Diesel Technician

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RPD Services is a licensed, insured and locally owned heavy duty truck shop with over 75 years of combined experience.  RPD Services provides large-scale engine repair, basic preventive maintenance and fleet management. Our mechanics are cross-trained in all areas of truck repair and specialize in aviation refueler truck maintenance.

We are looking to bring on a number of Diesel Technicians who share this passion for exceptional service, innovation and personal development.  Mechanics who are experts in their trade! The team at RPD Services is dedicated to continually developing their skills in order to make sure they provide our customers with quality workmanship and the best diesel service in Salem, Oregon. The ideal candidate is highly organized and has in-depth knowledge of heavy-duty diesel trucks. Apply today if you see yourself as part of the RPD Services Team!

Technician Level A

  • 10 years of experience required, unless tech has Associates degree in related field of subject
  • Tech must be able to efficiently complete "A" level classified repairs. 
  • Ability to perform engine overhauls, head inspection and repair.
  • Extended knowledge in use of manufacture-based software is a must (IDSS, lnsite, Alison DOC, ServiceMaxx, JPRO). 
  • Expert level in electrical diagnosis and diagram understanding. 
  • Must be proficient in component function and location. 
  • Well versed in multiple manufactures diagnostics, repair practice, operating systems, and parameters. 
  • Proficient in all aspects of drivability concerns relating, but not limited to; drive axles, transmission (auto/manual) drive shaft, wheels or tires, engine systems, and operation, etc. 
  • Must be proficient in EPA mandated emission control systems. Example, SCR, EGR, and DPF systems. 
  • Expected to be versed inoperation of welding and cutting equipment. 
  • Must posses a CDL for road tests and repair verification. 
  • Technician Level A is expected to perform both Band C tasks if required.

Technician Level B

  • 5 years of experience required. 
  • Versed in engine, transmission, and chassis diagnosis. 
  • Proficient in electrical diagnosis, including lighting systems, chassis/engine harnesses. 
  • Technician Level B must excel in all areas of trailer repair, such as lighting, electrical, brakes, decking, suspension, and wheel end. 
  • Efficient in component R&I Ex. Injectors, turbos, belt and pulley system, water pumps, etc. 
  • Well versed in maintenance and service interval items such as overhead adjustment, wheel end inspection, and cooling system services. 
  • Able to complete PM's and DOT inspections. 
  • Must be able to perform basic welding and exhaust repair. 
  • Having a CDL would be a plus and expected as a goal to advance to level A Technician. 
  • Technician Level B is expected to perform level C tasks if required.

Technician Level C 

  • 1 year of experience required. 
  • Must exhibit efficiency in PM items such as chassis inspection, lube, oil changes, filter services, and transmission services. 
  • Proficient in brake adjustment, lighting repair, brake cans/diaphragms, etc. on both trailers and tractors.
  • Knowledgeable in dry van and box truck roof repair, and able to assist with flooring repair. 
  • Expected to clean shop, oil spills, empty shop garbage, and maintain scrap bin.
  • Technician Level C is expected to complete OJT and execute shop procedure. 


🗓️ Full Time: Multiple Shifts Available

💰$25-$35 per hour

💰Signing Bonus

✅ 401K

💸Employee Discount

❤️‍🩹Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

💸Paid Time Off

 👪 Parental Leave

🏖️Vacation Pay


⚖️Work/Life Balance

Interested candidates should send their resumes to: mwakefield@rpdservices.com

Please note: due to the number of applications we receive, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Salary: $25-$35/hr