Diesel Technician - Kapolei, HI

  • 91-265 Kalaeloa Blvd, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Now offering a $2000 signing bonus to qualified technicians! In addition to meeting the requirements below, candidates eligible for the incentive must have a Class A or B CDL and industry certifications.

Freightliner of Hawaii has been helping Hawaii customers satisfy their transportation needs since 1999. As a full-service Freightliner and FUSO dealer, Freightliner of Hawaii can sell, finance, insure and service commercial trucks for medium and heavy duty applications.

We are proud to be a part of the Gordon Truck Centers Dealer Family which operates 11 Freightliner, Western Star and FUSO dealerships in three western states as well as operating the Detroit Diesel Distributorship for Washington and Oregon. Being a member of this extensive Pacific Northwest dealership family gives Freightliner of Hawaii better access to technical training and support, increased vehicle inventory, and competitive pricing on over $10 million in truck parts inventory.

Since 1986 Gordon Truck Centers, Inc. has believed in Success Through Service. That motto has shaped the foundation of our company, and it inspires us to deliver superior customer service throughout our organization every day. Whether one is in the market for a new or used truck or trailer, service, or parts, we strive to fulfill the customer’s needs with the same quality level of service across our network of dealerships.

Job Description

Freightliner of Hawaii is looking for 5+ years of dealership or master level experienced heavy-duty technicians in late model diesel engines, transmissions and electronics. Technicians will receive a competitive wage based on ability. Factory training is provided to all shop technicians to help them improve their skills. The ability to obtain Certifications from OEM’s in the trucking industry, to complete manufacturers’ on-line training, to use electronic diagnostic equipment, and to access technical information via the internet are essential functions of the job. Having a commercial driver’s license is a plus.

Examples of Essential Functions of the Job (depending on experience)

  • Determine unit condition by conducting inspections & diagnostic test, identifying deficiencies.
  • Test equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications; make necessary adjustments if required.
  • Perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Maintain cost efficiency by using warranty; evaluating service & parts options.
  • Maintain vehicle records with an accurate documentation of service and repairs.
  • Complete engine overhauls as well as other repairs identified during the diagnostic process.
  • Read schematics for electrical and air systems.
  • Use good judgment to maintain a safe & organized work environment.
  • Accept ownership for accomplishing new & different requests & exploring value added opportunities.
  • Apply knowledge and work in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other rules and regulations as required.
  • Other general shop duties as assigned

Why work for Freightliner of Hawaii?

We offer a competitive starting salary, opportunities for ongoing factory training, a strong healthcare benefits plan for full-time employees, 401k with company match, OSHA approved PPE, opportunity for education assistance, hiring bonuses for qualified technicians, Company-provided coveralls with professional laundry and repair service, voluntary short term and long term disability insurance, and a team of parts and administrative professionals to support you. 


Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Certifications from OEM’s in the trucking industry and/or ASE certifications.

Experience: Reviewing applications with 5+ years of dealership or master level technician experience. 

Skills that are Representative of the Job: Solid working knowledge of power tools required to perform all phases of truck/chassis repair and maintenance. Strong mechanical aptitude. At higher levels of experience; demonstrate ability to perform all phases of heavy-duty diesel equipment and services. Must be professional and safety minded at all times. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good customer service skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task. Able to work with minimal supervision and direction. Work well independently as well as part of a team.

Other: Must have valid driver’s license and insurable. A full complement of tools including wrenches and sockets to 1 ¼ “, ¼” and ½” drive air tools, floor creeper and a roll around tool cabinet.

Additional Information

Physical: (These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successful perform the essential functions of the job.) Working in, under, and around trucks and trailers. Ability to lift, push or pull, objects of various shapes, sizes and weights (up to 75 pounds). Safely walk, reach, bend, climb, push, twist, squat and kneel as necessary to perform the essential job duties. Safely walk and stand for extended periods of time. Keyboard and computer usage.

Environmental: Primarily indoors with some outdoor work. High noise level. Coveralls, ear and eye protection provided. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles.

Hours: Must be available to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, night and weekends.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veterans status.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

All offers of employment are made contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. A motor vehicle records check is also required for positions with driving responsibilities.