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Utility Mechanic

San Leandro, California
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At Estes, we embrace flexibility and the development of new ideas and technology for improving the breadth of services we offer every day. We look for tech-savvy diesel and power mechanics to serve our fleet, drivers, and customers. As an Estes Mechanic, you can expect competitive weekly pay and great benefits—plus the stability and know-how of a family-owned business that began in 1931.

In this role, you'll perform quality preventive maintenance inspections and repairs on all fleet vehicles including tractors, trailers, converter dollies, lift-gates, forklifts, and any other company-owned equipment in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.

  • Competitive
  • Two weeks paid time off, plus holidays
  • Scheduling: PayRate - From $22.00/hr to $24.00/hr
  • Full-Time


  • We may be North America’s largest, privately held carrier, but it’s the stability of our small-company roots and family-inspired culture that have driven us for 90 years.
  • Safety isn’t just an Estes core value, it’s fundamental to the way we do business. Protecting our teammates, customers, and the public is both our mission and our duty.
  • Estes has a long history of supporting the military and the men and women in uniform who protect our freedoms. We understand and appreciate the value and skills that military veterans bring to our workforce and communities.
  • Teamwork is our way of life. That means we roll up our sleeves to pitch in whenever needed, and support and inspire each other every day.

Career Path

  • Trainee/Apprentice
  • Trailer Mechanic C/B/A or
    Power Mechanic C/B/A
  • Foreman
  • Shop Manager
  • District Manager

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Why Work at Estes

Employee Testimonials

Like flexibility and variety on the job? Mechanic/Driver Scooter M. says that a career at Estes offers plenty — plus teammates and a company that back you all the way.
Estes has good hours, good pay, and good people. While the work is fast paced and demanding, it’s an atmosphere without the levels of unnecessary stress I’ve heard people complain about at other companies. Good training and experienced management staff are always available. I look forward to coming to work every day. — Dan W., Mechanic
Working at Estes has given me the opportunity to earn great money, have good benefits, and raise and support a family comfortably for 27 years. During my career, I’ve witnessed lots of changes in the world and to the trucking industry. One thing that’s been made clear to me is that Estes is a solid company with solid infrastructure that will be here for many years to come. — Nathan, F., Shop Manager

We Value Our Employees In Many Ways

  • Healthcare

    Comprehensive medical, dental, vision with health plan premiums starting as low as $0

  • Paid Time Off

    Two weeks paid time off, plus holidays

  • Life and Disability Insurance

    Long- and short-term disability, AD&D, and life insurance for employee and family

  • Company-Provided Uniforms

    Mechanic uniforms provided, allotment for safety footwear

  • Financial Wellness

    401(k) with company match, discount and financial literacy programs, employee emergency relief fund

  • Awards and Recognition

    Safety, service and performance awards

Job Summary

PayRate - From $22.00/hr to $24.00/hr

Job Summary

As a leading LTL freight carrier who has been in business since 1931, Estes Express Lines takes great pride in our highly qualified mechanics across the network. Estes' mechanics are paid competitive rates with opportunities for career advancement into higher- level mechanic or management positions. The mechanic trainee is an entry level/step position with little to no experience and must operate under the guidance of experienced mechanics and/or Shop Management. If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career with opportunity for career growth, Estes is the place for you.
  • Interpret work orders and assist with minor repairs under the guidance of experienced mechanics
  • Assist with accessing required parts and tools to perform work
  • Assist with testing repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that the work meets manufacturer’s specifications and legislated regulations
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • This is not an all-inclusive list of job requirements and/or duties and may not contain all mental and physical capabilities necessary to perform the job at all times due to circumstances. Operational, safety and other needs may require the employee to perform any and all other duties as assigned. Employees are expected, and must be able to perform all such duties and tasks.
  • High School Diploma or General Educational Degree (GED), or equivalent combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background
  • Must be able 18+ years of age
  • Must be able to use hand tools and test equipment under the direction of trained mechanics and/or Shop Management
  • Must possess the strength and stamina required to work in awkward positions
  • Physical activities include: walking, lifting, twisting, turning, climbing a ladder, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must possess an acceptable MVR
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills
  • Must be self-starting and organized
  • Must possess strong work ethic and good problem solving skills
  • Must be able to lift approximately 70 lbs., or more if required by the essential functions of the job
  • Must be able to comply with all company policies, rules, procedures and Code of Conduct
  • Must be able to interact well with others
  • Must be able to work independently, or in a team setting
  • Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high volume environment with multiple priorities
  • Responds well to questions; Ability to read, interpret and comply with written information and documents such as safety rules, operations / procedure manuals and maintenance instructions with a high comprehension and concentration level to include the ability to meet deadlines
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, random drug and/or alcohol tests, and will be subject to a criminal history background check
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift and/or move a minimum of 70 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to lift, twist, turn, and may climb. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and climb or balance.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee may be required to work in high/precarious places, with hazardous materials, and in various weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to loud as required by the essential functions of the job.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    EOE, including disability/vets
    San Leandro
    Employment Type
    Job Category
    Skilled Labor-Trades
    Organization Level
    Req ID 32678BR

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