Truck Technician Trainee

Job Posted: October 20th, 2021

Location: San Leandro, California, US

It’s your time, make it matter.

At Peterson, we partner with our customers to build the future. For over 85 years, our peoples’ work has shaped the communities where we live, where we raise our families, and where we thrive. Peterson’s legacy permeates every aspect of our communities. From roads and bridges, back-up power at hospitals, fire-fighting, concerts and moving goods; we are everywhere you look. At Peterson, you don’t just have a career, you have a purpose.

Our family-oriented environment is built on safety, winning, growth, and professional achievement. Hiring and developing exceptional people is critical to our continued success. We have high standards for a good reason: our people represent Peterson, our family, our brand, and our values.

You have high expectations too. You are exceptionally motivated, have outstanding skills, and want your work to matter.  Peterson offers competitive wages, generous benefits, and promotional opportunities at a family-owned and operated business. It’s time to use your skills and passion to do work that matters!

Job Description

Peterson Trucks has a need for a Truck Technician Trainee based at our San Leandro, CA location. The schedule for the job is 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM.


This position performs service repair and maintenance activities primarily in the service shop and field for customer and/or sales and rental fleet equipment, with the assistance of an experienced Truck Technician.


The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign the functions to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Job functions include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform the following service operations under close supervision from an experienced Technician:

  • 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


Associates Degree from a fully accredited college or technical/vocational school in Diesel Technology or other closely related field; and a minimum of one years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Ability to obtain Class B CDL

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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