Job description


Diesel Mechanic - Arlington Transit

First Transit is now hiring Diesel Mechanics at our shop serving Arlington Transit!

Now offering a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus!*

Hourly pay ranges based on experience & job classification:

  • A Tech: $32.64
  • B Tech: $30.60
  • C Tech: $28.56

Walk-in interviews are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 10 am - 1 pm at 6100 Farrington Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304.

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. 

Diesel Mechanic Benefits 

  • Hourly pay ranges based on experience & job classification:
    • A Tech: $32.64
    • B Tech: $30.60
    • C Tech: $28.56
  • $.25 per hour per ASE Certification
  • $2.25 per hour additional for ASE Master Tech
  • $5,000 sign-on bonus* 
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Excellent benefits include health, dental, vision, 401(k), and paid holidays/vacation. 
  • Consistent full-time, year-round work
  • Employee Perks discount program
  • Annual allowances for boots and prescription safety glasses
  • Ongoing company training on a state-of-the-art online system
  • Opportunities for career advancement nationwide
  • A great work environment!

About the Diesel Mechanic Position 

This First Transit location is in Arlington, Virginia, where we operate a local bus service and provide maintenance needs of buses and other equipment operated by Arlington Transit. 

  • Ensure vehicles are maintained and safe for our customers by performing limited repairs with moderate supervision on basic and advanced maintenance.
  • Remove and replace engine, transmission, and differential assemblies
  • Maintain records of all maintenance work completed on vehicles, including parts and supplies used. Ensure that work orders are completed properly and accurately.
  • Repair and maintain all shop equipment
  • Assist with road calls and emergency services as necessary
  • Diagnoses and performs all phases of vehicle and equipment repair accurately 

Diesel Mechanic Qualifications 

  • A vocational or technical degree in vehicle maintenance is preferred.
  • A valid CDL driver’s license is highly preferred
  • At least 1 - 5 years of automotive or diesel repair employment experience or a combination of education & experience.
  • Must have appropriate mechanic’s toolset.
  • ASE certifications are preferred. Must participate in company ASE certification program (company training, testing, and bonuses provided!).
  • Strong experience with computers, web-based applications, and computerized diagnostics
  • 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; see location for details. 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 regardless of 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.

Close large map
52752 - Arlington VA (Maintenance)
6100 Farrington Ave, Alexandria, Virginia , United States, 22304
  • Company:
    First Transit
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
  • City:
  • State / Province:
  • Job Category:
  • Location Contact Telephone Number:
    (703) 228 -5339
  • Vacancy Number:
Share this page
Share with linkedin
Share with facebook
Share with twitter
Share with email
Vacancy Alerts
Create an alert subscription based on this vacancy