I want to start off by saying, out of my long career as a mechanic, this shop is the worst shop I have ever worked for. Though, some of the mechanics are good mechanics, some of the mechanics are self-proclaimed, self-righteous "know it alls" that do terrible work and glorify themselves with stickers all over their tool boxes.
A mechanic that puts crappy stickers all over their tool boxes is very generic. The shop manager and upper management treat their experienced mechanics like "school children" coming fresh out of UTI. They treat their experienced mechanics like they don't have a clue as to what it takes to do certain jobs on both tractors and trailers. SRT times are over-rated and ridiculous. Policies, procedures and Safety are also ridiculous. This is a company where you cannot expand your job knowledge in the trade.
If you are looking for a company that is always hiring all the time, and you are desperate for a job, and don't mind working for a-holes, JB Hunt is the right company for you. JB Hunt does not care for their employees.
You will spend more time looking for equipment and following their impossible safety procedures without any idle time, than actually working on the equipment itself. The yard is highly unorganized and small, with the shop being large. They expect you to have a SRT time of 85% and above.
Examples of their SRT times - 1. They require 20 minutes for one tire replacement and any tire after the first tire is 6 minutes. That includes airing up the tire and torquing lugs to "their specs". So, to replace all ten tires, you have 62 minutes. 2. A wheel seal is 45 minutes 3. Brake replacement on one axle, you are given 1 hour. The list goes on. To trouble-shoot and diagnose any problem, they expect you to snap your fingers and magically the problem is solved. It is like telling your barber to cut your hair and do a good job, but they only have 10 minutes to do so. For a large volume shop and have such high and strict standards, you would expect quality overall. This shop is such a high stress shop for any mechanic. A shop with such high expectations, in the end it makes for a danger to the safety of its equipment and health and well being of its employees.
Rancho Cucamonga, California