Performs preventive maintenance, diagnoses mechanical problems, and performs repairs and maintenance on all equipment to maximize safe and productive operations.
The Diesel Mechanic position is a physically demanding job. This position requires sufficient stamina for steady work pace throughout the day. Ability to climb in and out and operate trucks and other equipment used as needed. Ability to climb ladders, bend, crouch, or stand for long periods of time. Individuals must be able to reach above shoulders and push, pull and lift a minimum of 50 pounds frequently throughout the day.
1. Performs preventative maintenance including assembly, disassembly, and/or repair of lubrication systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, brakes, suspension systems and exhaust systems.
2. Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries and lubricating equipment and machinery.
3. Performs inspection, diagnosis and repair of engine, electrical, hydraulic, suspension, brake and air systems on vehicles and equipment.
4. Utilizes vehicle computer electronics systems to interpret failure modes to initiate or assign repairs.
5. Conducts safety checks on vehicles. Test drive trucks to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
6. Performs service calls for emergency breakdowns.
7. Reviews, completes or assigns repairs identified on Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports.
8. Communicates with managers and drivers on issues with vehicles and determines preventative techniques to minimize future repairs.
9. Estimates time and material costs on vehicle repairs and requisitions new parts.
10. Maintains a clean, safe work area in compliance with Corporate / OSHA Standards, and performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
11. Completes all required paperwork in a timely and concise manner.
12. Any additional job duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather or similar elements often; slippery floors due to oil and grease spills, cramped conditions under trucks and in truck compartments, petroleum products and solvents, hot temperatures from engines and coolant systems, other risks associated with working around machines, tools and trucks. Normal setting for this job is: Inside and outside with occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions.
Education: High School Diploma
Years of Experience: Two years of vehicle maintenance
Licenses / Skills: ASE Certification, Experience in heavy diesel repair; Experience in brake repair; CDL Class B license preferred.
Ability to perform physical requirements of the position. Successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, background check, motor vehicle record review. Knowledge of all maintenance and repair techniques. Knowledge of all tools required to perform repairs and maintenance on vehicles. Computer skills required. Ability to make road calls or perform test drives. Able to hold and maintain a valid CDL license.