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Diesel Mechanic - Fleet Maintenance
Title:Diesel Mechanic - Fleet Maintenance
Shift:All Shifts


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

  • 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


  • 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

  • Ability to diagnose maintenance problems

  • 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.

  • 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)



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