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What is a mobile diesel technician? Job duties and benefits

A service truck for Schneider mobile diesel technicians to use in the field.

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When you think of a diesel technician, you probably visualize someone who does repairs on trucks inside a shop. Although that is true for traditional diesel technician jobs, mobile diesel technician roles offer something outside of the norm. 

So, what is a mobile diesel technician? Keep reading for a general job overview and the biggest perks of the role. 

Mobile diesel technician job description

Unlike a traditional diesel technician, mobile diesel technicians work mainly outside a shop. They are given a service truck that is stocked with all the necessary parts and tooling they need, and travel to customer locations to perform on-site maintenance on trucks, containers and trailers.

At Schneider, mobile diesel technicians are responsible for things like:

  • Inspections.
  • Diagnoses.
  • Estimations.

Schneider mobile diesel technicians do not complete road-side repairs.

5 benefits of being a mobile diesel technician

1. Career growth opportunities.

There are plenty of career growth opportunities within the mobile diesel technician role, meaning you have the chance to grow in the position without having to switch back to an in-shop role.

Schneider, for example, hires both:

  • Mobile diesel technicians.
  • Senior mobile diesel technicians.

While the roles do similar work, senior mobile diesel technicians are expected to perform more in-depth and complicated repairs.

You can be hired as a mobile diesel technician and work your way into a senior mobile diesel technician role, with the opportunity to advance into leadership positions in the future.

2. Huge variety of work.

Not only will you work outside most of the time, but the work you do on a daily basis will vary greatly.

The job duties of a mobile diesel technician typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Changing tires.
  • Repairing engines.
  • Performing accident repairs.
  • Working on trailers and containers.

At Schneider, for example, mobile diesel technicians are also expected to use the company's maintenance software to track the work they perform.

3. Various schedule options.

Mobile diesel technicians can usually pick between many different shift options. Some companies, like Schneider, even provide four-day work week schedule options.

Plus, mobile diesel technicians are typically paid hourly and earn more per hour when they work a second, third or weekend shift.

4. Full benefits.

A complete pay package is more than just a paycheck. Full-time mobile diesel technicians typically have access to all the benefits they need for both themselves and their families.

At Schneider, for example, mobile diesel technicians have access to:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • A 401(k) with company match.
  • Paid time off.
  • Paid holidays.
  • And more.

5. A feeling of accomplishment.

Mobile diesel technicians are the front-line workers who make sure trucks and trailers stay out on the road. The excellent service they provide allows drivers to deliver freight on time and meet the needs of customers.

Become a mobile diesel technician.

Learn more about what it takes to be a Schneider mobile diesel technician and apply today.  
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