Virginia Transportation Corporation - New Jersey - Technician Jobs in Ridgefield, NJ

About Us

The Ridgefield mobile tech position is to strictly work out of a service truck to support our fleet in the Northern NJ area. Most of the time the work will be in a controlled yard in Ridgefield Heights, NJ. As well as our yard in Jersey City, NJ. You will be assigned a state-of-the-art Peterbilt Service Truck with PTO driven air compressor, welder, tools and parts inventory. You will also be assigned a laptop with factory diagnostics programs, and we have direct factory support from Paccar and Volvo. Because of this equipment and technology, we handle all of our own diagnostics and have factory supported training because we want to train you to be a more skilled technician and work on the latest model year equipment. The average age of our trucks is under 3 years as we turn our equipment constantly so you will not be working on outdated trucks.

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  • Our techs training at PACCAR Engine plant in Columbus.
  • Our techs training at PACCAR Engine plant in Columbus.
  • Our techs training at PACCAR Engine plant in Columbus.
  • Our techs training at PACCAR Engine plant in Columbus.

Under The Hood

Is the shop heated? Air conditioned?

This is a mobile tech position, but the truck is heat and air controlled.

What is the size of the team I’d be working with?

2 mobile techs cover Ridgefield and surrounding area 

What are the shop hours and what are the shift timeframes?

Shift hours: 7:00AM – 3:30PM / 8:30AM – 5:00PM 

What tools does the shop provide that are available for all technicians to use?

Larger tooling (¾" drive +), specialty tooling

What type of break room facility is provided?

n/a

How many bays does your shop have?

n/a

How many repair orders do you average per month?

Varies

What is your parts ordering process?

Mobile tech evaluates repairs and works with assigned parts person to order parts.

What is your policy on side work?

Side work not allowed due to liability

Are there any other unique features of the work environment worth noting?

Experienced tech with good driving record needed for this position.

Do you offer any skills training or continuing education opportunities?

We offer PACCAR online training – 40 hrs/yr goal, various onsite vendor training, offsite manufacturer training, and more.

Can you describe opportunities for career growth at your business?

Once hired, an employee's career path plan is initiated and monitored though performance reviews (technical and managerial available). We also offer transfer opportunities between our various locations.

Can you describe your performance review process?

We complete performance reviews every 6 months and merit reviews on an annual basis.

What type of safety training is required?

Any job-related required safety training is managed in house.

Can you describe how Techs work with and mentor younger techs?

New employees are assigned with tenured techs on a rotational basis based on experience level and need.

How does your shop get involved with the local community?

We support local charities and shelters through events like fundraisers, sponsoring events, food drives, etc.

Do you do anything with local high schools or tech schools to encourage more students to enter the profession?

We actively seek out partnerships with industry-related institutes.

Where do you see the shop in five years?

We look forward to advancing our technicians in the future of trucking, electric and hydrogen powered vehicles.

Is there anything else you’d like to mention about career development and community?

We recruit technicians with the future in mind. We seek candidates who want to grow and learn!

Do you have an application form and how long does it typically take to complete?

Electronic onboarding via ADP Workforce Now.

Do you phone screen applicants before doing in-person interviews?

Yes.

What do your in-person interviews entail?

Visiting the Shop, meeting the Shop Manager and taking a tour the facility.

Do you perform background checks, drug screening, or personality tests before hiring an applicant?

Yes, all new hires a required to undergo a background check.

Do you perform a skill assessment before hiring an applicant? If yes, what does it entail?

Not at this time

After an in-person interview, approximately how long should I expect to wait for a rejection or an offer?

You can expect a response in 1-3 business days.

Approximately how long does the full hiring process take from submitting the application to the time of the hiring decision?

Once an offer is extended, our company honors the timeframe in which a new hire requires to close out previous employment on good terms. We would, of course, welcome a new hire as soon as possible. 

A Level Technician
A Level Technicians are highly skilled technicians that have strengths in their diagnostic and mechanical ability. This level of technician typically has many years of experience and education. We view an A Level Technician as the highest skilled technician in a shop
Pay Range: $60,320 - $87,360/year ($29.00 - $42.00/hr)

Mobile position. Paid weekly via direct deposit.

Mobile Diesel Technician Pay Range: $60,320 - $87,360/year ($29.00 - $42.00/hr)

Paid weekly via direct deposit.

Health Insurance Offered
BCBSRI VantageBlue Bronze and Silver plans paid in full for employee only
Dental Insurance Offered
BCBSRI Dental plans available
Vision Insurance Offered
Eyemed Vision Plans available
Retirement Plan Offered
VTC offers an Employee Financial Wellness Plan (401k)
Sick Leave Offered
Sick Days provided Personal Days provided
Vacation Offered
PTO Vacation time available
Paid Holidays Offered
8 paid Holidays
ST / LT Disability Offered
Virginia Transportation Corporation pays for Basic Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D), and Short-Term Disability on your behalf. Because this insurance is offered through Virginia Transportation Corporations Corporation, you’ll have access to competitive group rates that may be more affordable than those available through individual insurance.
Life Insurance Offered
Eligible employees are covered under the employer paid Basic Life Insurance benefit. You have the ability to apply for additional coverage.
Uniforms Offered
Provided by company
Other Offered
Employees of Virginia Transportation Corporation have access to discount pricing through National Purchasing Partners. VTC has a referral bonus program which encourages employees to refer high quality candidates for long-term employment.

Shop Talk

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Happy National Technician Appreciation Week 2022!