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Diesel Mechanic

Job Location Des Moines, Iowa Req ID R65507

Are you an experienced Diesel Mechanic looking for an opportunity expand your career and grow within a great organization? Solar Transport is looking to add a Diesel Mechanic to the Des Moines team! The Diesel Mechanic will perform daily routine maintenance and inspections on our Solar fleet ensuring optimal performance. If you are a self-motivated and dependable Diesel Mechanic with at least three years of experience, apply today!

What you’ll do

  • Perform basic truck maintenance services including, but not limited to: tire mounting and repair, blow down / degas trailers, troubleshoot and repair ABS, troubleshoot and repair air systems, perform FHWA inspections, brake repair and replacement, and clutch adjusting, A/C certification, Hendrickson / Ride Well suspension rebuilds, perform alignments, water pump replacement, fan hub replacement, new truck set ups

  • Diagnose standard mechanical and electric problems, utilizing diagnostic computer with programs such as Cummins Insite, ESA, etc.

  • Perform inspections and prepare appraisal reports

  • Ensure proper and accurate documentation of all maintenance performed

  • Determine the reusability of parts in accordance with the published warranty guidelines

  • Communicate with Truck Shop Manager regarding if additional work is needed or if repairs cannot be completed within the promised timeline

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment

  • Schedule:

    • Day shift with an occasional Saturday

What we’re looking for

  • 3+ yrs. experience as a diesel mechanic with preventive maintenance and heavy equipment repairs preferred

  • Tanker experience and CDL preferred

  • A/C Certified

  • Experience with Intraxx Suspension Bushings preferred


  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including strong listening skills

  • Practice operating independently without the need for continuous oversight or direction

  • A history of taking the initiative to identify and solve work-related problems

  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize and balance competing needs

About Solar Transport and Krause Group 

Solar Transport is a family focused company. With more than 40 locations, our drivers make it home every night. We genuinely value our team and go above and beyond to reward their hard work. Solar Transport is among the nation's best when it comes to tank-truck carriers and logistics providers. For over 50 years, Solar has strived to set the standard in how refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol and jet fuel are managed, transported and delivered helping our customers become more productive and profitable.

Full-Time Benefits


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

Savings & Pay

  • 401(k) with Match

  • Holiday Pay

Paid Time Off

  • Paid Time Off

  • Parental Leave

Additional Benefits

  • Voluntary Life & Dependent Life Insurance

  • Flex Spending Accounts

  • Company-Paid Life Insurance

  • Company-Paid AD&D

Solar Transport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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