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Diesel Mechanic - $20/hour

Department: CST
Location: Charleston, SC

Company Overview: 

At Central States Trucking, a proud partner of Forward Air Inc. our mission is simple: first class service…best-in-class performance. As the market leader in International Supply-Chain Trucking and Warehousing, we remain focused upon our guiding principles: excellence, innovation and integrity. Excellence means more than 34-years of experience and knowledge that comes from solving the complexities of the international supply-chain.

As an industry leader - we are dedicated to finding and developing the best people. We want individuals who share our core values and demonstrate a true passion for what we do. Forward Air offers excellent compensation and benefits packages to our employees, as well as tremendous growth opportunities for top performers. 

Position:  Diesel Mechanic - $20/hour

Job Description: 

Forward Air, Inc. is looking for a self-motivated individual to join the maintenance team as a full time Diesel Mechanic. Duties include all aspects of vehicles, trailers, and other mechanical equipment of Forward Air, while adhering to the compliance of all Forward Air Policies, safe work practices, and high customer service.

Core Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluate status of mechanical equipment, trailers and vehicles, and performs or schedules needed repairs
  • Maintain equipment according to DOT regulations
  • Perform routine truck, trailer, and/or forklift P.M.s
  • Perform tire mounting/dismounting and repairs
  • Perform minor cosmetic repairs
  • Perform roadside repairs
  • Conduct various analysis and inspections of vehicles, trailers, and mechanical systems to determine the most cost effective means of maintenance, repair, or replacement
  • Maintain regular and dependable attendance
  • Maintain work area, tools, and equipment
  • Operate a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools
  • Perform minor building and facility maintenance
  • Perform Data Entry in Maintenance Software to track repairs
  • Keep shop and company tools clean and in good working order
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Prior experience with truck, trailer, and/or vehicle repair
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Desire for a long-term career with an industry leading company
  • Ability to present and maintain a positive corporate image in a fast paced environment
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective working team relationships with all support departments
  • All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (extended hours as required)
  • Must have basic set of tools
  • Class A CDL a plus
  • Refrigerant experience a plus


  • Ideal candidate will possess a “can do" attitude with a “will do" work ethic
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

We recognize people as our most valuable asset.  Our competitive salary and benefits package includes 401K, stock ownership plans, dental insurance, medical insurance, disability benefits, prescription drug coverage, confidential employee assistance programs, life insurance, vision care plan, paid sick time, paid company holidays, and paid vacations.  

Forward Air is an Equal Opportunity employer. 

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