Diesel or Automotive Mechanic - Freeport and Hempstead Schools

  • First Student
  • Island Park, NY
  • time-alarm-solid 03-09-2024

Job Description

We are looking for a motivated Diesel or Automotive Mechanic to join our team at First Student, the largest school transportation provider in North America. In this role, you will play a critical part in ensuring the safety and reliability of school buses by maintaining and repairing vehicles. You will have the opportunity for career growth, competitive wages, and excellent benefits.


  • Perform preventive maintenance, safety inspections, and DOT maintenance inspections on school buses.
  • Diagnose and repair various vehicle systems, including brakes, suspensions, drivetrains, and transmissions.
  • Guide and support lower-level technicians in their work.
  • Ensure accurate completion of work orders and provide mobile emergency services as needed.


  • Valid driver’s license required; willingness to obtain CDL while employed (training provided).
  • 1-5 years of automotive or diesel maintenance & repair experience or technical school education.
  • Own a mechanic’s tool set.
  • Participate in the ASE certification program with training, testing, and bonuses provided.
  • Subject to DOT drug testing and physical examination.


  • Competitive wage based on experience and skillset.
  • Additional compensation for ASE certifications.
  • Full-time shift schedule with consistent, year-round work.
  • Medical, dental, vision, and 401(k) benefits.
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and allowances for work-related items.
  • State-of-the-art training programs and career advancement opportunities.
  • Discounts on various products and services through the Perk Spot program.