Lead Diesel Mechanic

Requisition Id:  373610
Business Unit:  LTL

Columbus, OH, US, 43228

What you’ll need to succeed as a Lead Technician at XPO

Minimum qualifications:

  • 4 years of related work experience or military experience
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Strong computer skills
  • Brake inspection qualified as defined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, Section 396.25
  • Vehicle Inspection qualified as defined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, Section 396.19
  • Able to obtain EPA HVAC Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification within 90 days of hire (ASE, MACS or equivalent)
  • Available to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights, and weekends


Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 years of hands-on experience as a fleet technician 
  • Tractor and trailer experience 
  • Forklift repair knowledge 
  • ASE Master MD/HD truck certification (if not already in place, employees will be required to test each session until Master Certification status is obtained)
  • Prior mechanical experience in the automotive industry or skilled trades
  • Diesel tech school diploma
  • Basic welding skills (Oxy/Acetylene, MIG and ARC)


About the Lead Technician job

Pay, benefits and more:

  • Experienced Technicians can earn $37.55/hour including Master Certification 
  • $1/hour increase for 2nd shift, 3p-11:30p Monday - Friday
  • $3/hour increase for 3rd shift 11p-7:30a Monday - Friday
  • Quarterly tool allowance to grow your tool kit
  • This is a Motor Carrier Act Exempt position 
  • Full health insurance benefits on day one 
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Earn up to 13 days of PTO over your first year
  • 9 paid company holidays
  • 401(k) option with company match
  • Education assistance


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Schedule and supervise shop personnel
  • Order parts and manage vendors
  • Ensure technicians receive the required training
  • Perform routine maintenance functions and adjustments on all types of class 7 and 8 diesel equipment, forklifts and trailing equipment in compliance with the manufacturer’s and company’s schedules
  • Safely access any area of the equipment or vehicle to perform necessary maintenance, including inspecting and performing work in, on or under parts of vehicles and trailers
  • Apply knowledge of and work by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Interstate Authority and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); follow all rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and lead your team to do the same
  • Repair or rebuild all or parts of various equipment systems
  • Move trailers throughout the property
  • Operate a hostler in all types of weather; safely walk and stand for extended periods


Lead Technicians are required to:

  • Lift objects of various shapes, sizes, and weights frequently up to 50 lbs. And occasionally greater than 75 lbs.
  • Safely walk and stand for extended periods on various surfaces that may be uneven or slippery, including working outdoors in inclement weather
  • Reach (including above your head), bend, climb, push, pull, twist, squat and kneel


About XPO

XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. 


The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification. 


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