Truck Technician

Job Posted: October 23rd, 2021

Location: Salem, Oregon, US

Customer First | Integrity | Excellence | Teamwork | Fun!

At Peterson our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice.   We put our customers first and continually strengthen our partnerships through our employee’s hard work, ingenuity and determination.  Our 85 year history is a reflection of our collective efforts and focus.

 

We provide a family oriented environment that promotes safety, personal growth and professional achievement.   Critical to our continued success is hiring and developing exceptional employees.  We are deeply committed to providing an environment necessary to attract and retain engaged employees who will relentlessly strive to reach Peterson’s strategic goals and vision.  We have high standards for our employees, with good reason.  They represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values to customers and our team members.

 

Why Peterson?

We have high expectations and so do you.  You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and are looking for more than just a job.  We offer competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family owned and operated business that really cares about employees.  If you want to work side-by-side with others who are passionate about customer service, consider joining our team.  You can help us write more chapters in our success story as we move towards celebrating our 100 year anniversary.

Job Description

Peterson Trucks has a need for an experienced Truck Technician at our Salem, OR location.

SUMMARY

This position performs service repair and maintenance activities primarily in the service shop and field for customer and/or sales and rental fleet equipment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Job functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain a safe working environment and observe all safety procedures, laws, policies and rules

  • Communicate with internal and external customers in a manner that promotes a positive relationship

  • Analyze and diagnose equipment malfunctions

  • Pre-delivery setup and installation on all makes and models of truck engines and related products

  • Repair, replace or rebuild engines and related systems and components

  • Test drive vehicles after repair to verify equipment is in proper working order

  • Write service reports that accurately document activities

  • Prepare required documentation including work orders, parts lists, and time cards in an accurate and timely manner to enable other employees to do their job in a timely manner

  • Perform assigned tasks in a timely, accurate, and efficient manner

  • Follow manufacturer and company service guidelines and procedures to ensure quality work and to preserve and document component failure information for accurate failure analysis

  • Work overtime as needed

  • Maintain punctual, regular, and predictable attendance  

QUALIFICATIONS

Associates Degree from a fully accredited college or technical/vocational school in Diesel Technology or other closely related field; and a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in truck service, preferably in a heavy industrial environment; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Peterson Trucks, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A drug screen and background check is required.
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