Diesel Technician – Trailers

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Listing Status: Filled
  • Date Posted: 2023-07-31 12:37

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 seeking Trailer Technicians to join our maintenance shop in Hudson, Illinois! (Just up the road from Bloomington-Normal). In this role, you’ll perform repairs and preventative maintenance on fleet equipment (primarily trailers). Our ideal candidate has a safety-first mindset, strong organizational skills, and possesses either a Diesel Technician Degree or 1+ years of experience. No experience? We offer on-the-job technician training! Come jumpstart your career at Nussbaum.

Your duties include:

  • Complete repair orders with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with Nussbaum shop and warranty standards.
  • Maintain fleet equipment via Preventative Maintenance.
  • Diagnose/troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Diagnose/repair brakes, wheel-ends, A/C, and suspensions.
  • Install and service third-party equipment add-ons.
  • Accurately log work within our maintenance software.
  • Document diagnostic steps and corrective actions implemented.
  • Be willing to continually learn as equipment technologies change.


  • Full-time positions.
  • Tuesday-Friday, 2 pm – 12:30 am (second shift).
  • Differential in place for second shift.
  • Location: Nussbaum Shop – 19336 N 1425 East Rd., Hudson, IL 61748.

Technician-Specific Benefits

  • Quarterly tool allowance – $200.
  • Annual boot allowance – $100.
  • On-the-job technician training.
  • Opportunities to gain additional PTO through holiday schedule.
  • Weekly access to three tool distributors (Matco, Snap-On, and Cornwell).

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

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

  • Communicator – honest, respectful, and consistent.
  • Team player – mature, seeks win-win scenarios, gives/receives feedback with grace and honesty.
  • Learner – always seeking to grow, both personally and professionally.
  • Self-motivated – identifies new opportunities and takes initiative to solve problems.


(Preferred but not required – we will train!)

  • Brake and DOT Certifications.
  • A/C Certification.
  • 1 – 2 years of mechanical experience or completion of a tech program.
  • Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Basic toolkit and toolbox.
  • Working knowledge of diesel equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Basic typing and computer skills.
  • Basic understanding of electrical systems.
  • Able to navigate resource materials and schematics online.

Tech Trainee Sponsorship

Whether you are just starting your career or looking to switch occupations, our training program is here to assist you! We offer:

  • Tuition Assistance.
  • Tool Allowance.
  • Basic Starter Toolset with Toolbox.
  • Rigorous 9-month training/schooling, both on and offsite.

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