Starting pay ranges from $23.39 to $30.07 (based on qualification and experience)

The Mechanic III is an advanced shop mechanic who performs all shop job duties plus special duties. This includes all routine preventative maintenance functions and being trained in advanced skills and technologies.

McLane promotes earning, learning, and living a great life. We are a team, and we want to work with you. So here’s the details:

  • The ability to be flexible with your schedule is preferred.
  • Generous benefits available on your 60th day: medical, dental, and vision insurance, FSA/HSA and company-paid life insurance.
  • Get paid early. Get paid fast.
  • 401(k) with annual company match.
  • Paid holidays, vacation time, educational assistance program, and more!

Tech school classes or college-level equivalent training is preferred for this position.

A CDL-A is preferred for this position.

Some schedule flexibility is preferred.


  • Perform the functions of a Grade 1 and Grade 2 Mechanic.
  • Perform complex mechanical and electrical repairs.
  • Perform major repairs on refrigeration units including diesel engine repairs and overhaul refrigeration component repair and compressor rebuild.
  • Perform major diesel engine repairs, in frame, and diesel overhead services.
  • Diagnose and repair, replace or rebuild:
    • Refrigeration unit using Thermo King Green Books.
    • Brake systems.
    • Anti-lock systems.
    • Electrical systems (tractor-trailer and/or refrigeration units).
    • Cooling systems.
    • Fuel systems.
    • Coupling systems.
    • Differentials.
    • Tractor/trailer suspensions.
    • Eaton, Spicer-Fuller transmissions.
    • Weld and fabricate.
    • Perform body and frame repairs.
  • Must be able to perform the following repairs on the refrigeration unit without supervision:
    • Preventive maintenance.
    • Belt replacement.
    • Charging/starting system, troubleshooting, and repairs.
    • Inspections on reefer, reefer Trailer, and Tractor.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Driver’s license.
  • 2 to 4 years of job experience making major diesel repairs, heavy-duty tractor-trailer repairs, and major refrigeration maintenance and repairs.
  • At least 5 years of documented fleet maintenance experience in tractor-trailer repair OR 1 year of employment with company at the upper scale of Class II technician.
  • Certifications:
    • Current ASE certification in Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes (Test T4).
    • Current ASE certification in Medium/Heavy Truck Suspension and Steering (Test T5).
    • Thermo King Advanced training courses in multi temp units.
    • Cummins or Detroit certification in major overhaul and repairs.
    • Maxx Force 13 Engines.
    • Brake systems and components.
    • Tractor diagnostics and repairs.
    • Handling Freon 608 and 609.
    • Spicer-Fuller, Eaton transmissions.
    • Spicer-Fuller, Eaton differentials.
    • Electrical diagnostics and repairs.
    • Front suspension and alignment.
    • Welding and fabrication.

Candidates may be subject to a background check and drug screen, in accordance with applicable laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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