Technician / New Vehicle Prep

Hoekstra Transportation in Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a qualified Automotive Mechanic to perform needed repairs on commercial vehicles and complete new vehicle preparation work prior to delivery to the customer. Experience in the automotive industry is required. Position is full time, first shift, in a clean well lit environment. Position will be compensated at a competitive hourly wage and includes health insurance and 401K.

Key responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis and repair of commercial vehicles.
  • Keeping detailed notes in customer files for training and billing purposes.
  • Preparation of new commercial vehicles for delivery to the customer
  • Maintain a clean and organized work station.
  • Perform work according to safety standards of the position including OSHA rules and regulations.

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • High School Diploma
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Heavy Truck State Certifications Preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in automotive repair or college training equivalent
  • Proficient with computers

* Must pass post-employment offer physical and substance abuse screening before 1st day of employment

**Qualified applicants should email resumes to


Commercial Vehicle Sales Rep

Hoekstra Transportation in Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a qualified sales professional to grow relationships with existing customers and identify new prospects for commercial vehicle sales throughout West Michigan and into Northern Indiana and Ohio.

Job Responsibilities

  • Grow current sales volume by completing scheduled and cold call prospecting activities and developing current relationships with existing customers.
  • Prepare and deliver sales proposals/presentations and follow up with key decision makers.
  • Work with sales team to establish sales objectives and develop monthly goals for regions and territories; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing product line.
  • Regularly meet with Supervisor to review weekly sales activities, progress on goals and status of prospective customers.
  • Maintain relationship with vendors and work with manufacturer reps to negotiate sales objectives for dealership.
  • Manage inventory to meet market demands based upon industry trends and customer needs and potentials.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Job Requirements

  • Ideal candidate will meet or exceed the following criteria:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A or B. S.) from a four-year college or university preffered
  • Minimum of 2 years B2B sales experience
  • Proven ability to close sales, present sales proposals, generate leads, develop sales forecasts and continually possess a strong focus on customer service
  • Excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills
  • Clean driving record – minor travel required

*Qualified applicants should email resumes to


Outside Parts Sales Representative

Key responsibilities:

An outside sales representative’s primary responsibility is to increase parts sales by increasing market share within the existing accounts and through the development of new customer relationships. Candidates should possess a strong, established relationship within the transportation industry or a directly related field. Candidate should be energetic, willing to travel (in-state), well organized and self motivated.

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • Comfortable with using CRM programs to document client interactions and history
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in outside sales with documented performance history
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Proficient with the Office Suite
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strategic prospecting skills and the willingness to perform cold calls
  • Ability to build rapport quickly
  • A sales background, preferably as a route/account manager. Previous inside or outside sales experience.
  • Proven new account development skills
  • Knowledge of automotive parts preferred
  • Ability to work with people at all levels of an organization
  • Possess a strong work ethic

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Sales: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

*Qualified applicants should email resumes to

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