Diesel Mechanic Jobs in Louisiana


We're Hiring Truck Mechanics

If you're looking for a career and are mechanically inclined, you're in luck! If you're looking for a career in a growing field with great income potential, becoming an 18 Wheeler technician at Kenworth will be perfect for you! Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or are looking to make a career change, now is a great time to start your training at our service center. This industry is booming, and exciting changes are taking place due to advancements in technology.





ABOUT OUR DIESEL TECH JOBS IN LOUISIANA




INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE AS AN 18 WHEELER TECHNICIAN



With a network of over 400 Kenworth dealerships throughout the United States and Canada, the demand for qualified diesel techs has never been higher. This is why we have truck technician job openings at all of our dealerships in Louisiana!

Kenworth dealership employees enjoy great benefits including competitive pay, on-going training, and a commitment to offering many advancement opportunities. 


18 WHEELER TECHNICIAN




DIESEL TRUCK MECHANIC JOB DESCRIPTION



At Kenworth of Louisiana, our service technicians are an integral part of our business. They are committed to customer service, safety, and preferably have experience in diesel or heavy equipment repair. 

As a diesel tech, you'll be training and working with our team of certified experts to repair and maintain 18 wheelers, trailers, and more!



WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR



Here at Kenworth, we're looking for highly driven and motivated individuals to join our team! Although we provide extensive training, there are a few qualifications we are looking for.

They include:

  • 1-2 years of Diesel Mechanic Experience preferred or trade school graduate
  • OEM Certifications Preferred
  • Must have a valid Driver License (CDL Preferred)

TRUCK TECHNICIAN DUTIES

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    • Perform work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards
    • Diagnose cause of most malfunctions and perform repairs per OEM guidelines
    • Communicate with parts department to obtain needed warranty  or replacement parts
    • Examine assigned vehicles to determine if safety issues are  present or further service work is required or recommended
    • Communicate with service advisor immediately if additional work is needed, if work outlined is not needed, or if repairs cannot be completed within the promised time
    • Maintain at least an 85% efficiency
    • Document all work performed and recommended on all of the repair orders
    • Save and tag parts from the job if under warranty or if requested by the customer
    • Supervise work of any apprentice technicians as assigned
    • Report machinery defects or malfunctions to supervisor
    • Maintain and be held accountable for all dealership-owned tools and manuals
    • Operate all tools and equipment in a safe manner
    • Attend and complete all company training as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned

WHY KWLA IS THE SMART CHOICE



  • Competitive wages & consistent pay
  • Career advancement opportunities & paid training
  • Paid time off after 1 year of service
  • Paid holidays
  • 401K with a generous employer match
  • Health, dental, vision, life, disability & telemedicine insurance


SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS



Because Kenworth of Louisiana has 7 locations throughout the state, you can spend more time with those you love and enjoy your nights and weekends even more. We are located in the following cities:

New Orleans
Houma
Baton Rouge
Lafayette
Lake Charles
Monroe
Shreveport

Diesel Technician FAQs

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Why are diesel mechanics so in-demand?

As long as products and people need to get from one place to another in large volume, there will be a need for diesel-powered vehicles and diesel mechanics! Shipping continues to grow as an industry year after year, so the demand for technicians who are capable of servicing the large commercial trucks it requires continues to grow as well. While there is rarely a shortage of people who know how to work on cars, a good diesel tech can be hard to find and is always highly valued in this industry.

Is a diesel technician the same thing as an auto mechanic?

No. Diesel technicians typically work on much larger, industrial vehicles like 18-wheelers and buses, as opposed to cars, pickup trucks, and other passenger vehicles. The knowledge and skills needed to be a diesel truck mechanic are much more specialized and require more extensive training than your average garage technician, but they also tend to be paid at a higher rate as a result.

Can being a diesel truck mechanic be a long-term career?

Definitely. Qualified diesel mechanics are very much in demand, and as the shipping and transportation industries continue to grow, that demand is not likely to go away. With high average wages and competitive benefits, being a diesel truck technician is an excellent long-term career. There are also plenty of opportunities for career advancement, especially at Kenworth of Louisiana!

Will Kenworth of Louisiana help train me to be a diesel truck technician?

Yes! Although we are looking for highly-motivated people with 1-2 years of diesel mechanic experience, we are committed to helping our technicians with continued on-the-job and paid training. Being a diesel truck mechanic at Kenworth of Louisiana means plenty of room for career advancement, and we want you to grow along with us!