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Diesel Technician

Company: Avature
Location: Charleston
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Carolina International Trucks is dedicated to leadership as a quality supplier of total transportation products and services, and to become the Premier Dealer in the Southeast. Our goals are to consistently dominate all phases of our present business and develop new methods and ideas to constantly exceed our customers' needs and expectations. We will provide a safe and pleasant working environment, train and develop our employees to be recognized as true professionals in the markets they serve.

Job Summary

The Service Department provides high quality repairs and maintenance to our internal and external customers in a timely and efficient manner. Our technicians and support staff will continually participate in factory training programs to ensure the highest level of expertise in diagnosing and repairing the products we represent. This will assure us of profitable growth and the highest level of customer service.

The Service Technician diagnoses problems with customer vehicles and repairs them efficiently and professionally.


  • Performs work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with dealership and factory standards.
  • Diagnoses vehicle problems based on customer complaints and inspection.
  • Communicates with parts department to obtain needed parts.
  • Saves, tags, and delivers parts of the job to the Parts Department if under warranty or if requested by the customer.
  • Examines assigned vehicle to determine if further safety or service work is required or recommended.
  • Communicates with Service Advisor or Shop Foreman immediately if additional work is needed, if work outlined is not needed, or if repairs cannot be completed within the promised time.
  • Communicates with customer, accompanied by the Shop Foreman, on specific complaints or details of repairs as needed.
  • Documents all work performed and recommended on the repair order.
  • Road tests vehicles when required if holds a Commercial Drivers License and certified as a company driver.
  • Consistently maintains training and education as assigned by management.
  • Participates in manufacturer-sponsored training programs, schools, and events.
  • Keeps abreast of manufacturer technical updates.
  • Reports shop tool/equipment defects or malfunctions to supervisor.
  • Ensures that customers' vehicles are kept clean. Notifies service advisor immediately of anything that has happened to change the appearance or condition of the vehicle.
  • Keeps shop area neat and clean. This includes general areas, work bays, and yard.
  • Maintains and is accountable for all dealership-owned tools and manuals.
  • Returns them to the proper place and in the same condition as they were received.
  • Understands, keeps abreast of, and complies with federal, state, and local regulations, such as hazardous waste disposal, OSHA Right-to-Know, etc.
  • Operates all tools and equipment in a safe manner.
  • Reports any safety issues immediately to management.
  • Strives for harmony and teamwork within the department and with all other departments.


    • High school diploma required.
    • Previous experience in diesel repair required.
    • Will consider combination of education and experience.
    • Commercial Drivers License preferred.
    • Certification under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations required to operate a vehicle.
    • Lifting in excess of 100 pounds is required.
    • Must be able to bend, stoop, climb and otherwise maneuver in and around heavy trucks.
    • Must be able to use a variety of hand-held tools and equipment associated with repair work.
    • Must be able to work with a personal computer.
    • Organization is a prime concern and every effort is made to insure a neat, clean and organized working environment.
    • Work is performed indoors in a shop facility and outdoors on the dealership lot.
    • Work is subject to temperature extremes.
    • Will be working around hazards and chemical components outlined in the material safety data sheets available in the shop.


Keywords: Avature, Charleston , Diesel Technician, Engineering , Charleston, South Carolina

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