Appearance Technician in Des Moines, IA at TMC Transportation

Date Posted: 5/22/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

TMC Transportation is the nation’s largest employee-owned, open deck transportation company. Founded in 1972, and headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, TMC provides expert transportation services and supply-chain management solutions throughout the 48 contiguous states. If you’re seeking a rewarding career at a dynamic company built on integrity, innovation and dedication to quality and customer service, then join us in our Destination of Excellence.

 TMC Offers:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employee Ownership - ESOP!

TMC Transportation has an immediate full-time and part-time opening for an Appearance Technician working out of our office in Des Moines, Iowa. This Appearance Technician will work Saturday and Sunday 6a to 6p.


The primary function of an Appearance Technician is to wash, detail, and buff/wax trucks. This may include light tractor and/or trailer maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in learning the fundamentals of Class 8 on-highway preventative maintenance.


  • Assess the conditions of equipment as it arrives (using a checklist) and summarize any areas that are not up to specified standards
  • Physically scrub and rinse entire outside of equipment, including buffing and waxing as needed
  • Clean all parts of interior, including shampooing carpeted areas as necessary
  • Minor tractor and/or trailer maintenance as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements



  • High school diploma preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license is required. 
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good listening skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with the drivers in order to explain if/how their trucks fail to meet cleanliness standards.



  • Must be able to work 12 hour shifts.
  • Must be able to lift 100lbs. above head.
  • Must be able to bend and squat for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to climb on/off tractors and trailers throughout the shift.
  • Must be quality driven and able to determine when cleaning, buffing, and waxing is completed according to standard; must be able to identify when re-work is necessary.