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Hometown Showcase Travels to the West Coast to Talk Mechanic Careers

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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.

universal technical institute

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.

diesel day portland community college

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.

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!