Skip to main content

Diesel Technician – Channahon

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Listing Status: Active
  • Date Posted: 2024-04-04 05:36

Job Description

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. We’re excited that you’re considering Nussbaum as the next step in your career! You might be wondering what we’re all about, so here’s a quick overview:

  • We are Employee-Owned. All of our people receive an ownership stake in the company via our ESOP.
  • We are Purpose Driven. Our goal is to make a positive impact through each interaction. Therefore, character and integrity are essential.
  • We celebrate faith & family. We believe God owns this business and we’re just stewards for a season.
  • Innovation is our thing. We’re bent on continuous improvement and crushing expectations. We aren’t afraid to try something new.
  • We enjoy being at work. The transportation industry is hectic, but we do our best to have fun along the way 😊.

Does this match what you’re looking for? 

Now, for those job details:

We’re expanding our team of Diesel Technicians at our shop in Channahon, IL! In this role, you will perform repairs and preventative maintenance on fleet equipment (semi-trucks & trailers), as well as DOT equipment inspections. You’ll need a safety-first mindset, strong organizational skills, and ideally a Diesel Tech degree or 1+ years of experience as a diesel or heavy-duty trailer technician. We need working equipment ready to go at all times, so this role is critical to Nussbaum’s success! Your duties include:

  • Preventative maintenance on semi-trucks & trailers.
  • Diagnose and repair fleet equipment.
  • Complete repairs following DOT requirements.
  • Perform all inspections, including state and federally-mandated safety inspections.
  • Perform system repairs, including air & hydraulics, tires, suspension, electrical, etc.
  • Follow safe work practices.
  • Maintain an organized and clean work area.


  • Full-time position; hiring for 1st shift.
    • A) Sunday – Tuesday, + every other Wednesday: 12-hour shifts, alternating 3/4 days per week.
    • B) Thursday – Saturday, + every other Wednesday: 12-hour shifts, alternating 3/4 days per week.
  • Shift availability based on company needs at the time of hire.
  • Location: 24125 West Riverside Drive, Channahon, IL, 60410.

Compensation, Benefits, & Perks

  • Pay range: $18 – $40 per hour, depending on skills and experience.
    • Trainees start at $18 per hour.
  • Quarterly Tool Allowance – $200
  • Annual Boot Allowance – $100
  • Health, vision, & dental insurance.
  • Life & disability insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for health & child daycare.
  • 401(k) match.
  • ESOP account – company-funded supplemental retirement account, in addition to the 401(k).
  • Paid holidays & escalating PTO.
  • Food days! Once per month, enjoy a free gourmet lunch served by fellow employee owners (the committee rotates month to month).
  • Company Wellness Program – programs and incentives for a healthier, active lifestyle! (points combined with GrowRED to be redeemed from our rewards catalog).
  • Professional development opportunities.
    • Tech Training.
    • Personal Development.

Job Requirements

Here’s the type of person we’re looking for:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Safety-first mindset.
  • Team player – interacts well with others, respectful, gives/receives feedback with grace and honesty.
  • Self-motivated – identifies new opportunities and takes initiative to solve problems
  • Desires continual learning – always looking to grow, both personally and professionally.

Desired Skills

  • Basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic, and other automotive systems.
  • Strong understanding of diesel automotive systems and electrical diagnostics.
  • Strong understanding of diesel/trailer maintenance processes and methods.
  • Able to navigate resource material and schematics online.
  • Effective communication with colleagues and superiors.

Qualifications (Preferred but not required)

  • Diesel Technician Degree OR 1+ years of experience as a diesel/heavy-duty trailer technician.
  • Brake and DOT Certifications.
  • Welding certificate or 6 months of experience.
  • Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (Monthly Incentive).
  • Basic toolkit and toolbox.

Tech Trainee Sponsorship

  • Entry to the industry through our Tech Trainee Program provided by Nussbaum Transportation.
  • Tuition Assistance.
  • Tool Allowance.
  • Basic Starter Toolset with Toolbox.
  • Rigorous 9-month training on and offsite.

Apply Now

Submit the form below to let us know you are interested in this position and send us your resume.

  • Hidden
  • Accepted file types: txt, pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 128 MB.