How to Become a J.B. Hunt Diesel Technician

We’re breaking down the skills and experience you need to join J.B. Hunt’s equipment maintenance team.

At J.B. Hunt, our equipment maintenance teams help drive our success. With tractor, trailer and mobile fleet maintenance opportunities, our diesel technicians bring the technical knowledge and skill that keep our trucks and trailers on the road and running smoothly.  

There are many reasons to consider a diesel mechanic job with J.B. Hunt. In addition to career stability and our unique career growth opportunities, our technicians work with state-of-the-art equipment servicing a modern fleet of equipment. Beyond the career perks, technicians can take advantage of company benefits like 401(k) retirement planning, health benefits accessible after only 30 days employment, flexible work schedules, paid time off and so much more.  

Ready to start your J.B. Hunt career as a diesel technician? We’re sharing more about the experience and qualifications you need in order to join our equipment maintenance team.  

“There’s a lot that I like about working here. I feel like the company really takes care of you,” said Bradley, a senior tractor technician in East Brunswick, N.J. “I’d say within my five years here, I have never been shut down by my managers on opinions or goals that I’ve had. They really trust you and want you to move up in the company.” 

What previous experience do I need to become a J.B. Hunt diesel technician?   

At J.B. Hunt, we have many diesel technician opportunities where you could be a fit, from entry-level roles to senior technician positions. Whether you’re fresh out of high school with no prior experience, or bring years of industry knowledge, all backgrounds are welcome to apply to the position that best fits your qualifications and career goals.  

Do I need any certifications before I can join the team? 

For entry-level diesel technician roles, you don’t need any certification to join our team. In fact, over the course of your first year at J.B. Hunt, we will help you achieve your Air Brake certification. To qualify for more senior diesel technician positions, you will need to be Air Brake and Department of Transportation (DOT) certified. Other licenses, like A/C certifications for tractor and trailer technicians, are a bonus, but not required to join our team.  

Does J.B. Hunt offer on-the-job equipment maintenance training?  

Available at J.B. Hunt shops across the country, we offer training opportunities, like our Technician Trainee and Technician Career Advancement programs, that give entry-level diesel technicians the tools and support necessary to build a successful fleet maintenance career with J.B. Hunt. These programs are great paid opportunities for technicians just starting out, where you can gain on-the-job training and experience while working full-time.  

I’m a transitioning military service member, looking to start my civilian career. Is J.B. Hunt a military-friendly employer? 

As a military-friendly employer, J.B. Hunt provides the resources and support veterans and active-duty military members need to find success in their civilian careers. We’re committed to military hiring and provide training and development opportunities, like our Veterans Employee Resource Group and SkillBridge internships, that offer additional support for service members. 

Did you know that your E1-E4 rank could translate to an entry-level diesel technician position at J.B. Hunt? For this reason, along with many others, a job with J.B. Hunt’s equipment maintenance team could be a great way to utilize your military experience in your civilian career.  

How do I join the J.B. Hunt equipment maintenance team? 

Search jobs or fill out our talent community form! Know someone already on our team? We offer referral bonuses for employees that recommend a family member or friend to any open equipment maintenance opportunity resulting in a hire. Reach out to learn why they love working with J.B. Hunt and to get the process started today!  

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