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This position works with the Maintenance Team to ensure that vehicles are prepped and transferred to the appropriate location within the facility. This role assists the team to organize the Shop and ensure that vehicles are presentable and ready for customers. Joining Ryder as a Service Employee is a great way to get your career started, with opportunities to move into Lube Technician roles and work toward our Heavy Duty Apprentice Mechanic training program. Ryder supports top performers to complete academic and practical requirements for becoming a Licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic.

Entry Level Service Employees Jobs

Service Employees is primarily responsible for performing all tasks related to the Service Island including tire repairs, fuel inventories and safety inspections at the maintenance facility.

Service Employees Jobs

The Technician Trainee (TT) role is a developmental position intended to familiarize a new employee with the Technician role while working as a Service Employee and is enrolled in Ryder's 18 month Technical Training Developmental Program. The TT will be assigned to a mentor and receive hands-on experience and knowledge in a professional shop environment. In addition, Ryder will have the opportunity to gauge the trainee's technical aptitude, work ethic, and if they are a culture fit. The ultimate goal is to acclimate the Technician Trainee to Ryder's current business model, culture, and practices which could potentially lead to a future Technician I or Technician II position. Upon completion of the Technical Training Developmental Program, the TT will be prepared for technician level opportunities within the company.

Technician Trainees Jobs

Under close supervision, the Technician II performs minor to average routine maintenance and repair services on different types of vehicles. Works with the assistance of a T3, T4, TIC, SS or SM, when performing highly technical and superior diagnostic type repairs. Task assignments are directed by shop management to encourage development in a productive manner. The T2 Technician performs minor to average repairs and routine maintenance under limited supervision. The T2 may be assigned to work/train directly with a T3 or T4.

T2 – Basic Level Experience Jobs

The Technician III must be capable of performing the majority of required maintenance and service on Ryder vehicles with minimal support from others. Works with the assistance of a T4, TIC, SS or SM when performing highly technical or intricate diagnostic type repairs. Task assignments are directed by shop management to encourage skill development in a productive manner.

The Technician III works under general supervision of the designated Shop Supervisor or Service Manager. Exercises some judgment and discretion in resolving issues or making repairs.

T3 – Mid Level Experience Jobs

The Technician IV performs major and technically difficult diagnostics, repairs, and overhauls/rebuilds in a timely manner; ensuring quality, time standards, customer expectations, cost guidelines and reliability goals are met. The T4 works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and mentors other Ryder technicians on a regular basis. The Technician IV provides the highest level of experience and expertise in vehicle diagnostics and repair. The position also plays a key role in the leadership, development and training of other grade technicians. The T4 may specialize in areas such as: refrigeration, electronics, exhaust systems, etc., and should possess a combination of extensive vehicle transportation experience, ASE certifications, and/or multiple Ryder Qualifications.

T4 – Senior Level Experience Jobs

The Technician in Charge performs major and technically difficult diagnostics, repairs, and overhauls/rebuilds in a timely manner; ensuring quality, time standards, customer expectations, cost guidelines and reliability goals are met. The T4 works on assignments requiring considerable judgment and mentors other Ryder technicians on a regular basis.

The Technician IV provides the highest level of experience and expertise in vehicle diagnostics and repair. The position also plays a key role in the leadership, development and training of other grade technicians. The T4 may specialize in areas such as: refrigeration, electronics, exhaust systems, etc., and should possess a combination of extensive vehicle transportation experience, ASE certifications, and/or multiple Ryder Qualifications

Tech in Charge Jobs

The Mobile Maintenance Technician (MMT) position will diagnose problems and perform identified repairs and routine preventive maintenance services on different types of vehicles under limited supervision through the use of their mobile service truck and tools.

This position is primarily be off-site and will not be assigned to a specific location, which will require extensive travel and exceptional customer focus. The MMT will be represent Ryder and interact with customers in order to establish a relationship and promote and develop business opportunities to up-sell Ryder's products and services.

Mobile Maintenance Technicians Jobs

Highly trained, retail mobile maintenance Technicians that will travel to the customer wherever and whenever they need assistance. As a technology-led company, Torque by Ryder is at the forefront of changing how you service your fleet. Get the uptime you need from specialized technicians who can work on any commercial vehicle type. The convenience of Torque lets you easily schedule, track and pay-as-you-go for maintenance all from your mobile or desktop device.

Maintenance Specialist – Torque Jobs

The Body Paint Techs perform paint and skilled and complicated body work on heavy duty truck equipment and related components with supervision. They perform trouble shooting on major problems.

Body and Paint Technicians Jobs

The Ryder Rebuild Center's primary function is the re-manufacturing of heavy duty starters and alternators for Ryder Transportation Services. All Rebuild Center technician jobs are ranked into four job grades (REBUILD TECH I, II, III and IV). These positions require various levels of knowledge and skills in the performance of mechanical or technical shop work. The jobs are ranked in order of skills, knowledge, and ability required, and the level of responsibility.

