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Diesel Technician

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Listing Status: Filled
  • Date Posted: 2023-07-14 06:00

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’re employee-owned – our people have an ownership stake in this company via privately held stock.
  • We’re Purpose Driven – our goal is to make a positive impact through each interaction.
  • We openly celebrate faith & family. We believe God owns this business and we’re just stewards.
  • The transportation industry is hectic, but we do our best to have fun along the way 😊.
  • When we interview someone, we focus on who they are and who they can become, not just their resume.

Does this match what you’re looking for? 

Now, for those job details:

We’re expanding our team of Diesel/Trailer Maintenance Technicians at our main shop in Hudson, 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 a year+ experience as a diesel/heavy-duty trailer mechanic. 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.
  • Perform all inspections, including State and Federal mandated safety inspections.
  • Complete repairs following DOT requirements.
  • Perform system repairs, including air & hydraulic systems, tires, suspension, electrical, etc.
  • Maintain proficiency in the diagnosis and repair of all assigned tractor/trailer equipment.
  • Follow safe work practices.
  • Maintain an organized and clean work area.


  • Full-Time position; hiring for both 1st & 2nd shifts (schedule may vary, some weekend rotations).
    • 1st Shift: 8hr shifts, 5 days per week.
    • 2nd Shift: 10hr shifts, 4 days per week.

Compensation, Benefits, & Perks

  • Pay range: $18 – $40 per hour, depending on skills and experience.
  • Trainees start at $18 per hour.
  • Health, vision, & dental insurance.
  • Life & disability insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for health & child daycare.
  • Health Savings Account options.
  • 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).
  • GrowRED professional development – earn points as you participate in various learning opportunities!
  • Company Wellness Program – programs and incentives for a healthier, active lifestyle! (points combined with GrowRED to be redeemed from our rewards catalog).

Job Requirements

  • Diesel Technician Degree OR 1+ years of experience as a diesel/heavy-duty trailer technician/mechanic.
  • Safety-first mindset.
  • Basic understanding of electrical, hydraulic, and other automotive systems.
  • Strong understanding of diesel automotive systems.
  • Strong understanding of electrical diagnostics.
  • Knowledge of diesel/trailer maintenance processes and methods.
  • Effective communication with colleagues and superiors.

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