Job description


Traveling Automotive/Diesel Technician


First things First: Who are we? 

First Vehicle Services is a leading provider of diverse fleet management and maintenance services in North America. Since 1981, First Vehicle Services has been providing efficient and cost-effective vehicle management and maintenance services at governments, school districts, petrochemical companies, transit agencies, airports, universities, and private organizations throughout the United States. 


  • Up to $40 per hour based on experience & qualifications!
  • An additional $.25 per hour for each ASE certification you possess or obtain!
  • Company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Health, dental, vision, & 401k benefits
  • Paid holidays and time off
  • Company-paid travel costs including airfare, hotels, and meals!
  • Annual allowances for boots and prescription safety glasses
  • Ongoing company training on state-of-the-art online system
  • Work with paperless shop technology on tablets!
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, new cars, and more through the Perk Spot program!

About the Position 

As a Traveling Automotive Technician with Vehicle Services, you will need to be able to travel 75% of the time. You will help maintain and repair gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, to ensure readiness & safety. Other major job duties include:

  • Maintain daily work schedule as outlined by your manager/team lead.
  • Communicate regularly with management on the progress of the project and any problems encountered.
  • Perform vehicle maintenance, repairs, and other job duties in the shop as needed.
  • “Home base” is Columbia, South Carolina

Qualifications of Traveling Technician

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred; vocational or technical certification in vehicle repair (preferred)
  •  Class B CDL with passenger endorsement required (or expected within 3 months of hire)
  • State inspection license (if required)
  •  ASE Certification preferred. Must participate in ASE testing program (expected to have 6 ASE
  • within 6 months of hire)
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time (3 weeks out of the month)
  • Must live near a major airport 
  • 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.

Get your career on the road with First Vehicle Services! 

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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47330 - Richland County
400 Powell Road, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, 29203
  • Company:
    First Vehicle Services
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
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    South Carolina
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