in the industry.

Become a part of our team – Apply today!

First Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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