EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT HOEKSTRA TRANSPORTATION

Hoekstra Transportation is growing and looking for dedicated individuals to help reach and create our corporate vision. Interested? Email your resume or employment application to mmaddox@hoekstrainc.com.

TECHNICIAN

We are seeking a talented individual to join our service team in 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
  • Position may require frequent bending, twisting, squatting, and lifting

Job Type: Full-time

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DIESEL TECHNICIAN – EAST MICHIGAN (TROY)

Hoekstra Transportation, the leading School Bus dealership in Michigan, is seeking a qualified technician to add to our already successful Service Team. Hoekstra Transportation is a family owned Platinum Dealership that has been in business since 1928.

We are seeking a medium duty truck state certified technician who is capable of performing engine fault code diagnostics, multiplex wiring diagnostics, as well as routine maintenance and repairs on medium duty school buses. This is a full time position, first shift working hours Monday-Friday, friendly work environment, clean & well equipped facility, and competitive hourly compensation. Over time hours are available.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter, organized, motivated, has a great attitude, and is a hard worker. This position requires your own tools, must keep a clean work environment, and possess a willing to learn attitude.

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • State Certified In Medium Duty Truck
  • Well versed in computer diagnostics
  • Good electrical troubleshooting skills
  • School Bus experience a plus but not required
  • High School Diploma

Job Type: Full-time

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Auto Body Technician

– GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

Hoekstra Transportation is seeking a full time Autobody Technician to join our successful Body Shop division. The Autobody Technician position requires knowledge of body work, auto body priming, and painting.

Responsibilities of this role:

  • Restoring vehicles by repairing, replacing, and upgrading features of their exterior.
  • Customizing vehicles according to customers’ preferences, if requested.
  • Ensuring that each vehicle is roadworthy upon completion of the job.
  • Prime and prep vehicles for paint.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Positive, motivated, and team oriented
  • Observant and meticulous
  • Experience with commercial vehicles, busses, and/or truck equipment
  • Dealership experience is a plus

Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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.

About Us
Hoekstra Companies include Truck Equipment and Transportation which has expanded with our newest addition, the Body Shop! Service is the heartbeat of Hoekstra Transportation, and the driving force behind more than 90 years of business in the Midwest. We work with trusted brands to give you the best, so you can get the job done right. No matter what the job is, we’ve got your back.

Shop Type:

  • Dealership

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year

Benefits:

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

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Auto Body Repair: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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