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Diesel Mechanic - 2nd shift/ Weekend **SIGNING BONUS OPTION UP TO $7500**

Company: Truck Centers, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

For over 50 years, three generations have led Truck Centers, Inc. from a single store dealership into our current network of ten, full-service dealerships and two auxiliary locations proudly representing Freightliner and Western Star trucks in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. Our team has remained dedicated to delivering exceptional customer service in an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and a communal spirit of giving back. To learn more about us, visit

Job Description

Are you an experienced diesel mechanic looking for an opportunity to level-up? Then we have an exciting opportunity with a possible signing bonus option of up to $7500 to join our family-owned company that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary! (The amount of the signing bonus may vary based on experience level and qualifications). This full-time, 2nd shift or weekend shift opportunity at our St. Louis dealership is ideal for candidates who balance various family situations, lifestyles, or interests that work best with alternative schedules.

Core Responsibilities

  • Perform consistent, high-quality work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy according to OEM, warranty, and dealership standards.
  • Ability to read repair orders, observe and listen to vehicle operation, obtain diagnostics information, identify root cause malfunctions, plan work procedures, and perform necessary repairs on a vehicle as authorized.
  • Perform general and detailed repair of all trucks, engines, and components as directed or certified.
  • nstall injectors, liners, pistons, cam shafts, cylinder heads, rod and main bearings, oil pans, clutches, fan hubs, differentials, fifth wheels, brakes, change or recharge batteries, and replace transmissions and other parts, as authorized.
  • Lubricate moving parts and road test repaired vehicle to verify performance to specifications.
  • Ability to write thorough, organized documentation of diagnostic findings, repair status, and work performed using Service Notes to aid customer communication and warranty processing.
  • Communicates with Parts department to obtain and verify necessary parts as well as Shop Foreman and Service Administration team regarding status updates or requests.
  • Determine warranty claim status and complete necessary steps, documentation, and supplemental information to ensure warranty recovery.
  • Properly tag, save, and turn in parts requested by the customer or under warranty repair.
  • Examines the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required and advises Shop Foreman.
  • Perform quality checks of all work performed.
  • Road tests vehicles to ensure the repairs performed have resolved the customer's complaint(s).
  • Follow Elite Support and 5S processes to maintain a safe and clean work environment by respecting and returning shared company tools and equipment to the proper place; removing hazards and obstructions in your workspace; continually maintaining a clean bay area; and following protocols to keep customer vehicles clean.
  • Attend OEM- and vendor-sponsored training provided by Truck Centers, Inc. to remain current on factory technical bulletins, product updates, and/or certifications.
  • Comply with all safety rules to avoid injuries to oneself and others; reports conditions that are unsafe to mitigate hazards.
  • Understand and follow federal, state, and local regulations governing service repair work.


    Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, physical and drug screen. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • 3+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with medium and heavy trucks preferred
  • Personal commitment to consistent, quality work
  • Entry level candidates will be considered if they have attended and completed a diesel tech school program.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, insurance representatives and other employees.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.


    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Valid driver's license.

    CDL - minimum of a Class B with air brake endorsement or be willing and able to obtain within 90 days of employment.

    Clean MVR.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions (including heat, cold and humidity), moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    Additional Information

    Truck Centers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    We believe in the Hire to Retire philosophy and invest in individuals that we believe will be valuable assets to TCI and our customers for years to come. Thus, we want to help you live well through personal and professional growth plus a multitude of benefits. In additional to multiple comprehensive healthcare packages including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage, we offer a flexible spending accounts for healthcare costs or dependent care, company paid life insurance, voluntary life insurance, disability insurance, AD&D coverage, 401(k) retirement plan with company match, health and wellness incentive programs, training and career development opportunities, alternative work arrangements, volunteer time off, tiered PTO system, service awards, competitive salary, uniforms, technician tool insurance, and a family-first, team environment.

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