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Old Dominion Freight Line Diesel Mechanic ($5000 Sign-On Bonus) in Seattle, Washington

Are you someone who never rests on their laurels, always strives to go above and beyond, and is committed to keeping your PROMISES ? Do you appreciate a company culture that is open, fosters work-life balance, and a dynamic team environment? Then Old Dominion is the home for you. We take pride in being the best in the industry, and from our humble beginnings we know that our People and our Family Spirit are the main ingredient in our secret sauce to success. At Old Dominion we are looking for individuals to join the OD Family that will provide innovative solutions and exceed expectations to keep OD the premier transportation solutions provider.

$5000 sign on bonus, see below for rules and qualifications.

Old Dominion Freight Line is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Technician to join our OD Family Culture. The Diesel Mechanic, Maintenance Technician position is to repair company equipment in a safe, timely, cost effective and practical manner. Company equipment consists of Heavy Trucks, Forklifts, etc. Depending upon the level of experience and the degree of supervision involved, this position description may apply to the following job titles: Apprentice Mechanic, Mechanic’s Helper, Mechanic, Lead Mechanic, and Journeyman Mechanic. Specialized jobs might include body specialist, fender specialist, and painter.


  • Build, rebuild and repair all parts of company equipment as may be required in the department to which they are assigned.

  • Diagnose any mechanical, electrical or other breakdown or failure to a motor truck or related equipment.

  • Read precision instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators, bore gauges, voltmeters, digital multimeters, calibrators and other electronic diagnostic tools.

  • Troubleshoot and perform failure analysis of the component parts and systems on the truck or truck tractor; or the component parts and systems of the trailer or converter dolly. (This requirement may not apply to body and frame specialists).

  • When applicable use welding skills and knowledge of metals to complete truck repairs.

  • Individuals who work on converter dollies must be able to weld horizontally and vertically without air pockets in the bead.

  • Apply knowledge of DOT, EPA, ICC, and OSHA rules and regulations.


  • High School Degree or equivalent preferred

  • Diesel Truck Maintenance Degree preferred

  • 1 year of truck repair experience preferred

  • Must have working knowledge of most of the systems located on a truck or truck tractor, a semi-trailer or converter dolly

  • Ability to work in extremely hot or cold climates

  • Must be able to read precision instruments such as micrometers, dial indicators, bore gauges, voltmeters, digital multimeters, calibrators and other electronic diagnostic tools

  • Must be able to troubleshoot and do failure analysis of some of the component parts and systems on the truck or truck tractor; or the component parts and systems of the trailer or converter dolly

  • Be able to provide one’s own tools to perform Maintenance work

Working Days:

Shift and hours to be determined.

Working Shift:

Shift and hours to be determined.

Work Days and Shift are estimates and are subject to change, at any given time, based on job scheduling and/or business levels. Any information listed regarding Days and Shifts shall be considered a guideline of expectations for the specific position at the time of posting.

Compensation Range:

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

$31.20 - $35.55

Rules and Qualifications for $5000 sign on bonus

  • Total $5000; $1000 upon start date, $2000 at 6 months of active employment, $2000 at 1 year of active employment.

  • Will be disqualified for any further payouts if employee is terminated.

  • Employee must repay a previous incentive payout if they voluntarily terminate their employment within 6 months of a payout during the 12-month period (e.g. if they resign within 6 months following the 6 month incentive payout, they must repay that portion of the incentive)

  • Only select service centers are approved for this sign on bonus along with only select positions. (e.g. Maintenance Technicians).

  • OD has the discretion to end this program at any time and interpret any eligibility requirements.

Join the OD Family Today!As a Full Time member of our Family, you are eligible to receive:

  • Great Health Benefits including a Zero premium medical plan for employee only coverage

  • Short Term & Long Term Disability

  • Flex Spending Accounts

  • 401k Retirement plan with company match and additional company annual discretionary match opportunity

  • Life Insurance

  • Wellness Program

  • 16 Days Paid Time Off (includes vacation and state Sick Leave)

  • 9 Paid Holidays including a birthday holiday

  • Tuition Reimbursement for Drivers and Technicians

  • Training and growth opportunities to build a career

  • We prioritize our OD family of employees

  • Ability to advance through our promote from within philosophy

  • National Career Opportunities Available at our 250+ service centers

  • Bonus eligible

    Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, and/or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, Vietnam Era and/or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law(s).

    Welcome to Old Dominion. If you are looking for a new career with the best LTL (Less-than-Truckload) carrier in the industry you’ve come to the right place. Many companies tout their family atmosphere, but at OD it truly is a reality. We’ve grown from our humble beginnings of a single truck and one route in 1934 started by Earl and Lillian Congdon to a company of over 23,000 employees. At OD we strive daily to keep the family spirit alive and help the world keep promises.