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Hometown Showcase Travels to the West Coast to Talk Mechanic Careers

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase traveled to the West Coast to visit automotive technical schools and area R+L Carriers Service Centers. Our goal was to provide current automotive students the opportunity to spend time with R+L Carriers recruiters and mechanics as well as show appreciation for our customers and employees. Many diesel mechanic students wonder what it will be like to work for a large transportation company like R+L Carriers, and we’re there to help.

Check out the many opportunities for diesel mechanic jobs at R+L Carriers if you’d like to learn more too!

Here’s a wrap up of our time on the west coast.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI)

Our team visited two Universal Technical Institute campuses in Phoenix, AZ, and Sacramento, CA. The core programs at UTI include Automotive, Diesel, and Welding. The school has made a name for themselves in the transportation industry boasting 12 total campuses across the U.S. and 200,000 graduates in over 50 years. Our mechanics and recruiters talked to students about the transportation industry and career opportunities at R+L Carriers Service Centers near their campus. Students in Sacramento had the opportunity to meet and talk to our Sacramento Service Center Shop Foreman and UTI – Sacramento graduate, Johnny.  Shop Foreman is a supervisor position in the mechanic field, so it was great for students to see the career path and career opportunities for mechanics at R+L Carriers.

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Students in Sacramento had the opportunity to meet and talk to our Sacramento Service Center Shop Foreman and UTI – Sacramento graduate, Johnny.

Mechanic careers in Phoenix, AZ

Mechanic Careers in Sacramento, CA

Arizona Automotive Institute

This was our first visit to Arizona Automotive Institute. AAI offers courses in Automotive Service Technology, Combination Welding, Diesel – Heavy Truck, and HVAC and Basic Refrigeration. For more than 45 years, AAI has been a resource for students from all backgrounds to become certified in automotive careers.  Our mechanics and recruiters wanted to make this visit beneficial to the students, so we shared the ins and outs of being a mechanic in the transportation industry.

 

Portland Automotive College

Diesel Day at Portland Community College promotes hands-on learning sessions for students who wish to find out what today’s Diesel Technicians do in the field. The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase participated this year and it was great to see so many students interested in learning more about becoming a diesel technician. Students were able to tour our interactive hauler to learn more about R+L Carriers and the transportation industry as well as talk to our mechanics and recruiters about mechanic careers. Bennett, a new mechanic at R+L Carriers and current Portland Community College student attended the event as well as Shop Lead Kris. They were able to provide insight into the life of a mechanic to students.

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It was great to see so many students interested in learning more about becoming a diesel technician. and enjoying our interactive hauler.

Mechanic Careers in Portland, OR

Customer and Employee Open House

We wanted to show appreciation for our employees on the West Coast since we were in the area. Our Customer and Employee Open House was a perfect way to do that. Our Service Centers in Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ, and Sacramento, CA enjoyed a fun afternoon with the Hometown Showcase hauler. Sales Executives were also able to invite their customers to the Service Center to show their appreciation to them too.

universal technical institute

Our time on the West Coast was great! The weather was beautiful, the students were able to build on their education of the mechanic and transportation industry, and our employees were able to feel appreciated and have fun.

Our time on the West Coast was great! The weather was beautiful, the students were able to build on their education of the mechanic and transportation industry, and our employees were able to feel appreciated and have fun. If you are interested in working for R+L Carriers, visit our Career Center to view our opportunities nationwide.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Diesel Mechanic Jobs

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Are you a diesel mechanic looking for a company with the right tools and values you need to succeed in the industry? At R+L Carriers, we have a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide. We are always looking to fill those positions with responsible and trustworthy employees that exemplify our values. Our Wilmington, Ohio-based tractor foreman Duane has the 10 reasons why you might be the perfect fit for a truck mechanic job with R+L Carriers.

diesel mechanic jobs

R+L Carriers has a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide.

We Run the Latest in Mechanic Equipment

“We run the latest in mechanic computer technology,” Duane says. “We have the most up to date computer diagnostic programs and the latest in manufacturer supplies too.”

On the Job Experience Lives Here

Duane really appreciates how his co-workers are willing to teach new employees everything they need to be successful.

“This is a place where on the job experience is important,” Duane says. “Your coworkers want to see you succeed.”

