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Shop Technician

Gonzales, LA 70737, USA ● Laplace, LA, USA ● Louisiana, USA ● New Orleans, LA, USA ● Slidell, LA, USA Req #11382
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Come work with us! Savage has been designated by USA Today as a Top Workplace and also received recognition as a Military Friendly Employer and a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation.

These are just a few of the benefits you can expect from working with Savage:

  • Local work, home every day
  • A culture that appreciates our Team Members
  • A fleet with the majority of trucks being less than 4 years old, all automatic transmissions
  • Paid Time Off (“PTO”), Paid Holidays, & Profit Sharing 
  • Uniforms and laundry service
  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k)

Position Summary:

The mechanic will primarily work with their team on preventive maintenance and repair of a variety of tractors, trailers, and other equipment in the LaPlace, LA area.

Requirements of a successful Mechanic:

  • Perform heavy and minor repairs on all trucks and sulfur trailers
  • Maintain shop cleanliness and parts inventory
  • Utilize computer based diagnostic systems, skills, knowledge and experience to determine what repairs need to be done and whether it's a warranty issue
  • Occasional tire work
  • Implement a thorough preventative maintenance program for a fleet of tractors and sulfur trailers including: fueling, greasing, changing oil and other fluids and inspecting trucks for needed repairs
  • Accurately record work performed in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Ensure all work is performed in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Follow proper safety rules, maintenance and operating procedures
  • Assist with writing and revising maintenance procedures as needed
What you’ll need to be successful:
  • Diesel Mechanic experience or schooling (Diesel Certification program)
  • Experience with Manager Plus maintenance system is preferred
  • Experience with a variety of trucks a plus
  • Experience with sulfur trailers a plus
  • Confidence in repairing suspensions, rear ends, transmissions, air brake systems, minor engine work (injectors, turbos, etc.) and more
  • An expert in identifying and diagnosing needed repairs by computer based systems, being able to visually recognize problems a big plus
  • Class A CDL a plus, but not required

Physical Requirements:

  • Will be on your feet for extended period of time throughout the day
  • Navigating the facility will include, but is not limited to, exposure to harsh weather conditions, uneven ground, ladders, racks and other high places, ground that can be slick, icy or uneven, and other industrial hazards
  • The work site is an industrial setting and will require someone who can work safely in this type of environment
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds

Full job description available upon interview  



Additional Information:
The complete job description is available upon request
Savage has been designated as a Military Friendly Employer.
Savage has been recognized as a Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association 
Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.
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For more information or questions about opportunities at Savage, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team.

Other details

  • Job Family Skilled Player
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Gonzales, LA 70737, USA
  • Laplace, LA, USA
  • Louisiana, USA
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Slidell, LA, USA