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Diesel Shop Technician

Kenner, LA · Manufacturing
Diesel Shop Technician
Employment Type: 
Full Time - US Citizen or Green Card

Employment Type:            Full Time Perm
Compensation: Base salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.
Job Summary
  • Completes troubleshooting, repairs and rebuilds on engine products in a service workshop independently while coaching and developing less experienced technicians
  • Applies documented procedures and policies to perform diagnostics and complex repairs
  • Performs preventative maintenance based on assessment of engine
  • Completes required documentation, such as work completed documents, time sheets, warranty claims and quality forms, via handwritten or business system input screens
  • Completes training in line with skill and business requirements
  • Coaches and develops technicians and/or apprentices and transfers knowledge and experience to others; may provide work direction; may review repair plans, parts lists, etc.
  • Maintains work area and tools for cleanliness and proper operation
  • Adheres to and ensures adherence of more junior technicians to all relevant Health, Safety & Environmental policies, procedures and legislation and reports any issues / incidents to their supervisor
  •  Ability to train Service Personnel to develop their diagnostic skills
  • Able to identify opportunities for work process improvements and recommend appropriate action
  • Able to develop and maintain productive working relationships
  • Ability to prepare reports providing feedback on service interventions
  • Ability to identify and resolve engine system failures relating to and impacted by component failure
  • Ability to guide / coach other service technicians through complex service interventions and diagnostic issues
  • Can resolve complex technical problems
  • Ability to identify and up sell further service and repair opportunities.
  • Willingness to travel outside of hiring location within North America Distribution
Essential Skills & Experience
·        2 years of on the job experience with Diesel Engines, including CAT, Detroit, MTU, Cummins or others
·        2 years of on the job experience with complete engine rebuilds (must have rebuilt engines from the block)
·        2 years of on the job experience with High Horse Power Diesel or Natural Gas engines, (30 Liter and up)
·        Experience providing technical advice and coaching to more junior technicians (preferred)
·        Candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to drive a Company Service vehicle, including but not limited to:
·        Must have a current, valid driver's license issued by the state in which they reside.
·        Must have current motor vehicle liability insurance.
·        No convictions for any driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs charges (DUI) within prior 5 years.
·        No greater than three (3) moving violations within prior 12 month period.
·        No greater than 2 avoidable accidents on MVR within prior 3 years.
·        Candidate must be able to pass pre-employment drug testing and meet all physical requirements for the position
Education, Licenses or Certifications
·        Vocational diploma from relevant technical institution
·        Locally valid driving permit (Preferred)
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