Q: I am constantly being told that many good quality diesel technicians are looking for work, yet I cannot find any. Got any advice?
A: This question would be best handled by a human resources department. However, I do know that with the economic downturn it is possible that there are many techs looking for jobs. That said, I would advertise for exactly what you are looking for or outsource your recruitment needs to a staffing agency.
When I was a maintenance manager, I would organize and set up visits to the local high schools to speak to students about the career opportunities as a heavy duty technician and how this trade has changed extensively.
I have obtained many good technicians through this process, which included supplying interested students with a job after high school and sponsoring them through their technical training while working for me. Hope this helps.
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