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First things First: 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 including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization, scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school districts contracts. 

About the Position 

The Maintenance Manager will supervise the maintenance and repair of buses and support vehicles to contract requirements. We hire individuals who make safety and customer service their top priorities. We are looking for you if you have the drive, confidence, and determination to succeed!

  • Schedule and administer fleet maintenance and assist in troubleshooting problems with vehicles and equipment.
  • Make employment decisions, supervise maintenance staff, delegate the work and handle employee relations.
  • Work closely with the location and region management teams providing maintenance status, vehicle availability, and budget updates. Review financial and budget variances and accounts payable documents.
  • Ensure a safe environment exists and all maintenance activities are in compliance with State, Federal, and Company requirements.
  • Initiate and implement projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; Technical training preferred
  • Valid CDL with Passenger and Airbrakes
  • 3+ years of hands-on mechanical supervisory experience
  • Industry experience repairing and maintaining automotive and diesel vehicles
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • ASE Master certification is strongly preferred; must be able to obtain while employed

First for a Reason  

Benefits 

  • An excellent benefits package including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, new cars, and more through the Perk Spot program!

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. Thanks to our strong presence across North America, we believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit, and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

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

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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Location
12483 - Jefferson Parish
1037 Peters Road, Harvey, Louisiana, United States, 70058
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  • Company:
    First Student
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
  • City:
    Harvey
  • State / Province:
    Louisiana
  • Job Category:
    Maintenance Management & Supervisory
  • Location Contact Telephone Number:
    5043611900
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