Diesel Technician/Mechanic

Gardena, CA
School Bus Yard Operations – Gardena, CA /
Full-time /
Zūm has reimagined student transportation, the nation's largest mass transit system. Our integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern service for school districts purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of their families. Zūm provides one seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and operators, to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Our multi-sized vehicle approach includes an electric vehicle-first commitment, reduces student commute times by up to 20%, and coupled with our marketplace, delivers added fleet efficiency and optimization. We have been driving the industry forward since 2015, and with more than 8 million miles completed to date, we are leading a new era of safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable transportation.

Zūm is adding to our team of passionate people who are transforming student transportation. As a maintenance technician at Zūm, you will help ensure that Zūm's fleet of school buses is kept in safe and optimal operating condition, by determining required repairs and maintenance in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.


    • Diagnose malfunctions and perform vehicle repairs (e.g. adjust/test steering, electrical, cooling, lubricating, braking systems, drive trains, suspensions, power steering units, clutches, transmissions and oil, temperature, gas regulating components, adjust/test/rebuild engines, etc.) and related assigned duties within qualification level, following all relevant Federal, State/ and local guidelines and requirements
    • Test-drive vehicles to ensure repair resolved the problem
    • Arrange for and obtain appropriate inspections and approval of all major repairs before the vehicle is released from the maintenance facility
    • Maintain a safe, clean, productive, and efficient work area including ensuring the work area complies with all relevant Federal, State/Provincial, and local guidelines and requirements
    • Identify and report any additional maintenance and/or repairs found necessary in conducting assigned repairs and maintenance including repairs and maintenance required to be performed by Technicians with a higher qualification level
    • Record time spent, parts used and repairs and/or maintenance conducted on the appropriate form
    • Perform road calls and on the road repairs as assigned
    • Advise Lead Technician of unsafe maintenance conditions or practices and/or vehicle abuse


    • Minimum of two to four years medium/heavy truck Fleet mechanic repair experience
    • Diagnostic, Electrical, and AC skills are a must
    • Technical knowledge of major vehicle systems and diesel equipment is required
    • Have previous fleet experience and are familiar with diesel and gasoline systems
    • Possess the recommended minimum Hand tools for a Diesel Technician
    • Ability to use good judgment and Decision-Making skills
    • Valid applicable state license (CDL preferred)
    • ASE Certification desirable but not required
The targeted base salary range for this role is listed in the compensation section below. Actual salary may be above or below this range based on factors such as location, skills, and relevant experience. In addition, this position may include additional compensation in the form of bonus, equity, or commissions. If you are a full-time salaried or hourly worker, we offer the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Holidays, Wellness, Vacation, and more. The targeted pay range for this role is up to $30 - $33/hr

Zum Services, Inc. and all its subsidiaries provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.