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FIRSTGROUP, INC Lead Technician in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Lead Fleet Maintenance TechnicianFirst Student, the largest provider of student transportation in North America, is now hiring a Shop Foreman / Technician In-Charge!First Student is proud to offer:Top hourly wages from $27 -$33 an hour based on experience and qualifications (NOT flat rate)ASE certification bonus money and company-paid ASE testing and training materialsMonday-Friday full-time shift schedule, and consistent, year-round workAn excellent benefits package including medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings planPaid holidays, vacation, and sick timeAnnual allowances for boots and prescription safety glassesOngoing company training on state-of-the-art online systemOpportunities for career advancement nationwideA 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 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 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:Vocational or technical degree in vehicle maintenance is preferred.Valid driver's license required.3+ years of automotive or diesel repair employment experience or combination of education and 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 tool set.ASE certifications preferred. Must participate in company ASE certification program (company training, testing, and bonuses provided!).Strong experience with computers, web-based applications, and computerized diagnosticsGood team-building skills.Strong customer service and organizational skills.Ability to work assigned shift.Be subject to a drug testApply today to join our team!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.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.First Student is an Eq