Schneider Recruiter Honored by Vocational College Now Helps Aspiring Diesel Technicians

By Rene Ryba Jun 28, 2016
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Jeremy Gannon has accomplished a lot during his 20-year career in Maintenance. He was recently recognized as a distinguished alumna of his vocational college, and now he’s dedicating his career to helping others achieve their career dreams.

In April, Lincoln Technical Institute’s Nashville, Tenn., campus — originally founded as Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC) — inducted Jeremy into its 2016 Hall of Fame class. I’ll tell you more about his achievements and career path in a moment, but first, here’s what Jeremy is up to today to help aspiring diesel technicians.

Working closely with technical colleges

Today, Jeremy is Schneider’s first Maintenance Field Recruiter. This position was newly created to build on-site relationships with Schneider’s many vocational and technical college partners. He focuses daily on growing relationships with multiple tech schools across the nation to fill Schneider’s need for highly qualified technicians.

He interacts with maintenance leadership across all avenues to understand the needs of each location and their unique differences, with the primary focus to hire the best-fit technician for Schneider.

By representing Schneider’s core values, Jeremy is the face of Schneider for many contacts in the maintenance recruiting field as he works to build relationships inside and outside the organization so Schneider can achieve its goals of being a most admired company.

Jeremy has a passion for Schneider and sharing his career progression with new technicians, so they too can see the benefits of what Schneider has to offer them.

A model diesel technician career path

Aspiring diesel technicians need not look farther than Jeremy to discover the recipe for a fantastic career path.

After graduating from vocational college, Jeremy began his career with Schneider in 1996 as a truck mechanic in the Gary, Ind., shop. His skill in the shop as a technician and leader was noticed early on as he took on more responsibility than his role required.  He simply stood out amongst his 60 peers.

Jeremy worked in many areas of the Gary shop to include Senior Tractor Technician and Service Advisor. He later progressed to Lead Technician and Express Building/Tire Champion roles.

His exceptional experience and real-world ingenuity led him to become a Shop Floor Leader, where he led shop personnel in their daily work, which included work distribution, safety and mechanical training, customer service, sublet management, tooling and project management.

In Jeremy’s own words:

“I truly enjoy sharing my experiences with Schneider, my progression from tech school to Maintenance Recruiter, and the many positions in between. I enjoy highlighting the Individual Development Plan each associate has in the organization to help them progress in the company and reach their career goals. It is truly more than a job; it is a career that each associate at Schneider can take as far as their ambition will take them.”

Do you have any questions about vocational colleges or technical colleges for diesel mechanics, or about Schneider’s diesel technician job opportunities or career paths?

About the Author

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Rene has been with Schneider for 19 years, holding multiple roles throughout the organization. She started in our Logistics division as a Logistics Technician before advancing into a Senior Logistics Technician and to a Team Coordinator and Customer Service Manager. Rene has a passion for developing talent and decided to take that experience into the Human Resources Recruiting Department, where she is a Recruiting Leader recruiting for multiple divisions, including Customer Service, Logistics, Inside Sales, Dedicated and Maintenance.

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