Career Opportunities 

Please send your resume using the address link here:

 

Send Resume

 

 

Apply online today!

Attention Veterans.  If you are recently discharged from the Armed Forces and have Navistar tech training or currently work for another International Dealership and would like to relocate to Iowa……we need to talk.  Check out the listing below and send us your resume today.

Who are we?

Since 1998 Thompson Truck & Trailer, Inc. has been servicing the commercial truck industry in Eastern Iowa.  Behind our award-winning trucks and engines are a strong, diverse, high-performance workforce and a company committed to its people.  Our trucks move America’s goods and maintain vital systems.  Today, we have 6 truck dealership locations operating under Thompson Truck & Trailer.  In additional to the truck dealerships, we have two trailer operations, Thompson Utility Trailer.  As well as full service Good Year tire operations including our very own retread plant.

Find a Career as a Diesel Technician

Today there is a shortage of skilled diesel technicians in part due to the increased sophistication and technical expertise required to work on today’s on and off highway trucks.  If you have the experience, are up to the challenge of an ever changing technology and are looking for an environment that pays you what you’re worth, look at turning wrenches for Thompson.  If you are new to the industry and have some basic knowledge of diesel mechanics, talk to us.

Looking For A Career Path

Because we’re always on the lookout for qualified candidates, we use several means to identify talent and fill open job positions.  We use our site, visit college campuses, seek recently discharged service men and women, attend job fairs, offer internships, accept referrals from current employees, work with industry associations and post jobs elsewhere such as newspapers, trade magazines, employment web sites.

With over 300 employees, across Eastern Iowa, we actively seek talented people.  We promote from within and are growing.  Do you want to know more about us?  We invite you to explore this employment site.  Find out more about Thompson.  Review our job postings.  Send us your resume or apply here.

 

Assistant Sales Manager (Davenport)

The Assistant Sales Manager will work closely with Sales Manager to learn job requirements, hire and train sales team, and eventually moving into Sales Manager position. Responsible for planning, implementing and directing the sales activities of Thompson, Truck & Trailer to achieve sales objectives.

 

Education & Experience Required:

  • May require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 3-5 years management experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complex tasks.
  •  Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

 

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills, and able to maintain a professional image and demeanor
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong computer & phone skills (Internet, MS Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Sales experience preferred

 

Trailer Parts Sales Representative (Davenport)

The Trailer Parts Sales Representative is responsible for selling products or services through the achievement of opportunity-based sales quotas.  The Trailer Parts Sales Representative will reach business targets through effective management of designated territories and physical visits to customer sites. This individual will also develop ongoing, profitable relationships with customers and continually maintain a professional image of Thompson Truck & Trailer, Inc.  Integrity, passion, and in-person presentational skills are essential for this role.

 

Education & Experience Required:

  • Knowledge of Trailer/Truck parts required. Some sales experience.
  • Valid drivers’ license

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with customers
  • Exceptional verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Motivated, with high energy and an engaging level of enthusiasm
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to convert prospects and close deals while maintaining established sales quotas

 

Diesel Technicians

Cedar Rapids (2nd Shift); Davenport (2nd Shift); Dubuque (All Shifts); Waterloo (2nd Shift)

The Technician will be responsible for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing engines, alignments, suspension, hydraulics, transmissions and electrical systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for diesel engines, transmissions, brake systems, electrical trouble shooting, steering and cooling systems.
  • Keeps track of the maintenance work on the vehicles
  • Ensures services provided are in compliance with safety procedures.

Education & Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Vocational or Technical certification preferred
  • Requires 1-2 years of automotive or diesel experience preferred
  • Working knowledge in the use of hand tools required
  • A valid driver’s license is required, and, must either possess a CDL or have the ability to obtain CDL license required

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills preferred for data entry into maintenance system
  • Works under general supervision
  • Must have a positive attitude and willingness to grow in position

 

Cedar Rapids (Body Shop Technicians – 2nd Shift Opportunities)

The Body Shop Technician will be responsible for providing timely, quality, and cost effective repair and maintenance on customer vehicles.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform initial teardown of trucks, thoroughly inspect trucks, make note of any missing parts or labor, and notify manager immediately
  • Responsible for all repairs assigned and listed on the work order, including any special notes or promises from the customer
  • Ensures services provided are in compliance with safety procedures
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and neat work area

 

Education & Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must possess necessary tools to perform assigned task
  • Vocational or Technical certification preferred
  • Requires 1-2 years of automotive or truck experience preferred
  • A valid driver’s license is required, and, must either possess a CDL or have the ability to obtain CDL license required
  •  

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills preferred for data entry into body shop system
  • Works under general supervision
  • Must have a positive attitude and willingness to grow in position

 

 

Davenport and Peosta Trailer Technicians

The Technician will be responsible for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing trailers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all types of trailer repair. Preventative maintenance, suspension, brakes, hydraulic, electrical and body work.
  • Keeps track of the maintenance work on the vehicles
  • Ensures services provided are in compliance with safety procedures.

 

Education & Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Vocational or Technical certification preferred
  • Requires 1-2 years of mechanical experience preferred
  • Working knowledge in the use of hand tools required
  • A valid driver’s license is required, and, must either possess a CDL or have the ability to obtain CDL license required
  •  

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills preferred for data entry into maintenance system
  • Works under general supervision
  • Must have a positive attitude and willingness to grow in position

 

Foreman

Cedar Rapids (2nd Shift working foreman); CR Body Shop (2nd Shift working foreman); Davenport (1st Shift 3 days during week along with Sat/Sun) Davenport Trailer (2nd shift working Foreman)

 

The Foreman is responsible for directly supervising and coordinating activities of the dealership employees.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate daily maintenance and repair operations in accordance with established cost and quality standards.
  • Daily duties include scheduling, monitoring, and controlling all maintenance/repair jobs while supervising and coordinating the activities of shop employees.
  • There will be some hands on work but the majority of the time will be working in supervisory capacity.

 

Education & Experience Required:

  • The ideal mechanic will have a solid technical background in diesel maintenance and previous experience in a shop foreman role. 
  • Foreman must possess excellent supervisory, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  •  Working knowledge of related scheduling and warranty processes is preferred for this position.
  • A valid driver’s license is required, and, must either possess a CDL or have the ability to obtain CDL license required

 

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Diesel truck repair experience
  • Computer Skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbally)