Mechanic, Journeyman Truck Diesel
Anchorage & Fairbanks, AK
Kenworth Alaska is a dynamic, progressive and growing truck dealership company in Alaska and we are seeking talented, qualified and experienced technicians and mechanics for our shop. This job is hot as you will have the opportunity to interview right away! We have a high volume of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, generally powered with Cat and Cummins engines, Fuller transmissions, and Meritor and Spicer rear ends.
We have openings in both our Anchorage and Fairbanks locations. Our Anchorage branch has doubled its size with a new 14 bay shop and parts department remodel. Fairbanks has moved into a new, state of the art, 10 bay facility early this year.
Both locations perform engine repairs, gear train repairs, general repairs, preventive maintenance and vehicle alignment. Both shops do a lot of CAT and Cummins repairs and overhauls. Anchorage and Fairbanks do wreck repair and truck rebuilds and refurbish. The opportunity for overtime is generally available.
Alaska is a sportsman’s paradise. Anchorage is centrally located to take advantage of all the Alaska recreation opportunities. Fishing for salmon on the Kenai River or halibut out of Homer or Seward, hunting moose, bear or caribou, hiking the Chugach Mountains, snowmachining in Denali, or skiing at Mt. Alyeska, all within minutes or hours Anchorage. Fairbanks has many of the same opportunities, with many rivers, such as the Chena and Yukon, numerous lakes and pristine mountains surrounding the area. Fish for grayling or char, chase a caribou or black bear, or just enjoy all the varied terrain that Alaska offers.
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We have sold 70+ trucks per year for the last 14 years and are the top truck dealer in the state. We have a large and loyal customer base and the economy looks promising for the next few years. We have diversified fleets ranging from midrange delivery trucks, highway line haul trucks, and vocational trucks for construction and oilfield support.
We are a division of Kenworth Northwest, based in Seattle and have 9 stores, 7 in Washington State. There are employment opportunities at all locations, as well as transfer and advancement between branches.
We offer top wages and participate in all factory and vendor training available to us and on occasion send our qualified, experienced technicians for training in Seattle or Portland. Medical (pays 90%), dental (up to $1500), and vision. We offer 401(k) and bonus programs are activated after 90 days. Relocation coverage is negotiable. More details are available if needed.
What's in it for you?
We seek out experienced personnel but we add to your skills by providing training and encourage individual performance and growth within a teamwork atmosphere. We are committed to consistently offer the best quality parts and components accompanied with superior service. Excellent opportunity for advancement or transfer.
Must have at least three (3) years mechanic experience required with a background in heavy equipment or construction-related industry preferred.
Highly knowledgeable of performing preventative maintenance to equipment.
Must have practical knowledge of diesel trucks and equipment.
Electronics background is helpful.
Interpersonal Skills: We require a dependable, self-starter who has exceptional customer service skill and good comunication skills.
Must be able to work with a minimum of supervision and be a positive, team player.