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Diesel Technician

Job type:Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math


Diesel Technicians provide high quality repair and maintenance for our customers vehicles. Thompson Truck & Trailer is a full-service commercial truck dealership serving customers in six locations in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. We specialize in International, Isuzu Trucks, and Idealease Leasing & Rental, and have the tools and parts to work on ALL makes and models. We are a family owned business with over 200 employees. We promote a team atmosphere and are driven by the success of our customers and employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct maintenance and repair services for diesel engines, transmissions, brake systems, electrical trouble shooting, steering and cooling systems.
  • Document work performed for invoicing and customer management.
  • Ensure services provided are in compliance with safety procedures.
  • Maintain an organized and clean work area.

Starting salary:
$14.00 - $20.00/hour

Company benefits:
Health, dental, and vision insurance. Short-term and long-term disability. Company-provided and voluntary life insurance. 401(k) Retirement Plan. Wellness program. Paid time-off including holiday and bereavement.

High school courses important to the position:
English and writing - used to document work performed for customer invoicing.

Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position:
Education & Experience: High School Diploma or GED. Valid driver's license required, and be able to obtain CDL. Must possess basic tools for role. Vocational or Technical certification preferred, but not required. Prior automotive or diesel experience preferred, but not required.

Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment (life skills):
Desire to learn! Technology is always changing and new models/parts are being released. Diesel Technicians must continually learn and practice new skills.

Advancement opportunities in the company:
The Diesel Technician role is a great starting point for multiple careers. An employee could transition to a Service Advisor or Service Manager. Lateral opportunities are also available to move from the service department to the parts department.

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