Website French Ellison Truck Center

French Ellison Truck Center, located in Laredo, is accepting applications for Entry Level – Diesel Truck Mechanics for both first and second shift. Responsibilities include the repair, troubleshooting and maintenance of Class 8 trucks. Candidates must be mechanically inclined. Some experience in heavy-duty truck maintenance is desirable, but we will train the right people. Excellent benefits offered. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive work environment and a growing dealer group.


  • Performs corrective and preventative maintenance on medium and heavy duty vehicles.
  • Troubleshoots various systems, to include electrical, drive train, HVAC, brake, engine, and suspension, identifies needed repairs and performs corrective action.
  • Writes up on the repair order an accurate, clear, and detailed description of the cause of failure and the repair procedure(s) used.

Primary Duties:

  • Uses diagnostic equipment to detect and isolate faults in medium and heavy duty vehicles and interprets test results.
  • Reads written fault description on Repair Order and determines the most efficient repair procedure.
  • Communicates with and provides Shop Foreman with accurate and detailed repair information for inclusion on the Repair Order.
  • Obtains supervisor permission to complete diagnosed repairs and/or add additional repairs to a repair.
  • Communicates with parts department personnel to obtain or order the parts necessary to repair vehicles.
  • Performs road test on customer vehicles to assist in problem isolation or to verify repair procedure.
  • Tracks and charges clocked hours to the proper corresponding Repair Order operation.
  • Writes up clear, accurate, and detailed repair description of each operation on the corresponding Repair Order, to include a description of the cause of failure and the correction and/or repair procedure used.
  • Interacts with customers in a professional and positive manner.
  • Assists other technicians with repair procedures as needed.


Here are 10 of the best reasons to join our team:

      1. Excellent benefits, including PTO, Health, Retirement and Disability
      2. Tool Allowance & Tool Loans
      3. We Trust YOU to Work Independently
      4. Latest Technology, including 24″ Monitors at Workstations
      5. Factory Training
      6. Learn from Experienced Techs
      7. Reimbursable Expenses (Air Impact & Torque Wrenches, Safety Glasses, Steel-toed Boots, CDL License Fee)
      8. Managers Who Listen
      9. Advancement Potential (We like to promote from within!)
      10. Respect for Your Knowledge & Expertise

If you answer yes, to any of these questions, we want to hear from you!

      • Are you tired of a work environment that doesn’t recognize your hard work?
      • Do you want to work for a company that promotes our own people?
      • Do you want to join an award-winning industry leader?

About CSM:

As a leader in the transportation industry, CSM Companies and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive network of businesses to meet the continued demand for premium transportation products. Our established company maintains 24 state-of-the-art facilities throughout the United States and employs more than 1,000 individuals.

As a people-focused organization, we:

      • Put our employees and our partners first
      • Have a dedicated executive team that leads by example
      • Offer a work environment with a fulfilling work-life balance for our people
      • Are built on a culture where employees feel supported and respected

Who are you:

You’re a highly respected technical expert. You are dedicated to providing quality work and ongoing knowledge in the heavy-duty truck industry. A hard-worker who knows what it takes to get the job done right, you will help us maintain the highest level of mechanical support for our customers. You thrive on using the best diagnostic equipment, and you can easily interpret test results.

What you’ll be doing:

      • Performing corrective and preventative maintenance on medium and heavy duty vehicles.
      • Troubleshooting various systems, including electrical, drive train, HVAC, brake, engine, and suspension.
      • Writing up clear, accurate, and detailed Repair Orders.
      • Using diagnostic equipment to detect and isolate faults and interprets test results.
      • Communicating with and providing Shop Foreman/parts personnel with accurate and detailed repair information.
      • Obtaining supervisor approval to complete diagnosed repairs and/or add additional repairs.
      • Interacting with customers in a professional and positive manner.

What you need to have:

      • High School Diploma required; Formal technical degree, certificate or diploma or equivalent work experience is preferred
      • Personal tool inventory to allow for the completion of job duties and assignments.
      • Effective written and oral communication skills.
      • Ability to obtain a Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
      • Ability to read and interpret shop repair order forms, repair manuals, electrical schematics and various other technical bulletins.
      • Ability to use computer keyboard and Windows basics.
      • Ability to work in an environment with frequent exposure to outside weather elements.
      • Ability to work 8 – 10 hour days, including overtime hours as needed.
      • Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, walk and sit on a regular basis with frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds.


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