Senior Diesel Mechanic

Chesterfield, MI

Position Title:  Senior Diesel Mechanic

Reports To:  Terminal Manager

Supervises:  Mechanics, Maintenance

Job Summary:  Senior Diesel Mechanic supervises the day to day operations of the garage / shop area and is responsible for coordinating workflow to mechanics and maintenance staff, inspecting equipment, supervising repairs, maintaining clean and safe operating condition of the shop.

Quality Responsibilities

  • Perform repairs on class A diesel trucks, as well as trailers – including flatbed, step deck, double drop, dry van, and curtain sides
  • Conduct regular preventative maintenance on service trucks, including inspection, tire rotation and oil changes
  • Maintain parts inventory and cleanliness in the shop
  • Collaborate with repair team to diagnose problems and plan repairs
  • Perform regular diagnostic tests on trucks
  • Maintain accurate records of each repair performed
  • Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests, identifying worn and damaged parts
  • Keeps equipment available for use by completing preventive maintenance schedules; installing component and part upgrades; controlling corrosion; completing winterization procedures
  • Corrects vehicle deficiencies by removing, repairing, adjusting, overhauling, assembling, disassembling, and replacing major assemblies, sub-assemblies, components, parts, or systems
  • Maintains vehicle appearance by cleaning, washing, and painting
  • Maintains vehicle records
  • Keeps shop equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock and verifying receipt
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading and understanding technical and regulation publications
  • Scheduling and completing recurring inspections and repairs to remain in compliance standards for both shop (OSHA) and vehicles (DOT)

Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversee mechanics and maintenance staff schedules and work orders
  • Evaluate mechanics work and performance
  • Ensure Safety and Compliance practices
  • Oversee, maintain, and be responsible for shop inventory
  • Keep track of time/inventory on all work orders
  • Conflict resolution
  • Parking enforcement
  • Yard management
  • Perform all scheduled repairs and regulated maintenance
  • Diagnose and repair electrical systems
  • Installation of parts, shop supplies and equipment as necessary
  • Diagnose and repair AC systems
  • Keeping shop floor clean from dirt, grease & spills
  • Report any known issues in a timely manner
  • Provide recommendations to management pertaining to facilities, safety, and opportunities for improvement

Other Duties:

  • Participate in meetings as required
  • Interaction with multiple departments as required
  • Occasionally assist mechanics w/ light repairs and other mechanical duties
  • Perform additional tasks as requested by management

Physical Demands / Workplace Setting:

  • Must be physically able to:
    • Sit & stand for extended periods of time
    • Use hands/fingers to effectively operate computer system
    • Reach with hands/arms
    • Communicate clearly
    • Have clear vision up to 20’
    • Lift up to 100 lbs.


  • CDL License and/or valid driver license
  • Diesel Engine repair training or equal experience
  • Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical, and other systems and their components
  • Aptitude in using various hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers etc.) and precision measurement tools (e.g. calipers)
  • Ability to follow established procedures and practices and read instruction, blueprints etc.
  • A strong commitment to all health and safety guidelines
  • A problem-solving ability
  • Able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds with or without assistance
  • Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner
  • Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and electrical
  • Experience using hand, electrical and air tools
  • Ability to read technical manuals and drawings
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate a telephone and computer
  • Physical stamina and dexterity
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Problem resolution and analytical ability
  • Creative thinking
  • Multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to work in high-pressure and fast-paced situations
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Adhere to policies and procedures by keeping company information confidential

This does not constitute a binding contract. Employment with RJ Logistics, LLC is voluntarily entered into, and the employee is free to resign at will at any time, with or without cause. Similarly, RJ Logistics, LLC may terminate the employment relationship at will at any time, with or without notice or cause, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law.  Employee recognizes and agrees that job descriptions are not an exhaustive list of employee duties and responsibilities.  All employee duties and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Management without prior notification to employee.

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