Watch our video below to learn more about the R+L Carriers mechanic family.

24-Hour Operation Allows for Flexibility

Mechanics don’t stop working because our trucks never stop driving. Our mechanic shops are 24-hour operations that offer three shifts. Shifts run from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

“Seniority takes precedence over the day shifts but in the meantime, the other shifts allow employees to spend time with family and provide flexibility for personal time,” Duane says.

Advancement Opportunities Abound Here

Movin’ on up. That’s a growing trend when it comes to diesel mechanic jobs.

“The more you learn from others and the more certifications you have, your opportunities within the mechanics shop grow,” Duane says.

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The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

Every Day is Different

If you are the type of person that loves the unique challenges of a new day, then an R+L Carriers mechanics career is the right path for you.

“Sometimes, your day can turn on a dime,” says Duane, describing that a diesel or tractor mechanic can be taken off a job at a moment’s notice to help a truck driver get back on the road. “You might have to fix an air conditioner in a truck immediately or stop everything to fix an urgent engine problem. Every day is different.”

Build Trucks from the Ground Up

Are you the type of diesel mechanic that likes working on every aspect of a truck? The mechanic shops in Wilmington, OH, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX are responsible for building and repairing trucks.

“We build (trucks) from the ground up at these locations,” Duane says. “We can do it all.”

Enjoy a Tiered Pay Scale

The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

“The more you know and the more class certifications you have, the more you will benefit from a tiered pay scale,” Duane says.

Pick from a Variety of Mechanic Shop Locations

A perk of applying for a mechanic position with a nationwide trucking company is we have available positions in more than 80 mechanic shops from coast to coast. Pick and choose where you want to live and work.

R+L Carriers company-owned resorts

Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to company resorts.

Enjoy Vacation at Company-Owned Resorts

Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to four company resorts in Pigeon Forge, TN, Wilmington, OH, Big Bear Lake, CA and Daytona Beach, FL. These resorts are available to all mechanics after six months of service. Mechanics are also able to participate in the company’s 401K plan with matching contributions after one year of service with the company.

Enjoy a Family-Owned Company Atmosphere

Duane, an employee of R+L Carriers for 18 years, says if you want to work for one of the largest trucking companies in the world “and not be treated like a number on the wall,” you want to be a member of the R+L Carriers family.

Apply for Diesel Mechanic Jobs Today

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open diesel mechanics jobs, as well as trailer and tire mechanics positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Carriers is comprised of the best diesel, trailer and tire mechanics in the business and is seeking to fill a variety of mechanics positions at more than 80 locations nationwide.

If you’re looking for a mechanic position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

Hometown Stops in St. Louis

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R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hit the road and headed for the city with the famous arch along the Mississippi River.  On March 30, we pulled into Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri to share with students the careers available in logistics.  On April 1, no fooling, we headed over to our service center in St. Louis for their open house to talk, once again, about the many career opportunities available in the logistics industry. Here’s what we learned.

Ranken Technical College Visit

Classroom

Ranken Technical College students learned about the logistics industry inside our interactive hauler and in the classroom too.

Preparing students for their professional future is something Hometown Showcase takes seriously, and so does Ranken Technical College. Hometown has been touring the country providing career opportunities to students for a little more than a year. Ranken has been doing it in the same St. Louis facility for more than a century. Modern shops, classrooms, and spaces have made Ranken Technical College a cutting-edge technology center. Automotive Import Technology gives students at Ranken an opportunity to learn automotive repair, perfect for a career as a mechanic.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technicians and mechanics, careers are expected to rise 5 percent through 2024. To apply for a mechanic position at R+L Carriers, visit our career center to apply.

R+L Carriers St. Louis Service Center Open House

Our St. Louis service center, located on 1740 Sauget Industrial Pkwy, held a career open house on April 1. Attendees interested in applying for a position at R+L Carriers were able to talk to industrial professionals and tour our interactive hauler. Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days. One of our most unique non-traditional benefits include three employee resorts located in Daytona Beach, FL, Big Bear lake, CA and Pigeon Forge, TN established exclusively for R+L employees and their families.  Our career opportunities are in the following fields:

Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days.

Start your next adventure and apply today!

St. Louis was good to us during our short stop. Next time, we will definitely stay longer. If you think the Hometown Showcase should come to your community, contact us today!