Diesel Technician/Mechanic

Northwest Navigator, a Portland Oregon based luxury motorcoach company, is currently seeking full-time Diesel Technician/Mechanic in our Portland office. We are looking for experienced mechanics who share the passion for excellence that has allowed us to be one of the fastest growing motorcoach companies in the Northwest.

  • Hours:  Full-time, Days (Some flexibility on start/finish times)

    Pay:  $20.00/hour +, Dependent upon experience

    Job Description

    We are currently seeking a Diesel Technician/Mechanic to keep up our level of commitment and safety for our award winning fleet in Portland, Oregon. This is an amazing opportunity to work with an exceptionally talented team of fellow dedicated diesel mechanics! We offer an annual tool allowance and on-going paid training/certification with an emphasis on Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) training.

    NW Navigator Luxury Coaches is more than simply Portland’s finest luxury motorcoach company. We have been recognized as the West Coast’s first motorcoach company to be GREEN Certified by The University of Vermont’s Certification for Sustainable Transportation; among the 100 Top Private Fastest Growing Companies in Portland 2012 – 2017, Most Generous Corporate Philanthropists 2018, Top Women Owned Businesses in Portland 2012 – 2018, and Largest Women Owned Businesses 2018 by the Portland Business Journal; the Best of Portland 2012 – 2018; the first ever motorcoach company to be awarded Trusted Carrier by the Department of Transportation; Travel Oregon’s Forever Oregon Partner Award for Sustainability; the American Bus Association Green Spirit Award for Sustainability; Travel Portland’s Sustainability Award; and the Inc. 5000 Top Private Companies List 2017.  We are also innovative and offer excellent opportunity for advancement into management positions. Don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients have to say!

    “They are the Best in Portland Oregon! We have used this motorcoach company for over a year exclusively – great equipment, safety oriented, good maintenance, reliability plus, professionally dressed and mannered. You can’t go wrong.”


    • Perform routine, scheduled and preventative diesel engine maintenance inspections and required repairs to company standards
    • Diagnose malfunctions and perform vehicle repairs including steering, electrical, cooling, brake systems, drive trains, suspension, transmissions, etc
    • Schedule your worklload for the day/week/month/year, working with the Portland Chief Diesel Mechanic
    • Keep diesel repair process efficient
    • Keep automotive parts inventory up to date
    • Repair/maintain vehicle wheelchair lifts to ADA standards
    • Maintain a safe, clean, and productive automotive work area
    • Ensure vehicle work orders are accurate and properly completed
    • Some diesel motorcoach driving is occasionally required

    Job Requirements:

    • Prior vehicle/diesel mechanical experience required (minimum 2 years)
    • Ability to work independently and to our company standards in a timely and effective manner
    • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications are highly preferred; must be able to obtain
    • Must own and supply appropriate automotive/diesel mechanic tools for necessary duties
    • Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s License
    • Willing to obtain CDL, Class B with Passenger endorsement
    • Must have dependable transportation
    • Must be willing to work early mornings or evening shifts, including weekends, as needed
    • Solid understanding and adherence to safety and environmental standards
    • Must be able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check
    • Must be able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, including for marijuana and Department of Transportation (DOT) physical
    • Upon hire, the person chosen will need to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in all aspects of bus or motorcoach engine/diesel repair
    • Automotive electronic diagnostic and repair experience
    • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in Transit Bus, Charter Bus, or Medium/Heavy Duty Truck a plus
    • Working knowledge of automotive Air Conditioning & Electrical Systems
    • Some experience driving commercial passenger vehicles preferred
    • Computerized record keeping skills
    • Fluent in English

    Willingness to comply with all company rules and guidelines