Heavy Duty Truck Technician

Coolidge, Arizona


You’re passionate about a zero-emissions future and want to build something special.  You want to own your space but work with talented, like-minded people on important projects.  The pace doesn’t scare you - it excites you.  Quality and integrity matter to you.

We feel exactly the same way.

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We’re on the lookout for a few highly skilled technicians for our Class 8 Heavy-Duty trucks.  In this role, you’ll be assembling and improving both the Alpha and Beta vehicles for the incredible Nikola Tre.  You’ll use your skills in automotive electrical, brakes, suspension, cooling and electrical systems to meet all project needs and get the vehicles ready for prime time.  

 You will:

  • Install components on Class 8 Heavy-Duty trucks
  • Assist in the design and make specialized parts as needed for all types of vehicles
  • Perform quality inspections of vehicles
  • Communicate directly with the Shop Manager, Manufacturing, and Engineering team
  • Execute repairs to proper specifications
  • Maintain a clean working environment
  • Travel abroad for specialized training
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously

 You’ll need:

  • Minimum (3) three years' experience in R&D, manufacturing, or related field
  • Previous expertise in class-8 alt-fuel environment is a plus
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude with a focus on efficiency
  • Experience as welder MIG/TIG is a plus
  • Diagnostic skills
  • Certification in hybrid and electric vehicles
  • ASE certification
  • Effective oral & written communication
  • Ability to follow directions while being a self-starter
  • Comprehension of and adherence to safety & policy practices
  • Ability to use a computer, hand, electric and pneumatic tools
  • A customer first attitude
  • Physical stamina to (including but not limited to) stand, kneel, bend, push, pull, reach, grip, lift, etc
  • Comprehension of and adherence to safety & policy practices
  • Must be able to travel abroad for specialized training

Candidates must have current U.S. work authorization or be TN eligible from Mexico or Canada.  This position is not eligible for CPT or OPT.


Equal Employment Opportunity statement (EEO)

Nikola Motor Company™ is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

To all recruitment agencies: Nikola is not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies. No fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of Nikola, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.