First Transit

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Melrose Park, 2906

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time



Fleet Diesel Technician

First Transit - Melrose Park, 2906

Posted: 07/17/2018

Join the First Transit team as Diesel Technician!

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Hourly pay rate of $17-$19 based on experience & qualifications
  • Tremendous career advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence all across North America
  • Comprehensive benefits packages including company training, paid holidays & vacation, medical & dental, and 401(k) savings plan.
  • A great work environment!

Diesel 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.

Diesel Mechanic job requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; Technical training preferred
  • 5+ years of driving experience (personal or professional)
  • 3+ years of direct diesel repair experience
  • Demonstrated experience monitoring and meeting PM schedules and operations any of automotive, diesel, or CNG fleet repair shop equipment
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain CDL C
  • ASE Certifications are preferred. Must obtain ASEs while employed.
  • Must have an appropriate mechanic's tool set
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Subject to background check and drug screen

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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