Rebuild Technicians Jobs

Ryder Maintenance Training Programs

The Pathway Home Program is for soldiers that are completing their last 180 days in the military, transitioning out of the Army, returning to civilian life, and hoping to enter into the civilian workforce. The Diesel Technician Training Program (PH) provides an intensive 12-week, hands-on training experience that develops the participant’s understanding of Ryder’s safety and productivity requirements in several core technical areas. Pathway Home offers program graduates a path to the place they would like to call home by offering Technician job opportunities (most often as a T2) in Ryder locations across the country. The program provides online, classroom, and hands-on learning opportunities. PH Graduates will work toward and may graduate as qualified Technicians in Air Brakes, Hydraulic Brakes, Tire and Wheel, Air Conditioning, and Heavy Duty Electrical. They will not be PM Qualified. As with all other Technicians, the Service Manager will evaluate and determine when the PHG is PM Qualified. Ryder is registered with the VA as an OJT apprenticeship so our graduates are eligible for up to $3500 extra per month for MHA (Military Housing Allowance).

Ryder Technician Excellence Centers

Ryder Technician Excellence Centers are best-in-class training centers purposed with addressing technician recruiting, training, and retention.

The Centers feature a 6-week curriculum that delivers instructor-led classroom and hands-on training on such topics as preventive maintenance, tire and wheel diagnostics and repair, battery and voltmeter basics, circuit testing and fundamentals of air and hydraulic brake systems to name a few. The course curriculum was built around the concept of getting newer technicians ready to contribute to shop operations, safely, in a short period of time.

Each Technician Excellence Center is designed with the learner in mind. While receiving instruction in the spacious, well-equipped training rooms or in the dedicated shop bay where all tools, fluids, diagnostic computers are at their fingertips, everything is designed to make the most of every learning opportunity.

The Ryder Accelerate Maintenance Program mission is to provide a pathway for skilled high school technicians into their community Ryder shops. Our goal is to professionally educate and mentor an entry-level person, in-house, as they enter the workforce, so they more rapidly become competent and professional.

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Benefits – We Take Care Of YOU

401k Savings Plan

With company match as well as discounted stock purchase plan

Personal Time Off

80 hours of PTO accrued in your first year and 12 weeks of paid Maternity Leave plus an extra day of PTO for Veterans

Health Insurance

Including Dental, Eye, Prescription and Company Contributed HSA – Beginning at 30 days

Employee Discounts

Vehicles, Wireless Plans, Electronics, Appliances and more

Hear from our team about why they joined and continue to grow at Ryder.

People are the Key to Ryder's Success.

Hear From Our Shop Employees

"The Pathway Home Program provided me with the tools to successfully continue my career outside of the Army. Within one year on the job, I was promoted from Technician Two to Technician Four due to the advanced training provided to me during my time in the program. I am currently the Technician in Charge at my location which provides service to over 300 Ryder vehicles.”

- Charles Nutter, TIC

“My road to retirement has been an emotional one. Finding a new purpose has given me many sleepless nights. Ryder's Pathway Home Program has helped me find my new purpose as I transition after serving more than 2 decades in the U.S. Army.”

- Jason Smith graduated the Ft. Campbell/Clarksville, TN PH Training Program and is now the Ryder Instructor/Trainer for the Ft. Campbell/Clarksville, TN PH Training Program.

“I chose Ryder because they provided me the opportunity to turn my hobby into a rewarding career. Their TIT program allows one to earn a living while learning a trade, along with learning Ryder’s protocol and procedures. This program helped me to excel from an entry level service employee to a technician in charge in only 5 short years.”

- Dylan Eichholtz, Tech in Charge, with Ryder since Sept 2017

“I’ve always wanted to be a diesel mechanic. Ryder’s Tech Trainee program offered me the pathway to learn. I started out on the fuel island in the program, did a 6-week training course, and came back to the location to finish the program. When I returned from training, I applied my knowledge that I learned doing PMs and repairs. I was lucky enough to have a T2 position open at my location, which I applied for. My manager felt that I had succeeded in my program and promoted me into the opening. I love that I can continuously learn and every day is something different and a new challenge.”

- Justin Graham, T2 Ryder Buford

“The reason I like working for Ryder is the huge amount of growth and learning possibilities there is for you like the training programs and in person classes.”

- Justin Bernier from the Manchester NH location 0105

“What I love most about Ryder is knowing my voice is heard, valued, and also encouraged as part of the Ryder family. From our technicians to management I know that I’m viewed as an equal member at my location. And with having that knowledge in an ever changing, ever evolving industry, I know that I am now, and will continue to be Ever Better at Ryder.”

- Charles Booker SE hired in March 2018

Congrats to our Top Techs

Chris Johnson, Technician IV, Top Tech in 2022


I have been with Ryder 22 years, working for 15 of those years as a technician.


