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Diesel Technician

Jackson, MI

Posted: 02/12/2024 Industry: Automotive/Motor Vehicle/Parts Job Number: 38498

Job Description

A great transportation company in Jackson, MI has the immediate need for a Diesel Technician. 
This is a DIRECT HIRE opportunity with an hourly pay rate in the range of $20-33/hour. 
The Diesel Technician will be responsible for maintaining, diagnosis, and repair on school buses, motor coaches, pickup trucks, passenger vans, cars, trucks, and/or forklifts owned by the company. 
The Diesel Technician will also be responsible for: 
  • Performs repairs as needed in accordance with OEM manufacturers recommendations and State and Federal regulations. Inspects equipment for defects, determines root causes and completes repairs for appropriate correction to defects found. Useful understanding of preventative maintenance inspection and repair processes to include but not limited to, diesel and gas engines, air and hydraulic braking systems, suspension systems, drivetrain assemblies, automatic transmissions, differentials, hydraulic lift systems, electrical systems and body assemblies.
  • Answers service calls and responds to breakdowns; conducts on-site repairs when possible.
  • May install accessories such as two-way radios, cameras and GPS systems.
  • Reviews technical service bulletins, vehicle maintenance diagnostic links, online electrical diagrams, has adequate understating /operational use of diagnostic software for diesel and gas engines, braking systems, etc.
  • Parts procurement and inventory control.
  • Communicates with bus drivers, operations staff and other Fleet technicians regarding maintenance difficulties and/or advises or assists as necessary.
  • Performs safety inspections; assists with annual Michigan State Police inspections.
  • Appropriate housekeeping of maintenance facility to include but not limited to: emptying trash, sweeping and mopping floors in work areas including restroom/locker room areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Prepares vehicle maintenance reports and submits to Regional Fleet Manager. Reviews technical reports, vehicle maintenance manuals, electrical diagrams, and meter readings to evaluate, diagnose, and repair.
  • Consults with vendors concerning ordering or use of parts.
  • Consults with bus drivers and other mechanics regarding maintenance problems and/or needs and advises or assists as necessary.
  • Performs safety inspections; assists with Michigan State Police inspections.
  • Cleans shop floor, drain pan, buckets, etc. Properly disposes of unusable replacement parts such as batteries, brake drums, as well as used motor oil, transmission fluid, and antifreeze.
  • May change oil and repair or replace tires.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Meet State and/or ASE requirements for appropriate mechanic licensing.
  • Meet State and/or Federal physical examination requirements.
  • Pass drug and alcohol screening as established by Company, State and Federal requirements.
  • Meet Company, State, and School District standards (where applicable) for criminal history check.
  • Vehicle maintenance experience required; diesel bus/truck or automotive maintenance preferred.
  • Technical School degree in diesel/automotive preferred but not required, with 3 to 5 years of vehicle maintenance experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform this job.
  • Must hold or be able to obtain (once hired) current Mechanic Licenses through ASE or the State of Michigan in the following areas: Heavy Duty Brakes, Heavy Duty Suspension and Steering, Heavy Duty Diesel Engines, Heavy Duty Drive Train, Electrical.
  • May also be required to be certified in Computer Electronic Engine and Transmission Diagnostics.
  • Technician must have an excellent driving record
  • Minimum of five years’ driving experience 
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license and hold or be able to obtain (once hired) a valid Michigan Class B Commercial Driver’s License with School Bus (S) and Passenger (P) endorsements and no air brake restriction.
  • Some Dean operations may require technician to function as a substitute school bus driver if circumstances ever require additional drivers to transport students.



For immediate review, please send a copy of your resume to Ken Markiewicz at
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