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Diesel Technician


  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Des Moines, Washington

Heavy Duty Diesel Technician

LAUNCH TransTechs is seeking a Heavy Duty Diesel Technician to diagnose and maintain diesel tractor operation by completing inspections and preventative maintenance requirements.


Pay: $24 – $32 per hour, depending on experience

Shift M-F 1:30 PM – 10 PM OR Tues – Sat 8 AM- 4:30 PM


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep equipment available for customer use by completing preventive maintenance schedules and DOT/BIT inspections.
  • Diagnose and correct vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and/or replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems, such as power and drive trains, electrical, air conditioning, fuel, emission, brake, steering, hydraulics; completes machine shop operations; making adjustments and alignments including bearing loads, gear tooth contact, valve mechanisms, governors, oil systems, control linkages, clutches, and traction units.
  • Verify vehicle performance by conducting or arranging test drives. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of federal and state maintenance compliance requirements, including requirements of DOT and BIT. 
  • Use computer applications to note all aspects of services and repairs.
  • Provide a full evaluation of the unit condition and annotate observations in computer applications.
  • Communicate frequently with Service Advisor and/or supervisor as directed to update on the timeline of repairs.  
  • Follow branch’s safety and standard operating procedures, and OSHA regulations, with limited supervision.
  • Help management keep shop equipment operating by cleaning up after all jobs, returning tools and equipment to the proper place, following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns/notifying supervisor of broken equipment, and maintaining supplies.
  • Attend training & departmental meetings and be willing to attend Trade Shows and Conferences.
  • Any other duties assigned to support operations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 3+ year heavy-duty diesel repair experience.
  • Postsecondary diesel engine repair training program completion preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in identifying parts and components of diesel truck engines, transmissions, and braking mechanisms.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment and act as a team player.
  • Ability to obtain forklift certification (through in-house training).
  • CDL or ability to obtain strongly preferred.
  • Must have own tools.
  • Must have steel toe boots.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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