It’s satisfying when I get a unit fixed and back on the road, especially if it has been a difficult repair or diagnosis. I like a good challenge!


I’m competitive, so that is the first thing about Top Tech that interests me. It is also a challenge and an opportunity to learn more. I made it to the Championship Round in 2016, held in Washington, DC, and my wife and I enjoyed every minute. I’m looking forward to taking in all the sights and sounds of Milwaukee, especially the Harley Davidson facility.


For anyone who wants a successful career as a technician, I would suggest the following: be eager to learn, be a hard worker and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Cody Morris, Technician in Charge, Top Tech in 2023


I started working at the Hebron, Kentucky Ryder location twelve years ago as a technician 1.


I became a technician because I like to work with my hands and solve problems. It feels great when I am able to help someone get back on the road. In some cases, it is no small thing, and in that moment, I am a hero. A truck driver was able to get to his daughter’s birthday party after I helped him in a pinch, and that felt great.


I like competing in Top Tech because I like the competition aspect, and I like to see how I measure against some of the great techs in the company.


My hobbies include riding motorcycles, cycling, hiking, kayaking and many other outdoor activities.

Meet Cody Morris, Ryder’s 22nd “Top Tech” champ | Fleet Maintenance

Wade Robinson, Technician in Charge, Top Tech in 2021


I am based in London, Ontario and have been with Ryder for nine years. My first position with Ryder was as an apprentice technician. I have been encouraged in my career by my friend and teammate, Ken Bilyea (2019 Top Technician).


I enjoy competing in Top Tech because it is an excellent platform to test your skills, and it encourages continuous learning.


Being a technician allows me to stay current with the industry and advancing technologies.


My wife Ashleigh and I have a daughter Ellie (age 5) and a son William (age 3). Our dog Zoey is also a part of the family. My favorite activities involve spending time with the family hiking or at the beach, as well as fishing with the kids.

Technician Referrals

Nobody can prepare a potential Ryder employee for what they can expect like a current employee and we want to reward our Ryder Family for helping us bring in the top talent in the industry. Technician Referral Bonuses range from $1500-$4,000 per referral!

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  • Development - At Ryder, being a technician is about more than working on some of the highest quality vehicles in the business. It’s about mentorship and being trained and certified in the most recent technologies. It’s about working on a variety of vehicle models, brands, and types. But most importantly, it’s about having the chance to advance in your career, while experiencing the responsibility, compensation, and learning environment that only Ryder can offer. Progressive Career Development Training to include programs such as OEM Technical Training & Diagnostic Tool, Future Leaders Program, Front Line Leaders, Management Development Programs I & II, Women’s Leadership Forum.
  • Veteran Approved - Ryder has long been a supporter of military veterans and their families. Since 2011, Ryder has hired 13,700 veterans and today veterans represent 9% of our workforce. In 2021 Ryder was awarded the Forbes “Best Employers for Veterans”. We are so appreciative of all of your sacrifice, come find a rewarding career in a military friendly company that knows what you’re looking for. With over 690 veteran technicians at Ryder, you will find a welcome home.
  • Rewards and Recognition - Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Productivity Incentive (Operational Excellence Incentive / Technician Performance Composite (TPC)), Top Tech Recognition Program
    • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE): Ryder rewards $100 to Techs for who obtain a passing grade (certification) for each Ryder approved ASE test, with a maximum incentive of up to $700 for passing all seven Ryder approved ASE tests. Ryder will also reward $100 for each recertification. Ryder will reward an additional $500 one time to any tech who:
      • Becomes an ASE Certified Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, and
      • Passes T8-PM Inspection test
    • Technician Performance Composite (TPC): Quarterly incentive program based on job/role in the organization and the aggregate performance in the evaluated Quarter period. All employees in good standing in each job classification at all locations are eligible for the awards.
      • Operational Excellence Incentive: The Program will reward up to $500 to eligible technicians on a Quarterly basis according to the Technician’s Performance Composite (TPC).
    • The Ryder Top Technician Recognition Program is an annual program designed to identify, recognize and reward Ryder’s best technicians.
      • A Top Tech Technician is one who: Is committed to safety, Has excellent technical skills, Follows Ryder-established policies and procedures, Communicates well with customers Is interested in training and embracing new technology
      • Our qualifying Top Techs get the royal treatment with all expense paid trips to compete in the regional and final round! For the final round, they are wined and dined along with all expenses paid for their spouses to come cheer them on as they compete for huge cash prizes!
      • Each year we have up to 10 Techs rewarded with cash prizes ranging from $10,000.00 to $50,000.00!!
    • Technician Tuition Repayment Program - Available for new hire technicians who have completed a degree from an accredited Technical school within the previous 12 months from their date of hire with Ryder.
    • It’s all about you - You may think you know Ryder and what we do, but today’s Ryder has much more to offer than you might think. Let us show you how you can find a great and rewarding career, with the flexibility, earnings and home time you deserve!

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