First Student

First Student

Pocono, PA

School Bus Technician

First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in
North America, is now hiring a Diesel Technician II (intermediate
skill level)!

The Diesel Fleet Technician II performs routine and some
non-routine maintenance and repair work on vehicles (buses, vans,

which includes tire maintenance, fulfilling service calls for
repair, conducting visual inspections, and related work as assigned
under minimal supervision.

This position handles more advanced issues and problems and may
refer more complex issues to higher-level staff. All work is
performed with a commitment to safety.

May mentor or provide informal guidance to Technician

First Student (a division of FirstGroup America) is a leading
provider of school transportation services. We operate in 460
locations across the US and Canada, working with school districts
to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation for
five million students per school day.

We employ more than 48,000 people and operate and maintain over
43,000 buses.

First Student is proud to offer :

  • Hourly wages of $18.58 – 22.40 are based on experience and
    qualifications + ASE Certifications earn you bonus money!
  • Monday-Friday full-time shift schedule
  • Consistent year-round work
  • An excellent benefits package with paid holidays & vacation,
    medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan
  • Ongoing training
  • Opportunities for advancement nationwide
  • A great work environment!
  • Diesel Fleet Mechanic II Major Responsibilities :

  • Ensure vehicles are maintained and safe for our customers by
    performing limited repairs with moderate supervision on basic and
    advanced maintenance such as replacement of light bulbs, fuses,
    lenses, wiper blades, belts, hoses, batteries, checking fluid
    levels, changing fluids and filters, and lubricating
  • Diagnose and perform accurately all phases of vehicle and
    equipment repair under moderate supervision including the repair of
    brakes and brake inspections, engine tune-ups, suspensions, drive
    trains, transmission clutches, and other repairs.
  • Maintain records of all maintenance work completed on vehicles
    including parts and supplies used. Ensure that work orders are
    completed properly and accurately.
  • Assist Tech III with preventative maintenance (PMs), safety
    maintenance inspections, and annual maintenance inspections.
  • Remove and replace engine, transmission, and differential
    assemblies with Technician III supervision.
  • Notify supervisor of potentially dangerous equipment and
    corrective action taken.
  • Evaluate completed work prior to release and seek approval
    where required.
  • Assist with road calls and emergency services as
  • Adhere to FirstGroup standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Move vehicles safely between job and work area.
  • Clean vehicles as requested or required.
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested or required.
  • Diesel Fleet Mechanic II Qualifications :

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred; vocational or
    technical certification in vehicle repair preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required; Must be able to obtain Class B
    CDL with passenger endorsement within 3 months of hire.
  • State inspection license (may be required).
  • ASE Certifications preferred. Must participate in ASE testing
    program within 1 year (expected to have 3 ASEs within 12 months of
  • Intermediate mechanical aptitude and 3 years of automotive or
    diesel repair experience (preferred) or equivalent education and
  • Possess adequate mechanic tool inventory to complete all
    assigned duties.
  • Adhere to standards set by state DOT for motor vehicle
    inspections and safety standards.
  • Intermediate problem-solving ability.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain an organized shop and clean work
  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function
    of the job.
  • Making sure vehicles are maintained and safe for our customers
    is required.
  • Be subject to a drug test.
  • Apply today to join our team!

    FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

    FirstGroup is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.
    For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los
    Angeles, California, FirstGroup 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.