The Great Lakes Group


Diesel Mechanic


  • Position Title: Diesel Mechanic
  • Company Name: The Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Job Type:  Full-Time
  • Job Function: Operations
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Entry Level: No Min.
  • Education: HS Diploma
  • Location: Corporate Office, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Min. Experience: 3-5 years

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs maintenance and repair of diesel tugs stationed in the ports of Cleveland and Ashtabula, and other ports as may be required;
  • Answers alarms, and periodic security checks;
  • Provides assistance to out-ports as assigned;
  • Maintains a safe and hazard-free environment on all tugs and surrounding property, and immediately reports any accidents or incidents causing personal injury;
  • Maintains proper storage and containment of all lube oils and drums;
  • Performs Engineer or Deckhand duties for Harbor and Outside Towing as needed;
  • Conforms to all Company and Government regulations, including all environmental and safety regulations, including the Company’s Responsible Carrier Program Manual.
  • Coordinates with the Fleet Captain and Fleet Engineer to ensure operational readiness of tugs;

Skills & Requirements

  • 3-5 years hands-on experience on diesel engines preferred
  • Familiarity with parts and components of engines, as well as the tools to fix them
  • Ability to look at engine components, identify problems, and formulate possible solutions
  • High School Diploma
  • Must have own transportation


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The Great Lakes Towing Company
4500 Division Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102



We offer an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision, short and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) profit sharing plan, vacation time, sick time, and company paid holidays.

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

The Great Lakes Group is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; M/F/V/D.