Diesel Instructor

TICO Training Academy - Savannah, GA

Full-time | Part-time

American Diesel Training, www.americandieseltraining.com is changing the way entry-level diesel technicians are developed, vetted, trained and placed with companies. Our 300 hour, hands-on program is based on roughly 400 tasks identified by the maintenance council (TMC) of the American Trucking Association and ASE as most critical for entry-level diesel mechanics.

In two years, we've become one of the largest producers of diesel technicians in the United States and have been featured in the largest trade publications in the industry. Google us. You'll see.

Our program produces diesel technicians for the greater Savannah, GA region.

We have physical locations in Columbus and Cincinnati, OH and run on-site programs in Flint, MI, Comstock, MI, three locations in Dallas, Grimes, IA, Charleston, SC, Kansas City, MO, Indianapolis, IN, and San Antonio, TX. We currently have sites under development in Canal Winchester, OH, and Rochester, NY.

Do you want to be a part of solving the diesel technician shortage in the United States?

There are plenty of people who want to do the work. They just need basic training! We see it every day?

The traditional educational system is failing our students and companies. We've figured out a better way to do it and have proven our model. We're looking for someone who has a passion for teaching and training. We're not concerned with degrees, etc. We want someone who has spent time in a shop and knows what the REAL WORLD is like.

Job Responsibilities:

-Our program is hands-on. You will lecture, but the majority of time will be spent teaching people how to properly perform tasks on real equipment.

-Small class size of 8-10 student apprentices who are motivated to learn. Many are receiving paid training.

-Instruct diesel theory for roughly 60 minutes per session

-Manage online coursework.

-Mentor students, whose average age is 27 years old. We're not interested in babysitting.

-Meet and communicate with prospective partner companies as needed.

-Focus on Preventative Maintenance, Electrical, Brakes, Emissions, Wheels, Diagnostics. Limited engine and transmission work.

-Rank students on Attitude, Attendance, Mechanical Ability, Coursework and Work Ethic.

-Heavy daily interactions with students whose average age is 27 years old.

Required Work Experience and Skills

-Significant experience in the field of diesel technology, either mechanic or manufacturing.

-ASE Certifications a plus, but not required.

-Comfort with technology, both learning and diagnostic a must.

-Cultural fit is extremely important.

-A willingness and desire to bring new people into this industry and shake up the status quo.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • Terminal Tractor: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Relevant: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Diesel Engine Repair: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma