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XPO, Inc. Diesel Mechanic in Des Moines, Iowa

Diesel Mechanic

Requisition Id: 373687

Business Unit: LTL


Des Moines, IA, US, 50313

What you’ll need to succeed as a Diesel Mechanic at XPO

Minimum qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience in tractor and trailer inspection and repair, a technical school degree with certification in heavy-duty truck/trailer maintenance

  • Obtain EPA HVAC Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification within 90 days of hire (ASE, MACS or equivalent)

  • A valid driver’s license

  • Basic welding skills (Oxy/Acetylene, MIG and ARC) and mechanical skills

  • Basic hand tools required for heavy-duty trailer and tractor maintenance

  • Basic computer skills

  • Brake inspection qualified as defined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, Section 396.25

  • Vehicle Inspection qualified as defined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, Section 396.19

  • Available to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights, and weekends

Preferred qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work-related or military experience

  • Prior mechanical experience such as automotive or skilled trades

  • Previous or current ASE certifications

  • Diesel tech school diploma

  • Experience with trailer repair, diesel engine system diagnostics and preventive maintenance for tractor technicians

  • Able to diagnose and repair vehicle air conditioning systems

About the Diesel Mechanic job

Pay, benefits and more:

  • Experienced Technicians can earn up to $36.61/hour including Master Certification

  • Monday – Friday operation

  • 2nd shift: 2pm-10:30pm

  • Quarterly tool allowance to grow your tool kit

  • Full health insurance benefits on day one

  • Life and disability insurance

  • Earn up to 13 days of PTO over your first year

  • 9 paid company holidays

  • 401(k) option with company match

  • Education assistance

  • This is a Motor Carrier Act Exempt position

What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Perform routine maintenance functions and adjustments on all types of class 6 through 8 diesel equipment, forklifts, and trailing equipment

  • Access any of the equipment to perform necessary maintenance, including inspecting and performing work in, on or under part of the equipment

  • Repair or rebuild all or parts of various equipment systems

  • Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment and component issues and perform repairs accordingly

  • Perform HVAC system repairs

  • Abide by DOT, EPA, Interstate Authority, OSHA and other rules and regulations

  • Conduct safety inspections on equipment and prepare safety documentation as needed

  • Maintain proficiency with equipment and technologies that enhance productivity

  • Move trailers throughout the property, operating a hostler in all types of weather

  • Enter job times and parts on repair orders to track activity

  • Operate specialized tooling and vehicles

  • Ensure the work area is always clean, safe, and organized

  • Interact with operations and shop management

Diesel Mechanics are required to:

  • Frequently lift up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift more than 75 lbs.

  • Safely walk and stand for extended periods on various surfaces that may be uneven or slippery, including working outdoors in inclement weather

  • Reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel

  • Walk and stand for extended periods on a loading dock that is not climate-controlled and may be slippery

About XPO

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.

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