Savage Services

Diesel Mechanic

US-LA-LaPlace | US-LA-Baton Rouge
Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Craft Worker


The Diesel Mechanic's primary responsibility is to understand, implement and continually follow the Savage Maintenance Program for all mobile equipment and material handling systems at the LaPlace, LA Operation. The ultimate goal is to maintain all equipment and systems in such a fashion that everything is always operating at peak efficiency in the safest manner possible. The Diesel Mechanic will report directly to the Maintenance Manager/Supervisor.



  • Safely perform routine services, including: change/adjust brakes, change/mount tires, grease the CMVs, replace/repair lights, check/fill gear boxes, change oil/filters, check/change wheel bearings, change springs, clutch adjustment/replacement, understand/repair air brake system, understand/repair steering components, steam-clean tractor/trailer units and general cleanup duties
  • Develop a system for determining equipment needs, reducing progressive maintenance
  • Read and understand oil sample results to trouble shoot problems
  • Preform maintenance duties in the shop, yard, field and roadside on service calls
  • Keep the fleet up to Savage and D.O.T. regulations by preforming maintenance at the most economical, cost effective manner, while taking into account operating life, safety, and replacement considerations
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by the Maintenance Supervisor or Operation Manager


  • Must be familiar with computers and have an understanding of maintenance systems, truck, engine and transmission diagnostics software
  • Must be familiar with recordkeeping as it pertains to maintenance and D.O.T. regulations
  • Must have a sufficient amount of personal tools to effectively maintain equipment
  • Must be proficient at welding steel and aluminum; cutting using torch and plasma
  • Need to understand the importance of scheduling equipment for servicing;
  • Must have experience working on equipment that operates in harsh environments
  • Must understand and have experience working with air brakes and hydraulics
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Diesel engine systems and all aspects of diagnosing, repair and maintenance of the systems
  • Must understand their own limitations and know when to ask for help
  • Must have the ability and willingness to perform the essential physical functions of the position.



  • High school diploma/GED
  • Mechanic certification preferred

Savage is an innovative supply-chain solutions company. We are the leading provider of fully integrated systems, designed and operated to solve unique logistics and materials management challenges for industrial companies throughout North America.  Each of us at Savage is committed to integrity and delivering reliable, sustainable services in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.  We expect our people to be progressive, relentlessly seeking improvement; experiencing opportunities for personal growth by working for a world-class organization and leader in the industry.


Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plan, profit sharing, paid time off and opportunities for future growth.


Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.



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