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Job details

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule.

  • 8 hour shift

Location (Positions open at both our Grand Rapids and Troy locations)

3741 Roger B Chaffee Mem Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
555 Oliver Street, Troy, MI 48084


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Hoekstra Transportation has an immediate opening for a Diesel Service Technician. We are seeking a talented individual to join our service team at our Grand Rapids location. This person should be a motivated, high-energy individual, yet have a high attention-to-detail. We offer great pay and benefits, as well as opportunity for growth and advancement, and a fun and unique environment to work in! Seeking an individual with a willingness to learn and grow.

A Hoekstra Transportation technician’s responsibilities include prepping buses for inspection, delivery to end users, and upfitting buses with accessories, such as cameras, radios and other equipment. Technicians also perform preventative maintenance, diagnosis and repairs to new and used buses.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis and repair of engines, drive lines, suspensions, brakes, and electrical systems
  • Pre-delivery inspections, including passing state police inspections
  • Be a team player, willing to help and give advice and assistance to peers
  • Meet or exceed assigned repair times, while maintaining quality of work
  • Maintain a clean and organized work station
  • Safely perform work and job functions

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • Possess a clean driving record
  • Excellent time management, attendance and dependability
  • Provide personal tools needed for the job
  • High school education with college or trade-school experience a plus
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply instructions from manufacturer service manuals

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Requires ability to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend or twist.
  • Requires ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Use of hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Requires normal color vision, good close-up vision, either normal or with corrective lenses.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

What We Offer:

  • Superior incentive programs
  • Competitive and rewarding
  • Family-oriented culture with healthy work/life balance
  • Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Long/Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, and 401(k) upon hire with company % match after one year
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays – including your birthday!

Compensation and Base salary rate adequate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 2 years


  • 8 hour shift


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Diesel engine repair: 1 year (Required)
  • Dealership: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: In person


Jason Carley | Parts & Service Director

616-326-5040 |