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Diesel Technician (Entry Level)

Penske Truck Leasing
Diesel Technician

4725 US Hwy 24, Topeka, KS

Position Summary:

As a Penske Technician III, you play a critical role in helping to keep our customers keep their vehicles in shape and on the road. You’ll perform preventative maintenance and minor component repairs on the newest and best-maintained fleet of vehicles in the industry. If you are mechanically inclined or have completed any vehicle repair training, are willing to learn, and interested in a stable career, you can join our team of over 6000 vehicle repair associates at hundreds of locations nationwide.

Penske will introduce you to our vehicle maintenance processes, leading-edge technology, and winning company culture. You will collaborate with a high-energy, driven teams and leadership that will provide ongoing training and mentoring to help cultivate the skills and expertise you need to succeed. We have industry leading vehicle maintenance and repair technology, clean facilities, and provide all necessary major shop tools.

You will enjoy competitive starting salaries, generous time off up to three weeks and paid holidays and sick time, flexible schedules, excellent benefits, associate incentives and discount programs. At Penske, you will receive state of the art training each year on a variety of OEM equipment. Many of our technicians have been trained and certified through Penske’s Technician Certification Program which is ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified as a CASE (Continuing Automotive Service Education) provider.

Shift: 8pm- 4:30am

Major Responsibilities:

– Primary duties of this role consist of ensuring vehicles are maintained and safe for our customers.

– Consistently using the tools and technologies provided at Penske to properly log, research, and complete repairs. This includes performing basic vehicle diagnostics.

– Conducting Preventative Maintenance repairs to perform minor repairs such as, install mounted tires, replace or rotate tires and complete vehicle component lubrication and replacement, some electrical system repairs, cooling system maintenance on gas and diesel engine vehicles.

– Continuously developing your skills in partnership with your manager utilizing Penske’s available technician training and hands on mentoring.

– Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor


– Basic mechanical aptitude preferred, demonstrated past problem solving, tool usage, and repair experience required
– 1-2 years of automotive or diesel experience or education preferred
– High school diploma or equivalent required, vocational or technical certification in vehicle repair preferred
– A valid driver’s license is required, and, must either possess a CDL or have the ability to obtain a CDL license required
– A positive, customer service attitude and effective communication skills
– Basic computer skills required for data entry into maintenance systems.
– Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job.
– Willingness to work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background screening to include criminal checks, past employment and education), the ability to pass a drug screen and physical as required by the Department of Transportation, and potential travel within a near geography for training are required.

Number of openings:



Competitive Pay and Benefits! Up to $3,000 Sign On Bonus based on experience

How to Apply:

www.gopenske.com (Job ID - 1807354) Email Recruiter: Jennifer Loehr Jennifer.loehr@Penske.com 636-735-4369

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Electrician Diesel Engines – Topeka, KS

Job Title: Electrician Diesel Engines – Topeka, KS

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.

Job Location: Topeka
Other Potential Locations: Topeka, KS
Anticipated Start Date: 04/02/2018
Number of Positions: 12
Salary Range: Approximately $25.32 – $30.14 per hour

All communication with applicants will be done via email. Please check your email on a daily basis.

Mechanical Journeyman Hires requiring relo:
A $15,000 hiring incentive – payable over three (3) years in equal installments of $5,000 – is available for candidates who meet the below qualifications:
-Offered a position and successfully complete the pre-employment process
-Provide documentation of Railroad Journeyman status for the same craft (at time of conditional offer)
-Successfully complete probationary period
-Requires relocating from your current home address per BNSF’s guidelines.
This incentive will include a 3 year hold-down. Leaving the location or job for any reason will result in 100% repayment and forfeiture of future payments.

Mechanical Apprentice Hires requiring relo:
A $10,000 hiring incentive – payable in two installments of $5,000 over two (2) years – is available for candidates who meet the below qualifications:
-Offered a position and successfully complete the pre-employment process
-Provide documentation he/she is actively enrolled in an Apprentice program for the same craft (at time of conditional offer)
-Successfully complete probationary period
-Requires relocating from your current home address per BNSF’s guidelines.
-This incentive will include a 3 year hold-down. Leaving the location or job for any reason will result in 100% repayment and forfeiture of future payments.

**Additional information will be provided to candidates selected to interview.

Test, inspect and proper repair of electrical components of locomotive systems, equipment and machinery.

SAFETY: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to and acting on safety concerns.

LOCOMOTIVE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE: Test, inspect and repair switches, heaters, air conditioners, DC power systems, event recorder tapes, lights, water coolers, batteries, low and high voltage systems, traction motors, cooling fans, and fuel pumps.

EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: Troubleshoot, repair, install, inspect, calibrate and replace electrical high-voltage, mechanical, and electro-magnetic equipment, perform preventative maintenance on a variety of tools/equipment, and machinery to ensure proper function.

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.

-18 years of age or older
-HS diploma or GED
-Available to work in geographic area indicated
-Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) in English
-Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
-Work full-time (40 hrs/wk). Shifts governed by union agreement and subject to seniority. Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week with three 8-hour shifts including weekends, holidays, overtime. Available to work any shift required
-Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs without assistance
-Able to visually distinguish colors – red, blue, green, yellow and lunar (clear light); hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals
-Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
-Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders; get on/off equipment; work from various heights including making repairs atop locomotive
-Able to work in conditions with loud noise and fumes; work on/around heavy/moving machinery; bend, walk, stand, sit for extended time; use hand tools
-Able to work at various heights above the ground, including working on top of a locomotive.

Training: Company-paid on-the-job.

Relocation: Assistance not available.

Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; uneven surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.

Probationary Period: Journeyman = 60 days; Apprentice = 122 days.

Travel: Minimal.

Shifts/Hours: Full-time (40 hrs/wk), subject seniority and governed by union agreement, assigned shift may be one of three 8-hour shifts; Mechanical shops operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Union: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Dues: Per union agreement; membership and dues required.

BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

-Criminal history
-Last 7 years of driving history
-Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
-Social Security number

-Medical evaluation
-Drug Screen
-Other elements as needed

BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at http://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

Number of openings:



Salary Range: Approximately $25.32 - $30.14 per hour

How to Apply:

All candidates must submit an application through our careers website at www.bnsf.com/careers. For this specific position, please follow this link: https://career8.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=64516&company=BNSF&username=

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