Diesel Mechanic B

Student Transportation of America   Columbia, MO   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on June 19, 2024

Job Posting: Diesel Mechanic B – Columbia, MO
Company: Student Transportation of America (STA)
Location: Columbia, MO
Position: Diesel Mechanic B
Type: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt


Join Our Team as a Diesel Mechanic at STA!
Student Transportation of America (STA) in Columbia, MO is seeking a skilled Diesel Mechanic B to join our dedicated team. This is a full-time, hourly position ideal for a seasoned professional with significant technical training and experience in automotive, school bus, trucking, or heavy equipment environments. If you're passionate about vehicle maintenance and repairs and want to be part of a company that values your expertise, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:Perform thorough and accurate Preventative Maintenance (PM) inspections on buses, vans, and automobiles.
Complete PM tasks such as lubrication, fluid changes, brake adjustments, and tire rotations according to schedules.
Conduct unscheduled maintenance as directed by the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.
Execute complex repairs on engines, electrical systems, fuel systems, brakes, and exhausts.
Use ladders and other elevation equipment for maintenance tasks on bus roofs and elevated light fixtures.
Operate CDL and Non-CDL vehicles for road tests and garage shuttling.
Lift heavy equipment (up to 100lbs), such as brake drums, tires, ladders, tool chests, floor jacks, etc.
Utilize tools including bench grinders, torches, drill presses, jacks, Sawzalls, oil pumps, power washers, and parts cleaners.
Provide emergency roadside services, including operating replacement vehicles or utility trucks.
Be available for emergency calls, extended hours, or weekend work as required.
Document repairs and parts usage accurately on work orders.
Maintain a neat and orderly workspace and toolset.
Comply with all safety provisions and OSHA standards.
Adhere to State EPA regulations on toxic waste disposal.
Perform additional duties as required.
Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent, with specialized vehicle and equipment repair training.
Minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a mechanic in automotive, school bus, trucking, or heavy equipment environments, or equivalent education/experience combination.
Ability to safely lift over 100lbs.
Personal hand tools required for regular maintenance tasks.
Knowledge and Skills:
Proficiency in using tools, procedures, and technical skills for maintaining and repairing gasoline, diesel, and alternative powered equipment.
Strong written and verbal communication and customer service skills.
Problem-solving abilities and a solution-oriented mindset.
Familiarity with Federal and State regulations.
Knowledge of motorized gasoline, diesel, and alternative-fueled vehicles, as well as shop equipment and tools.
Ability to schedule and prioritize work tasks effectively.
Skill in inspecting equipment and diagnosing mechanical defects.
ASE Certification(s) is a plus.
Why Join STA?
Competitive hourly wages.
Opportunities for overtime.
Comprehensive benefits package.
Supportive team environment.
Ongoing training and development.

STA is a leader in the transportation industry, dedicated to providing safe and reliable school bus services. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply Now!


If you're a qualified diesel mechanic looking to take the next step in your career, apply today! Join us in keeping our school buses running safely and efficiently, and make a difference in the lives of students in Columbia, MO.

Equal Opportunity Employer: STA welcomes all qualified applicants and provides fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or any other legally protected status.

Eligibility: All applicants must be eligible to work in the US without restrictions.

Apply now and become an essential part of the Student Transportation of America team!