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Diesel Technician – East Dubuque, IL

Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc.

1 Positions

ID: 40145

Posted On 10/31/2023

Job Overview

For 80+ years, Hirschbach Motor Lines has built a sterling reputation for delivering time and temperature sensitive freight. Today, the organization runs two forward facing brands (Hirschbach & John Christner Trucking (JCT)) which generate a combined $1.2 billion in revenue and have become the 2nd largest refrigerated carrier in North America. We are a veteran owned company with over 30% of employees being veterans.

The companies collectively provide the highest level of service in the industry and offer a breadth of services to our customers. Hirschbach & JCT have a tenured history paired with a future of growth and opportunity.

Hirschbach is seeking Trailer Technicians at our East Dubuque, IL shop! At Hirschbach you will complete preventative maintenance and minor repairs on one of the newest and fully featured fleets. Come join our talented tea, of Technicians!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifies, diagnoses, and resolves trailer and occasional tractor related problems
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of necessary company paperwork repair orders, indirect labor forms, etc
  • Performs preventive maintenance (PM’s) on tractor and trailer equipment as assigned.
  • Properly categorize repairs (i.e. Preventative Maintenance, Component Failure, Abuse, and Accident, according to current company standards)
  • Accurately record parts and supplies used in performing repairs, which may include scanning bar codes of parts, and recording consumable supplies
  • Accurately record repair stories in order to properly document complaints, causes and corrections of component failures, and enable the company to recover warrantable expenses
  • Position includes bending, lifting (up to 100 pounds), climbing, as it relates to maintenance of Class 8 equipment
  • Assist other mechanics as needed

Talent Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent in education
  • Two years’ experience in Fleet Maintenance, or Technical School Degree is preferred
  • Previous experience with the repair, maintenance, and diagnosis of Class 8 equipment not limited to general driver repair requests, warranty repair requests, on-board vehicle electronics, etc.
  • Previous experience with general welding skills in non-standard situations and on varying materials
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Basic computer skills as it applies to diagnostic tooling

Pay & Benefits

  • $2/hr shift premium for 2nd shift positions
  • $1,200/annual tool allowance
  • $1,200/annual CDL A stipend
  • Boot allowance
  • Paid OEM training
  • Full comprehensive benefit plan, includes medical, dental, vision, company paid disability and life insurance, and more voluntary elections!
  • Paid Time Off earned within your first year
  • 401(k)

Primary Contact


Kaylyn Welsh

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Dubuque, IA


First Shift

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Full Time


$20/hr - $38/hr


Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
PTO (Paid Time Off)



High School/GED


1-2 Years

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Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc.

About the Company

Hirschbach Motor Lines is a refrigerated carrier established in 1935. Proudly family owned, Hirschbach's refrigerated fleet is among the newest, most fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly in the trucking industry. We specialize in delivering fresh and frozen products across the United States along with offering experience in handling dry goods. Hirschbach is a company built on strong relationships with our family of customers, drivers, employees, vendors, and partner carries. We welcome you to join our family!