Diesel Mechanic Technician Needed

SpartanNash Hiring Mechanics in your area

Why SpartanNash?

At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

“I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to inspect, diagnose and perform preventive and corrective maintenance and repair of diesel semi-trucks and trailers. Ensure compliance with company safety policies and procedures as well as legal regulations. May assist lesser experienced mechanics with basic preventative maintenance as necessary. 

“We want you!”


Here’s what you’ll do: 

  • Responsible for semi-trucks and trailers preventative and corrective maintenance and repair in a safe, efficient, timely and cost-effective manner to include, but not limited to overhaul and repair of engines, transmissions, cooling systems, steering systems, air systems, trailer refrigeration system or any other system used on heavy duty tractor/trailer trucks.  

  • Perform routine inspection and diagnose failure of tractors/trailers and disassemble, repair and reassemble parts.  

  • Identify and employ proper procedure of troubleshooting to determine when parts need replacement and when repairs are necessary.  

  • Complete related maintenance documentation including work orders, test reports, parts inventory and order logs, etc.  

  • Prepare and/or complete DOT inspections and related paperwork/documentation accurately and timely. 

  • Apply technical expertise and guidance to solve complex problems by interpreting technical data such as written diagrams, manufactures’ manuals, etc.  

  • Mentor and train less experienced mechanics on company procedures and tractor/trailer repairs and maintenance.  

  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensure workspace is clean and organized.  

  • Responsible for the adherence of all safety and environmental policies and procedures.  

  • Maintain current knowledge of regulations and laws within assigned area (i.e., DOT, OSHA, EPA, etc.) to ensure company compliance.  

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed. 

“Join us. Grow with us.”

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Commercial Driver’s License (Preferred) 

  • Driver’s License (Required) 

  • Three years diesel mechanic experience preferred. Technical school certification a plus. 

  • A valid driver’s license is required. 

  • Must pass DOT physical examination and subject to periodic random alcohol and drug test. 

  • Proficiency in the use of mechanical tools required. Must have necessary mechanical tools to maintain and repair equipment.  

  • Must be able to listen to and visually inspect equipment in order to diagnose maintenance needs.  

  • Ability to read schematics.  

  • Must be able to safely drive required equipment.  

  • Must be able to weld and possess advanced knowledge of diesel mechanics equipment.  

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, to communicate and/or document maintenance needs and status of projects.  

  • Good organization and prioritization skills.  

  • Working knowledge of OSHA and DOT standards, regulations and requirements.  

  • Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled. 

  • Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others.  

  • Must work well under pressure, and is able to organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines. 

  • Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely.  

  • Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively. 


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Must frequently sit, walk and stand, use hands to handle, grasp, and twist objects, tools, or controls, and use both feet for repetitive movements as in operating foot controls. Must frequently walk, talk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with the hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds with assistance as needed. While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a warehouse environment and may frequently be exposed to changes in temperature and humidity based on assignment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Employees must be able to work weekends, holidays, days and night hours, and overtime as necessary and as assigned, and must be able to work in the condition specified for 8-10 hours shift as assigned. Travel requirements vary by assignment.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.


SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.