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Date Added: Thu 10/06/2021

Lead Diesel Mechanic (Up To $31.30)

Rock Island, IL, US
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Job Type: Apprenticeship, FullTime

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Description/Job Summary

Up to $31.30 (with ASE and CDL incentives *training available*)

3rd Shift + 4 Day work week available

Dohrn Transfer is a leading Midwest LTL Carrier providing less-than-truckload, truckload, and value-added services throughout our 10-state service area.  Join our team and become a part of our new growth and bright future!  We offer competitive salary and a great benefit package in an exciting, rewarding industry.

Dohrn is currently seeking a Lead Mechanic at our Rock Island, IL terminal.


  • Oversee, delegate and schedule daily tasks for line mechanics
  • Estimate job costs for major work
  • Order, ship & receive parts to maintain shop inventories
  • Coordinate with Shop Operations Supervisors movement of units to other facilities for repair
  • Maintain preventive maintenance schedule for domiciled equipment
  • Review & oversee record keeping functions for shop in computer system
  • Communicate with office staff regarding various issues in shop
  • Troubleshoot/repair diesel engines and components
  • Maintain and control inventory levels in shop
  • Train new hires on shop functions
  • React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned
  • Work independently with minimal supervision


  • A minimum age of 18
  • High School completion or equivalent
  • Completion of recognized apprenticeship in auto/diesel mechanic trade and/or equivalent work experience
  • Command of English language to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Must pass a NON-Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and functional screen NOTE: CDL-qualified mechanics will be subject to a DOT physical examination
  • Must consent to a pre-employment drug screen; Dohrn Transfer must receive a negative result
  • Experience as a journey-level diesel mechanic is preferred
  • CDL, ASE, and state and/or federal inspection certifications are preferred
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment
  • Must have working knowledge of the operating principles of gas and diesel engines and repair of heavy trucks
  • Must have previous experience maintaining detailed and routine record keeping
  • Manual dexterity required
  • Must possess knowledge of occupational hazards & standard safety precautions
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to communicate to both internal and external customers
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individually
  • Excellent attendance


  • Overtime may be necessary during peak periods; Must be able to work a varied schedule or travel minimally based on need
  • Heavy work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently to lift, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, and 100+ lbs. on an occasional basis
  • Subject to internal and external environmental conditions: work occurs inside and outside; Outside work may be in extreme weather conditions
  • Office environment is generally favorable; Lighting and temperature are adequate; there are minimal hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise and dust; Environment includes co-workers talking on the phone in close proximity
  • Subject to: standing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and reaching for sustained periods of time
  • Subject to noise: there is sufficient noise to require shouting in order to be heard above the ambient noise level
  • Subject to hazards: includes a variety of physical working conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, and exposure to chemicals
  • Subject to atmospheric conditions: one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists and gases
  • Close visual acuity is required to perform an activity such as: operate machines and motor vehicles
  • Visual acuity is require to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eye
  • Manual dexterity is regularly required to perform tasks that include fingering, grasping, and typing, and repetitive motion of the wrists, hands and fingers

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