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First Transit – Valley Metro - Technician Jobs in Tempe, AZ

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First Transit – Valley Metro

2050 West Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ 85281

About Us

First Transit is a leader in fixed-route, paratransit, shuttle bus and fleet maintenance services. Our ASE Blue Seal shops in Tempe and Mesa, AZ service Valley Metro's fleet of primarily CNG Cummins and Diesel Hybrid Cummins engines on New Flyer transit buses. The fleet is made up of buses from 30 foot to 60 ft chassis’. Our shop's are completely paperless utilizing iPads for work orders. Shops are heated and air-conditioned. Specialty tools and diagnostic systems are provided. Training and testing for ASEs are provided and paid for. In-house maintenance trainer and 40 hours of training are paid yearly. Unlimited training available!

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About Us

First Transit is a leader in fixed-route, paratransit, shuttle bus and fleet maintenance services. Our ASE Blue Seal shops in Tempe and Mesa, AZ service Valley Metro's fleet of primarily CNG Cummins and Diesel Hybrid Cummins engines on New Flyer transit buses. The fleet is made up of buses from 30 foot to 60 ft chassis’. Our shop's are completely paperless utilizing iPads for work orders. Shops are heated and air-conditioned. Specialty tools and diagnostic systems are provided. Training and testing for ASEs are provided and paid for. In-house maintenance trainer and 40 hours of training are paid yearly. Unlimited training available!

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  • Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

    The shop is heated and air conditioned.

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

    You will be working with 88 total maintenance employees between both locations.

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

    24/7, 365 shop hours. Shifts are: 1st 0600 to 1430 2nd 1400 to 2230 3rd 2200 to 0630

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

    Diagnostic Anything over 1.5" provided Anything over 1/2" drive provided

  • What type of break room facility is provided?

    Break room, locker room, and showers.

  • How many bays does your shop have?

    Tempe - 27 bays Mesa - 14 bays

  • How many repair orders do you average per month?

    500 repair orders per month.

  • What is your parts ordering process?

    In-house parts department! Parts Clerk handles ordering and pulling.

  • What is your policy on side work?

    No issues. As long as it doesn't interfere with daily work and not on property.

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

    40 hours of training is provided a year. Unlimited opportunity for additional training. ASE training and testing materials are paid for and provided.

  • 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?

    Daily, Weekly, and Monthly review process.

  • What type of safety training is required?

    Safety training is provided. None required coming in.

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

    All new techs receive 6 months of mentorship/training.

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

    Partnerships with UTI.

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

    Partnership with UTI.

  • Where do you see the shop in five years?

    Still running.

  • 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.

  • A Level Technician
    Pay Range: $54,704 - $65,520/year ($26.30 - $31.50/hr)
    ($26.30 - $31.50/hr)

    $5,000 Sign On Bonus! Opportunity for overtime available! ASE hourly wage increase! $150/yr boot allowance! $200/yr tool allowance! Uniforms are provided!

  • B Level Technician
    Pay Range: $48,152 - $58,448/year ($23.15 - $28.10/hr)
    ($23.15 - $28.10/hr)

    $5,000 Sign On Bonus! Opportunity for overtime available! ASE hourly wage increase! $150/yr boot allowance! $200/yr tool allowance! Uniforms are provided!

  • C Level Technician
    Pay Range: $42,016 - $52,312/year ($20.20 - $25.15/hr)
    ($20.20 - $25.15/hr)

    $5,000 Sign On Bonus! Opportunity for overtime available! ASE hourly wage increase! $150/yr boot allowance! $200/yr tool allowance! Uniforms are provided!

  • Collision Technician
    Pay Range: $42,016 - $65,520/year ($20.20 - $31.50/hr)
    ($20.20 - $31.50/hr)

    $5,000 Sign On Bonus! Opportunity for overtime available! ASE hourly wage increase! $150/yr boot allowance! $200/yr tool allowance! Uniforms are provided!

  • Parts Clerk
    Pay Range: $32,843 - $32,844/year ($15.79 - $15.79/hr)
    ($15.79 - $15.79/hr)

    Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence all across North America Comprehensive benefits packages including company training, paid holidays & vacation, medical & dental, and 401(k) savings plan. A great work environment!

  • Lot Attendant
    Pay Range: $32,843 - $32,844/year ($15.79 - $15.79/hr)
    ($15.79 - $15.79/hr)

    Opportunity for overtime available! Boot allowance! Uniforms are provided!

Health Insurance Offered First Transit 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 Transit offers two affordable dental plans from Cigna Dental. You may choose from Cigna Dental HMO or a PPO plan.
Vision Insurance Offered First Transit offers two affordable vision 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 Transit 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 40 hours of sick leave per year.
Vacation Offered 1st year - 1 week 2nd year - 2 weeks 7th year - 3 weeks 12th year - 4 weeks
Paid Holidays Offered 6 Paid Holidays New Years Day Labor Day Memorial Day Independence Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
ST / LT Disability Offered First Transit 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 Uniforms are provided.
Other Not Offered

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