Mechanic Job at First Student, Tacoma, WA

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  • First Student
  • Tacoma, WA

Job Description

First for a reason:

At First Student, we are a family of 60,000+ employees who take pride in safely transporting more than 5 million students and passengers to and from their destinations each day! Our family of brands include Transco, Total Transportation, Maggies Paratransit, and GVC II. Our employees are at the forefront of safety and innovation; they create and implement the most advanced training and technology the transportation industry has to offer.

First Student is hiring immediately for a Mechanic for our shop serving the Tacoma School District and Muckleshoot Tribal School!

$1,000 Sign on Bonus!

As a Technician at First Student, you will play an integral role in ensuring the safety of the children who count on us for a ride to and from school in those classic yellow buses.

Why join First as a Mechanic?

In addition to a health benefits package, 401k with company matching, paid vacations, paid holidays, and tremendous growth opportunities, we are also proud to offer our technicians:

  • $30.25-$36.00 per hour, based on experience and qualifications (NOT flat-rate)
  • $1,000 sign-on bonus (conditions apply; offer expires September 30th)
  • ASE incentive of $.25/hour for each relevant ASE obtained (we pay for the training materials and exams!)
  • Monday-Friday full-time shift
  • Paid holidays & vacation time
  • 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 First Student’s Mechanic Position

At First Student, our technicians perform maintenance to ensure our fleet of newer vehicles is safe for road travel. They also use their diagnostic skills to troubleshoot issues needing repair work. As a technician at First Student, your day will include the tasks mentioned above and the following:

  • Performing maintenance on brakes, suspensions, drivetrains, & transmissions
  • Completing work orders
  • Assisting with mobile emergency services

Mechanics and technicians are subject to DOT drug testing as a safety-sensitive employee. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

You might be a fit for our Mechanic role if:

  • You want to work in a position that meaningfully impacts your community
  • You have at least 1 year of experience working with automotive, diesel, electric, or CNG vehicles
  • You have a valid driver’s license and a willingness to obtain a CDL (don’t worry, we will train you for this!)
  • You have a mechanic’s tool set
  • You want to grow, learn, and develop your skillset through ASE testing

For our Mechanic roles, First Student encourages applications from candidates who:

  • Do not have a college degree
  • Have military experience
  • Are returning to the workforce
  • Are looking for hourly (not flat-rate) jobs


Get your career on the road with First Student!

In the state of Washington, all technician and driving positions, including but not limited to van drivers and any other position requiring employees to drive a company-owned vehicle, are considered safety-sensitive and are therefore subject to drug and alcohol testing, including cannabis.

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. First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and any other fair chance law. Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance Poster is at this link or upon request .

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Price work, Holiday work, Full time, Immediate start, Relocation bonus, Shift work, Monday to Friday,

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