Senior Diesel Technician


Pittsburgh PA or Southern Tier of New York State

Position Description & Responsibilities

Optimus seeks a dynamic, organized, customer focused Senior Diesel Technician to help us to reach our bold growth goals assisting fleets in reducing their carbon emissions and achieving environmental sustainability goals. This role will be one of the company’s primary customer facing experts on the Vector fuel system technology. This requires a comprehensive understanding of electrical, mechanical, and software systems, a mastery of the tools and diagnostics utilized for installing and servicing the product, and a dedication to representing Optimus with dignity and distinction in customer environments. This is a full time position (approximately 35-50 hours per week) to be based in Pittsburgh, PA or the Southern Tier of New York State with significant travel requirements (75%+ of a work year). This position is the front line for performing on site customer work including but not limited to installation, service and support of the Optimus Vector fuel system. Optimus is a fast growing technology company; all employees must be self-directed and capable of managing multiple duties within the company. This position will allow for a wide range of growth and new opportunities in a flexible and evolving work environment. Optimus is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, veterans and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are strongly encouraged to apply; we also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories. Responsibilities will include: • Become an expert on the Vector system, and the various electronic, software, hardware, and mechanical components therein • Work with all aspects of system installations, including but not limited to: vehicle teardown and reassembly (interior, exterior, and engine compartment), installation of fuel tanks, manifolds, fuel and coolant lines, wiring harnesses, electronic controllers, and display unit • Read, interpret, and utilize appropriate technical drawing, schematics, electrical diagrams and manuals to complete system installations, troubleshooting, and repairs • Perform appropriate system testing upon project completion • Confidence in communication and ability to impart knowledge to customers, eventually leading to the training of other fleet technicians • Provide an open and welcoming line of communication with customers to provide troubleshooting and technical support via telephone, email, or in person • Make sure all customers’ needs are satisfied in an effective and reliable manner • Research and resolve technical issues implementing both internal and external information and resources • Assist with various Vector system component assembly and manufacturing

Qualifications & Experience

• ASE Diesel certification or equivalent, and/or military service in a relevant area, and/or significant work equivalent experience • Minimum 5 years of heavy duty vehicle or equipment installation, diagnostic, and/or repair experience • Intimate knowledge of both electrical and mechanical systems, with proven ability to troubleshoot and repair independently • Ability to comprehend detailed product schematics and documentation, and follow complex work instructions • Advanced communication and computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office and/or GSuite, and the ability to communicate in a clear and professional manner with both coworkers and customers • Demonstrated strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability and willingness to work with other team members to solve problems • Proven track record of working independently and under pressure, with little to no supervision when necessary • Ability to create and keep to timelines and deadlines, and prioritize the workload without direct supervision • A strong sense of pride in the work done that shows in quality and customer satisfaction

Other Job Requirements

• Frequent physical activity such a bending, climbing, twisting, standing, and lifting tools, parts, and materials (up to 70lbs) • Work occurring in a variety of environments, including but not limited to: office, outdoor, warehouse and shop conditions • Ability to work around a variety of particulates, lubricants and chemicals • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; CDL a plus • Significant domestic travel is required (75%+) • Flexible hours of operation • Commitment to following COVID health practices, such as the use of PPE equipment, wearing masks appropriately and consistently, and monitoring one’s health for symptoms

How to Apply

How to Apply To apply, please send the following items to • A resume • A brief cover letter explaining what excites you about joining the Optimus team • Supplemental material on anything else that you’ve done that you’d like us to know about that distinguishes you as a preferred candidate

We are looking for passionate individuals who are excited to build a more sustainable future and join a growing, dynamic company.

At this time, we are not hiring for any other positions, but we encourage you to send in your resume to so we may contact you as opportunities grow. 



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