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Diesel Mechanic - Hammonton and surrounding school districts

First Student is now hiring a Diesel Mechanic for our shop serving Cherry Hill and Hammonton school districts!

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

First thingsFirst: 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?

  • The wage is $30 - $32.50 per hour and is based on previous experience and qualifications (NOT flat-rate)
  • An additional $.40 per hour for each S-series ASE certification you possess or obtain
  • $2,500 sign-on bonus* 
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm shift, full-time shift schedule, and consistent, year-round work - Shift may be adjusted based on contract needs
  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities
  • Benefits include 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 at First, you would perform routine maintenance and repairs on International CE bus Maxx Force 7, Cummins 6.7, GM 3500 6.0L gas engine Allison transmission-equipped school buses for Hammonton, Waterford, Cherry Hill, Vorhees, Lindenwold, and Lenape Regional School Districts.

  • Lead preventative 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 Mechanic Qualifications

  • Class B CDL with passenger endorsement required (or expected within 3 months of hire) - We train! 
  • ASE Certification preferred. Must participate in ASE testing program within 1 year (expected to have 3 ASE within 12 months of hire)
  • At least 3 years of automotive or diesel maintenance & repair experience or technical school education
  • Possess a mechanic’s tool set
  • Willingness to participate in the ASE certification program. Training, testing, and bonuses are provided!
  • Subject to a drug test.

Get your career on the road with First Student!  

*Conditions apply. Offer expires 11/30/2023

 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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20023 - Berlin
835 Watsontown, New Freedom Rd., Berlin, New Jersey, USA, 08009
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