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Inside the Role

Innovative products begin with talented, highly motivated individuals. Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), the largest and most diverse company in the North American commercial vehicle market, invites you to join our dynamic team. When you work for a Daimler company, you join a global network of over 250,000 dedicated employees on six continents who share your passion. Be a part of a world-class team who keep the world moving through the manufacturing of Heavy Duty trucks.

We Take Care of Our Team

This position offers:

  • Starting pay of $18.65/hr . up to top pay of $27.36/hr. *

  • Quarterly gainsharing bonus potential



$2.50/hr. shift differential for off-shifts



401k (includes up to 8% match and non-elective contribution), full coverage benefit plan options, starting at 4 weeks paid vacation, 15 calendar holidays, paid sick/disability leave (including sick days),

8 weeks

paid paternal leave, employee


program; comprehensive health and wellness programs, and tuition



What You Drive at DTNA

  • Perform physically demanding manufacturing duties including: repetitive processes, moderate to heavy lifting, the use of machinery, and following standardized work procedures
  • Actively participate in improving work area in terms of safety, quality, attendance, productivity, suggestion activities, housekeeping, and throughput
  • Install and assemble components for heavy-duty trucks

  • Use computer systems to access company data associated with the assembly process, utilize drawings, bills of materials and specification sheets in both electronic and hard copy

  • Operate the following tools and equipment: jigs and fixtures, pneumatic and DC tools for fasteners and assembly of heavy-duty trucks

Knowledge You Should Bring

  • Must be capable of repetitive hand manipulation, grasping and supporting power tools
  • Must be able to stand on concrete for entire shift with repetitive bending, stooping, twisting, reaching and lifting up to 45 pounds .

  • Must maintain a clean work area .

  • Meet quality standards and implement continuous improvement measures
  • Cross train on other jobs as required

Exceptional Candidates Might Have

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing (automotive/trucking) environment

  • Previous mechanical experience

  • High School Diploma / GED and further college education a plus

Where We Work

This position is open to applicants who can work in (or relocate to) the following location(s)-

Grimes, IA US


People are what makes us - everyone makes the difference at Daimler Truck. As one global team, we drive success: from conventional powertrains to the future of sustainable transportation. We build to solve. Constantly pursuing our goals. Our culture. Our daily life.

It's your impact that makes the difference. Only together, will we achieve more sustainable transportation, reduce our carbon footprint, increase safety on and off the track, develop smarter technology and financial solutions. All essential, to fulfill our purpose for all who keep the world moving. That's why we rely on each other. We start with listening to your insights, thoughts, and ideas.

Let's unleash our collective potential to build our future, progress together and lead with the long view. Because everything you do has an impact. It matters. This is what we call impact Culture.

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At Daimler Truck North America, we recognize our world is changing faster than ever before. By listening to the need of today, we're building to solve with cutting-edge solutions in sustainability and future driving technology across electric, hydrogen and autonomous. These solutions, backed by years of innovative success and achievement, continue DTNA's legacy as the undisputed industry leader. Our evolving brand portfolio is second to none, including Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Demand Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis, and Financial Services. Together, we work as one team towards our envisioned future - building a cleaner, safer and more efficient tomorrow for all.

That is what we are working toward - for all who keep the world moving.

Additional Information

  • This position is not open for Visa sponsorship or to existing Visa holders
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the country the position is located in at the time of application
  • Final candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check
  • Final candidate may be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen
  • Contractors, professional services, or other contingent workers should confirm with their local agency if they are eligible to apply for FTE positions
  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Daimler Truck North America is committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender and transitioning status), genetic information, or veteran status. For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.