Heavy Duty Truck/ Trailer Mechanic
Summary: Repairs and maintains both diesel, and gasoline powered class 5 through 8 Heavy trucks by performing the following duties. Also repairs and maintains -dry van / flatbed/ dry bulk tanker/ liquid tanker/ reefer/ pole/ spool/ canvas side/ auto carrier / specialty trailers, trailing equipment, and converter gear by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Reads job order and observes, listens to, and in some cases road tests Heavy duty trucks in operational mode to determine malfunctions or issues in order to plan the proper work procedures.
Diagnoses all heavy duty truck system components including electrical, electronics, and emissions related fault codes etc, in order to repair or replace faulty parts, as indicated by required testing or visual observations.
Perform valve and injector overhead adjustments according to OEM procedures. Ability to perform periodic maintenance on SCR, DOC, DPF, and DEF systems as required by engine manufacturers.
During periodic maintenance inspections you must examine all truck componentry insuring that vehicle is in satisfactory compliance with Federal annual inspection and brake system criteria guidelines and all safety devices such as fire extinguishers, reflective triangles, conspicuity markings, ABS systems, collision avoidance, frontal radar, and lane departure warning devices are fully functional.
Lubricates moving parts such as drive line components, hinged parts, suspension, and steering system components.
Reads job order and evaluates trailer / equipment condition for any symptomatic issues in order to determine a malfunction or need for further diagnostics, in order to properly plan the corrective work procedures.
Installs new parts such as, but not limited to: Cross members, panels, posts, rails, door equipment, flooring, lights, wiring, brakes, valves, airlines, wheel end components, landing gear, frame assembly, and other parts.
Repairs wreck damage by welding, pulling, straightening, riveting, and aligning multiple structural parts .
Examines all system parts looking for damage, excessive wear, loose bolts, broken welds, structural deficiencies, air leaks, oils leaks, stuck, frozen, or rusted parts, as well as safety devices on all types of trailers.
Lubricates moving parts and performs air system and lighting system tests to include ABS system function while insuring the trailer meets OEM, Federal annual inspection, and brake system criteria guidelines and industry conformance to specifications.
Fabricates various attachments, supports, reinforcement, gussets, etc. according to general designs, blueprints or schematic drawings.
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.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software and Maintenance Related Software Database order processing systems. Additional computer skills are required to utilize diagnostic software by connecting to trucks through an interface adapter and cabling to read and interpret data containing DTC’s (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)
Certificates and Licenses:
Valid driver's license required CDL License or the ability to receive within the first 6 months of employment ASE Certification preferred. Will be given 6 months to acquire certification.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and hot exhaust sytem parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather);work in high, precarious places;fumes or airborne particles;toxic or caustic chemicals;outdoor weather conditions;extreme cold (non-weather);extreme heat (non-weather);risk of electrical shock and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but on occasion can be subjected to high noise levels.
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.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, lay horizontal on a creeper, walk and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.