Diesel Technician - Intermediate level - San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA, USA Req #5116
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Who We Are: 
Velocity Vehicle Group (VVG) is a premium commercial brand medium to heavy truck dealership that offers the full-service experience for our customers, from an outstanding sales organization to highly skilled technicians to service your vehicle, and on demand parts. Our goal is to be your one stop shop experts for all truckers, owner operators, fleets, and companies. This coupled with our Leasing and Rental business and our financial services business make VVG the leading Truck dealership. 

 

What’s in it for You: 
VVG is a fast paced and growing organization that is looking for candidates that are ready for a daily challenge and cannot wait to provide superior customer service both internally and externally. VVG offers competitive pay, 401K W/Match, Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits. Become a part of our team and immerse yourself in a company that fosters a Great Place to Work™ culture! 
 
What You’ll Do: 
The SVT Intermediate Diesel Technician plays a crucial role in the maintenance and repair of a diverse fleet of vehicles, ensuring their optimal functionality, safety, and performance. This role requires a solid foundation in automotive/Diesel and mechanical systems, as well as the ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve various technical issues. The technician will work as part of a team under the supervision of a lead technician or fleet manager.

  

Job Duties  

 

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance tasks such as oil changes, tire rotations, fluid checks and replacements, filter replacements, and other preventive measures to ensure the fleet's overall health.
  •  Diagnostic Assessment: Utilize diagnostic equipment and tools to identify mechanical, electrical, and electronic issues in vehicles. Analyze error codes and symptoms to pinpoint the root causes of problems.
  • Repair and Replacement: Repair or replace faulty components, including brakes, suspension systems, exhaust systems, electrical systems, and drivetrains. Ensure repairs are performed accurately and efficiently.
  • Troubleshooting: Investigate and troubleshoot complex vehicle issues by analyzing symptoms, conducting tests, and researching technical manuals. Develop effective solutions to restore vehicle functionality.
  • Warranty and Recall: Keep up to date with manufacturer recalls and warranty information. Coordinate with relevant parties to address any recalls or warranty-related repairs.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records of vehicle maintenance, repairs, parts used, and services performed. Enter data into electronic databases or maintenance software.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensure that all repaired vehicles meet safety standards and regulations. Perform thorough safety checks after repairs to prevent any potential hazards.
  • Parts Management: Order, track, and manage inventory of replacement parts and supplies. Collaborate with suppliers and vendors to ensure timely availability of required parts.
  • Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other technicians, lead technicians, and supervisors to share knowledge, discuss complex issues, and solve problems collectively.
  • Training and Development: Stay updated on the latest automotive technologies, repair techniques, and industry trends through continuous learning. Attend workshops, training sessions, and certification programs as required.
  • Quality Assurance: Maintain a high standard of workmanship and ensure that repairs and maintenance are performed to the highest quality to minimize rework and maximize vehicle reliability.
  • Emergency Repairs: Respond promptly to emergency repair requests to minimize downtime and ensure operational readiness of the fleet.

 

 Job Qualifications & Requirements

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent; vocational or technical training in automotive/diesel technology is preferred.
  • DOT certifications preferred.
  • General knowledge on air and hydraulic braking systems a plus
  •  2+ years of experience as an automotive/Diesel technician or in a similar role.  
  • Proficiency in diagnosing and repairing mechanical, electrical, and electronic vehicle issues.
  • Knowledge of automotive systems including engines, transmissions, brakes, HVAC, and suspension.
  •  Familiarity with diagnostic tools, software, and equipment.  
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • ASE certifications or equivalent are a plus.
  • Physical ability to lift heavy objects, bend, stoop, and stand for extended periods.
  • Able to travel to customer yard when business requires it
  • Prior experience working on forklifts, front end loaders, skip loaders, and other equipment a plus.

 

 Physical Requirements:  

 

  • Must be able to pass post offer drug test, physical and lift test.  

 

Compensation:

 

  •  $28-38/hr. based on experience.

 

Benefits Velocity Vehicle Group Offers: 

 

  • Fantastic Culture 
  • 401k + match 
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance + HSA & FSA 
  • Employer paid Life Insurance 
  • Paid Vacation Days 
  • Sick Leave 
  • Company perks such as employee discounts, company events and training programs 
  • Excellent Training and Career Advancement Opportunities 

  

 

Velocity Vehicle Group is an equal opportunity employer. Velocity Vehicle Group prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Other details

  • Job Family USA Craft Trades
  • Job Function Technical & Skilled Trades
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • San Diego, CA, USA