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First Student – Western PA Body Shop - Technician Jobs in Pittsburgh, PA

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First Student – Western PA Body Shop

200 Hahn Road Pittsburgh, PA 15209

About Us

This First Student location is a very unique shop by performing bodywork fabrication in-house from start to finish. This is a full-service shop that repairs diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles.

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About Us

This First Student location is a very unique shop by performing bodywork fabrication in-house from start to finish. This is a full-service shop that repairs diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles.

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  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    This First Student shop is heated only.

  • What is the size of the team I’d be working with?

    This shop has 15 technicians across one shift.

  • What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?

    This First Student shop operates 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday.

  • What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?

    This First Student shop provided computers, frame machines, welders, break tools, English wheels, and other fabricating tools.

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    This First Student shop has a heated and air-conditioned break room with a TV, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. This break room hold at least 15 people.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    This First Student shop has 18 bays and wash bay.

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    This First Student location averages roughly 20 - 40 repair orders per month.

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    We have a Parts Clerk who is responsible for ordering and organizing parts. We also have a parts warehouse with parts in stock as needed.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    We do not allow side work in our shop.

  • Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

    We offer ASE training and testing to all of our technicians at no cost to them. Also, we have in-person OEM training, and Firstgroup Tech College offers hundreds of hours of tech knowledge and quizzes with new courses added weekly.

  • Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

    Many of our managers and leadership were once technicians themselves.

  • Can you describe your performance review process?

    Reviews are performed annually and are based on ASE obtained, noted skill advancement, and diagnostic accuracy.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    This location requires lockout tag-out, PPE, lift usage, monthly safety meetings, and daily safety message.

  • Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?

    At this First Student location, our more senior technicians will shadow the lesser experience techs and guide them through the diagnostic and problem-solving processes to make accurate repairs.

  • How does your shop get involved with the local community?

    This shop does attend community events.

  • Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?

    First Student does partner with local technical schools.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    This location is working hard to be one cohesive unit with all of its various departments and will soon be one of the top shops in the company.

  • Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?

    Yes, we have an online application that can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to complete. We are a DOT employer so the application may seem a little lengthy, but we are always happy to assist. You can even complete the application on a computer in our shop.

  • Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?

    A manager may ask you a few questions over the phone when they schedule you for an interview, but most questions are saved for the in-person interview.

  • What do your in-person interviews entail?

    You will meet face-to-face with our Maintenance Manager who will ask you questions from a structured interview guide. Interviews take at least 30 minutes to complete.

  • Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?

    We do have a background check and drug screening process once you accept a job offer.

  • Do you perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant? If yes, what does it entail?

    No skills assessments are performed.

  • After an in-person interview, approximately how long should I expect to wait for a rejection or an offer?

    You should hear back within a few days of your interview. If you are still waiting on an answer after a week, call or email the manager and they will follow up with you.

  • Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?

    Depending on where the manager is with reviewing and interviewing candidates, it should take about one week from the time you submit an application to the time a hiring decision is made.

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $47,000 - $48,090/year ($22.60 - $23.12/hr)
    ($22.60 - $23.12/hr)

    $23.13 hourly wages are based on experience and qualifications + ASE Certifications earn you bonus money!

  • Collision Technician - B Level
    Pay Range: $39,520 - $48,090/year ($19.00 - $23.12/hr)
    ($19.00 - $23.12/hr)

    $19 - $23 hourly wages are based on experience and qualifications + ASE Certifications earn you bonus money!

Health Insurance Offered First Student offers three affordable health plans from United Heath Care that included Medical and Pharmacy care. We offer Yellow, Blue, and Green plans which offer your affordability and different price points while offering comprehensive medical coverage.
Dental Insurance Offered First Student offers two affordable dental plans from Cigna Dental. You may choose from Cigna Dental HMO or a PPO plan.
Vision Insurance Offered First Student offers two affordable dental plans from VSP. You may choose from the Choice Plan or the Choice Premium Plan. Both plans cover a full array of eyeglasses/frames or contact lenses
Retirement Plan Offered First Student offers a 401(k) plan with Principal. You may save from 1% to 50% of your earnings as Pre-Tax Savings Contributions or Roth Post-Tax Contributions. Rollovers from prior qualified plans are allowed. Certain limits apply if you are a Highly Compensated Employee. Special catch-up contributions are available if you are age 50 or older during the plan year. Contributions are subject to certain IRS limits. Match: After 1 year of employment; the company will match 50% on the first 6% of your contributions. You are always vested in your own contributions. The company contribution vesting schedule is as follows: After 1 year of service = 33%; After 2 years of service = 67%; After 3 years of service = 100% Withdrawals and Loans are available under the plan.
Sick Leave Offered This First Student location offers 5 sick days to use annually from July to June.
Vacation Offered This First Student location offers vacation of: 2 weeks after the first 90-days of hire.
Paid Holidays Offered This First Student location offers 5 paid holidays Martin Luther King Day Memorial Day Fourth of July Labor Day Thanksgiving
ST / LT Disability Offered First Student offers both voluntary both Short-Term and Long-Term disability to all employees. The employee-paid option of 70% of your weekly earnings, with no maximum benefit, is available through Lincoln Financial for Short-Term. The Employee-paid options of 40%, 50%, 60% of salary, up to a monthly benefit of $12,000 are available through Lincoln Financial Long-Term.
Life Insurance Offered Employee-paid life insurance options are available for employee, spouse, and children through Lincoln Financial. Dependent coverage is limited to 50% of the employee voluntary election amount. Employee: Option 1: $10,000 Option 2: 1 x Annual Salary Option 2: 2 x Annual Salary Option 2: 3 x Annual Salary Spouse: Option 1: $5,000 Option 2: 50% of 1 x Employee Annual Salary Option 3: 50% of 2 x Employee Annual Salary Option 4: 50% of 3 x Employee Annual Salary Child: Option 1: $5,000 Option 2: $10,000
Uniforms Offered First Student offers uniforms at zero cost to the employee.
Other Not Offered

SHOP TALK

Shop Talk Video
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In this video, we talk a little about our shop and the type of vehicles and processes we work on to get the job done.