Truck Mechanic Assistant - Mon - Fri 1:00pm to 9:30pm - Top Workplaces Award Winning Company!

Detroit, MI posted on December 6

Do you want a great job working for a great company?  Look no further!  At Vesco Oil Corporation, we have a culture where employees feel valued, supported, and part of a ‘family.’  In fact, we have recently been named a "Top Work Place" in the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces Competition! 

We are all dedicated to servicing our customers with honesty and integrity and are ISO 9001-14001 Certified to guarantee quality assurance in everything we do.  In addition, Vesco offers excellent wages and benefits, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network medical and prescription drug coverage options, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick days, safety bonuses and a great profit sharing plan.  If you are hired for this position, you will receive a $1000 signing bonus after 90 days and an additional $1000 signing bonus after one year of service

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Position:

  • Assist with mechanical repairs on commercial (class 6, 7 & 8) trucks and trailers to include dry vans/lift gates and tankers
  • Assist with general repairs to include:
    • Tire review and replacement
    • Engine, drivetrain, brakes and suspension systems
    • Annual DOT inspections
    • Preventive maintenance/oil change and lube
    • Electrical troubleshooting and repairs
    • SCR/DPF systems
    • Laptop diagnoses utilizing various diagnostic software common to industry
    • AC systems
    • Trailer and lift gate repairs- dry van
    • Tanker components-pumps, valves, etc
  • Assist with ordering parts inventory and maintaining stock
  • Communicate daily with coworkers and Transportation Manager
  • Upkeep of shop equipment and general housekeeping
  • Adhere to company policies, standards and safety guidelines
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Transportation Manager (and/or Senior Mechanic)


  • Basic knowledge of shop equipment
  • One or more years working in a heavy truck/trailer environment
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to take direction and desire to learn
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • Work in a safe manner at all times
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Possess general computer skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Dependable, on-time, and possess strong work ethic

Vesco Oil Corporation, an ISO 9001-14001 certified and environmentally conscientious supplier, is one of the largest distributors of branded automotive and industrial oil lubricants in the United States.  Vesco also promotes sustainable practices and recycling, including collecting and recycling more than 3,000,000 gallons of used oil annually, collecting and reclaiming nearly 200,000 gallons of used antifreeze each year, processing and recovering over 1,000,000 pounds of steel from used oil filter scrap, and keeping nearly 250,000 gallons of hazardous waste out of landfills through collection and reclamation.  

Vesco Oil is a family-owned business founded in 1947 with locations in Southfield, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Mancelona, and Zilwaukee, Michigan; Columbus, Cleveland- Medina, Dayton, and Wauseon, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  We pride ourselves in our strong safety record, long-term employee retention, ongoing training and development, and internal career growth opportunities.