Vehicle Repair Technicians are responsible for performing inspections, diagnostic testing, repairs, and maintenance on the vehicle fleet to ensure trucks are safe and on the road. This position routinely requires moderate to extreme physical exertion and may require prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, and working in awkward positions. Line technicians are exposed to extreme weather conditions and shop environment, as well as traffic during road calls.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Service fleet vehicles per company maintenance schedules and/or from driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR).
- Diagnose and troubleshoot issues and makes necessary repairs, adjustments, or replacements.
- Inspect, lubricate, and service vehicles and equipment.
- Complete adjustments, repairs, and component replacements to vehicles, equipment, and related components.
- Check, fill, and/or change appropriate fluids for all vehicle parts and checks/changes filters.
- Inspect, repair, and/or overhaul vehicle support systems, such as electrical, air, and brake systems.
- Identify and perform repairs and adjustments to various components and operating systems on the vehicles, equipment, or related components.
- Perform roadside repairs and adjustments, when qualified for the type of vehicle operated (CDL or Non-CDL).
- Ensure all safety devices on vehicles are in good working order.
- Perform required administrative duties when necessary, such as cycle counts, parts requisitions, warranties, etc.
- Assist less experienced technicians with repairs, maintenance assignments, and adjustments.
- Perform routine housekeeping duties related to tools, materials, shop, and work areas.
- Professionally interacts with internal and external customers.
- May assist in other areas of the vehicle maintenance shop as needed.
- Maintain accurate records (time, repair orders, and parts usage) on the computer.
- Perform repair and maintenance of fleet vehicles in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in awkward positions and tight areas).
- Must be able to lift and carry weights exceeding 50 pounds.
- Good mechanical aptitude for vehicle maintenance and repair.
- Ability to safely drive service vehicles and vehicles in and out of the service area, as well as a test drive.
- In-depth knowledge of truck components and systems.
- Ability to work overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.
- Ability to work in all weather conditions.
- Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
- Must possess the necessary tools to perform assigned tasks.
- Familiarity with using a computer.
- Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals, and safety training.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Legally eligible to work in the United States.
- Minimum 3-5 years performing repair and maintenance on heavy trucks and diesel engine vehicles, equipment, and related components.
- Experience using repair manuals, wiring (electrical) diagrams, and schematics necessary to troubleshoot or repair vehicle or component failure.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must have at least a valid driver's license, CDL preferred.
- A valid DOT medical card or ability to obtain prior to hire, preferred.
- Must be able to produce satisfactory pre-employment drug test and background check results.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes as found in a repair facility.
- Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.
- Exposure to residential and commercial waste.
- Possible exposure to high traffic conditions while performing road calls.
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