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Auto & Diesel Mechanic - Chenango County Transit

Be part of a brand-new maintenance team at Chenango County Transit! 

Now offering a $2,500 sign-on bonus!

First things First: Who are we? 

First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

Two possible full-time shifts are available: 6:00 am – 2:30 pm or 2:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Diesel Mechanic Benefits

  • $21.50 - $23.00 hourly wage based on Union Collective Bargaining Agreement. Weekly pay!
  • $2,500 sign-on* bonus!
  • An additional $.15 per hour for each primary ASE certification you possess in your chosen category
    • First Transit will pay a .20 cents per hour premium for Master Certified in your chosen category.
    • ASE Master Certified technicians will receive a .10 cents per hour premium on all other ASE tests that have been passed.
    • Company-paid ASE testing & training materials!
  • Eighty hours of paid time off upon hire!
  • Three personal days annually upon hire! 
  • Six paid holidays
    • New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
  • Attendance award bonus program!
  • Health Benefits
    • First Transit pays 80% of your single medical or dental premium benefits.
    • First Transit also pays the equivalent of 80% of the best single plan offered towards the cost of any of the two-person or family plans offered.
  • Annual tool reimbursement of up to $500, plus allowances for boots and prescription safety glasses
  • Ongoing company training on a state-of-the-art online system
  • Work with paperless shop technology on tablets!

About the Diesel Mechanic Position 

As an Automotive and Diesel Mechanic with First Transit, serving Chenango County Transit, you will help maintain and repair our fleet of E-450s, passenger cars, and other large buses to ensure customer safety. Other major job duties include:

  • Perform preventative maintenance (PMs), safety inspections, and annual maintenance inspections.
  • Diagnose and perform all phases of vehicle and equipment repair, including brakes, suspensions, engines, drivetrains, transmissions, and other repairs.
  • Ensure work orders are completed accurately.
  • Assist with road calls and emergency services as necessary.

Qualifications for Automotive and Diesel Mechanic

  • A valid driver’s license is required.
    • CDL B is highly preferred, but we will train non-CDL holders
  • 1+ years of automotive or diesel maintenance & repair employment experience or a combination of technical school education & experience.
  • Mechanic’s toolset
  • ASE certifications are preferred. Must be willing to participate in the company ASE certification program (company training, testing, and bonuses provided!
  • Subject to DOT drug testing. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit! 

*conditions apply; offer ends 1/31/2023

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.  

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57207 - Chenango
126 Leilani Way, Norwich, New York, USA, 13815
  • Company:
    First Transit
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    Full Time
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  • State / Province:
    New York
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  • Location Contact Telephone Number:
    607-334-7433 x 3
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