• Diesel Mechanic

    Location(s) USA-TX-La Marque
    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    General Labor
  • Overview

    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 LaMarque 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.

    • Up to $28 per hour (depending on expereince)
    • Accrued PTO beginning first day
    • Built in overtime every week
    • 10 paid holidays
    • Excellent benefits (health, dental, vision, 401k)
    • Consistent schedule
    • Mack Tractors, Polar & Brenner Trailors
    • Must be willing to work weekends
    • And most of all... STABILITY


    • 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 troubleshoot 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


    • Class A CDL is a plus, but not required
    • 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


    Physical Requirements

    • Will be on your feet for extended period of time throughout the day
    • Navigating the facility will include, but is not limited to, exposure to harsh weather conditions, uneven ground, ladders, racks and other high places, ground that can be slick, icy or uneven, and other industrial hazards
    • The work site is an industrial setting and will require someone who can work safely in this type of environment
    • Ability to lift 100 pounds

    For more information, email resumes to rocktolman@savageservices.com or call Jimmy at 409 935 8388


    With more than 70 years’ experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire RightTrain Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.



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


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


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