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Tech in Charge

Company: First Student
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:



Lead Fleet Maintenance Technician / Shop Foreman First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in North America, is now hiring a Shop Foreman / Technician In-Charge! Santa Maria Bonita School District! First Student is proud to offer:

  • $38/hour
  • ASE certification bonus money & company-paid ASE testing and training materials
  • Monday-Friday full-time shift schedule, and consistent, year-round work
  • An excellent benefits package including medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid holidays, vacation, & sick time
  • Annual allowances for boots and prescription safety glasses
  • Ongoing company training on a state-of-the-art online system
  • Opportunities for career advancement nationwide
  • A great work environment! Lead Fleet Mechanic Major Responsibilities:
    • Schedule and administer fleet maintenance, assisting in diagnosing and troubleshooting complex problems. Assign work to technicians and maintain records of use, mileage, maintenance, repairs, and service.
    • Maintain advanced knowledge of all vehicle components to effectively diagnose and perform maintenance and repairs.
    • Road test vehicles to determine necessary repairs.
    • Supervise technicians in the shop. Make hiring and termination decisions in concert with location management and human resources. Conduct regular performance evaluations.
    • Provide employee training and coaching.
    • Conduct daily shop huddles and fleet walks.
    • Ensure all repairs and maintenance are performed in a safe, efficient, and timely manner following company procedures and federal and state regulations.
    • Oversee shop inventory to ensure necessary equipment and parts levels are maintained. Order parts and subcontract repair work as needed.
    • Work closely with location management to provide status of maintenance and budget requirements.
    • Communicate the availability of vehicles for service with dispatch, maintenance manager, and other operations employees.
    • Monitor shop operational performance and efficiency and take action to improve as needed.
    • Perform hands-on work activities as required, including assisting technicians.
    • Complete special projects as assigned. Lead Fleet Mechanic Qualifications:
      • A vocational or technical degree in vehicle maintenance is preferred.
      • CDL is required, or must obtain within 3 months of hire.
      • 3+ years of automotive or diesel repair employment experience or combination of education & experience.
      • At least 1 year of experience as lead technician, supervisor, or other management role preferred.
      • Solid aptitude in planning and scheduling maintenance repairs.
      • Advanced diagnostics skills and mechanical knowledge are required.
      • Must have appropriate mechanic's toolset.
      • ASE certifications preferred. Must participate in the company ASE certification program (company training, testing, and bonuses provided!).
      • Strong experience with computers, web-based applications, and computerized diagnostics
      • Good team-building skills.
      • Strong customer service and organizational skills.
      • Ability to work assigned shift.
      • Be subject to a drug test Apply today to join our team! 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.

Keywords: First Student, Santa Maria , Tech in Charge, Professions , Santa Maria, California

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