Diesel Technician / Diesel Mechanic | TBD - Based on Experience! | Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA

Posted: 1/11/2022
Team Number: 706
Sign On Bonus: 0

About the Job

  • Paid based on experience! 
  • Guaranteed 40 hour work week!
  • A majority of our shop managers began their Ruan career as technicians
  • Paid training
  • Work on late-model equipment and have hands-on opportunities to use the latest technology
  • Uniforms provided
  • Tool reimbursement program
  • Work boot reimbursement
  • Completing state and federal inspections!
  • Diagnosing mechanical problems using charts, technical manuals, diagnostic equipment and experience! 

About the Shop:

This position will be located in the new Ruan Ankeny Operating Center. A state-of-the-art maintenance shop.

  • 9,900 square foot shop state-of-the-art maintenance shop
  • Two full length 100’ bays and a half bay for power unit repairs/inspections
  • Service 100 trucks, including a few from other Iowa operations.
  • Features 56,000 lift for inspections and repairs, making the job for Ruan technicians as well as improved ergonomics.
  • Room to organize and streamline our equipment and tooling
  • Multiple pressure washer wands on a trolley system for ease of use and access to all parts 
  • The 100-foot wash bay has an underbody wand and salt remover treatment that will help reduce corrosion




Ask us about our Top Tech competition! Hands on competition where the top 10 qualifiers are flown to Des Moines, IA to compete in the finals. Based on eleven skill stations and ranked on predetermined actions, we then send the top three qualifiers to the TMC Super Tech national competition! 

Ruan Technician Career Path

You can start your career with Ruan and advance as far as your goals will take you. Ruan is proud to offer career paths that benefit our team members and have had many employees start as Utility Worker or Tech One and move up through the organization, even reaching the level of Senior Vice President. 

Technician Career Path


  • Certification from a diesel mechanic trade school preferred (or equivalent experience)
  • Ability to pass Ruan certification tests
  • Class A CDL preferred
  • Candidate must pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Transmission, engine and diagnostic experience required
  • Welding experience preferred


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