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Trailer Technician

Joliet, IL - 2050 Centerpoint Way


Job Title:
Trailer Technician


United States of America



Full/Part Time:
Full time

Job Summary:
As a trailer technician I, you are responsible for performing basic maintenance, service and repair to J.B. Hunt trailers, containers, chassis and other equipment. Under close supervision, you will conduct fleet maintenance to ensure that our equipment meets J.B. Hunt standards at all times.

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of preventative maintenance and standard repairs related to trailer equipment, including air brake systems and FHWA inspections.
  • Accurately perform basic repairs up to company and manufacturer’s specifications, complete work orders and demonstrate understanding of company requirements for standard repair times (SRT) and warranty guideline.
  • Understand and effectively follow all shop safety procedures.
  • Maintain professional communication with J.B. Hunt personnel and customers.

Shift: Mon - Thurs 6:30am - 5:00pm

In addition to the company benefits listed below, the maintenance team will also have access to:

  • Career growth opportunities 
  • Company-provided uniforms and annual boot allowance
  • Safety culture with bonus incentives
  • Don’t let distance keep you from becoming a part of our team! Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates located outside a 50-mile radius of the job.

Technicians can gain new skills and grow their opportunities through J.B. Hunt's Technician Career Advancement (TCA) program


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age with 1 year of experience in semi-trailer maintenance and repair, or equivalent combination of education and experience, or military equivalent.
  • AND Demonstration of the following skills and abilities through education, certifications, military, or other experiences.
  • Able to supply your own basic tools, or purchase through our toolbox purchase program.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in the elements.
  • Able to work across multiple shifts, including nights and/or weekends if needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent with 1 year of experience in semi-trailer maintenance and repair, or equivalent combination of education and experience, or military equivalent
  • DOT certified in FHWA inspections and air brakes
  • Basic welding skills (MIG and stick )
  • Ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas through various mediums
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Proficient computer skills and/or comfortable working with a computer, including Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to use time and resources efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to fulfill physical requirements (lift/move appliance up to 50 pounds)
  • Ability to wear appropriate work attire (protective gear/PPE)

The expected starting pay range for this position is between $20.57 - $30.85 per hour!

Factors which may affect starting pay within this range may include skills, education, experience, geography, and other qualifications of the successful candidate. This position may be eligible for annual bonus and incentives based on profitability or volumes in accordance with the terms of the Company’s bonus and incentive plans, as applicable and in effect from time to time.

The Company offers the following benefits for full-time positions, subject to applicable eligibility requirements, as may be in effect from time to time: medical benefit, dental benefit, vision benefit, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, paid time off commensurate with tenure (includes vacation and sick time), two weeks of paid parental leave, and six paid holidays annually.

GED, High School

Work Experience:

Job Opening ID:
00538383 Trailer Technician (Open)

“This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.”

Posted 4 Days Ago

Full time


About Us

Fortune 500 experience. Career advancement. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

Headquartered in Northwest Arkansas, J.B. Hunt is a dominant force in transportation and logistics, offering exciting career opportunities both at corporate and at field locations across the country. There are a variety of job types that support our business, so no matter your passion, J.B. Hunt is the place to jumpstart your career.

Why J.B. Hunt?

J.B. Hunt is a leading transportation and logistics company for one simple reason – our people. The career possibilities and benefits of working at J.B. Hunt are endless. From competitive salary and benefits packages, to defined career paths and growth opportunities, we take care of our people and take great pride in our efforts to build and sustain an inclusive workplace for all employees.

What are we looking for?

J.B. Hunt welcomes high-energy, forward-thinking people of all backgrounds and experience levels to join our team. We offer full-time, entry level, professional and management opportunities across all departments. Whether you are fresh out of school or bring years of industry experience, a role at J.B. Hunt could take your career to the next level.