Diesel Technician - Ridgefield, WA
- 600 S 56th Pl, Ridgefield, WA 98642, USA
All Northwest Roads lead to us!
Western Star Northwest is currently reviewing applications for Diesel Technicians to join our team! We offer 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.
Where will your career take you?
The Gordon Truck Centers dealer family operates 12 commercial truck dealerships throughout Washington, Oregon and Hawaii. With over 70 years of trucking industry experience and over 30 years in the commercial truck dealership business, GTC is well established with the largest Freightliner and Western Star dealer network in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii and the expertise and commitment to offer Elite Support to the trucking industry.
Western Star Northwest is looking for heavy-duty diesel technicians with 5+ years experience 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, but we also provide assistance to our technicians who want to acquire their CDLs.
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 Western Star Northwest?
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 a plus.
Experience: Reviewing applications for experienced Diesel Technicians with 5+ years of 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.
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.
Our Ridgefield location is an Elite Support Certified Western Star Dealership and Detroit Diesel distributorship. Full service warranty location featuring a 24 bay shop, Detroit Diesel training center, body shop, chassis dyno, express assessment, trailer parking, comfortable drivers lounge with Wi-Fi and TV, complete engine, chassis and RV coach and Allison Transmission service, parts warehouse, surplus parts, and new and used truck sales.
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.