Job Description

Join the Winning Team at Hotard Shuttle!

Diesel Technician III tasks as follows: Diagnose and complete advanced repairs for all company owned vehicle while honoring Hotard Coaches Inc. approach to business that starts with our commitment to safety, operational excellence, and customer service. This includes all aspects of vehicle inspections, diagnostics, disassembly, repair/rebuild/replace/reprogram, reassembly, and completing accompanying documentation. Salary depends on experience.

Education / Experience Required:

o  High school diploma or equivalent
o  Technical degree in diesel and industrial technology (or similar focus)
o   If no degree, minimum 10 years’ experience in a diesel/bus repair and maintenance environment
o  7 years’ experience in a diesel/bus repair and maintenance environment

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

o Valid driver’s license
o Able to obtain Class B CDL
o Forklift certified to operate a sit-down forklift and scissor lift, or able to obtain
o MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) Section 609 certification


Although additional duties and related tasks maybe assigned, the essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following: 

§  Review assigned Work Orders (WO’s), inspection requests, and maintenance requests with Shop Forman
§  For every assigned WO, review vehicle in Fleet Maintenance Software (RTA) with Shop Forman to identify any outstanding issues, service notes, or maintenance interval alerts
§  Document required activities on a variety of manual and/or electronic documents such as:
o   Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR), Fleet Maintenance Software (RTA), etc.
§  Identify incomplete repairs, parts needed for ordering, future or immediate service needs scheduling
§  Completing required pre-repair tasks such as:
o   Inspecting, testing, diagnosing, and reporting
§  Complete all repair tasks such as disassembly, adjustment, repair, rebuilding, replacement, reprograming, and reassembly
§  Full expertise and proficiency in completing all pre-repair, preventative maintenance, and repair tasks including but not limited to:
o   Diesel engines, air and hydraulic brakes, suspension, steering, electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC), audio and video, transmission and drivetrain, body and frame, interiors, wheels and tires, glass, etc.
§  HVAC following best practices as identified in the MACS 609 certification program:
o   Completing diagnostics from the Information Center, diagnostics of high/low temperatures and pressures, recharge and evacuation of A/C system, belt and pulley inspection, diagnosis, and repair, identifying and repairing leaks
§  Brake system diagnostic and repair, including full diagnostic process, repair, removal and replacement of air and hydraulic brake systems components, read and understand brake diagrams
§  Complete engine work, including but not limited to:
o   Preventative maintenance tasks
o   Replacing filters, belts, and hoses
o   Replacing engine components
o   Diagnostics, and repair for external periphery, i.e., valve covering, power steering pump, water pump, etc.
o   Diagnostics, and repair for internal periphery, i.e., valve adjustment, injector, head gaskets, etc.
§  Comprehensive electrical work, including but not limited to:
o   Charging and startup diagnostics and repair
o   Identifying and utilizing power sources
o   Identifying shorts/grounds/open circuits
o   Reading electrical diagrams and schematics etc.
§  Collaborate and provide technical input to Shop Foreman and Director for composing training documents, handbooks, and SOP’s etc.
§  Review assignments and schedules with Shop Forman, and ensure all information is fully understood prior to completing assignments
§  Complete continuing education and training as requested/required by Company
§  Comply with all applicable government regulations, policies, and standards as well as all Company administrative policies, procedures, and safety rules in all business activities
§  Provide feedback to Shop Forman to help improve service response 
§  Perform duties and functions to help streamline the daily business operations of the company
§  Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing additional tasks and assignments as needed

About Hotard Shuttle:

We have been in business for over 80 years. The Hotard family began providing transportation to Louisiana residents in 1935, and we've stayed in business by delivering a superior passenger experience through impeccable service. We take pride in being Louisiana’s #1 provider of group transportation. We know our clients have many transportation options, but it's our people that set us apart and keep our clients smiling. From our CEO on down, at Hotard Coaches we work as a team to meet goals and help each other achieve more. Employees are our most valuable assets, and we believe everyone should have the resources to succeed. We value feedback; an open door policy isn't just lip service here, it's our culture.

Whether it's family reunions or football games, conventions or casinos, our clients trust us to get them there and we trust you. If you like to do things right the first time and you have a commitment to courteous service, join Hotard Coaches and see how far you'll go. 

For more information about our company, visit our website:

Company address: 4700 Hwy 73, Port Arthur, TX 77642

At Hotard Coaches, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. Similarly, Hotard Coaches will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We are committed to celebrating all dimensions of diversity in the workplace equally and ensuring that everyone feels a sense of inclusion and belonging. We also aim to extend this commitment to the partners we work with and the communities we serve. We are constantly listening, learning, and evolving to improve on these principles. We are proud of our collaborative culture. Our diverse employee population enables us to connect with our customers and turn their feedback into meaningful action. Our culture attracts top talent with shared values and forms the foundation for a great place to work!

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