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Diesel Mechanic
Summary
Title:Diesel Mechanic
ID:1410
Department:Maintenance
Shift:1st Shift
Description

SUMMARY

Repairs and maintains diesel and gas trucks, trailers and lift trucks by performing the following duties.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Reads job orders and observes and listens to truck in operation to determine malfunction and to plan work procedures.

  • Assign jobs on a rotating basis to support Self Directed Work Teams.

  • Each job assigned should be handled from beginning to end.

  • Facilitate incoming issues on a monthly rotating basis, spokesperson to represent the group at any meetings during the Group Leader’s absence.

  • Responsible for Red Tag list, communication between technicians, PM scheduling, and on call 24/7 to ensure all jobs are completed and over the road breakdown repairs are facilitated.

  • Repairs or replaces all parts of brake systems and wheel ends.

  • Performs diagnostic procedures and repairs on vehicle electronics, computer and electrical systems.

  • Performs diagnostic procedures and repairs on vehicle air conditioning system.

  • Performs all periodic maintenance required for each unit.

  • Performs annual DOT inspections, including identifying worn or broken parts that may affect safety and road worthiness of the vehicle.

  • Contacts outside repair and maintenance professionals for assistance with repairs and diagnostics.

  • Receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.

  • Perform annual DOT inspections.

  • Diagnose and repair electrical and lighting systems in tractors and trailers.

  • Understands how air brake system works and be able to diagnose problems.

  • Perform complete trailer brake system overhaul, perform complete tractor brake overhaul.

  • Repair external engine components.

  • Advanced knowledge of heating and air conditioning systems to effectively diagnose and repair heating and cooling systems in the vehicles in a timely manner.

  • Perform chassis/suspension/driveline maintenance and repairs.

  • Communicate with drivers regarding “Vehicle Condition Reports” and make appropriate repairs

  • Diagnose mechanical failures

  • Tires/Wheel end diagnostics and repairs

  • Wheel alignment

  • Continually upgrading tools

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 5 years automotive maintenance experience for entry-level technicians

  • Minimum 5 years of truck and trailer repair experience

  • Broad knowledge of trucks and trailers

  • General welding skills preferred

  • Lift truck diagnostic and repair skills preferred

  • Basic computer skills as demonstrated by knowledge of and ability to use MS Excel and word processing applications preferred

LANGUAGE / COMMUNICATION SKILLS

No special skills required

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Basic math skills

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to diagnose maintenance problems

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • DOT-approved brake inspector

  • Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) preferred

  • DOT medical card

  • A valid driver’s license is required with minimal violations as required by PGT drivers policies and be able to at least pull trucks in/out of shop safely.

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery.

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

  • Must be able to work with heavy objects generally associated with Class 8 trucks and trailers, such as wheels and tires, brake drums, etc.

  • Must lift minimum of 50 lbs. regularly

  • Ability to handle heavy objects (Springs, Tires, Break Drums, and Tools)

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to travel occasionally domestically.

 

Occasional: activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequent: activity exists 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.

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