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J.B. Hunt Transport Trailer Mechanic in East Syracuse, New York

Job Summary:

As a trailer technician II, you are responsible for performing intermediate maintenance, service and repair to J.B. Hunt trailers and other equipment. Under routine supervision, you must be able to troubleshoot issues and complete all fleet maintenance to ensure that our equipment meets J.B. Hunt standards at all times.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities :

  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of preventative maintenance and standard repairs related to trailer equipment, including fuel systems, batteries, engines, drive trains, onboard computers, transmissions, air brake systems and FHWA inspections

  • Troubleshoot trailer issues and accurately perform intermediate-level repairs to company and manufacturer’s specifications, complete work orders and demonstrate understanding of company requirements for standard repair times (SRT) and warranty guidelines

  • Assist with the onboarding and mentorship of trailer technician trainees

  • Participate in Original Equipment Manufacture training for OE repairs

  • Understand and effectively follow all shop safety procedures

  • Maintain professional communication with J.B. Hunt personnel and customers

Shift Schedule: Shifts may vary based upon location and business needs.

In addition to the company benefits listed below, the maintenance team will also have access to:

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Company-provided uniforms and annual boot program

  • Safety culture with bonus incentives

Technicians can gain new skills and grow their opportunities through J.B. Hunt's Technician Career Advancement (TCA) program


Minimum Qualifications :

  • Must be 18 years of age with 2 years of experience in semi-trailer maintenance and repair, or equivalent combination of education and experience, or military equivalent

  • AND Demonstration of the following skills and abilities through education, certifications, military, or other experiences

  • Must be A/C certified

  • Must be DOT certified in FHWA inspections and air brakes

  • Able to supply your own basic tools, or purchase through our toolbox purchase program

  • Willingness to work outdoors in the elements

  • Able to work across multiple shifts, including nights and/or weekends if needed

Preferred Qualifications :

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent with 2+ years of experience in semi-trailer maintenance and repair, or equivalent combination of education and experience, or military equivalent

  • Basic welding skills (MIG and stick )

  • Ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas through various mediums

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Proficient computer skills and/or comfortable working with a computer, including Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)

  • Ability to use time and resources efficiently and effectively

  • Ability to fulfill physical requirements (lift/move appliance up to 50 pounds)

  • Ability to wear appropriate work attire (protective gear/PPE)

The expected starting pay range for this position is between $21.20-$31.80 per hour.

Don’t let distance keep you from becoming a part of our team! Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates located outside a 50-mile radius of the job.

This position is not eligible for employment-based sponsorship.


GED, High School

Work Experience:


Job Opening ID:

00551451 Trailer Mechanic (Open)

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. affirms its belief in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment in all terms and conditions of employment. J.B. Hunt is committed to both the spirit and the letter of affirmative action law and continues its good-faith efforts to comply with all applicable government laws and regulations. The company is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity. J.B. Hunt will recruit, hire, compensate, offer benefits to, upgrade, train, layoff, terminate, and/or promote individuals without discrimination in regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or other bases by applicable law.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. offers reasonable accommodation in the employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application process due to a disability, you may request accommodation at any time by calling 1-800-777-4968.