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Our organization is owned, operated, and run by diesel mechanics – it’s in our DNA.


Together, we deliver the right services and products, with the best service and value, across every channel and customer we serve.


We’re relentlessly focused on meeting and exceeding our customers’ needs and operate our business with this mission in mind. Our success is built on a foundation of genuine relationships between our employees and our customers.

“We Bring Our Mission To Life By Hiring The Right People”

Competitive Pay

Our hourly pay is tailored to your experience and local market, and we’re happy to discuss this during your interview. You’ll receive weekly paychecks, giving you financial stability and peace of mind.

Insurance Packages

We offer two health insurance plans for you after 60 days of employment to choose from, including a Health Savings Account/High Deductible plan and a PPO plan. In addition, we provide a range of supplemental insurances, such as vision, dental, accident, cancer, and long-term disability insurance, as well as additional life insurance options.

Paid Time Off

After 60 Days of Employment, you’ll receive 8 paid holidays, 2 personal days, vacation days [first year = 3 days (prorated), second year = 10 days, 3+ years = you earn 1 day extra for each year (caps at 5 weeks)].

Sign on Bonus

Get a $1000 sign-on bonus when you join our team at Kirk NL. After 90 days of employment, you’ll receive quarterly payments. Mechanics with less than a year of experience will receive a bonus in the form of tool gift cards spread over one year. If you have more than one year of experience, you can choose between direct deposit or tool gift cards.


Monthly Tech Incentive

Get a monthly technician bonus based on your productivity with no cap on earnings. The bonus is determined by criteria such as productivity, monthly hours, and billing. For instance, if you bill out $1500 over the monthly goal with 168 hours in the month, you’ll earn a bonus of $420 for that month.

Paid Training Program

We invest in our mechanics through our paid training program designed to guide them towards obtaining their ASE Master Certifications. This program takes about 2 years to complete and is split into 5 sessions, including OE and KNL certifications. It involves computer learning via our LMS, hands-on training by our regional trainers, monthly training seminars, and OE and Kirk NL testing.


Our organization is owned, operated, and run by diesel mechanics – it’s in our DNA.


On top of our aggressive compensation and benefits packages, Kirk NationaLease also values the unique perspectives and experiences of our employees and customers.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture that enables everyone who touches our business to thrive and contribute to our success.

We believe that a respectful and supportive environment creates an engaged and empowered team who is committed to delivering results for the business.


A message from Recruiting


At Kirk NationaLease, we value our mechanics as individuals, not just as numbers. We’re committed to helping our team members develop their skills and grow within the company. Our long-standing tradition of promoting from within is a testament to this commitment, with the owner of Kirk NL himself starting as a mechanic on the shop floor in 1979 and working his way up to ownership in 2008 after serving as the maintenance manager.

We also have a Regional Manager who joined us right out of Tech school in 1976 and is still with us today. These success stories are just a few examples of the many opportunities for career advancement at Kirk NationaLease.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of our current employees have to say:

“I started with Kirk NationaLease several years ago just out of Lincoln Tech with no experience. With many opportunities, challenges, and support from the great people here, I have progressed within the company. Now 47 years later it has been quite an experience.”

John Wearly

Regional Manager-Operations

I have been with Kirk since I retired from the US Army over 8 years ago. I started out as a Trailer Technician and have worked my way up to Shop Manager. I enjoy the company and the great employees who make work enjoyable. If you are a person with a good work ethic, motivated, willing to learn, and looking for a great company, come check us out!

Matthew Towner

Shop Manager-Troy, OH

“When I interviewed at Kirk NationaLease I had a little experience from school and I was nervous about being able to do my job. Being a female in the technician field has been hard and not a lot of companies are willing to take a chance in you. I was grateful when Kirk decided to take a chance on me. I have had several opportunities were I was able to expand my knowledge and work on many different trucks, hy-rails, and trailers. I like that there is an expanded training program so I can use to keep learning.”

Amber Buck

Mechanic-Lima, OH


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