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Heavy Duty Fleet Mechanic

Diesel Mechanic

$5,000 Sign On Bonus!*
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Servicing the Met Council since 1993. As a Fleet Maintenance Technician with First Transit, you will help maintain and repair vehicles to ensure customer safety. You will be working on 30-40 foot transit buses, 60 foot articulated buses, body on chassis type buses and other vehicles that make up the assigned fleet. Other major job duties include


About the Position:

  • Complete preventative maintenance inspections (PM’s).
  • Complete Repairs on defects found during a PM
  • Diagnose and perform all phases of vehicle and equipment repairs including but not limited to brakes, suspensions, engines, and transmissions.
  • Complete repairs on defects noted during daily vehicle inspections-pre-trip inspections (DVI’s)
  • Ensure work orders are completed accurately.

Benefits of Being a Diesel Mechanic

We offer competitive hourly pay (NOT flat rate) and benefits including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. Come talk to us, see what we have to offer.

  • $78,000 annually dependent on qualifications
  • $5,000 Sign on bonus!* (Conditions apply. Offer expires 6/30/23)
  • 4 – 10 Hour Shifts! 3 consecutive days off!
  • $.25/hr for each ASE certification obtained
  • Additional hour rate increases for each ASE certification you possess or obtain!
  • Additional $1000 annual bonus for being ASE triple master certified
  • Addition $1000 annual bonus for being ASE quad master certified
  • $500 annual tool allowance
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials.
  • Annual allowances for boots and prescription safety glasses
  • Ongoing company training on state-of-the-art online system utilizing Cummins OEM, Ford OEM and internal training modules.
  • Work with paperless shop technology on tablets!

Qualifications for Fleet Maintenance Technician

  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • At least 1 year of automotive or diesel maintenance & repair employment experience or a combination of technical school education & experience.
  • Mechanic’s toolset
  • ASE certifications preferred. Must be willing to participate in 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.

About First Transit

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.

Questions? Call us at 612-278-2502!

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

First Transit has been purchased by Transdev and will be the employer for this job posting. We are the leading integrator and operator of multiple modes of transportation. With a combined presence in 43 US states, plus DC and Puerto Rico, we have lots of opportunities for growth! You can find additional job opportunities and locations directly at

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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55779 - University of Minnesota
3204 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 55414-2808
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